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The tools are not the practice

I love gadgets and gear.  I love leather notebooks, specialized note pads and calendars.  I love aluminum and matte black metal and every form of iThing ever conceived. I took my first really impactful time management course in 1988.  Part

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Make it your own.

My wife and I are doing a renovation project on our kitchen.  So many lessons of this home project are applicable to my work projects.  Having a vision of the outcome is critical, of course.  Here is another.  To make

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Getting Stuff From eMail To OmniFocus For iPad

I am presenting a link here to a valuable article with a tip on quickly making an email inbox item available in your OmniFocus inbox. iOS Productivity: Getting Stuff From Mail To OmniFocus For iPad. I have been using the email to

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Moving from Outlook to OmniFocus

As I mentioned in another post, I had all my productivity systems for calendar, tasks, contacts, projects built around my company’s in-house Microsoft Outlook platform (with the addition of the Getting Things Done add-on from the David Allen Company).  In

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Two Calendar Solution

My advise has always been keep one productivity system.  Regardless of whether an appointment or contact or task is personal or work related, you are one person living a dynamic interconnected life and bifurcating your organizational process leads to dropped items, inefficiency and in the

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De-clutter your wallet

This post will not ask you to de-clutter your wallet by taking the money out and sending it to me (although that would work). It’s about those little loyalty cards.  Whether credit card or key chain sized they all have

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Mind Maps for Meeting Notes

Mind Maps are a non-linear method of capturing thoughts.  They work like our minds work, in a web of interconnected thoughts, ideas, concepts.  Here’s a Wiki on them if the process is new to you.  They are great way to

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