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Want to Shed a Bad Habit? Know Yourself Better

You can get rid of a bad habit and form new, positive ones through a series of scientific experiments, says Tiago Forte, a San Francisco-based productivity expert. He should know. In his quest to help others become more productive, he’s taken some hard looks at his own life and change some behaviors. If you look at your habits through a filter of data, he says, instead of through a lens

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Podcast: Joshua Zerkel on Organizing and the Evernote Community

Joshua Zerkel is a busy man. As Evernote’s Director of Global Customer Education and Community, he brings together productivity experts and Evernote fans around the world. He’s also a Certified Professional Organizer, dedicated to helping people gain more control over their work and lives. In the previous episode of Taking Note, Josh gave us some simple steps for beginning the battle against clutter. In this episode, Josh tells us how

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Don’t Put it Off: Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button again, not wanting to go to the dentist, or putting off an unpleasant task awaiting you (you know, that one …), we all have things we love to do and things we hate to do. We do them — eventually; the question is, what will it take to get us to do them? That sage of the early 20th century, Robert

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Pressure Doesn’t Always Create Diamonds: Stress Management in the Workplace

With workplace stress costing American employers an estimated $200 billion per year in decreased productivity and other stress-related factors, it’s safe to say that the old adage “Pressure creates diamonds” could use some qualifications. While early 20th century psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson discovered that some level of psychological arousal improves performance, we have to understand how stress works psychologically so we can do our best work.

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Podcast: Tiago Forte on Productivity, Provocation, and Layering Knowledge

When it comes to productivity, there are plenty of people who want you to do things their way. Tiago Forte, a productivity consultant based in San Francisco, wants to help you think for yourself. “I try to provoke people,” he says. “I try to find what is becoming the common wisdom that ‘everyone’ knows, and just attack it. Because that gets people thinking.” In Part 1 of our podcast interview

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Podcast: Tiago Forte’s Approach to Productivity

The Taking Note podcast is back and moving from a monthly to a bi-weekly schedule! For this episode and the next, we were pleased to invite productivity consultant Tiago Forte down to Evernote HQ for a two-part interview. Check out Part 1 now: Taking Note: Episode 5 http://traffic.libsyn.com/evernote/Taking-Note-5-Tiago-Forte.mp3 Length: 22 minutes iTunes | SoundCloud | Overcast | MP3 | RSS   You may recognize Tiago’s name from his guest posts

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Francesco D’Alessio on Productivity for the Real World

Chances are good you’ve already met Francesco D’Alessio. On his YouTube channel, Francesco takes viewers through both basic and advanced Evernote tips and tricks in short, 6-12 minute chunks. Recently, Evernote’s Director of Global Community and Training Joshua Zerkel caught up with Francesco in London for a Facebook Live event to discuss personal and busines productivity. Francesco found Evernote on his iPod Touch when he was only 15 years old,

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Uncovering Templates, the Hidden Gem of Evernote

Update (September 24, 2018): There’s a new way to find, manage, and use note templates in Evernote. Visit our template gallery to browse pre-made templates you can add to your Evernote account. Learn more » One of the advantages of Evernote is flexibility. When you get a brand new account, it comes as an empty vessel to fill up with your ideas. That being said, sometimes a blank slate can

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Work More Effectively and Productively with the Eisenhower Matrix

Dwight D. Eisenhower, the five-star general and the 34th President of the United States was heralded for his ability to lead and make decisions in times of conflict and duress. He prioritized people and resources above everything else. Even in the darkest hours and most pivotal moments of World War II, Eisenhower was intensely ambitious and steadfastly positive. And like many of our noteworthy luminaries, there remains a certain, almost

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7 Tips From Experts: Watch Business Productivity Soar in Evernote

Have you ever wished you could ask Evernote experts to unlock their top tips for business productivity? That’s exactly what happened in Australia and Singapore last month as a few of our local Evernote Certified Consultants (ECCs), along with Joshua Zerkel, Evernote’s Director of Global Community and Training, held live events to talk about productivity and work on the go. Sponsored by global tech education company General Assembly, these events

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