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Weekly Round-Up #25 – You're getting David Allen all wrong, Master your emails, Daily meetings anyone? And make your phone more productive

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Hello! And happy (almost) weekend. The summer is truly upon us here in the U.K although I’m sure it will be raining cats and dogs on Saturday as it’s our local fete and I’ll be standing outside all day!

Sunday marks the longest day of the year and from then on the nights will start drawing in so make the most of the sun (if you have any!) and have a nice relaxing time time in the garden reading the useful articles I’ve hand-picked for you below.

The Father of “Getting Things Done”: You’re getting me all wrong – Fast Company

Apparently we need to learn to do nothing, so says David Allen at least. Well, either do nothing or drink wine at 10.27am!

Hat tip: NYMag.com

5 Ways to Stop Email From Taking Over Your Day – Personal Finance Cheat Sheet

Email and your morning coffee don’t mix apparently! Check out this article which gives you five simple tips on how to manage your email and makes sure they don’t manage you.

Why daily meetings aren’t a complete waste of time – Fortune

Longtime readers will know that I have a love/hate relationship with meetings. This post promotes the fact that daily meetings are actually a good thing. I think I’ll need more convincing of that before I agree!

3 tools that techies are using to boost productivity – Mashable

Points one and two are nothing new to a lot of people but point 3 give an interesting tip on how to automate your iPhone or Android to make you (and your phone) more productive.

11 Differences Between Busy People And Productive People – Lifehack

Are you busy? Or are you productive? There is a fine line between the two and this article discussing some of the things you may be doing that make you think you’re being productive when you’re not.

The top 10 productivity lessons I learned writing an 80,000-word book in 6 months – A Life Of Productivity

Whilst you may not be writing an 80,000 word book, there are some projects that require the same level of planning and effort. This article by Chris Bailey has 10 great tips on being productive and motivated during a big project.

20 Small Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Create a Positive Change Starting Today – The Positivity Blog

20 small tips that can change your life, and the lives of those around you too.

Have A Great Weekend!

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