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 […]
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.
Don’t begin the activities of your day until you know exactly what you plan to accomplish. Don’t start your day until you have it planned. — Jim Rohn, Leading an Inspired Life Are you crazy busy yet constantly behind on the really important stuff? Help is on the way. Read on. I have a confession […]
There is a huge chasm separating planning and doing, but most people don’t realize it’s there. Doing feels like a natural outgrowth of planning. “First I’ll make a plan, then I’ll execute it. Simple.” But anyone who’s worked on a big project knows that simple doesn’t mean easy. If asked, most of us could produce […]
In the early 1990s, a young comic named Brad Isaac ran into Jerry Seinfeld at a comedy club. Sensing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Isaac asked Seinfeld what advice he’d give to someone just starting out in the business. Seinfeld’s reply outlined one of the most effective productivity strategies in existence. As a writer, I use it […]
When I first discovered the world of productivity in 2011, I was a frazzled graduate student and freelance musician. I thought I was crazy busy, but looking back, I really wasn’t. I had relatively few commitments, but I was so disorganized that it took everything I could muster just to keep my head above water. […]