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Free Habit Tracker Template

I created a Habit Tracker for you implement your own habit building practices.   Easy and free to use:

Free Habit Tracker Template
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Why I'm giving up on Inbox Zero

I'm giving up on Inbox Zero. To be fair, I think I've tried them all.  Every system. They all work perfectly, I can get my Inbox Zero badge easily, the system gets implemented and my Inbox reaches Zero. But it's a game that never ends, and the rules are wrong.

Why I'm giving up on Inbox Zero
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Productivity in Customer Success

If you are in a Customer Success or Service role, you've probably struggled with productivity.  Your calendar and inbox are at the mercy of your customers, and careful planning can disappear with a single customer interaction. I've spent thirty years in customer-facing roles, and have encountered every type of interruption,

Productivity in Customer Success
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Overwhelmed

I have spent this week feeling overwhelmed.  Too many inputs, too many ideas, too many 'things'.   I have exhausted all of my tactics, switching off distractions, knuckling down, caffeinating and relaxing. There are too many open loops. Then I remembered this quote: “Life punishes the vague wish, and rewards the

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Simple productivity system

Don't spend too much time on productivity tools and systems. Follow this simple rule - I’ve broken it into three steps for you. Find the most important thing. Do it now. Repeat.It is really very simple. Stop making it complicated.

Simple productivity system
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Sharpen the Saw - Getting Started

“The way to get started, is to quit talking, and begin doing” Walt DisneyI rely on one simple thing to get me started when I work on a new project. Whether it’s a work project, a website, a presentation or an online shop, they all start in one place.

Sharpen the Saw - Getting Started
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Stand up for Standing

One thing has helped my working productivity above all the systems, apps and techniques. Standing up. Or more simply, investing in a standing desk. When I refurbished my home office late last year, I opted for an Ikea Bekant sit/stand desk. With a simple design and relatively low cost,

Stand up for Standing