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Earning More When You Have No Free Time: How a full-time law student earned $50k on the side. In my research of over 100,000 people, I discovered that one of the top 3 barriers to earning more is “no free time.”

Earning More When You Have No Free Time: How a full-time law student earned $50k on the side

So how did Liz, one of my former students, earn $50,000 on the side as a law student? Earn Extra Money on The Side, Even When You Have No Free Time. How To Remain Productive When You Feel Like Giving Up - Like most people, some mornings I wake up and feel less than enthusiastic about working.

How To Remain Productive When You Feel Like Giving Up -

Sometimes, this feeling doesn’t stem from laziness or apathy, it’s a stronger power, a sense of futility and helplessness. Time, Attention, and Creative Work. How To Get More Out Of Your Working Day. I’ve been my own boss and worked at home for many years.

How To Get More Out Of Your Working Day

Trouble is, I have to kick myself in my own butt occasionally if I’ve been procrastinating and not getting the jobs done. That’s a mental picture I don’t want to formulate very often. Getting yourself and your office organized so you can go to an item, or location in your office even if blindfolded (not recommended but offered up only as imagery to help you focus), will help you operate at peak efficiency. I’ve divided some tips into useful (hopefully to you!) Packets of info that will lead you into what can be the nirvana of owning your own at-home business. Get Organized – Get The Right Software Below is the software that I find to be particularly effective. Skype — This software allows me to speak with anyone, anywhere in the world for free if they also have Skype and at a very reduced if they don’t. Learn from Elites: Consolidate Your Most Important Work Hours into Distinct Periods. Why You Should Set Up Your To-Do List in a Plain Text File (and How to Do It)

Tweak Your Environment to Optimize Your Productivity. Don't Try To Prioritize, Work On Your Timing - Ari Meisel - The Art of Less Doing. I’ve discussed at length how you should get rid of your to do list immediately and the harmful effects of the Zeigarnik Effect which is that voice in our subconscious that nags at us to finish the unfinished.

Don't Try To Prioritize, Work On Your Timing - Ari Meisel - The Art of Less Doing

People often ask me how they should prioritize the things they do because they look at their list of tasks and it’s a big mess. Every time they get something done they have to add two more things to the list. Well, not to belabor the point the list itself it the problem. Simply figuring out which tasks are more important than others doesn’t change the fact that there are still 30 things on your list and you won’t suddenly forget about all the other “low priority” items just because you rearranged the order.

David Allen's Five Steps to Optimizing Your Focus and Resources. Train Your Brain for Monk-Like Focus. Make More Time by Scheduling Your Media. Instead of Saying "I Don't Have Time," Say "It's Not a Priority" Just Finish It. The Secret Weapon Combines GTD and Evernote into One Synchronized Productivity System. The Most Productive One Hour In Your Life. Summary – Super One Hour If you are reading this, I’m very sure that you and I have the same common goal.

The Most Productive One Hour In Your Life

We want to achieve more in our life. There’s only one problem though. There are so many goals to achieve, better career, relationship, attitude, etc that sometimes they are very hard to keep track. Most of the time, we will end up spending more time on only a few areas like career and hobbies while totally neglecting other area like relationship etc. Trying to maintain a balance between all our goals is really a headache. Basically, it is a one hour schedule where you will set the things to do which will cover all the important aspect of our life.

The Pomodoro TechniqueIncrease your productivity at work by letting go of negative men. My alma mater is currently ranked number one in all of the college men’s basketball rankings.

Increase your productivity at work by letting go of negative men

They’ve been in the top spot for 11 of the 14 weeks of the polls, and were number one in the preseason. There are five games left in the regular season, and all of the teams Kansas has left to play would love to see the Jayhawks lose. Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Missouri fans aren’t the only ones who want to see Kansas mess up their record in the last five games. Fans of the other ranked teams would be happy to see Kansas take a tumble, and, after watching some of the games this year, I’m pretty certain there are a few referees that would be glad to see Kansas lose, too.

Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best. Best Productivity Method? SuperBetter. What You Want to Do Is Who You Are. Lovely post. I completely agree with it. Having undergone a recent tumultous personal loss that has put all housework on my shoulders apart from my office work, the todo lists are keeping me sane and on track. Two Ways To Build Up Willpower. If you had stronger willpower, what would you be able to accomplish?

Two Ways To Build Up Willpower

What would you stop doing? What projects would you start? The definition of will is: the power to chose one’s own actions. If we truly grabbed onto that concept, it could literally change our lives. The Done Manifesto Lays Out 13 Ground Rules for Getting to Done. How Can I Turn Vague Goals Into Actionable To-Dos? Getting Back To Work: A Personal Productivity Toolkit. I procrastinate.

