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Can’t Get Things Done? Stop Thinking About GTD as Your To-Do List!

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“Why can’t I get things done?” This is a common question that bounces around productivity forums and communities like r/gtd. And we can understand why. David Allen’s Getting Things Done® (GTD®) is not the easiest productivity system to bite into. But maybe the crux of the matter is that you’re simply thinking about GTD as “just another to-do list?” Whether you’re new to the Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology or…

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Knowledge Engineering: 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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What Is Web3? It’s More Than Just Crypto Companies: The Powerful Rise of Web3 Startups Explained

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Snake oil peddling, Ponzi scheme, or a true revolution? Web3 (a.k.a. Web 3.0) is another hot topic in the “let’s argue about the future of tech” lineup, right next to the Metaverse and the bizarre world of NFT art. What is Web3? How does it work? Here’s everything you need to know. 🌐 Before you start… Are you passionate about cutting-edge technology? Do you want to learn more about the…

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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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What Is a Roadmap? Time to Show Your Team the Big Picture

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When big companies hold meetings, you can expect a lot of lofty phrases like “aligning goals” or “cross-departmental collaboration.” But what do those words actually mean? How do you make sure that your team is indeed aligned on goals? This is where roadmapping comes in. 💡 Before you start… Roadmapping is a cornerstone of effective project management. Don’t forget to check about other project management strategies when you’re done reading. …

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History of the To-Do List and How to Get Yours Organized

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Get a mini-toothpaste, *check*, take down the Manfredi crime family, *check*! Apparently, even superheroes use to-do lists to get stuff done. Haven’t seen Spiderman: Far From Home? That’ll have to wait because, in today’s article, we take a look at the history of the to-do list and some high achievers who’ve mastered it. Plus, you’ll learn how to make your to-dos stick! Love it or hate it, the to-do list…

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How to Reduce Context Switching and Reach Flow State

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A task a day keeps procrastination away, if only it was that simple. Context switching—shifting focus between tasks—is the “norm” for many remote workers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s how to reduce context switching, add depth to your workdays, and reach a flow state. According to psychologists Jeanne Nakamura and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the human brain can process 120 bits of information per second. Impressive? Not really,…

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A Complete Guide to the Flowtime Technique

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The Flowtime technique is a time management technique that helps you maximize your productivity. This technique derives its name from the word ‘Flow’, as it encourages you to be in a flow state. The flow state is achieved in periods of time when you’re fully immersed in a certain task (1). The Flowtime technique is essentially a twist on the Pomodoro Technique, which is another famous method to help boost…

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7 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Team Knowledge And Productivity

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Stuck in a rut? Deadlines keeping you up at night? Don’t worry, we have a handful of productivity quotes and proverbs to get you back on track. These traditional sayings will help you lead your remote team and get work done in the age of remote collaboration. 💡 This post was inspired by David Shariatmadari’s article “Are these 11 proverbs for the digital age?” published in The Guardian.* 🌟 A…

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Learn How to Form Better Habits With the Right Incentives!

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Today, with the help of science, you’ll learn how to form better habits using a handful of crafty incentives. You’ll discover a handful of classic productivity techniques, build a sustainable daily routine, and make sure that all those hard-earned habits stick for years to come. But first, we need to answer a few important questions. ⌛ How Long Does It Take To Form a Good Habit? Positive changes in life…

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Overwhelmed With Too Many Meetings? Slay The Dragon And Rescue Productivity!

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Before you ask: Yes, 2022 is another year of “too many meetings.” That means a high caffeine intake, low team engagement, and not enough time for meaningful work. The good news is, you can cut back on meeting duration/frequency and slay that time-gobbling dragon once and for all. But first, let’s crunch some numbers. 💡 Did you know the U.S. workforce holds a whooping 55 million meetings every week?(1) The…

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How to Ask Better Questions in Asynchronous Remote Team Collaboration

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As Socrates (apparently) once said: “The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.” Figuring out how to ask better questions is a major advantage in the increasingly remote, asynchronous world. It’s also a tell-tale sign of good remote leaders who see beyond their competencies and aren’t afraid of childlike curiosity. According to psychologist and the author of Trusting What You’re Told: How Children Learn from Others Paul…

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