“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 […]
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.
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 […]
I’ve been interested in productivity for about five years now, and I’m a little embarassed to admit I only recently adopted an intentional, well-designed morning routine. Productivity experts the world over will tell you that mornings are key: “If you win the morning, you win the day,” as the saying goes. Everyone has a collection […]
This post is part three in a three-part series: The Basics of Getting Things Done. Part one is here, and part two is here! In part one of this series, we talked about the need for an organizational system outside our own heads, one that frees up our brains to do focused work instead of […]