Time Budgeting for Academics

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Do you want to be more productive with your time? I sure do. People say that time is money, but I disagree. Time is MORE VALUABLE than money. You can (almost) always go out and make more money, but today never returns. The time you spend today or tomorrow is time you'll never get back. I've created an E-Book with Eight of my best Time Budgeting tips and tricks, and it's free for people who sign up for my newsletter. Fill out the form below to get your copy! (And subscribers to the newsletter also get deals on coaching, special reviews of books of interest to the academic community, and access to my private FB group, if they wish.) [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url"…
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When Your To-Do List Gets Out of Hand

I love lists. I have a few different digital list-making apps on my phone (Wunderlist and Google Keep, for example) but nothing beats a notebook or twelve in which to write down lists of all sorts. I start most days with some sort of to-do list. If I play my cards and make my list right, I can start each day with a new one. Some days, though, yesterdays to-do list becomes today's to-do list and maybe next week's or next month's to-do list, as well. What has gone wrong when your to-do list gets out of hand? Check out this list for some likely causes. 1. The "ick" factor. There is an item on your to-do list that you just don't want to do. Maybe it's unpleasant or onerous…
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Big Picture Question 1: What Feeds My Soul?

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Starting this week, I am going to share weekly #BigPicture journal prompts here and on Twitter and Facebook. These prompts resemble the powerful questions my clients and I work with in coaching and are possible lenses through which to view your life and career anew. Please follow along and share with your friends. I'll share some of my thoughts here publicly; you are free do to so in brief here or entirely in your own secret, locked-away-from-prying-eyes diary. This week's #BigPicture Question: ​What is my #1-must-do goal? The one that will fulfill me and feed my soul? For me, this answer to this question can only occur to me when I am quiet and open. I don't think the answer to this question can be found on my to-do list,…
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