Productivity Category Archive

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 […]

Plodding and Bursting

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Plodding and bursting are two different strategies for getting things done. Understanding these two modes will help you in two ways. First, you’ll be able to identify your own default mode, so you can better take advantage of it. And second, you’ll be able to understand others who prefer your non-dominant mode, so you can […]

Effortless Success Mindfest – Free

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Learning Strategies is hosting yet another Mindfest that you can listen to online, and like their previous Mindfests, it’s completely free. They’re really on a roll with these… This one is called the Effortless Success Mindfest, and it’s a streaming version of an audio program from Jack Canfield. I listened to this full program on CD […]

All Your Excuse Are Belong to Us

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

I have many friends who are broke and other friends who are very wealthy. When people are broke, their favorite excuse is “I don’t have enough money.” When people are wealthy, their favorite excuse is “I don’t have enough time.” Anyone can come up with an excuse to avoid taking action, and their excuses always […]

Exercise Your Freedom Fully

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Many people become self-employed to have more freedom and flexibility. Not as many take full advantage of those benefits though. It’s common for people to find themselves self-employed in ways that make them slaves to their desks. They may have removed their old boss, but they ride themselves just as hard as their old boss […]

Dancing with Raw

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I went back to eating 100% raw again last week (being going a little over a week so far). I found the transition pretty easy this time. Since I’ve dabbled in eating raw quite a bit, including going for 6 months at one stretch, I find it pretty easy to reload the associated habits, such as […]

Are You Playing the Waiting Game?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Lean into action in spite of your doubts. It’s unreasonable to expect perfect clarity in advance. A fuzzy idea is good enough. Ideas don’t normally become crystal clear when you’re standing still and pondering them. In fact, they rarely become crystal clear even after you’ve implemented them. When I get an idea for a new […]

“I Don’t Know How” Is Not a Valid Excuse

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

When you say something like this: I wish I could write better, but my writing skills aren’t very good. … many intelligent, self-directed people are actually hearing this: I wish I could write better, but I’m too lazy and undisciplined to do anything about it. I also have low self-esteem, which prevents me from believing […]

How to Reduce Your Mail to Almost Nothing

Monday, February 13th, 2012

It’s been estimated that the average American will spend about 8 months of his/her life opening junk mail. Would anyone consciously choose to do that? Probably not. But how many will end up doing it anyway? And this is just the average. Some poor folks actually spend years of their lives processing junk mail. This […]