productivity

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How to get fewer emails

Many of us struggle with email volume. It’s a source of stress, interruption and distraction. Taming your Inbox is important. The first step is to get fewer emails in the first place. Here are a few tips:


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The curse of ASAP

When someone tells you a task needs to be done ASAP, how do you feel? Pressured right? This is a task of such priority it needs to be completed as soon as humanly possible. Which…


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What are your posteriorities?

We all know the advice to focus on our priorities. Get the hardest thing done first. But what about the opposite – posteriorities? These are the things you should de-prioritize, focus on the least. Recognizing…





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Do the things you hate

We hear a lot about following your passion. Doing what you love. And why would you do anything else if you want a satisfying and successful life? At the career-level this is good advice. But…



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Most of your decisions are wrong

We each make hundreds of decisions everyday. Some decisions are complex and based on detailed research, others are gut-feel, intuitive selections. Some are important with deep ramifications, while others are of little consequence. Most of…


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Most of what you do is pointless

In 1906, Italian sociologist and economist Vilfredo Pareto discovered that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of its population. This Power Law, which later came to bear his name, is now a common…