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Projects – Working on Multiple Projects throughout the Day Video

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Being 'Just Whelmed', Prioritizing, Productive Environments, Routines & Systems, Strategies | 0 comments

What are tips for making smooth transitions between and among various projects during the day? Tune in to this short video with Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Projects – Sticking with Self-Imposed Deadlines Video

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Prioritizing, Productive Environments, Routines & Systems | 0 comments

When you have projects with self-imposed deadlines, it’s easy to keep pushing them out — and never getting them completed. Here are 5 tips to help you stick with your own deadlines. Tune in to this short video with Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Projects — Letting Go of Projects That Are Too “Old” or No Longer Important

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Prioritizing, Productive Environments, Routines & Systems, Simplifying Your Life, Strategies | 0 comments

If you are wondering, “When is a project “too old” or non-“resuscitable”? Are there projects we should just let go for one reason or another?” then tune in to this short video with Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Projects — Tips for Tracking Projects Video

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Prioritizing, Productive Environments, Routines & Systems, Strategies | 0 comments

If you are wondering, “How can I keep track of — and more importantly, complete — all the projects I have pending?” then tune in to this short video with Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Projects — Time Management for Academics – Teaching & Research Video

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Being 'Just Whelmed', Prioritizing, Productive Environments, Strategies | 0 comments

If you are wondering, “What are some ideas for managing my time so that I can get my writing done? What about tips for grading, which is a project!?” then tune in to this short video with Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Projects – How to Plan for an Office Organizing Project with Lots of Paper Video

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Productive Environments, Routines & Systems, Strategies | 0 comments

If you are wondering, “How in the world do I deal with a backlog of 15 years’ worth of paper and materials and get them organized? What help do you have for that project?” then tune in to this short video with Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Projects – How Many Projects Should You Work on at Time? Video

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Being 'Just Whelmed', Prioritizing, Simplifying Your Life, Strategies | 0 comments

If you are wondering how many projects you should have going at any given time, consider these tips from Meggin McIntosh, The PhD of Productivity®. Visit http://TopTenProductivityTips.com for many more ideas and strategies. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

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Scheduling Tasks and Project so it Doesn’t Lead to Overwhelm

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Prioritizing, Routines & Systems | 0 comments

Here is a question from one of the Life of Es members: I really like your idea of the 3 folders during times of complete overwhelm. For normal workdays, do you have your own personal goal for how many projects to work on each day or week? Or how many per area of life? Just thinking about how to stretch and challenge myself to get things done but how not to end up in overwhelm. Meggin’s answer: It really changes from day to day and week to week. A long time ago, I learned that you really had to plan your schedule and your to-do list in...

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Regaining Focus – Or Maintaining Focus – When You Have Disruptive, Noisy Co-Workers – Tips to Try

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Being 'Just Whelmed', Productive Environments, Strategies | 0 comments

What are you supposed to do when you are interrupted (for the umpteenth time) by someone who talks loudly in his/her office? How can you refocus when you are not only distracted from what you were working on but also really irritated by the interruption because it is part of a continuing pattern of uncivil and selfish behavior on your colleague’s part? Going insane and being completely stressed out by this behavior is one option…but it’s not a good one, particularly when you want, instead, to refocus, calm down, and continue...

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Keeping Track of the Bits and Pieces of Tasks

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Being 'Just Whelmed', General/Overview, Prioritizing, Routines & Systems, Strategies | 0 comments

Here is a question from one of Meggin’s academic subscribers. With a toddler, teaching/service responsibilities, and the admin that comes with research, how can I effectively keep track of all the bits and pieces of different kinds of research tasks (and the different kinds of energy they take) so that I don’t reinvent the wheel with each next writing/research block? And how can I make this a portable/online system? Since I am working on a book, the chapters come back in different states at different times whether proofed,...

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