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Productivity Tips: Setting Goals

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year again. We sit down and review the past year and map out a path for the next year. How are we doing on long-term goals? Is it time to discard some old ones? What short term goals should we attack for next year? Entire books have been written on goal-setting. But a few basic tips can help you set better goals for your resolutions for the New Year:
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Creating a Writing Snippets File with Personal Knowbase

Do you regularly delete perfectly good pieces of writing while editing? Do you have frequent “false starts” when you begin a writing project and stall? Do you have old unfinished attempts accumulating on your computer or in notebooks?

Consider keeping a writing snippets file where you can store miscellaneous pieces that don’t have a home. You never know when these writings may be exactly what you need for a future project. And storing them away is less painful than deleting them.
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Productivity Tips: 5 Tips for Nurturing Creativity

When you’re stuck on a current project… When you’re looking for new ideas for your next project… When you need a creative solution to a problem… Creativity moves you toward your productivity goals.

Whether you’re writing a story, creating a work of art, designing a website, or planning a wedding, here are 5 tips to stimulate your creativity:
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Productivity Tips for Working from Home

Whether you’re starting a home-based business, are temporarily working from home, or are teleworking, you need a functional home office that helps rather than hinders your work.

You need an office workspace that helps you work efficiently. You need effective time management. And you need to stay organized. Here are some ideas for dealing with the challenges of working at home.
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Cleaning off Your Desk with Personal Knowbase

Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, which falls on the second Monday of January every year. Personal Knowbase can’t help you get rid of old pens, half-used batteries, and that broken coffee mug. But it can help you tidy up all those scattered bits of paper.

As part of your efforts, try this:
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Using Personal Knowbase for Journaling

Personal Knowbase is great for keeping a diary or journal.

The software stores free-format information divided into separate notes, called “articles.” You can effectively use it as a diary by creating a new article entry for each date. You can sort articles by date for chronological entries, as for a daily diary or a personal journal with irregularly-added entries.
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Using Personal Knowbase to Organize Quotations

I’ve been collecting quotations for decades. It’s something of an obsession. I sprinkle them in websites and blog posts, tweet them to my followers, and sometimes just collect for the sake of collecting. When I read, part of my mind is always on the lookout for good quotes. Not surprisingly, I store my quote collection in Personal Knowbase.
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