Rethink spare time

Why you should rethink how you spend your spare time

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Belle Beth Cooper
October 27, 2016

We spend a considerable amount of our lives looking forward to our spare time. We watch the clock during the workday, we count down the days until our next holiday, we look forward to Friday nights and dread Monday mornings. But despite our yearning...

Finding focus

Finding Focus: The Hard Thing About Doing Hard Work

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Thomas Carney
October 19, 2016

Take Pam. She’s a back-end developer at a startup revolutionizing the pet industry by creating robot dog sitters for the highflying pet owner. It’s exciting stuff that has the potential to endlessly entertain pets everywhere. A quick recap of her...

Highly productive work day

11 solid tips for a highly productive work day

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Thomas Carney
September 21, 2016

This is a guest post from Userlike, which lets you add live chat to your website or app. We use (and recommend) Userlike ourselves at Planio. So you've got your project plan set up. Now it's just down to the execution. Easy, right? Actually, that...

Time frame

Need to push forward on a project? Try a personal hackathon

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Belle Beth Cooper
August 24, 2016

If you've been to a hackathon before, you'll know there's something special about the atmosphere. It's the same for those times when you catch up with a group of friends to work together, or head to a café when you need to buckle down and get some...

Sharpen the saw

How to work less and get more done

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Belle Beth Cooper
July 20, 2016

We all want to get more done, and these days the default approach seems to be to simply work more hours. But, counterintuitively, this is actually the worst approach. Working more only helps up to a point. Eventually you'll hit a state of diminishing...

Motivation

4 ways to get motivated when you don't feel like working

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Belle Beth Cooper
July 04, 2016

Every week I write up to three new articles like this one. And every week I struggle to find the motivation to get started on each article. On Sunday night I make my to do list for the week ahead, and think about how quickly I'll get to work on this...

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There’s a Productivity System for You. Choose Yours.

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Thomas Carney
April 13, 2016

In my first job out of college, I read a book called “Getting Things Done”. The book unleashed a massive wave of inspiration in me. I had visions of being a relentless executive, churning through new initiatives at a furious rate. So, I got religion...