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Fact Friday: Plans Fail When You Focus on Multiple Goals
June 23, 2015

Fact Friday: Plans Fail When You Focus on Multiple Goals

“When you’ve got a goal in mind, research shows that it works to have a specific plan in place to achieve it. But that may not be the case when you’re trying to achieve several goals at once…researchers found that for people with just one goal, having a plan in place helped them to accomplish it. But that planning didn’t help the people who had to accomplish six goals.”

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Planning Is Less Effective When You’re Juggling Multiple Goals: Study | HuffingtonPost.com | 5.19.12

 

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Clean Up Digital Clutter
Use The "Clean Computer Calendar" by @SingleHop to Clean Up Digital Clutter
February 17, 2015

Use The "Clean Computer Calendar" by @SingleHop to Clean Up Digital Clutter

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

I was recently sent this Clean Computer Calendar and thought it was worth sharing with you!
It’s a great guide to follow from SingleHop (a cloud computing company) in order to conquer that digital clutter in a short amount of time. I’ve explained some of their advice in more detail below and added a few of my own tips. Happy digital organizing!

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Watch Your Business Books With Readitfor.me
Make Reading Easier With @ReadItForMe
January 12, 2015

Make Reading Easier With @ReadItForMe

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Do you like to read? I know you probably DO read, but do you actually LIKE it? I’m going to be really honest. I don’t like reading. I never did.
Maybe it’s the back and forth motion of my eyes, but I fall asleep almost immediately. Then, I don’t remember what I read and have to read it again.  So, I get frustrated, and declare, “I hate reading!”
That said, I’m very aware that personal growth and business development go hand in hand with reading. Even with all of the video and audio learning options out there now, the written word cannot be completely avoided.
That’s when I discovered ReadItFor.Me.

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity
January 9, 2015

Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity

“A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.

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‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | Forbes.com | 1.7.2015

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Fact Friday: Productivity Increases When Workers Use a Tablet
November 21, 2014

Fact Friday: Productivity Increases When Workers Use a Tablet

“According to Dell’s 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) tablets are good for business as it helps increase productivity and liked by employees. ITDMs in India and Brazil believe tablets help increase productivity by 25%, while in the US and UK ITDMs believe that it has helped improve the production by 20% followed by China with 15% increase in productivity. 
 

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 Tablet at Workplace Improves Mobility and Productivity | CBROnline.com | 10.27.2014

 

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9 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers, Consultants, and Coaches
October 30, 2014

9 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers, Consultants, and Coaches

This post was updated again on March 3, 2020! Jump down to #7 to get the deets on the new app!

If you’re a freelancer, consultant, or coach, you’ll need to rely on systems to keep track of your clients and projects — and to simply get stuff done. One of the most helpful things you can to increase your productivity is to use a combination of people and technology, including apps. For example, you might use a productivity app or a suite of apps to help you stay on top of your freelance game.

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Declutter Your Desk And Get Organized
Quick Tip: Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk
October 21, 2014

Quick Tip: Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Recently, I wrote a guest post for Eych2.com and shared five creative strategies you can use to unclutter your desk. And, today I’m sharing a sixth thing you can do keep desk clutter to a minimum.

Did you know that a simple list can also help you bring a little order to your workspace and help you declutter your desk?

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

“Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ. A study at the University of London found that participants who multitasked during cognitive tasks experienced IQ score declines that were similar to what they’d expect if they had smoked marijuana or stayed up all night. IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.”
 

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Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes.com | 10.8.2014

 

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