Pagico 9 Update 2 is now available for Mac, Windows and Ubuntu

Pagico 9 Update 2 (rev. 3050) is a maintenance update that brings a number of minor improvements and bug fixes. It is a free and recommended update for all v9 users.

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The Secret to Time Management

Time management. When done right it is one of the key building blocks to mastering your time. When done wrong, it is time well misspent. 

Before you can start learning about time management, you first need to understand where it fits into the scheme of things.

Goal setting, procrastination, focus/distractions, productivity, habits, time management.

These are various topics that all revolve around one thing – your time. In one way or another, each of these topics come together and are the deciding factor of how your time is spent.

Your time each day

In a world where you have 24 hours each day, how you spend it is incredibly important. Because one day tends to blur into the next day. That blur turns into a blurred week and that week turns into a blurred year.

So on and so forth. You get it.

With that in mind, if you understand that your time is something to be harnessed, to be channeled and used productively, you can create an amazing life for yourself.

Everything you do is a function of time.

If you use it wisely, you can create a life where you are in control. Where you can look at each day and call the shots. Where you are a master of your time.

What you’ll need, however, is to take action. You can’t just read on and on forever. At some point, you need to apply what you’ve learned. If you can do that, you’ll be on the right path.

What is time management?

According to the dictionary, the official time management definition is:

The analysis of how working hours are spent and the prioritization of tasks in order to maximize personal efficiency in the workplace.

In other words, instead of letting life happen upon you, it is about taking deliberate steps and actively choosing how your hours are spent.

Time management is looking at your time and then deciding how you actually want or should be spending it.

How to get started

When it comes to time management, there is no one-size-fits-all, perfect strategy. Instead, what you’ll find is a slew of tactics and techniques that you can apply and experiment within your own life.

Time management tips

When it comes to how to manage time effectively, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind. Some of those tips include:

Don’t check your phone first thing in the morning – Sidestep the urge to check your phone right when you wake up. Instead, use that time for something that you deem a little more valuable (like reading or meditating).

Make a list – Creating lists is a great way to keep yourself focused and on track. Doing so can also help you stay better organized. Try it out and watch as you start to spend more time on what’s actually important.

Delegate – One of the best ways that you can free up time for yourself is by delegating out or sharing responsibilities. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Have the hard conversations and free up your time for the things that matter most.

Where does productivity fit into all this?

Now that you know about time management, you’re probably wondering… how does productivity fit into all this?

Well, if time management is how you choose to use your time – for example, deciding to spend 1 hour working towards your goals instead of binging a show – productivity is how effective you are with that 1 hour.

You may set aside that 1 hour for your goals, but when it actually comes time to work, you may find yourself scrolling aimlessly on your phone (wasting time).

Therefore, productivity is a combination of effectiveness and efficiency. It’s how quickly you can get a job done and how well it turns out.

When you combine productivity with time management, the results are amazing! When done together, these two forces help to ensure that your time is spent wisely and that you can make some serious progress towards your goals and ideal life.

If you want to gain all of the benefits of a productivity system, upgrade to Pagico 9 here.

Pagico 9 Update 1

Thank you all for upgrading to Pagico 9! Even we spent months on internal testing and 6 weeks on public beta test, we still couldn’t catch all the bugs! But we are trying hard to catch and fix them as quickly as we can. So here’s the launch weekend update that brings a number of bug-fixes. The revision number for Pagico 9 Update 1 is r3044 r3046.

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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.

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