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Available now...The Awareness Building Class
Focus and awareness are two key elements to having a more productive life. Here are some tools to help you boost your focus and raise your awareness.
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During this trip I've thought a lot about having too much on your plate which can cause no choice to be made on what to focus on next. Even with a productivity framework in place, I find this still creeps in from time to time. (I really came to this conclusion during my final trip to LEGOLAND on this trip. I mused about it in a post on Facebook called "TOO MUCH LEGO")

So...what do you do when faced with that problem?
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+Mike Vardy gets +10 points for using "LEGO" correctly.
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Happy New Year!

(...for me, at least...)

#laborday
In order to make my year work better for me, I’m starting my new year on Labour Day. Here are the primary reasons why I'm making the change.
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I've been using #Slack with the team at Productivityist for a long time and it has really helped us streamline the way we communicate - and the way we work.

Do you want to get to know Slack?

Then join +Steve Dotto and me for our free webinars on Slack starting tomorrow!

http://www.dottotech.com/slackme-webinar-2/
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+Ben Whiting and +Jonathan Pearson - I suggest you start with a couple of people to see if you can show how the results can make a difference and see if spreads the word about how well Slack can work for teams.
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My latest piece at +Productivityist - hope you like it!
It's time to look at all of the things and decide what ones are truly your things. And then do your things.
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This Thursday I'm doing my first webinar (sans +Steve Dotto) and I'm doing it with my friend +Shawn Blanc. We'll be talking about meaningful productivity and what you need to be intentional and pay attention at the same time. You can sign up using the link below...and I'll see you there!

https://productivityist.webinarninja.co/my/webinarlist/index?webinar_id=468  
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How do you "leverage the quiet"?
Daytime is often filled with disruptions. But the hours of quiet bring clarity and focus which will allow you to do your best work.
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I'm Mike and I'm a productivity strategist and founder of Productivityist. I'm a husband and the father of two great kids.

My goal is to help people do more of their stuff...as opposed to someone else's. I'm hoping I can do that in this community through discussions and more.

I think having the right mix of people in here and sticking to the guidelines would be a huge help. (And I know I had my share of posts shared via Productivityist that I placed in the old community with little else to add - I'll be more thoughtful here now that I've decided to be more intentional with social media.)

Let's share ideas and processes here - and let's help each other get more productive!
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Webinars on how to get started with Slack are in the books! Want to dive even deeper into #slack  and improve team communication and workflow? Then you'll want to check out the new course we've co-produced with +dottotech called "Slack Made Easy"!

You can learn more about the course - and purchase it - here: http://productivityist.com/slackmadeeasy
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I'd say Todoist is a solid choice. Clean, simple, and flexible.
 
My sister is entering high school and is really smart but not as organized as she could be. I'm thinking of setting her up with a GTD system. Inbox, calendar, etc. Can someone recommend a GTD program that can work with her iPhone and Mac? I use Omnifocus but am considering her getting used to a system before shelling out money for something like Omnifocus. Leaning towards Todoist, thoughts? 
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Thanks so much +Mike Vardy for the suggestion. I will for sure see if she's wanting to use it. I appreciate it.
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Big milestone achieved! Congrats, +Todoist
 
+Todoist now has over 5M users! Thank you for your support, encouragement, and especially your feedback!

#productivity #todoist #thankyou
We want to say a heartfelt thank you to the 5 million Todoist users all over the world. None of this would be possible without you!
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I am a husband, father, writer, podcaster, speaker, and "productivityist".

In addition to writing for my personal weblog, Productivityist.com, I continue to contribute guest articles to several blogs on the topic of productivity, including The Huffington Post, GTD Times, and SUCCESS Magazine.

Prior to returning to full-time freelancing, I served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, one of the top productivity blogs on the web. I've also been an editor at technology news site, The Next Web, and enjoyed a year-long stint as editor of the work-life balance blog, WorkAwesome.

I am also the author of "The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want" from Diversion Books.

Along with my written work, I've given talks on productivity and technology, as well as several featured keynotes and workshops related to time, project and goal management. As a podcaster, I have created, produced and hosted several over the years. I currently co-host Mikes on Mics with Michael Schechter, a podcast that is part of the popular 5by5 network.

I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with my amazing wife, daughter, and son.

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