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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen: 9780142000281:

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen: 9780142000281:
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Mastering the Art of Prioritization There are two approaches to “prioritizing” the tasks in your to-do list that I see fairly often. By prioritization, I’m not talking so much about assigning importance to tasks, but deciding which will take chronological priority in your day—figuring out which tasks you’ll do first, and which you’ll leave to last Approach number one involves tackling the biggest tasks first and getting them out of the way. The idea is that by tackling them first you deal with the pressure and anxiety that builds up and prevents you from getting anything done—whether we’re talking about big or small tasks. Approach number two involves tackling the tasks you can get done quickly and easily, with minimal effort. If you believe in getting your email read and responded to, making phone calls and getting Google Reader zeroed before you dive into the high-yield work, you’re a proponent of this method. My own approach is perhaps a mixture of the two. But I’m not recommending my system of prioritization to you.

meeting great people I’ve had the neat opportunity so far this summer to meet a few of my “online friends” in real life. If I had to use one word to describe it: Energizing. Living in an area where lots of people still do not even have internet access, and if they do it’s prehistoric dial-up, many of my friends and family don’t really understand it. For instance, many people told me that Alan Perlman was going to be an axe murderer and end my life somewhere in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Anyhow, the reason I’m writing this post is to tell you about what I have found to be the best way to get extremely excited about life and your goals. This shockingly effective method to get yourself pumped up and rearing to go is to simply spend some time, in person, with people who are living your dream lifestyle. Getting together with the Way Below Status Quo crew, Colin , Andi and Ash (and meeting the awesome Elisa ) was incredible. It’s because I saw that they were actually DOING IT.

GTD® Workflow Map with Coaching DVD by David Allen: X-Plane in collaboration with David Allen: Office Products The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (9780743243155): M. Scott Peck 15 Tips To Rock Your Marriage in 2015 Happy New Year! It’s that time when bloggers around the world write list posts about how to make 2015 the best year ever. I thought I’d follow suit with my own list post of 15 ways to rock your marriage in 2015. Develop a habit of gratitude: One of the best things you can do for your marriage is to develop a habit of being grateful for your spouse. Find a few reasons each day to be thankful for your spouse, and make sure to actually thank him or her out loud.Be generous: Generously loving your spouse, and generously meeting his or her core needs is vital to a healthy marriage. It really is better to give than to receive.Be selfish: I know this sounds contradictory to the last item, but it isn’t. On top of these, I’ve also released a free report on 3 simple keys to create passion and intimacy in your marriage. Build An Intimate Marriage Discover 3 Simple Secrets to Create More Passion and Intimacy In Your Marriage Get your free report sent instantly to your email. Like this: Like Loading...

20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday post written by: Marc Chernoff Email At the cusp of new beginnings many of us take time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection , I have 20 questions for you. What did I learn last week? Take 30 minutes every Sunday and give yourself the gift of self reflection. And check out these books for more thought-provoking questions: Photo by: Cesar R. If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

15 Great Decluttering Tips | zen habits Post written by Leo Babauta. As with anything, getting rid of clutter can be made incredibly simple: just go through your stuff, one section, closet, drawer, or shelf at a time, and get rid of everything that isn’t absolutely essential, that you don’t love and use often. Of course, simplifying a process like that isn’t terribly useful to many people who struggle with clutter. So, with that in mind, I present to you 15 fabulous tip for decluttering. These tips aren’t mine — they’re from you guys, the readers, repackaged into a useful little post. Recently I asked you guys for your best decluttering tips … and I pulled some of the best of those (there are many more good ones I wasn’t able to use). But they’re great tips nonetheless. Declutter for 15 minutes every day.

amazon The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time." - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series." - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942

January Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month Here's the January 2016 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Remember, here are the ground rules: 1. Work for 15 minutes to declutter and do the mission listed, and if you need to work longer, and have the time, go for it. However, don't feel obligated to. 2. 3. Plus I've created a Declutter 365 Facebook group that you can join to get more reliable Facebook notifications of each day's missions, plus comraderie from others who are also working on decluttering. 4. Currently the entire calendar is only available to subscribers, although January 2016 is available for everyone. Sign Up Here To Get Your Free 2016 Printable Declutter Calendar! 5. Plus, get some inspiration from the quote of the month, below. January Decluttering Missions: Get The January Declutter Calendar Printable Here's a printable version of the calendar of daily missions that you can use. Please note there are ads on this page. You asked and so I delivered.