Productivity Category Archive

Watch Online Videos in Half the Time

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I recently discovered a nifty utility called MySpeed (for Windows and Mac) that lets you speed up the playback of online videos. I started using it last week, and now I can watch most online videos in half the time it used to take me. Obviously that’s a great time-saver. It doesn’t work for all […]

Biphasic Sleep Update

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Here’s a quick update about how my biphasic sleep trial is going. It’s been 9 days since I started. First off, adapting to biphasic sleep was really no big deal. Compared to the first week of polyphasic sleep, this was easier by at least an order of magnitude. I feel pretty well adapted to biphasic sleep […]

Completion vs. Perfection

Monday, February 14th, 2011

There’s a big difference between completing a project and perfecting a project. Perfectionism frequently works against the drive for completion. A final work product doesn’t have to be perfect to produce strong results. However, the project must be essentially complete. A mediocre but complete film script can still be made into a movie. A beautifully […]

30-Day Facebook Fast

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It’s been about 30 days since I quit Facebook, so I wanted to share an update on what that’s been like. Many others also quit the service last month, and many more are on the fence as to whether they should do the same. Here are some realizations I’ve had as a result of leaving […]

How to Achieve Stretch Goals

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In the previous post, I mentioned that I’d share a method for achieving goals where you aren’t already a good match for the goal. For example, how do you become a millionaire if your vibe is riddled with thoughts and feelings of scarcity? I’ll share that process with you now. If you haven’t read the […]

How I Write

Monday, December 6th, 2010

In this article I’ll share the specific process I use to write articles, from initial concept to final publication, including the step-by-step details. If this topic interests you, hopefully you’ll gain some insights that will help you improve your craft of writing. I don’t write the way I was taught in school, nor do I write […]

30-Day Supertrials

Monday, November 15th, 2010

For years I’ve been recommending the 30-day trial as a way to install a new habit or replace a bad habit. Many people, myself included, have used this practice to successfully make behavioral changes — and have them stick. Now it’s time for the advanced version: The 30-Day Supertrial. [cue trumpets] A Quick Review When conducting […]

Attention

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Life offers an abundance of concerns to which you can give your attention. A significant part of living consciously includes deciding what is deserving of your attention and to what extent as well as deciding what isn’t deserving of your attention. Attention Worthiness How do you decide what’s worthy of your attention and what isn’t? […]

Hacking Reality: Subjective Objectivity

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

As my 30-day subjective reality experiment concluded last month, I shifted to a different mode of living. I finally got used to seeing the world through a dream lens. It was seriously challenging to hold that perspective at first, but after a few weeks, my subconscious took over, and I no longer had to consciously […]

How to Fall in Love with Procrastination

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Many time management experts label procrastination in strictly negative terms such as “the thief of time.” But is procrastination always such a negative experience? Is there a positive side to procrastination, one that may even encourage you to procrastinate more often? What if you could see procrastination from a more empowering perspective? What if you […]