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How to Be More Purposeful and Productive

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  Guest Post By Mei Burgin    Thank you to the amazing Heather Kelly for inviting me to be a guest contributor to Noteabler! I’m a busy mother of two young kids, with a fast-paced career in the tech startup world. I do my best to live a healthy and more sustainable lifestyle. I strive to be a good spouse, parent and business leader. I have steadily built my career over the past 20 years and have always sought ways to better balance work and life. And although I will always have room to improve and grow, I have learned...

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Make Time, Save Time, and Optimize

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Happy new year! Do you have a big project or two, a new initiative, or a renewed sense of what is important to you to dedicate time to throughout this new year? Looking ahead to the new year I have seven big initiatives (one of which is developing, improving, and refining this site), each with many projects, that in turn each have what feels like a gazillion to dos. This is not a problem - in fact I find it exciting and inspiring. The biggest challenge is time allocation. There is no wrong way to spend your time. But there...

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How to Plan Your Pivot (Into A New Role)

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Is it time for you to shift your role, within your current organization or to a different organization, or to create something new that fully uses your skills and experiences? If so, it could be time to plan a pivot. A pivot is “doubling down on what is working to make a purposeful shift in a new, related, direction,” according to Jenny Blake in her book Pivot – The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One. You don’t need to have all the answers or know all the destinations. Instead, you can create a pivot plan and pilot small...

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5 Big-Picture Ways to Make the Most of Your Day (and Life)

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Many of us are looking for ways to work meaningfully and productively on a daily basis. Who wouldn’t want to be “in the zone” throughout the day, do work you truly care about, and feel like you are leading your life along the path you want it to go. These five techniques for making the most of your day are both big picture and applicable daily.   1. Live in your Zone of Genius. Living in your Zone of Genius means doing the things you are great at and feel ‘in the zone’ while doing. The work you do that...

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Move Forward, One Task At A Time With Kanban Board Project Management

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“An organized mind leads effortlessly to good decision making,” writes Daniel J. Levitin. Using a notebook, calendar, filing cabinet, or computer to gather and store our ideas and information is a form of external memory. It extends the physical capability of our brain. Levitin, a neuroscientist, writes in his book The Organized Mind, “These external memory mechanisms are generally of two types, either following the brain’s organizational system or reinventing it, sometimes overwhelming its limitations. Knowing which is which can enhance the way we use these systems, and so improve our ability to cope with information overload. “A key to...

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