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The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.
When you’re looking for a new job, time is money, and you don’t want to waste it. Idealist Careers suggests the 20-20-60 approach: 20 per cent of your time on job boards, another 20 per cent courting recruiters or hiring managers directly, and 60 per cent networking with people who can help your search.
Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, and read a heap of books and academic literature on productivity, all to explore how I could become as productive as possible. This is what I’ve learned.
Managing your time is a struggle for many of us, but author Marie Forleo has a basic, often-overlooked tip to get your schedule under control: Stop looking at time as the enemy. As long as you do, you’ll have an antagonistic relationship with it, and it will always be a source of pain and stress.
If you are always late to appointments, it’s time to change that habit. Learning to embrace downtime can help.