Posts tagged getting things done
At the end of the day, did it matter?

Well, did it?

When you went to sleep last night, did you consider your day successful? If so, by what standard? You see, we can spend our days agonizing over emails, talking for hours with a feisty client, running errands around town or updating our Facebook profile - all of which may need to get done - but were you able to do something that matters to you?

Measure your day against your metric for a successful day and see what you come up with.

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How to shorten the amount of time to complete a task

There's an old adage called Parkinson's Law which states that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

We see great examples of this when we're tasked with writing a report (either for work or school - it doesn't matter). When we allot ourselves an afternoon, it takes the entire afternoon to complete. If, on the other hand, we wait until the last minute, we find that we can whip one out in less than an hour.

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The 5 Minute Rule and Other Hacks to Getting Things Done

Do you ever feel like you can never catch up on all of the small tasks that seem to riddle your day?  I'm talking about little stuff. Responding to that one email that should take you five minutes but you don't want to sit down and actually write. Taking out the garbage that has the disgusting smell coming from it. Filling out that form that needs to be returned by next Monday.

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