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How to Use the 80/20 Rule in Everyday Life

Do you ever feel as though you spend all your time working just to be able to enjoy the fraction of precious spare time you have? We go to work to earn money so that we can not only survive but get to enjoy life. Perhaps 80% percent of the population feel this way. So what about the remaining 20%? Well, it’s likely they are making money doing what they enjoy, or are lucky enough to only be working 20% of the time. What are they doing differently to the rest of us? They are probably applying the 80/20 principle to their working and personal lives. “Focus on being productive instead of busy” Timothy Ferris The 80/20 prinicle is also...

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10 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

  One thing that really defines successful people is that they are significantly more productive than others. Productivity shouldn’t be confused with working harder. Yes, hard work can pay off but being productive is about making the most of the limited hours in a day – it’s about learning to be efficient, working smarter and getting the important things done. Here are some ideas to help you become your most productive self: Develop a morning and/or evening routine –people who take advantage of the precious morning and evening hours get a lot more done and are a lot more prepared for the day ahead. Limit your screen time – we all know that one of the biggest contributors to procrastination...

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How To Use a Planner for a More Productive Life

It’s easy to tell ourselves that we’ve got our hectic lives organised. We have electronic diaries to help us coordinate our meetings and smartphones to remind us of important events. Even social media tells us our friend’s birthdays so we don’t need to remember them. However, even with the smartest technology available to help when juggling work meetings, social events, birthdays and household errands this too can begin to have a negative effect on our minds. Planning with pen and paper may sound old fashioned but it is one of the most effective ways to transform a hectic, unorganised life into a productive and successful one.A daily productivity planner can change your life. ‘The sooner you start planning your life, the sooner you will live...

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