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Ben Halpern

How do you find time for it all? You seem busy!

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jenn schiffer Ask Me Anything

i am v busy and i honestly have no idea how i do it, but i literally wouldn't be where i am if it were not for my calendar updating and note-taking skills! also the pomodoro technique helps!

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Ben Halpern

Any quick advice for someone who struggles with calendar updating and note-taking?

My duties are not totally unlike yours, but these are probably my two greatest weaknesses and it holds me back sometimes.

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jenn schiffer Ask Me Anything

oh for sure, same! I sometimes need to set calendar alerts to do a calendar audit. it's all about forming good habits and breaking bad ones so i found that the more i put in my calendar (like 5 minutes for responding to a specific email) the better.

as for notes, i have a personal slack channel which i wrote about once where i have notes on anything like work ideas, art events, gym progress, etc. it gives me a central "private" location to return to if i forget a thing. i even have a channel where i take photos of open/close hours of places i frequent like the launderette.

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Ben Halpern

Thanks for the tips 🙏

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