The 80/20 Rule – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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You’ve probably heard of the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule. It’s the one that suggests that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your resultsIt originally referred to economist Vilfredo Pareto’s observation that 80% of Italy’s wealth belonged to only 20% of the population, but has been applied to many (some would say all) aspects of life, including organization and productivity.

For this edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival, I invited my readers to submit a blog post about this principle.

Check out all the great submissions, and be sure to show the bloggers your appreciation by leaving comments and sharing their blog posts (and hopefully this one!) with your network, using the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

I sincerely thank everyone who contributed to this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival.

Next month’s topic will be Note Taking, and I hope you’ll be able to join us. You have until August 17th to make a submission.

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Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
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Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
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Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
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Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
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Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
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Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
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Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on July 21, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Lots of great content in this one. I can’t wait to read through them. The universal applicability of this principle is pretty astounding to me. I see it play out in my own life. I know I use a few of my possessions all the time, and many hardly ever. Lisa’s title about “the vital few” and the “trivial many” is spot on!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 22, 2021 at 1:03 pm

      Lisa’s title made me think about my priorities in a whole new way!

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