If you’ve got plenty of time, this post may not be for you. But if you struggle to carve out time in your busy day for the important stuff, I have a suggestion. You may cringe (as I did at first), but hear me out: it is easier and more rewarding than it sounds. And […]
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.
Here’s a note I wrote to myself a couple years ago. I read it when I’m exceptionally busy—so busy that I’m not sure I can actually get everything done (like a week before the semester begins, for instance). If you’re anything like me, this will sound familiar: When you get busy, you start spending your […]
One of the questions I hope to answer through this blog is, “What do highly productive people do differently? What can we learn from the best of the best? There’s a whole range of answers, of course. But if you study high achievers in any field, you’re bound to notice an emphasis on quality over […]
One of the biggest productivity challenges we face is managing many projects at once. It’s fairly simple to keep on top of things when there’s not much going on, right? For most of us in academia, the summer is one of those periods. But when the pace picks up (and it always does), delivering the […]
Think back to a super-important, hyper-busy day in your past. I’m talking about a day filled with mission-critical tasks; a day in which nearly every minute was “go time,” everything had to go right, and everything had to get done. Maybe it was hosting a convention for 4,000 people after 18 months of prepping. Could’ve […]
[D]evelop the habit of letting small bad things happen. If you don’t, you’ll never find time for the life-changing big things. — Tim Ferriss A year ago, my life ran like clockwork. I faced the day on my own terms, largely in control of what happened and when. I was in the driver’s seat. Now, […]