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Planner Tips

Pick two things: P1 & P2

The dopamine released as you slay them will get you through a stack more. Or, if you're like me the procrastination of staring down P1 will bait you to quickly deal with 10 little things, especially things for others. To be honest, I’m not sure if I care why it works so well, it just does.

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Knolling—arranging a collection of things thoughtfully in relationship to each other, often at 90-degree angles—is said to have started with the habits of a particular janitor in Frank Gehry’s furniture workshop.

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A friend told me the other day that she writes down all the oddball things her colleagues say and then, at the end of the day, she sifts through for inspired ideas. I LOVE this notion.

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As I waited for water to boil on my stove to bloom my coffee grinds and refill the Chemex funnel two or three times I was face-to-face with my aversion to alerts. I’m making coffee the old-fashioned way—the antithesis of...

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The right weekly planner is like an executive coach. If your goals are to increase your focus, boost your confidence and reclaim your ability to self-manage, you're on the right track by considering the OCO 2019 Planner as your partner in...

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We spend our days similarly — most of us—working for other people. A key difference that I’ve observed between people who have a job and the people who create jobs is an ability to self-manage. I wish it were sexier but it’s...

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