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What email really does to your productivity!

I’m always asked – ‘how can I be more productive and get more things done?’ It’s a great question, but impossible to answer in one shot. Every one manages their time differently; what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. The good news is, you can definitely get more things done if you focus on this one area of how you are managing your time.

The McKinsey Global Institute found that the average employee spends 13 hours a week reading and responding to email. That’s 28% of a typical 40-hour workweek.

What could you do with all these extra hours a week?

Here’s the truth – the amount of time spent checking emails and rechecking not only adds up to extra time wasted; … Read the rest

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15 Ways A Notebook Makes You More Productive

While the abundance of apps on our smartphones and tablets these days are helping us to stay motivated, organised and save precious time, our love of putting pen to paper hasn’t gone away.

In fact, notebooks are making something of a cool comeback, with over 2 million posts on Instagram alone showcasing not only their design outside, but the many new methods for note taking inside.

The power of documenting goals for success has long been recognised, and endorsed by business legends like Richard Branson, who is rarely seen without his trusty notebook underarm.

But there are many more proven ways that using a notebook makes us more productive, including:

1. To-Do List

This is more than a saviour of our failing memories. The action … Read the rest