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Mind Map Art

I recently posted on using mind maps for meeting notes. I also use them for speakers notes when I have a presentation, brainstorming new projects and for generally clearing out my mind. Today I want to share another use.  Word

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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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Multi-dimensional task focus

I advocate a multi-dimensional view of the tasks or actions that I track.  I have a project focus, a context focus, a people focus with time and people attributes where appropriate.  The genesis of this process and practice comes from

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Cloud Atlas

About nine months ago I was let go from my job in the financial services industry.  This matched my goal to get my work aligned with my purpose and I viewed it as a positive step. I was lucky that

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