• business,  decisions,  entrepreneurs,  multitasking,  productivity,  this-n-that,  voluntary simplicity,  women in business

    5 ways to get more of what you want done

    I was looking at my calendar today and it occurred to me that there are some tasks I assign myself that I really don’t want to do. You could call it simple procrastination, but I began to wonder why we all sometimes willingly take on projects that really don’t thrill us; consequently, we end up procrastinating or simply defaulting on the task. I’ve come up with five reasons I believe that I (and probably you) do this and some ways to overcome these obstacles to personal productivity and fulfillment. The problem: Feelings of inadequacy. This may be especially common if it’s a task that requires us to stretch our abilities.…

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  • business,  multitasking,  simple living,  switchtasking

    The Myth of Multitasking

    The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done by Dave Crenshaw is an excellent book demonstrating how multitasking, or switchtasking as he calls it, actually slows us down, reduces productivity, and cheats our coworkers, friends and families. One of the most refreshing features of this book is that it is a story about a consultant and a client who is overwhelmed with too much to do. Instead of talking about himself and how fantastic his ideas are, Crenshaw allows the reader to learn right along with the characters in the story. In addition, The Myth of Multitasking is a short book. I read it in an evening.…