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New Year Countdown 266315374264

So what is this number and how cannot help? Try this one 155274263153. Still not sure? The first one is the first Monday in each month for 2017, and the second? Correct! The same for 2018. So what use is that? Well if you learn this number (or keep a note of it handy) and know the number of days in a month* you can easily work out the dates of any day in any month for that year without needing to refer to a calendar. So when you are stood in front of your whiteboard, marker in hand, with your team trying to work out those pesky milestone dates, BOOM! you can quickly work it out. *If you can't remember the song use your knuckles take a look here . Have a marvellous New Year's Eve and a productive 2017. Nige The Sunday Lunch PM

Email tip 2 Switch off email alerts now!!!!!

Turn off the alerts. The hosts of the Manager Tools podcast Mark and Mike call the outlook pop up toast and as they say if you leave it on you are toast. Every time the email alerts you, you are distracted, even if for a second and this destroys focus on the task at hand. Switch it off, switch it off now. But when will I deal with email? I hear you cry. Simple answer whenever you schedule it in your calendar. 30 mins in the morning and in the afternoon, 1 hour at the end of the day whatever suits you. Just don't deal with email when everyone else wants you........which is when they send it you. Take control of your own time.