Should I Be Keeping Personal Tasks In My Business’ Project Management Tool?

Should I Be Keeping Personal Tasks In My Business’ Project Management Tool?

I’ve always tried to keep all of my task lists in the same place. The general idea, in my mind, is that the more spread out I get, the less likely I am to get anything done. Recently, though, I’ve been seriously considering setting up a separate system for managing my personal productivity and my professional productivity. While this may seem to be heresy...

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October: Personal vs Professional

October: Personal vs Professional

During October, we’re going to be running posts on a personal vs professional theme. Chances are, you’re balancing the “professional” (paid work or studying) with the “personal” (taking care of family, pursuing hobbies, or simply getting enough down time). You might struggle to set or even see the boundaries between the two. We...

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Productivity in Academia

When the email came asking me to write a blog post about productivity in higher education my first reaction was to wonder exactly what that is. Productivity in higher education? Hmmm. Well, every spring we have to complete about a thousand (four) different forms that each tell a different story about our productivity: how many articles I’ve written, how many...

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5 Thoughts on Making Learning Easier

Learning is a life-long pursuit — but it isn’t necessarily an easy one. Whether you’re considering gluing yourself to your chair to just get a little more learning done or you need to teach someone else something that doesn’t seem to stick, it is possible to make the process a little more manageable, if not downright productive. Here are a few tips...

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How Much Education Does a Normal Person Really Need?

How Much Education Does a Normal Person Really Need?

You could probably describe me as an education junkie. While I did take what I describe as ‘the five year approach’ to getting my masters — I only took one class a semester — I’m actually only two classes away from graduating. Now that I’m this close to finishing, though, I keep thinking about the possibility of a doctorate. It’s...

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Are You Multi-Tasking or Multi-Failing?

Are You Multi-Tasking or Multi-Failing?

It’s autumn once again: the holidays have ended and it’s back to school/ college/ work for everybody. Forget January, everyone knows that the real new year’s resolutions are made now – a fresh workload, a new project… what better time to take on a new hobby, get fit or make a proper go at being houseproud? Multi-tasking is an increasingly...

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Why You Need Great Study Habits (Even If You’re Not in School)

Why You Need Great Study Habits (Even If You’re Not in School)

(Image from Flickr by kate*) Maybe you finished school a decade ago. You’re not done with learning yet. We all learn new things every day of our lives – from the cradle to the grave. And in today’s world, learning is crucial. If you rely on knowledge, ideas and skills that you acquired twenty years ago (or even ten years ago) then you’re behind the...

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September: Back to School

September: Back to School

During September, we’re going to be running posts on a back to school theme. Yeah, we know you probably don’t have a shiny new pencil case and a colour-coded timetable. But however young or old you are, September is a great time to set new goals, ditch stale projects and re-energise yourself for what’s coming next. We (that’s Thursday...

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Massive Personal Development Sale (3 Days Only)

Massive Personal Development Sale (3 Days Only)

Feeling a bit stuck in life? Want to get yourself moving again? We’re taking part in an epic personal development sale: over $1,000 of products for a ridiculously low $97, available for only 72 hours. There’s some amazing stuff up for grabs here, by some fantastic names in the personal development sphere … including lots of people we’ve...

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3 Key Questions to Doing More with Less

3 Key Questions to Doing More with Less

You’ve no doubt heard that adage, less is more. It provides a useful reminder to us that in many aspects of our lives, from eating to working, our very efficient human brains have a tendency to overcomplicate things. But when it comes to being constructively product, less is again more. And I’m not just talking about clearing stuff off your to do list...

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