Getting Things Done

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(This is a speech I gave at Toastmasters last night. I thought it might be appropriate here.) Start that clock. The passage of time doesn’t bother me, for I am a time management expert and I’m going to tell you how to get things done.   Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says that it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice …

Lifelong Passion

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As I spend a lovely fall day at my desk I wonder why it is that it pleases me so much to putter with administrative tasks like bookkeeping and organizing. Strangely enough I have always liked to do this. I remember as a child spending hours at my desk. I particularly liked to cut sign-up forms out of National Geographic …

Productivity and Time Management

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I’m competing in a Toastmasters humorous speech contest this week. My plan is to make fun of the fact that I love to try new productivity tools and that I waste time trying out new systems for being productive. It’s true. I am a sucker for a pretty interface. But there is something to be said for the time I …