Episode 17 Take control over your calendar and be happier with Structure

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Is it really possible to get more done in less time and at the same time be happier and perhaps even live longer? 

In this last episode for the season, we talk to David Stiernholm, Struktör, about structure. For almost two decades, David has been helping people and organizations become more efficient by creating better structure and order.

The episode is packed with inspiration, tips, tricks, and tools on how to get started structuring your work and to, once and for all, get rid of that overwhelming feeling of the to-do:s controlling you instead of the other way around. 

David talks about the three building blocks of how the structure is created - organize, focus, and automate. Taking us through each category, what they mean and how they can be addressed, David gives us concrete tips and tools on what to do and how to implement structure in your life and work (see links below). We also talk about the benefits of structure, if it can be too much, and how to make the most of the structuring tool to free time and get in control of your schedule.

Thanks for listening! If you are interested in surface science and related topics, you should also check out our blog -  the Surface Science blog

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