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Get Better At Saying 'No' By Considering If You Would Do The Task Today

It can be difficult to remember that saying yes to something means saying no to something else. To keep this in mind the next time someone approaches you with an opportunity, ask yourself: “If I had to do this today, would I agree to it?”


Any.do, The Best iOS To-Do App, Comes To Mac

Mac: Any.do, our favourite to-do app on the iPhone, is now available as a native Mac app. It comes packed with Notification Center integration, badges and more.


If You're Stuck On A Problem, Push For 15 Minutes, Then Find Help

Being stuck can be draining. You may feel like you can grasp the problem if you spent just a little more time on it. Unfortunately, the next thing you know, you’ve wasted hours making little progress. Next time, if you’re stuck and about to give up, spend just 15 more minutes on it — then ask for help.


'Don't Strip The Screw'

Sometimes, real productivity is more about knowing when to take a break, not when to push forward. Just like a screw, your mind and body can be worked so hard that you become stuck for much longer than you need to be.


Complete Is A To-Do List With A Community To Keep You Accountable

iOS: To-do lists can help you focus, but they’re primarily an individual activity. Complete is a to-do list that harnesses the power of others to keep you accountable and motivated.


Become Truly Productive By Avoiding The 'False Hustle' Trap

Real productivity boils down to doing the work that matters; the work that has an impact on our major tasks. When you feel like you’ve had a busy day, but don’t have anything to show for it, you’ve become a victim of “false hustle”.


Set More Achievable Goals With The 'BSQ' Framework

For you to accomplish the things you want to do, your goals need to be more than an idea. The “BSQ” framework helps you visualise each step you need to complete and when it needs to be completed.


Why You Should Take On Two (And Only Two) Tough Problems At Once

There are some difficult problems in our work and personal lives that can’t be solved with simple step-by-step, systematic strategies. In order to avoid frustration and burnout, you should take on two of these kinds of problems at a time, but no more.


Schedule Mental Tasks First, Mechanical Tasks Later For Better Focus

Most tasks at your job fall into one of two categories: mental and mechanical. Mental tasks require focus and cognitive thought, while mechanical tasks can be done whether your mind wanders or not. Save the latter for later, when you’re not at your peak.


'The Way A Person Does One Thing Is The Way They Do Everything'

There’s something that is far more important than reaching one of your goals: the process that leads you there. If you’re going to do something — no matter what it is — do it to the best of your ability.