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How to Manage Your Time: Five Secrets Backed by Research

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Eric at the Barking Up the Wrong Tree blog featured an excerpt from a book on time management by Cal Newport entitled Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. So who is Cal Newport and why should anyone listen to his methods of time management? Eric explains: 

"Cal Newport knows something about getting stuff done. In the decade after he graduated college he published 4 books, earned a PhD from MIT, published a ton of academic papers and was hired as a professor at Georgetown University.

Cal leaves the office every day before 6PM and rarely works weekends. He’s also married with 2 children.

How does he do it? Cal prioritizes what he calls “deep work.” And in his new book,, he explains why this is key and how you can incorporate it into your own life.

This book deserves the kind of praise I offer very rarely: It’s important.

So let’s hear what Cal has to say on how to manage your time, how you can be less busy and complete the kind of work that will get you raises and promotions…"

Read Cal Newport's five points on time management here. Via Time magazine online


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