Pagico 9.0 Day 1 Update

This is a small Pagico 9 maintenance update that addresses two small but potentially annoying issues:

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a link in a note may accidentally activate the note editor
  • Compatibility Fix for Pagico on Ubuntu
  • More user friendly messages when network requests to our server fails

Work Smarter and Accomplish More with Pagico 9

The wait is over! After years of design and development, and months of beta testing, Pagico 9 has finally arrived! Available today for users on macOS, MacOS X, Windows and Ubuntu, the 9th major iteration of the Pagico work management platform is designed to help you work smarter, accomplish more while reducing mental load.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen Covey

1. Be Proactive

We spend too much time worrying about things in which we have no control, things that we are unable to do anything about. Instead, focus on things that we can change. And do it proactively, before we are forced to do something about it. You have a natural need to wield influence on the world around you so don’t spend your time just reacting to external events and circumstances. Take charge and assume responsibility for your life. Expand your circle of influence.

2. Begin with the End in Mind

If we don’t know where we want to go, how will we ever get there? Envision your future using both logic and imagination. Let it be based on principles. Write down your own mission statements. Have a vision for the future and align your actions accordingly to make it into a reality.

3. Put Things First

Write down everything that you want to do. You will see that they will fall into four categories.

  • Important and Urgent
  • Important and Not Urgent
  • Not Important and Urgent
  • Not Important and Not Urgent

To prioritize your work, focus on what’s important, meaning the things that bring you closer to your vision of the future. Don’t get distracted by urgent but unimportant tasks.

4. Think Win Win

Sooner or later, we realize that we not only owe a lot to the society that we live in, we also understand that our success depends on others success. Life is not a zero-sum game. When we make it a habit to see how others can also benefit from our actions, from our decisions, we are better off for that. The world is too connected for us to think win or lose.

5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

When someone presents us with a problem, we often jump right to giving a solution. This is a mistake. We should first take time to really listen to the other person and only then make recommendations.

6. Synergize

Synergy changes conventional math. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Adopt the guiding principle that in a group, the contributions of many will far exceed those of any individual. This will help you achieve goals you could never have reached on your own

7. Sharpen the Saw

Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Your axe is your body, mind and soul. Run. Exercise. Study. Meditate.

Don’t work yourself to death. Strive for a sustainable lifestyle that affords you time to recuperate, recharge and be effective in the long-term.

Pagico 8.18 is ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina

Just a quick word that Pagico 8.18 is ready for macOS 10.15. Actually, the recent updates of Pagico 8.18 have been compatible with Catalina for over a few months now. But if for any reasons Pagico doesn’t run as expected on your system, try getting the latest version here.

Essential Time Management Skills

Time Block your Day

Schedule your day in time blocks for tasks rather than just having a simple To-Do list.

Schedule in Buffer Time

Give yourself time for things to potentially go wrong, or off track.

Take Time to Rest

You can’t always be productive, so don’t waste time dwelling on it or beating yourself up.

Multitasking doesn’t work

Focus on one thing at a time.

Set Deadlines

You’re more likely to get your work done if you have a deadline to work towards.

Set a Routine

Create a routine to give your days more structure. This will allow you to have set times and a format when you plan to get certain things done, and also when you do not.

Just Get Going

If you can finish a task in less than 2 minutes, it’s more productive to get it done while you are thinking about it.

Prioritize. Prioritize. Prioritize.

There isn’t time to do everything so make sure you know what is most important.

Group Meetings into Blocks

Schedule all of your meetings at once to save time in between phone calls and traveling.

Work in Sprints

Work in bursts with breaks in between so you can regather your energy for the next tasks.

Break Down Tasks

Break down your work into small tasks that you are able to get done in a session at a time.

Take Notes

Don’t rely on remembering everything that you need too, write it down.

Safe Place

Make it easy for yourself and file work and notes in a convenient place where you will be able to easily find them again.

Automate and Batch

Spend time automating all of the tasks that you can, and do the rest of the work in batches of related work.

Block out distractions

Turn off your notifications and block out anything that might distract you or take away your focus.

Pagico 8.18 r2427 is now available for macOS, Windows and Ubuntu

Pagico 8.18 r2427 is a maintenance update that addresses a few more glitches that we recently discovered. It is a free and recommended update for all v8 users.

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How to Manage Multiple Projects at a Time

Managing multiple projects at once be incredibly overwhelming. Regardless of your role we could all benefit from being able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.

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