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Posts Tagged: “time management”

You Have More Time Than You Think

My new friend Laura Vanderkam has just released her latest book, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. (Kindle version available here) What a title! If you haven't done the math, 168 hours is the number of hours we all have in one week–  24 x 7. What's immediately notable is that we… Read more »

The Holy Grail: The Perfect Time Management System

I had a client who would challenge me by frequently wanting to change time management systems. When I came to his office he would want to apply all of the new things he had read about since we last met, and he wanted to spend all of our time together redoing his calendar and tasks… Read more »

How My Kindle Reduces Clutter, Saves Time & Keeps Me Slim

I am a Kindle fanatic, let's just get that out there. I am also an avid reader from way back…I taught myself how to juggle and do calligraphy from reading books when I was a kid. I LOVE BOOKS. So like many fellow bookworms, I did not expect to love the Kindle because it didn't… Read more »

A Checklist for Your Checklists

I just read The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande, mainly because one of my favorite writers, Malcolm Gladwell, so heartily endorsed it. (book photo from author's site) You may know how I am always going on about capturing information… a checklist is one great way to capture important information and… Read more »

Ease Your Mind Using “The Bookmark Principle”

Last week I wrote about "The Poisonous Mental Clutter of Worry," and I wanted to write about another kind of mental clutter I see many people suffering from– the bad habit of keeping too many things in your head and not writing them down. Have you ever seen those circus performers who do plate spinning?… Read more »

The Poisonous Mental Clutter of Worry

In my book I've identified three main types of clutter: Purchased: Physical items for which you pay money to bring into your home. Acquired: Physical items you bring into your home that come from your mailbox, gifts, school and work, freebies/giveaways, inheritances, and other people's storage. Allowed: Time and communication clutter like overscheduled calendars, unnecessary… Read more »

Yes, You CAN Buy Time…

It's fundraiser season again… time to buy your school's gift wrap, your scout's popcorn, and your football team's coupon books. We all wish this would be unnecessary, but it appears to be here to stay. Think about it, though– what is your personal time worth to be handling these sales and deliveries with your child? Would you be better off just writing a personal… Read more »

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