Productivity

Parkinson’s Law, or The Importance of Challenging Deadlines

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Have you ever heard of “Parkinson’s Law”? It’s a statement that was first written by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in 1955, and it goes like this: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” — Cyril N. Parkinson I believe this doesn’t need any explanation, as I’m sure that every one of …

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How to Stick to a To-Do List and Unlock Your Productivity

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If your goal is to stick to your to-do list (of course it is), you might have noticed that writing it down doesn’t translate directly into being able to execute it. Don’t worry, that’s completely normal. I have previously published a guide: “The Essential Guide to Writing a To-Do List That ACTUALLY Works” in which …

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The Essential Guide to Writing a To-Do List That ACTUALLY Works

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(Don’t make another to-do list until you’ve read this guide!) It happened again, huh? You spent all your day apparently working on something, but now that you think about it, you didn’t actually accomplish a single thing. Yesterday, you said “tomorrow”, but today, or yesterday’s tomorrow, you’ve done the exact opposite of what you said …

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Pomodoro Technique: Are You Making These 8 Rookie Mistakes?

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Who hasn’t heard of the Pomodoro Technique? Seriously, I think everyone has read something about it. At least, everyone that has searched for productivity tips at least once. In fact, I have personally recommended it as a tool to improve productivity and fight lack of motivation. I strongly believe that the Pomodoro Technique is an …

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