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Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More: Episodes

Task manager systems must handle everything in your life, yet be easy to use and update. Manage your to-do list using a combination of concepts from Getting Things Done and Autofocus 4.
Task management rarely tells us how to drop tasks from our to-do list. Understand which larger goal your tasks relate to, and drop tasks when their corresponding goal is outdated, when too many tasks relate to a single goal, or when a small goal comes to dominate your project list.
Overcoming obstacles is easy when you realize that every problem can be turned into an opportunity. Do it explicitly, by identifying your major problems and figuring out how you can use that very problem to enable you to do new things, to stop doing things you wish to stop, or to make contacts and connections ...
Find out how to remember your passwords and get tips for the best ways to keep track of your passwords when you have too many passwords to remember easily.
Keeping in touch with friends requires having a system for keeping their contact information (preferably not one that's at the mercy of a 3rd party!) Then you need to establish regular contact using appropriate in-person, phone-based, or text to keep in touch.
Keep clear work life balance by choosing your rules and setting firm boundaries. This episode walks through how you get work life balance with context markers.
Plane flights are the ideal time to work on the kind of focus work you can't get done in an office. If you can't use a flight for focus time, use it to catch up on administrative work. Don't try to bring everything, and think twice before bringing your laptop.
Adult language learning can happen more rapidly than infant or childhood language learning. Use exposure to the language and graduated recall to activate your brain's natural language-learning mechanisms.
When you need to regain motivation in your job, you can look at the Mojo different job activities bring you. Using the Mojo measuring tool created by by Marshall Goldsmith, you can rate your happiness, meaning, professional, and personal mojo for the major elements of your job. Once you know where the ...
Often, we name files based on what we're thinking when we need to create one. By naming your files carefully, you can sort them alphabetically and they'll stay neatly in a sensible order, even if you're sloppy about putting them in the right folders. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or ...
When a boss tells you to be more assertive, they need to tell you more. Knowing exactly where you need to boost your assertiveness will help you figure out the next steps to take. Making decisions, giving feedback, negotiating, and delegating are good places to start. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com ...
Some people manage their task list via email. They collect relevant email into a Task List folder, and then refer to that folder to know what they need to do. This episode gives several suggestions for how to get non-email to-dos into an email-based system. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com ...
What to do to make sure living in close proximity goes well. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or 888-WRK-LESS. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!
Planning via email often takes much longer than necessary because people go back and forth one concept at a time. By thinking through all the information that will be needed to move the project forward, you can design your messages to keep the project momentum strong. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com ...
When you use technology tools in presentations, they almost always screw up. It's not intentional, but it always happens. You can reduce the changes of a screwup and learn how to give a flawless presentation by considering in advance what technology you'll use, what possible distractions your technology ...
When you propose an innovation within your company, start your own company as an entrepreneur, or decide to pursue an idea on your own, you must gather people around you to help build a movement. The say every good idea needs a champion, here, we explore how to be that champion, based on the experiences ...
It's not enough just to be good at what you do. Who you are and how you show up is as important as (or more important than!) what you can do. Build your personal brand at work by building on your knowledge, style, and appearance. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or 888-WRK-LESS. Like what ...
A huge source of work backlog is that we take on far more than we can handle, because we have overly-optimistic ideas of what we can get done in a single day. We scope a project and scope our day with great ambition. Too much ambition. Learn to be an average achiever-consistently-and you may end up getting ...
There are many reasons to keep and file receipts for purchases. This episode will help you figure out how to file and track your online and offline purchases, warranties, and manuals. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or 888-WRK-LESS. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!
There are many reasons to keep and file receipts for purchases. This episode will help you figure out how to file and track your online and offline purchases, warranties, and manuals. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or 888-WRK-LESS. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!
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