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Make the Most of a Virtual Assistant

Make the Most of a Virtual Assistant

More and more busy people are using virtual assistants — freelance administrative workers who do their jobs remotely — to lighten their workloads. Hiring a VA, though, isn't an instant fix for your productivity. So how do you make the most of a virtual assistant?...

Are You Wasting Time On This Task?

Time management is an outdated concept, and many of the traditional "tips" aren't relevant for the 21st century. One typical piece of “time management” advice that is contrary to effective task management is to try to estimate on your to-do list how long each task...

Tips for Effective Use of Your Calendar

Below are a couple of ideas for making more effective use of your calendar.  I prefer electronic calendar tools, because they offer reminders, but these ideas work for paper calendars as well. Color-Coding If you are already overwhelmed and unorganized, why would...

Productivity Follows Process

Several months ago I wrote an article about productivity and time management tools (also called PIMs for "personal information managers"), and I ended that by writing, "the process is the missing piece to using any tool successfully." The most important element of...


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