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What the Brain Wants

Emily and Paul are just trying to get some work done. But they don’t do it very well until they learn to understand their brains. Author David Rock uses their stories to illustrate how the brain works in the fascinating book “Your Brain

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Top 10 Posts of 2015

Here are the top 10 posts of 2015 at the Daily PlanIt: Free Tools Home Page Time Management 101 Identify Emotions Run Your Day Like an Athlete Practice the Four Agreements Personal Development Tools GTD Essentials Top 10 Personal Development

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An Annual Review

Once a year, it’s good to take a look at how things are going in different areas of your life. This big picture view let’s you evaluate how things are going and plan for what’s next. The Annual Review Planner

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In the Now

From a post at the Productivityist, I learned about the movement to create a now page started by Derek Sievers. What a great idea, and a wonderful way to stay focused on current projects! I write about work skills, productivity and

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Learn How to Use Google Apps for Productivity

If you have read about the Daily PlanIt Keep It Super Simple System, you know that I am a big fan of Google Apps. The KISS System is a simple, free, task management system that combines the benefits of electronic systems with

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The Empty Box

It’s the time of year when we think about the things that scare us the most. Ghosts, monsters, zombies…and the grim reaper standing over an empty coffin with our name on it. There is another box that is even scarier.

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Top Ten Ways to Improve Productivity

I recently read the book “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, which is about the small choices we make about the daily actions we take that, over time, either lead us closer to success, or farther away from it. They are

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The Monthly Review

  A Monthly Review is a look back and a look forward, similar to a Weekly Review but with the time frame of a month. Steps for a Monthly Review Review major accomplishments of the past month. Review the results

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Soundtrack to Manage the Day

Music can be a powerful way to manage your productivity throughout the day.  Wake up with music that uplifts and motivates. Two favorites of mine are Good Morning by Mandisa at the Inspirational Playlist on Youtube, and Fire by Gavin Degraw at

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25 Quotes and Affirmations to Finally Defeat Procrastination

Procrastination is a major obstacle to productivity that we all face. Armed with 25 quotes and affirmations based on Alex Vermeer’s strategies for motivation (plus 10 more to overcome fear!) you will have powerful ammunition to finally defeat procrastination. Fear is a common

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