2 Think with a pencil in your hand. Write everything down.
3 Learn the difference between "urgent" and "important," and make time for the latter.
4 Underpromise results, then overdeliver.
5 Let your actions spring from your personal goals and values.
7 If you're overwhelmed by a big project, cut it up into little projects.
8 Allow double the time you think a project will take. You'll be on time and avoid stress.
9 Know when to stop fine-tuning your work. Aim for excellence, not perfection.
10 Give yourself little rewards for finishing tasks.
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12 To avoid workspace clutter, make an instant decision on EACH paper that crosses your desk.
13 Lay out what you need for the next day the night before.
14 Gift shop all year 'round to avoid the last-minute rush.
15 If you're feeling stressed, refresh yourself by taking a 10-minute mental vacation.
Have a Happy and Productive 2014 New Year!