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GETTING THINGS DONE: Habits and Whatnot

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Conseils à un Jeune Homme que Beaucoup d'Entre Vous Devez Entendre. Hours Don't Lie: Why Tracking Time = Getting Things Done (and Why to Live Abroad) Plenty of us say we're working on a [screenplay, novel, song, portfolio, website, acting career] while we we're only [waiting tables, editing copy, being an assistant] to pay the bills.

Hours Don't Lie: Why Tracking Time = Getting Things Done (and Why to Live Abroad)

But the truth of the matter is, if we spend 40 hours a week doing [the latter] and we only find a few hours to do [the former], which of these tasks is more important to us? The truest indicator of what's important to us is the amount of time we devote to something. Not what we spend money on. No what we say we care about. So for the last 16 months, I've tracked my time religiously. As the saying goes, "the first step towards change is awareness. " Time tracking services. 40 Incredible Home Life Hacks That Will Simplify Your Life.

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People. I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends.

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Here are 12 weekend habits of highly successful people: 1. This Disney CEO is not the only executive claiming to rise at 4:30 every morning. 2. Apparently, this founding father asked himself every morning, “What good shall I do today?” The Key To Getting Paid For Doing What You Love. Here’s How to Finish Anything You Start. Why you should read this chapter We all know the feeling–the feeling that we’re incapable of finishing projects.

Here’s How to Finish Anything You Start

Motivation. “At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work–as a human being.

motivation.

13 Week Roadmap. Leaf by Bellabeat. Printable Calendar 2016 for Canada (PDF) Tip: Use your Android device with Google Docs as an easy, free dictation tool. Text dictation software like Dragon is bulky and expensive, but for many people with special needs who require this type of functionality, there have been few alternative options.

Tip: Use your Android device with Google Docs as an easy, free dictation tool

Luckily, if you’re like me and you’ve gone all Google – including using Google Docs instead of Microsoft Word and running Android on your phone and tablet – then there’s another solution you may want to try. Since Google Docs enables multiple users to open and edit a document at the same time, or even the same user to open the same document in multiple locations, you can use a clever combination of devices to replicate the same functionality that software like Dragon provides: Simply open a document in Google Docs on your computer, and open the same document on your phone or tablet that runs Android. Then, press the microphone button on your Android keyboard, or simply use Google’s voice input.

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do to Build Better Habits. Building good habits can be difficult.

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do to Build Better Habits

Welcome Back. Introducing the Hipster PDA. This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains one of the most popular page on the site.

Introducing the Hipster PDA

Please be sure to also visit related pages, browse our Hipster PDA topic area, plus, of course you can search on the Hipster PDA across our family of sites. Recently, I got sick of lugging my Palm V around, so I developed a vastly superior, greatly simplified device for capturing and sharing information. Procrastination hack: '(10+2)*5'. Following on the idea of the procrastination dash and Jeff’s progressive dash, I’ve been experimenting with a squirelly new system to pound through my procrastinated to-do list.

Procrastination hack: '(10+2)*5'

Brace yourself, because it is a bit more byzantine than is Merlin 2005’s newly stripped-down habit. It’s called (10+2)*5, and today it will save your ass. Who it’s for procrastinatorsthe easily distractedcompulsive web-surferspeople with a long list of very short tasks (a/k/a “mosquitos”) people having trouble chipping away at very large tasks. How to Use 43 Folders. A very simple guide to leaving here quickly so you can get back to making something awesome.

How to Use 43 Folders

Ask yourself… Why am I here right now instead of making something cool on my own? What’s the barrier to me starting that right now? This is not an insult or put-down. It’s a useful question. 16 Personal Development Goals That Will Make You Happier and Sexier. One of the best decisions you can make is to engage in continuous self-development.

16 Personal Development Goals That Will Make You Happier and Sexier

We all want to enhance the quality of our lives, become better people, achieve more, and overall be better rounded individuals. That’s why we set personal development goals. Below you’ll discover 16 personal development goals that will make you happier and sexier. Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy. 10 Useful Tasker Profiles for Beginners (Part 1) Everyone who enjoys Android should use Tasker. At least once! Now those of you, who don’t know what Tasker is, Well it’s an Automation app that can automate almost anything on your Android. For instance; it can send you an emergency text before you battery dies, auto-rotate the screen when you open YouTube app or disable lock screen when you at home etc. For instance; it can send you an emergency text before you battery dies, auto-rotate the screen when you open YouTube app or disable lock screen when you at home etc.

Reclaim Your Life After Work by Disabling Internet Access for Smartphones. No, You Can't Have It All. I saw a story on Facebook the other day. 6 Apps That Block Online Distractions So You Can Get Work Done. Perhaps sensing a shift in the zeitgeist, The New York Times has run no less than three stories over the past week about unplugging from the Internet. In the most widely read, Pico Iyer's "The Joy of Quiet," the author posits the idea that solitude is the new luxury. Getting away from your PC, your phone and your iPad, Iyer argues, will allow you to get absorbed in a book, a conversation or a piece of music and bring you joy. Marginalia, the Anti-Library, and Other Ways to Master the Lost Art of Reading.

Warren Buffett is undoubtedly considered one of the greatest investors of all times. His empire, Berkshire Hathaway, is worth $355 billion, an increase of 1,826,163 percent since 1964 when Buffett took over. He owns (or owns big chunks) of some of the biggest brands in the world including GEICO, Dairy Queen, NetJets, half of Heinz, and significant holdings in companies such as American Express, IBM, and Wells Fargo.

But Buffett’s very best investment—responsible for literally billions of dollars in profits over the years—was very cheap. To-Do Lists and The Structured Procrastinator. Many procrastinators use to-do lists. And indeed they can be useful. But what exactly are to-do lists for? The structured procrastinator will have in his mind, or perhaps written down somewhere, a priority list; the things he needs to do, at some time or other. The seemingly important tasks will be at the top, motivating him to do tasks further down the list as a way of procrastinating.

So far so good. Structured Procrastination: Do Less & Deceive Yourself.

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Wellness ForceHacking Your Flow State With Quantified Self - Wellness Force. 5 Real Ways to Actually Make Money Online. 10 Great Notebooks Productive People Love. This Is Why You Should Take Notes By Hand Instead Of With A Laptop. 7 Essential Tips You Need to Follow If You Want to Start Writing. Progressions in technology and global inter-connectivity have made writing more desirable today than ever before.

6 Times When Using A Pen Is Better Than Using A Keyboard. A Mindmap Of How To Be Productive. How To Have The Most Productive Day Of Your Life. Your body has a natural rhythm that allows you to be productive. Mind map with the outer circles color coded to correspond with the key. A Mindmap Of How To Be Productive. The “Getting Shit Done” Sleep Cycle  Identity-Based Habits: How to Actually Stick to Your Goals This Year. Change is hard. You’ve probably noticed that. GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done. GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organising and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting things done”, though. 6 powerful "look into" verbs (+ 1 to avoid)