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How to Journal Daily – The Power of Daily Journaling

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Daily journaling is the second favorite miracle drug (just after meditation) of all self-help gurus and self-proclaimed productivity experts. But it turns out that they may be onto something. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to write a daily journal and why you should make it your new habit in 2023. You’ll also learn a few journaling strategies along the way. So grab your favorite notebook, a napkin (we…

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9 Best To-Do List Templates by Taskade

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The beauty of using to-do lists is the freedom to make them as simple or as complex as you need. You can stick to the three most important tasks of the day or create the ultimate list, complete with notes and sub-tasks for the entire week. But why waste time starting over when you can use (and reuse) beautiful, free to-do list templates instead? 🥳 Here’s a curated list of…

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7 Ways to Use Taskade AI: The First Real-Time, Collaborative AI Writer

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Can you trust a robot? Any science fiction writer worth their salt would digress. The good news is not every artificial intelligence (AI) holds a grudge against humanity (we’re looking at you Hall 9000s and Skynets of the world). Some are quite helpful, if you get to know them better. Meet Taskade AI 🐑 + 🤖 Taskade AI is the first collaborative AI writer that will completely change the way…

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Best Morning Routine Ideas For A Productive Start to Your Day

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Did you know that 64% of American adults drink coffee? There’s nothing like a rich, refreshing aroma of roasted beans in the morning. But you don’t have to rely on caffeine alone to start your day. In today’s article, we take a look at six morning routine ideas that will help you kick off your days energized and in a good mood. But first, let’s start with some basics. ☕️…

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What Is a SWOT Analysis? Complete Guide & Free Template

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What makes your business tick? How do you know you’re heading in the right direction? A SWOT analysis (acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) is one of the most effective ways to evaluate your organization’s efficiency, spot roadblocks, and plan ahead. In today’s article, you’ll learn what a SWOT analysis is and how you can apply it to your business. 🤔 What Is a SWOT Analysis? The SWOT analysis…

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What Are OKRs?

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Being a leader means that you’re responsible for making key decisions that can make or break your company. But how can you do that confidently? The short answer is—OKRs. OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are one of the most popular goal-setting methods around. Big corporations such as Amazon, Dell, Netflix, and Microsoft use OKRs to drive results. And so can you. But you don’t have to spend millions to follow…

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How to Write a Project Plan (+Template)

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Tackling projects without a project plan is like solving a jigsaw puzzle without looking at the box. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and counter-productive. So, unless you’re after a “let’s see what happens” approach, this article will teach you how to write a project plan in eight steps. 💡 Before you start… Are you new to project management? Be sure to check our Project Management Basics article where we discuss other essential…

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The Anatomy of an Effective Meeting

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“How to run an effective meeting?” If you’re a team manager, this question is probably enough to keep you up at night. And you’re not alone. Many senior managers (71% to be exact) believe meetings are a waste of time and 64% say meetings interfere with deep, focused work.(1)  The good news? Your next meeting can still be time well spent. That’s as long as you follow the tips from…

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Method of Loci | Learn to Use this Mnemonic Device for Memorization

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With the advent of the second brain movement, it’s no surprise that the Method of Loci is slowly losing its charm. Yes, it is a knowledge management system, but what exactly is it? Well, it is one of the most effective mnemonic methods of memory used by memory champions to remember just about anything. Read on to find out how you can train yourself to use the secret of the…

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Cornell Note-Taking Method: The Ultimate Guide to Cornell Notes

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Everybody can take notes, but not all notes are GOOD notes. The difference between a good note-taker and an average one is often the system they use. In today’s article, we take a look at the Cornell method of note-taking, a simple, flexible, and powerful strategy for students, writers, and knowledge workers. Here’s everything you need to know to get started. 👇 🤔 What Is the Cornell Method of Note-Taking?…

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How to Build The Best Knowledge Management System

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We’ve all been there. You open up the web browser, swing by r/notetaking or r/notebooks, and fall down the rabbit hole of productivity. “I wish my notes looked so neat!” Excited, you order a set of expensive notebooks and an equally expensive pen to match. A week into the note-taking spree, your depressingly empty notebooks are collecting dust. Sounds familiar? Anybody can take notes, but how to take evergreen, context-rich notes…

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The History of Markdown: A Prelude to the No-Code Movement

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When Markdown launched in 2004, it instantly became a darling of bloggers and tech enthusiasts. It also laid the foundation for future no-code tools. Almost two decades later, this “humane” markup language (more on that in a bit) is more relevant than ever. Want to know how it all started? Buckle up and let’s take a look back at the fascinating history of Markdown. 💡Calling all productivity historians… The history…

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