Productivity Category Archive

Free Training – Get Paid to Change the World

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Is it possible to build a business that serves the greater good AND earns good money at the same time? Of course it’s possible. I’ve been doing it for many years, and many of my friends — and readers — are in the same boat. We love the idea of making the world a better […]

Trello

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

I’ve been really diving into Trello this week, which I mentioned in my December 2013 Updates post. I now have 17 different Trello boards for managing various projects. You know me — when I get into something new, I love to fully immerse myself in it. Best way to learn quickly. More than 100 people […]

How Many Days Can You Go Without Checking Email or Social Media?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Several weeks ago I decided to try a simple experiment. I opted to check email and social media accounts only three times in a week. I wanted to see what effect this less frequent, non-daily checking would have on my productivity and social connections. Many years ago when the web was a lot smaller and […]

How to Earn Straight A’s

Friday, October 25th, 2013

When I started high school, I decided I was going to become a straight-A student, even though I’d never done that before. It seemed like an interesting goal to pursue as a 14-year old. Since school was the center of my life back then, I figured I might as well succeed at it. On my […]

Your Beautiful Personality

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

This is a follow-up to the recently posted article “Do Your Goals Conflict with Your Personality?”┬áIn that article I shared how understanding the core aspects of your personality can help you set better goals and help you achieve your goals more easily. In the 2+ weeks since I shared that article, I’ve spent a lot […]

How to Fall Asleep in Less Than 30 Seconds

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Does it take you a while to fall asleep at night? Do you find your mind dwelling on various thoughts before you’re able to finally drift off and relax into sleep? Do you find that you just aren’t sleepy enough when it’s time for bed? Realize that if it takes you 15 minutes on average […]

Do Your Goals Conflict with Your Personality?

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Since today is the start of the second half of the year, it’s a good time to update your goals. How are you doing so far with the goals you set (or refreshed) at the beginning of the year? Are you making good progress? Are you drifting or stuck? Did you fail to set intelligent […]

Add the Best; Drop the Worst

Friday, June 28th, 2013

When you realize that you have many bad or mediocre habits that are holding you back in life, you may start to feel overwhelmed. Where should you begin? Should you upgrade your health habits? Attempt a 30-day supertrial? Commit to working an hour a day on your online business? Here’s a simple heuristic that will […]

GeekDesk Review

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Have you ever considered trying a standing desk, where you can do computer and desk work standing up instead of sitting down? It seems like a neat idea, and there are many articles and studies espousing the benefits of spending less time each day in a seated (sedentary) position. But what if you don’t want […]

Please Don’t Interrupt

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Did you know that a task that’s interrupted takes 50% longer and has 50% more mistakes than an uninterrupted one? It takes a while for our brains to get into a focused state where we’re able to concentrate fully on a task without feeling distracted. Once we’re in that state, we can enjoy a very […]