Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what You Never Thought Possible with Your Time and Attention... and Regain Control of Your Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 23, 2012 - Business & Economics - 285 pages
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Learn tried-and-tested methods for optimal personal productivity!

Ever find yourself more than a bit overwhelmed by the constant influx of e-mail and reminders as well as the ever-present calendars, to-do lists, miscellaneous paper, and sticky notes? Add to that, myriad devices that were originally intended to make us more efficient, but in reality, only end up forcing us to juggle even more. Our brains aren't wired for all this, but we can learn to be productive. Personal Productivity Secrets gives you everything you need to know to be organized, in control, and to get things done:

  • Understand how your brain absorbs, organizes, and filters the daily deluge of information, and learn to trick your brain into being more productive
  • Appreciate the difference between "Time Management" and "Attention Management" and create workflow processes that help you defend your attention
  • Create a plan for navigating endless technology options, and implement tools that will keep you productive, focused and in control

Personal Productivity Secrets reveals updated and vital information for achieving your significant results, and being as productive as you can be in a fast-paced, technology-driven society.

 

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Contents

Attention Management 21
24
THE EMPOWERED PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM
39
Chapter4 b Controlling the ConstantChatter
55
Chapter5 b Supplementing Brainpowervvith Technology
72
Chapteré b Clearing Your Mind Now
85
Chapter8 b Clearing Your Space
115
Chapter9 b Emerging Concepts in Information Management
140
Controlling Your Email
159
b Defending Your Attention Using Technology
179
P TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
197
Managing New CommunicationSocial Media
223
Modern ConveniencesReviews and Recommendations
241
AppendixB Resources
257
Index
271

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Maura Nevel Thomas is a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant in the areas of productivity, attention, and effectiveness. She founded RegainYourTime.com in 2003 and has worked for nearly 20 years in the productivity training industry. She developed a process for managing life and work details called the Empowered Productivity System, and its success brings regular invitations to speak and lead workshops on the topic.

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