Clear is better than fast – especially with email
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In the digital world, everything is instant. Instant notifications. Instant messaging. Instant downloads. And in the world of email, we get drawn into thinking that faster is better. That a fast response means you’re giving good customer service, delivering to your boss, supporting your colleagues. That...

A thousand tiny decisions
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Death by a thousand tiny decisions. This is a phrase that has been echoing in my head for the past few weeks, and one the quite aptly sums up my summer. Big decisions we tend to plan for. We set aside time and headspace. We prepare...

Three ways to extend your holiday 
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Do your holidays always go by way too quickly? They say time flies when you’re having fun. But it also flies when you’re distracted, overwhelmed or just too busy. If you find that happens to you, here are three experiments to try on your next holiday: Create a...

Six pre-holiday tactics to avoid email dread
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Going on holiday? Here are six email tactics to ensure you can switch off and recharge. 1. Pre-schedule your out of office Instead of it being the last thing you do - or the first thing you do on holiday because you forgot to set it up...

How does your soul rest best?
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I first came across this beautiful question from Nigel Langford, a church leader who was speaking at a women’s leadership conference a little while ago, and given the week a lot of us have had with the EU Referendum in the UK, it seemed an...

Do Dates vs Due Dates
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One of the benefits of being Human, not Superhero (one of the nine characteristics of a Productivity Ninja) is that when you make a mistake, or as I put it, have a ‘doh’ moment, you can chalk it up as a point of learning, rather...

The “When-Then” Strategy
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Want to make something a habit but hate the idea of scheduling? If so, the “when-then” strategy could be for you. In many of my workshops and coaching sessions, people love the idea of breaking bad habits like constantly checking emails or going to bed late,...

Certainty vs curiosity: which are you craving?
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I’m just coming to the end of another week of school holidays and it always surprises me how after a while, my kids start craving certainty. At the beginning of the holidays, they’re excited about taking a break from school and relishing the freedom from routine...

Real World Productivity Interview with Richard Tubb

It’s great to read about ideal productivity systems, tactics and strategies, but what about putting it into action in real life? What does that look like? In this 35 minute interview I chat to Richard Tubb, award-winning blogger, fellow productivity geek and author of The IT Business Owners...

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