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Five Techniques for Cultivating Self-Discipline

What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline”? For me, it has negative connotations: punishment for bad behavior, being denied the things I want, rigid rules and an inflexible schedule, and worst of all, the certainty that … Continue reading

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How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life

For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a … Continue reading

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Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

I’m considering the direction I’d like to take this blog over the next year or so, and would love to have your input! Would you mind answering two multiple choice questions? http://kaizenlynn.polldaddy.com/s/small-steps-content This short survey also gives you the option … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading

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Using Kaizen to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Our own Jan was kind enough to share how she’s been using the kaizen approach to kickstart her writing: Lynn: After reading and posting on your site, I did some serious soul searching, changed some things and just added the … Continue reading

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How Do You Keep Yourself On Track?

Thanks to Kelly, for inspiring this week’s small step! In her comment on planners in Week 20, Kelly mentioned that one of her problems in getting things done is that she would have tasks written down, but when she sat … Continue reading

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Clearing Mental Clutter

Your thoughts are racing. You can’t focus on the task at the top of your to do list because the other thirty things you need to do are nagging at you. You can’t sleep, even though you’re tired, because an … Continue reading

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 3 – Productivity vs. the Internet

Now that we’ve decluttered our email accounts and our computer hard drives, I’d like to focus on a different type of virtual clutter — the clutter we create in our daily schedules when we get sucked into wasting time on … Continue reading

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How Do You Prioritize – By Quantity or Quality?

This week I came across a quote by renowned productivity expert David Allen: “Maximum productivity is making something happen with as little effort as possible.” This was a surprise to me. I was under the impression that maximum productivity is … Continue reading

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