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Focus on One Thing: The Foundations of Productivity

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are going to be successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you.

We are in a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at another fundamental rule: focus on one thing. Continue reading

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Curb Your Appetite For Projects: The Foundations of Productivity

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are going to be successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you.

We are in a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at another fundamental rule: curb your appetite for projects. Continue reading

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Use Tools Appropriately: The Foundations of Productivity

There is a tool for everything. Take a look around any home improvement store, and you will see exactly what I mean. But even with this variety of tools, it is still tempting to use a tool inappropriately. It is important to the success of the project for you to use tools appropriately.

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are going to be successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you.

We are in a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at another fundamental rule: use tools appropriately. Continue reading

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Don’t Fiddle: The Foundations of Productivity

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you.

We are starting a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at a cardinal rule: don’t fiddle. Continue reading

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The Foundations of Productivity

I’ve been thinking a lot about foundations lately, so I decided to start the year at Whole Life Productivity with an article series about the foundations of productivity.

This article series will take you through ten of the foundations of productivity and show you how to build them up to increase your productivity, whether at work or at home.

I remember watching my husband pour a concrete slab. He cleared the ground, removing the grass and rocks, then used a tool to pound the dirt flat. It was a lot of effort, and I asked him why. He replied, “Without a good foundation, everything on top will crack.”

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Completely Unprepared For The Holidays and What I Did About It

OK, I really don’t have a good reason. After all, every calendar I have seen for the past two months has reminded me that the holidays were barreling down on me like a freight train.

And yet, I didn’t start my shopping until the 19th, when I was in bed, frantically trying to find things that were Amazon Prime.

My cards are still not mailed. Heck, they’re still in the place I put them after last holiday season.

Talk about a total breakdown of all organization systems. Continue reading

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Making The Most of Sales

One of my readers asked me how I keep track of sales. She wanted to know the magic formula for getting the best prices. The truth is that I really don’t shop around. I refuse to go store to store tracking down prices. I would rather sit and home and let my fingers do the work.

So today we will look at my method of making the most of sales, without having to use a third party tracking or anything other than your basic search. Continue reading

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