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Pimp Your Work - Improving Your Work Day Efficiency

Archive for the ‘Working smart’ Category

September 4th, 2008

Daydreaming is important work

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Only recently did I write about sleep as an essential part of your workday as well as another article on taking a permanent break, but today’s post takes the cake when it comes to slacking off.  Today we’ll discuss how daydreaming can be a fundamental part of your work.
Don’t look at me […]

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August 25th, 2008

Readers Answer: What is your to-do list strategy?

Last week, I asked Pimp Your Work readers about their to-do list strategy.  Here’s what some of them have to say:
Lindsay from Writing For Your Wealth says that she doesn’t have a to-do list.  However, this doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have a strategy for accomplishing her daily tasks.”I generally just approach my work day […]

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August 24th, 2008

Falling off the productivity wagon

You’ve got your GTD planner, cross off everything on your daily task list, and your email inbox has zero items.  Then, it happens.
You fall off the productivity wagon.
It was accidental, maybe you were sick a couple of days, or you were thrown off schedule by an extended vacation.  Or maybe you just watched too much […]

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August 22nd, 2008

Sleep should be an essential part of your workday

Let me be honest: I slept for the most part of the day.  True, it was because I was feeling ill, but after a good day of sleep, I have to say that I feel more capable to tackle the work I have to do. I seem more focused and less likely to give in […]

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August 11th, 2008

Readers Answer: What would make you want to leave your current job?

Last week, I asked Pimp Your Work readers what would make them want to leave their current jobs.  Here are their answers:
Miranda from Yielding Wealth says “I love my job as a freelance writer. Although if it ever got to the point that I couldn’t take time to spend with my family, I might quit […]

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August 11th, 2008

Are creativity and efficiency really incompatible?

There’s a stereotype about creative people - that they thrive on flexibility, rebel against rigid rules, and are subjected to the forces of inspiration (or lack thereof).  If this stereotype is true, then it’s amazing that creative people get anything done at all, let alone get anything done on time!
Obviously, the stereotype is a myth.  […]

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July 15th, 2008

Doing what you love vs. working for pay

In most industrial cultures, when a parent asks their child what they want to study in college, their desired field of study is measured against money.  Say “I want to study Fine Arts!” and your parent tells you to take up architecture instead.  Say “I want to become a novelist!” and people say it’s wiser […]

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