Most of the ideas in this post are borrowed or adapted from David Allen’s must-read book Getting Things Done. I use a modified version of GTD to run my entire life, and if you want the full story, check out my GTD tutorial posts. Everybody loves a clean desk. But without a system for managing […]
Below, you'll find articles on productivity. Time is a non-renewable resource, and how we spend our time largely determines on our lives turn out.
Topics include time management, priority management, how to use Getting Things Done, improving concentration, and the power of accountability.
All sunshine makes a desert. — Unknown You’re going to have bad days. There’s no way around it. Something big will go wrong, a bunch of little things will go wrong, or you just won’t be able to summon any motivation. When you’re having a bad day, it’s tempting to bail: “Well, I’m not going […]
I’ll keep this brief: abstract concepts and general advice are all well and good, but sometimes you just need a few concrete tips. And look at that! I happen to have some right here. Here are seven things you can do this very minute to take control of your time. 1. Put your phone in […]
If you’re reading this blog, you probably have more interests than the average bear. And if you’re anything like me, you probably struggle to make time for all these interests. It’s tough, right? Working full-time and maintaining 1-2 hobbies is pretty doable for most people. But what if you have 5-6 interests you’d like to […]
Working on 5-10 goals and not making much progress on any one? Stop working on nearly all of them. Instead, focus on 1-2 wildly important goals.1 Here’s why. How broad is your beam? Most people, most of the time, try to do too much. Accomplishing anything takes time and energy, and your time and energy […]