Bad days are inevitable. Can you stay productive when you’re having one? Some days, of course, everything goes right. You wake up energized, the sun is shining bright in a cloudless sky, and your coffee’s ready just as your toast pops up. You’re motivated and fired up! You’re super productive all day, plowing through your […]
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, project management, how to use Getting Things Done, improving concentration, and the power of accountability.
This blog is getting harder to write. I’ve been at it for a few weeks now, and it’s not new and fun anymore. In fact, it’s starting to feel suspiciously like work. The honeymoon is over, and the slog has begun. I welcome this change. Now is when it starts to count. Starting Is Necessary […]
“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, whom could I ask?” -Jim Rohn I don’t know about you, but I give my problems way too much credit. I tend to think that whatever’s wrong right now will always be […]
If you’re reading this blog, you probably keep a to-do list of some kind. I’m a big fan of Getting Things Done, of course, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Whether you use GTD, a Bullet Journal, a simple to-do list or something else, a single question confronts you every day: […]
Since 2010, I’ve been thinking and reading about success, tracking and analyzing my own triumphs and failures, and studying others’ victories and defeats. And I’ve had quite a laboratory in which to observe success: as an academic advisor, I’ve advised or taught over 1,000 college students, all with dreams of success (and different definitions of […]
When I worked as a freelance musician, I was self-employed. I currently work in higher ed, and the way I see it, I’m still self-employed. In fact, I go to great pains to remind myself of this frequently. We all want to create change in the world while simultaneously advancing our careers, right? I’ve found […]