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Do Things The Hard Way Every Once In A While To Improve Your Process

If you can do something the easy way or the hard way, why would you ever pick the hard way? While the easy way is fine most of the time, you might want to try the more difficult path every once in a while to learn how to improve your process.


Get Started On Tomorrow Tonight If You Want Any Hope Of Getting Ahead

Every time you go through the day and wind up behind, you tell yourself “Tomorrow will be better.” Then you go to sleep with no idea how you’re going to accomplish that. If you want to break the cycle, start on tomorrow today.


Classic Hacks: Get Express Service In An Elevator

AKA, make everyone else in your building hate you. While we wouldn’t advise doing it too often, there are ways to get express service in some lifts and speed up your journey (at the detriment of other potential passengers). These techniques won’t work in every lift but hey, they’re worth a try, right?


You Don't Need More Time, You Just Need To Spend It Doing What Matters

There’s a common misconception that everything in life comes down to time. Every day I find myself slipping into these same statements: If only I had more time. I just need a few extra minutes. A couple hours of work. Yet it feels like we’re all working longer hours without getting more done.


Three Time Management Mistakes You Don't Realise You're Making

No matter how smart or experienced you think you are, it’s important to remember you’re always a novice at something. Sounds obvious, but it’s something managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders are liable to forget, especially when it comes to how they manage their time.


220 Answers From Designers On Being Efficient, Successful And Productive

Consensus is a great way of dealing with indecision. Not sure what the best course of action is? The most efficient method to go about something? Just ask someone for advice. Or you could ask a lot of people. Not that we all have time to track down others in similar professions and quiz them on their habits and processes. That’s why it’s extremely helpful when a person like designer Yevgeny Yermakov goes to the trouble of compiling tips from over 40 designers, with more on the way.


How To Turn Almost Any Lift Into A One-Stop Express Ride

Having your lift constantly interrupted by additional stops can be incredibly frustrating — especially if you work on the top floor. This cheeky lift hack will send you straight to your destination without stopping.


Beware Of The Hamsterware Problem

Most software development problems can be solved in more than one way, but that doesn’t mean that every possible solution is equally efficient. Watch out for ‘hamsterware’ solutions: quick fixes that seem to solve an immediate dilemma but actually require an inordinate amount of effort in the long run.


Your Emails Are Too Long: How To Fix Them

I recently received an email making a simple request. However, the email was three pages long. The whole message could have been three lines, but instead the author decided to write a short novella. Needless to say, I didn’t read the whole thing. Nor did I respond. Are your emails going unread because they are too long?


Manage Your Email Inbox Better With A Reply Strategy

Keeping on top of your massively full inbox when you have little time to do so isn’t just about organising everything, but your approach to your responses. Here’s a look at responding kindly yet efficiently to save you time.


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