On your path toward building a practice, there are many opportunities to be more productive. Everyone in the technology industry is expected to do more with less, and ultimately work smarter. In fact, that's exactly what we're working to help our partners and customers achieve, with the ultimate goal of digital transformation and moving to the cloud.

As you help your customers become more productive, one way you can work smarter yourself is by using a time management method called the Pomodoro Technique. Named after the tomato-shaped timer that Francesco Cirillo used to break up his day as a university student, the Pomodoro Technique helps you work in short, focused bursts to get more done throughout the day. According to Cirillo, this technique helps people meet deadlines while avoiding burnout and managing distractions, leading to an all-around better work/life balance.

Here's how to build the Pomodoro Technique into your day.

The Pomodoro Technique

Fun fact: the intervals themselves are called pomodoros, the plural (in English) of the Italian word for tomato.

"I discovered that you could learn how to improve effectiveness and be better able to estimate how long a task to complete by recording how you utilize time." - Francesco Cirillo, inventor of The Pomodoro Technique

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