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Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life by Lothar Seiwert and Holger Woeltje

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  1. Think about which tasks really get you ahead. Which tasks would turn out to be extremely profitable because they save time and money or increase efficiency in other areas (for example, creating email folders, cleaning up the inbox, marketing/website improvements, or continued education)?

  2. Create a B-Task for at least one such activity (something you’ve been meaning to do for a long time—for example, cleaning up your email inbox) and set a realistic due date for it within the next three weeks.

  3. If you are not working with Outlook tasks yet, start managing your task lists in Outlook. Enter 20 tasks (each with a meaningful subject) that you want to or have to get done next week. (If you are already using tasks, display the ones due next week.) ...

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