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Zenlist Is A Simple Web-Based To-Do List That Helps You Prioritise

Web: To-do lists have a nasty tendency to expand infinitely. Zenlist is a minimal, web-based to-do list manager that helps you prioritise your three most important tasks for the day.


If You Want To Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have To Choose A Focus

A dozen great ideas are useless if you can’t follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many directions, making it difficult to actually finish anything. Instead, you need to choose a small number of goals and focus your attention.


Ask Yourself 'What's Important Now?' To Focus On Your Biggest Goals

It can be easy to mimic our mentors or peers. However, our priorities and values aren’t always identical to theirs. Keep track of your own goals by regularly asking, “What’s important now?” to make better decisions on what you tackle next.


Recalibrate Your Life's Direction With This One-Hour Exercise

Sometimes we get lost on our path through life or even feel stuck. In those times, personal reflection and taking some time to ask yourself the tough questions are what you need. This simple exercise only takes one hour and can help you refocus on where you want to go.


When To Say No: Do A Couple Of Things Well Instead Of Everything Poorly

Do you sometimes (or always) feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Regardless of how well we manage our time, eventually we all get to that point where we just have too much to do. That’s when you need to start saying no.


Give Each Day A Theme For Productive Momentum

Distractions can make you lose focus on the things you should be doing. To stay on task, use Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s method: Give each work day a “theme” so you always know what to focus on that day, and what to return to when you’re distracted.


'Meditation Isn't Clearing The Mind; It's Focusing On One Thing'

Meditation does not require a large chunk of sustained time, nor is it too difficult to get into. Psychologist Mike Brooks busts the misconception that it’s about emptying your mind. Instead, meditation is about focusing on one thing.


Embrace Your Rookie Status And Focus On Innovating

Being the rookie is difficult, but it’s not always bad thing. Susan Gregg Koger says rookie status forced her to be innovative, resulting in her $US100 million company.


Rally A Team Together By Giving Them A Narrow Focus

Getting a group of people to work together or generate ideas is never a simple task. One of the best ways to get everyone on the same page is to give them only one or two directions to choose from.


How To Tame Your Work Phone And Be Productive

When you’re in the middle of work, the shrill ring of your phone can be an annoying disruption. Here’s how to ensure this doesn’t derail you completely and you can focus on the work at hand.