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 […]
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.
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, […]
Would you like to glean some insight into your daily behavior? If you’d like to do something every day, collect data on something you do often, or just regularly record the status of some area of your life, you can take care of it with a simple Google Form. Google Forms are free, easy to […]
It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. Steven Pressfield, The War of Art Think about a time you moved a heavy piece of furniture, like a solid oak dresser. Do you remember noticing that the hard part isn’t pushing the dresser across the floor, but getting it moving […]