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Three Tips for Deciding What’s Most Important 1

Guest Post by Suzanne S. Davenport I recently woke to searing eye pain and my husband was forced to call an eye doctor at 6 am on a Sunday morning. After examination, the doctor confirmed an earlier diagnosis of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome. I quickly realized that the filmy vision resulting from using an ointment […]


5 Useful Tips for Successfully Managing a Virtual Team of Employees

Guest Post by Courtney Gordner, DEG Contributor The internet has transformed the modern work environment by giving department leaders the freedom to choose the right team of employees from a much larger pool of candidates. Similarly, a person once caged by geography or physical disability can now be part of a productive team and have […]

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Back to Basics: Capture and Collection!

In this live call, we take it Back to Basics with the very first phase of the GTD workflow and that is the important element of capturing and collecting everything that’s on your mind! We’ll cover some really great ideas such as journaling, the Drafts app, default inboxes, time spent on capturing, mindsweeps, and so much more! Check the resources below for some really helpful products and apps discussed during this great live call!

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Why You Should Never Fear Failure

Never be afraid of failure. Never be afraid that new job, a new venture, a new opportunity, a new client, a presentation you have to give — whatever it is — because it may fail. Never let anyone or anything stand in your way. Importantly, don’t let yourself stand in your own way of being […]

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How To Get Control Of Your Time And Your Life

Managing life is not easy. At any given moment in time we may have anywhere between one and a dozen things floating through our head that must be dealt with in some fashion. They can be as simple as remembering to pickup the dry cleaning before they close so that you have your suit for […]


3 Tools that Make it Easier to Get to Inbox Zero

Guest Post by David Fallarme Inbox Zero is a concept that sits at the heart of many productivity systems today. It’s an excellent approach to handling your overflowing inbox. Essentially, Inbox Zero tells you to review each message and apply one of four actions to it — either reply immediately (“do it”), schedule a later […]

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Getting to the Value of Simple

Inside the virtual studio today is my guest Joel Zaslofsky. Joel is also the self-titled Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder of Value of Simple. He hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters podcast and most recently, the author of Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence, and Simplify Your Life.

In this episode, we dig deep into understanding simplicity, minimalism, the art of capturing information, and how to be more mindful and curate your existence. What I learned was that curating is actually tied very closely to the tenants of capturing, processing, organizing, and reviewing in GTD. 

You’ll be as fascinated as me as Joel talks about how his personal renaissance began led him to leaving a cushy six-figure corporate job to lead what many would consider to be an unconventional career path. He set out to help people simplify, organize, and be money wise. He says his goals are straightforward: to help you rock the unsexy and undervalued side of life.

 

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Five Tips for Staying Healthy at Your Desk Job

Guest Post by Courtney Gordner, DEG Contributor No matter how much you enjoy being active, a desk job requires you to be seated for the majority of an eight-hour shift. This doesn’t mean your health has to fall by the wayside. In fact, there are several ways to take care of yourself despite the daily […]

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Ask the VSG!

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A great call covering a mixed bag of GTD topics, asked and answered by those on the live call. We started out with a follow-up to last month’s call hearing about Mike Schroff’s implementation using OneNote. From there we moved on to overflowing email inboxes, Inbox Zero, collaborative platforms, ‘mind like water’, weekly reviews, daily reviews, and more. A little something for everyone in this fun call! Hope you enjoy!

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