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Could This Clock End Procrastination?

image from images.fastcompany.com Fast Company design offer one idea to help serial procrastinators (and others) hold themselves accountable for getting tasks done.

In an article called An Ingenious Clock Gently Motivates Serial Procrastinators talks about how Maria Bergström's Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda clock works like a daily calendar, helping to organize your life -- and lightly reminding you when you put things off.

Check out the article at http://bit.ly/fM8Bbq

It's in prototype form now, but I think it has a lot of merit.

What do you think, would you use it?


Busy or Productive, Which Are You?

TimeMgrIcon I've learned over the years that you can be busy or productive.

If I have to choose between the two, I'll choose productive.

Here's why:

When you're busy, you are generally not very focused so you don't get important things done. Many call this "Running amock."

When you're productive the important things get done due to your sharp focus. Things don't fall through the cracks, which mean your productivity increases business results (including revenues).

So if you're too busy, analyze what you're busy doing.

Then drop everything that is not tied directly to accomplishing specific goals, such as business growth and increased revenues.

By doing this exercise you'll learn that 80% of your day is spent doing things that takes you places you don't want to go.

OUCH!