10 Easy Ways To Save 10 Minutes

10 Easy Ways To Save 10 Minutes

Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if there were 25 hours in the day instead of 24? I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I could get everything done on my list if I had just one more hour. I find that I’m just getting into that fantastic sense of flow when I have to jump up and go to work, or when I suddenly realize that it’s 9pm and if I don’t...

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What We Don’t Know About Creative Productivity

Most of the productivity tools and resources on the market are geared towards projects you can get done in a concrete amount of time: Picking up your laundry takes fifteen minutes. Completing a purchase order takes about the same amount of time. Handling a routine project takes a set number of hours. But when we start talking about creative work, those numbers...

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Why I Don’t Write 8,000 Words Every Day — and Recharging When I Need to

Why I Don’t Write 8,000 Words Every Day — and Recharging When I Need to

When I hit my rhythm, I can easily pump out 500 words in 30 minutes. It’s taken me a while to get to that level, of course — it’s rare for me not to write on any given day, including the weekends. I’ve been following this routine in the three years since I graduated since college and, even before that, I was writing very regularly. Most...

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Perks that Work: 5 Ways to Motivate a Team Beyond Money

I’m freaking out.  I’ve got so much to do, crazy deadlines and barely a budget to mention.  My team is overwhelmed and morale is affected. How can I motivate my group to accomplish more with less time and resources when I can’t offer to pay them more? Good news!  It’s not always about bonuses and raises.  There are plenty of things that motivate...

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Traveling is a Smart Personal (and Career) Investment

Traveling is a Smart Personal (and Career) Investment

More than just a means to rejuvenate or another opportunity for sightseeing, I travel to improve my skills as a journalist. This is important for me as I’ve been in this business for the last 16 years and it’s getting more competitive. I also spend a considerable amount whenever I go on leave from my work in order to travel. I’m not...

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Save Money by Limiting Your Need to Impress

Save Money by Limiting Your Need to Impress

I believe that saving money is easy once you are able to keep under wrap your need to impress others. Because a lot of the money we spend is for getting our often-exaggerated social needs met. As soon as a person makes enough money to cover her basic needs of food and shelter, she will start spending a big part of the extra money on things which are primarily...

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Productivity, Creativity and Money: An Interview with Suw Charman-Anderson

Productivity, Creativity and Money: An Interview with Suw Charman-Anderson

I’m a supporter of Suw Charman-Anderson’s Kickstarter project, Argleton: A story of maps, maths and motorways. The project got me thinking. Some types of creative projects are particularly sensitive to being squeezed out of our schedules, especially when we’re thinking in terms of finances. Making money — whether you’ve got a nine-to-five...

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Money and Impure Thoughts

Money and Impure Thoughts

Maybe you work in the not-for-profit sector, or in academia. Maybe you’re an artist, a writer, a creative. What you do is supposed to be noble and pure, inspired by something far greater than a love of grubby money. Right? At some point, you’ve picked up the idea that money is a bit grubby and earthy. You’re trying to focus on the essence...

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Thoughtful Consumption and Its Beneficial Consequences

Thoughtful Consumption and Its Beneficial Consequences

The last few weeks, I’ve been hung up on the idea of thoughtful consumption. I’ve heard echoes of it everywhere, although it’s rarely mentioned by name. But the idea of paying close attention to what we truly want to spend our time and our money on provides a clearer picture than putting together a general budget or creating a to-do list a...

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Personal Productivity & Finance

Regina Leeds is the author of One Year to an Organized Financial Life, as well as New York Times bestseller One Year to an Organized Life. She believes in step-by-step processes to get organized, whether you’re talking about organizing your home, your work or your personal finances. There was a time when I believed you had to have a trained business mind...

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