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3 More Ways to Get More Out of Your Day

For those of you who read my first guest blog post, “3 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Day”,  and have now mastered your schedules, email accounts and got rid of those interruptions, I thought it was time to share a few more productivity tips with everyone.  For those of you who are interested in whether I’m actually putting my money where my mouth is on all of the activities I listed in my previous post, check out my blog.  I just finished my third 100-mile race and it’s been a productive year to say the least.  I love to hear feedback and discussion of what works, what doesn’t and ways people have push even further into the productivity universe.  Leave comments below, email or even tweet at me, @JHanlon31.

1.  Read 25% faster instantly!

First, let’s understand how reading works. You read by having your eyes jump from one set of words to another, meaning you take snap shots of a group of words, then another, then another, and so forth.  One inefficient part of this process is that you tend to re-read a lot.  The easiest way to avoid re-reading what you already read is to simply use a book mark to cover the lines you already read.

Go ahead try it out, time yourself for one minute.  I read, in an average book, about 21 lines a minute (I know, not that fast.)  Now use a book marker to cover what you’re already read and see how many lines you can read in a minute.  I averaged about 28 lines, a 25% increase instantly, and without really changing anything.  Now, be careful not to just blaze through a book, often with increased reading speed you can decrease your rate of retention.

2.  Evernote

About the Author

Jordan Hanlon was a New Business Development Analyst at Skyline Exhibits, located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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