Respond to emails with as few words as possible. Aim for a sentence, but if just a word will do, use it. It will take practice, and some might dislike it. I argue that this is a fair trade for getting more time to work (and live) productively.
Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won’t try to tell you how to write – it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
No one wastes time searching for a purpose at Marissa Mayer’s meetings – even five-minute gatherings must have a clear agenda
One of the hardest things to deal with after taking some time off from work is getting yourself back on track.
Hopefully you’re refreshed, feeling creative and ready to rock! But it’s probably also true that you’re buried under a mountain of e-mail, have lots of calls to return and, if you’ve just spent a weekend in Vegas, you feel like you’ve been run over by a cement truck.
What’s worse is that any good habits you had before you left are in jeopardy of being broken if you can’t get back on track quickly.
Well, as a veteran of many a few days off, and luckily a few longer vacations as well, I do have a few tips that could help make your next transition back to reality an easier one.