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Handling Workplace Stress

This is a guest post from Mans Denton who is a blogger at The Hacked Mind. He is also the co-founder of Pure Nootropics, which provides cognitive enhancement and smart drugs for high performance individuals.  I asked Mans to put …


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Merry Christmas

Wow, its been a little while since I last posted here on Babbling Engineer.  For that, I really must apologise!  The reason for my silence has been down to a mixture of illness and being super busy both at work …


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Get to Inbox Zero with Boomerang

Just a quick post from me today, but I wanted to tell you about a really great tool I’ve found to keep your GMail account under control. Its called Boomerang. I’d heard about Boomerang before, but up until now had …


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The Myth About Batch Processing

There are plenty of articles out there on how batch processing can increase your productivity 10 fold.  Darren Rowse over at ProBlogger has covered it, Michael Hyatt has covered it.  Everybody tells you how batch processing is THE way to …


How to improve your active listening

How to Improve Your Active Listening

The majority of people would much rather be talking than listening. Unfortunately, many often exercise this preference. However, being a good listener can improve your life in a number of ways. In order to improve your listening, then read on …


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Rebooting My Personal Productivity System

I’ve done a lot of thinking lately about what works for keeping me productive in the workplace.  All seems to be working quite well.  I started capturing all my notes and actions in one place, At the end of each …


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The Perfect To Do List Item

I’ve been struggling recently with my to do list.  I’ve tried GTD, and recently I discovered Leo Babauta’s essays on a modified approach to GTD. I much prefer this more laid back, simplistic approach to task list management. However, I’ve …


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Moving Over Feeds

We will be moving over our feed provider over the next 24 hours.  Hopefully there will be no disruption to the service, however, if you don’t receive your regular Wednesday post (on Wednesday funnily enough!) then you may need to …


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Handling My Actions At Work

I’ve been building up my productivity system for a couple of weeks now. Following a read of Leo Babauta’s Zen to Done, I decided that this could form a good foundation for my to-do system. Check out this post for …