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Prioritise Your Goals With Warren Buffett's Two-List System

Warren Buffett might best be known for his financial advice (which is usually very simple), but we might also learn a few things from him about productivity and achieving our goals. Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend relates a story about Buffett in which he gave a friend advice on how to figure out and achieve goals.


Avoid Solely Prioritising Urgent Tasks Over Important Ones

Most of us schedule our time according to what we need to get done during a particular day or week. Because of the urgency of immediate tasks, we often neglect our long-term goals. Ironically, this can undermine our ability to put out short-term fires.


This Printable To-Do Template Shows How Long Those Tasks Really Take

Knowing how long a task takes helps avoid procrastination and meet deadlines. To get better at estimating times, download and print this free to-do sheet.


Start A Seven-Step Depth Ritual To Focus On Your Task At Hand

Your mind can waver when you are trying to focus. A PhD student shares how he created a “depth ritual” that primes his mind into a state of concentration, ready to tackle whatever needs to be done.


Call Planner Schedules And Reminds You To Make Important Calls

Android: If you often forget to call your parents or make important calls, you need Call Planner. It’s a simple app with one purpose: to maintain a list of people you have to call and remind you of that.


Yipgo Saves Formatted Text Notes And Appointments In The Browser

We like plain text to-do lists around here, but they naturally limit you a bit. Yipgo mitigates this by keeping the text-only interface but allowing you to designate to-dos, appointments and more with certain formats. It will then compile all the important stuff into an agenda view for you.


Boxer Integrates Your Email With To-Dos, Dropbox And Evernote

Android: There are a million and one solutions to the problem of emails, but Boxer manages to turn heads in a different way. The app allows you to combine all your email accounts into one inbox, turn emails into to-dos for your list, and quickly delete or archive messages.


Checkmark Adds Snoozing And Recurring Reminders

iPhone: Checkmark, our favourite app for location-based reminders on iOS was updated today with a few handy new features. It now includes the ability to snooze reminders and add recurring reminders.


Why You Should Get The Big Things Done First

It’s common to reach the end of the day and realise you’ve hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning.


Stop Leaving Tasks Half-Finished With The 'One-Touch Rule'

Disorganisation can waste a lot of time (and cause a lot of stress). Productivity consultant Ann Gomez suggests adopting the “one-touch rule”: process that task the first time you touch it.