Getting Back To Work: A Personal Productivity Toolkit

You procrastinate. We all procrastinate. The Laziness Paradox: Embrace Your Weaknesses to Accomplish More. I was recently having dinner with a friend who was telling me his plan to get in shape.

The Laziness Paradox: Embrace Your Weaknesses to Accomplish More

He had always been on the skinny side and wanted to bulk up a bit. His plan was to gain ten pounds over the following two months. Being the good friend I am, I told him he’d probably fail. My response may seem rude or pessimistic, but it was the truth. Uncover and Manipulate Your Triggers to Optimize Your Work and Life. Becoming the Ultimate Productivity Ninja in 3 Easy Steps : The World.

Time Management from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule. How to Get Started with (and Stick with) a New Productivity Tool. Boost Your Productivity: Cripple Your Technology. A New Way Of Looking at Your To-Do List. The Multiple Benefits Principle: Spend Your Time and Energy Where You Reap the Most Rewards. Productivity: How can I increase my productivity on my side projects at the end of the day when I'm tired from work.

How to Get Started with (and Stick with) a New Productivity Tool. Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning - Peter Bregman. By Peter Bregman | 11:00 AM May 27, 2009 I was late for my meeting with the CEO of a technology company and I was emailing him from my iPhone as I walked onto the elevator in his company’s office building.

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning - Peter Bregman

I stayed focused on the screen as I rode to the sixth floor. I was still typing with my thumbs when the elevator doors opened and I walked out without looking up. Then I heard a voice behind me, “Wrong floor.” I looked back at the man who was holding the door open for me to get back in; it was the CEO, a big smile on his face. The world is moving fast and it’s only getting faster. So we try to speed up to match the pace of the action around us. Just The Right Things. My Favorite! I love making lists. I am a master list maker. There is something about writing down the needed groceries, errands and phone calls for each day that somehow aligns my thoughts and allows me to at least start the morning feeling organized.

Over the years, I’ve used various notebooks and pads to put my lists on – some specialized, but often a plain old lined pad did the job. So, so boring. These sites have all kinds of great notepads and sticky notes that make lists FUN! Top 10 Productivity Basics Explained. These are some things that I've found work for me: Dual screens. Some may view having dual monitors as a luxury, or simply just not necessary, but let me tell you, it makes a huge productivity boost. Put all your non-mission critical stuff on one side (the left for me), such as iTunes, chat boxes, etc,... stuff you tend to keep open and interact with frequently but isn't the core of your work. Then use the other side as pure work mission control. Not only does this give you more screen real estate, but it also has the effect of constantly making you aware of whether or not you're wasting time.

Multiple input devices. The Autofocus Productivity Method: Stop Maintaining To-Do Lists and Start Getting Stuff Done. My Daily To Do List is Actually Fun. Here’s How. // Personal Outsourcing: How to Get More Than 24 Hours Out of Each Day. Outsourcing is a term borrowed from the corporate world, that refers to taking a function of a business and having it provisioned by an external company, often overseas. Applied to our personal lives, outsourcing is about taking things that we would normally have to do in our day-to-day lives, and having someone else do it at a low(ish) cost. The first popular mention of personal outsourcing comes from AJ Jacobs of Esquire magazine. His article, written (by outsourcers) back in 2005, was a humorous look at just how much of your life could be run by a team of Indian virtual assistants at a low hourly rate.

In terms of efficiency, personal outsourcing is incredibly valuable as it allows you to get more out of the 24 hours a day that we are all given. 30 Minutes a Day. How To Stay Productive After Work. The Snarky Voice in Your Head Is Killing Your Productivity; Here’s How to Stop It. The Checklist Manifesto « Atul Gawande. How Can I Get Over the Summer Productivity Slump? Dear Lifehacker, The hot, hazy days of summer are really starting to drag me down at work. Focus Your Ambitions with the Lifehacker Hierarchy of Goals.

Setting goals is easy, but prioritizing them is hard. The Book by 37signals. Getting Real. Here are the 16 chapters and 91 essays that make up the book. Introduction chapter 1. Notifications are evil. 50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily. How to Work Like the Masters. Written by Jay of Dumb Little Man. Top 10 Ways to Create a More Focused and Productive Work Environment. Although the office is supposed to be a place for productive and efficient work, that isn't always the case. In fact, sometimes your workplace can turn into one of the least effective locations for getting things done. 99U - It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.

How I Turn Vague Ideas Into Tangible Goals. What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. Clearing to Neutral: One Habit That Prevents You From Procrastinating. Skinner Box? There's an App for That. My Paleo Media Diet. I Followed My Own Productivity Advice for a Week. Here's What Happened. Idea Rot: Why Ideas Have a Two Week Shelf Life.