You’d never miss a beat if you could take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen. The secret is a 19th century form of shorthand called Gregg, which makes letters into simpler forms for maximum writing speed, says journalist Dennis Hollier. He pairs shorthand with a Sky Wi-Fi smartpen to take superior, speedy notes.
Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work. Tell your partner, friend or even social media about one positive thing that happened that day, and get your home time off to a good start, suggests Lifehacker writer Dave Greenbaum.
End your meeting with a wrap-up. Instead of heading back to your office when a meeting ends, ask people if their expectations were met, if they know what they need to do and if they have any continuing items to discuss, or new items to bring up, at the next meeting.
Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Gladwell claims? Princeton found that practice only accounted for a 12% difference in performance in music, 18% in sports, 4% in education and just 1% in professions.