To Do List – Design One That Works Effectively For You

To Do Lists - Love them or Loathe them?

To Do List – Design One That Works Effectively For You

Many of you reading this will use a To Do List as a tool that helps you to you track your activities and manage your time. Then again, there will be many readers who loath To Do Lists as they always seem to grow out of control because they’re too long or there are too […]

Want to get more done? Get up early

Is this the worst-kept “secret” of highly effective people?

Want to get more done - Get up early

As Ben Franklin said, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” And as many historians have discovered, Ole’ Ben was no fool. What was true in his day is still true today. In fact I would argue that it’s probably truer today than ever, considering all that we’re […]

Plan Your Day and Get More Done

Start your work day right with a daily planning session

Get more done by planning your day

You will have heard many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that is because a proper breakfast gives your body the fuel it needs to perform all day. For similar reasons it’s just as important — perhaps even more so — to start your work day right with […]

Procrastination – Everything You need to know

Procrastination is an epidemic in the literal sense of the word

Procrastination Everything You Need To Know

Procrastination is something we often shrug off or joke about down the pub with colleagues. Perhaps we even think of it as a kind of ‘badge of honor’ and are proud of the fact that we struggle to get work done. Being efficient isn’t very popular after all… But procrastination is not something to be […]

Online Productivity Tools That Aid Productivity

Productivity tools that can help you work more efficiently

Online productivity tools

You’re not totally on your own when it comes to optimizing your productivity. There are many kinds of productivity tools that can help you work more efficiently. You have a great number to choose from. In this article, we’ll look at a few favourites, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Trying out Productivity […]

5 Ways to Mind Your Health and Be Productive

Keep your body and mind in good health in order to be productive.

5 ways to mind your health and be productive

Your body and mind need to be in good health in order to be productive. There are whole books and courses dedicated to each aspect of personal healthcare, but in this article we’re going to tackle five of the the major issues and offer simple solutions. Exercise In order to be productive, you should be […]

Be Selective and Improve your productivity

Think carefully about which tasks you do

Be Selective and Improve your productivity

To improve your productivity, you need to be highly selective about what tasks you decide to do yourself. We’ve covered choosing and prioritizing tasks already in this course, but here are some tips to help you become more selective about which tasks you do. The 80/20 Rule In terms of results, not all tasks are […]

Clear the Clutter and Get Organized

Clutter is the ultimate enemy of a tidy workspace

Clear the Clutter and Get Organized

No matter how affectionate you may feel toward your beloved clutter, a clean and tidy workspace generally leads to better productivity. Your workspace is a reflection of your mind, and this is why most people find it easier to focus and get things done when things are tidy. Organizing your workspace can get complicated, but […]

Manage Time Drains to Improve Your Productivity

"time drains" eat away at your time and keep you from getting things done

Manage Time Drains to Improve Your Productivity

In my last blog How to maintain focus I wrote about how to maintain your focus for the best productivity possible, another way you can improve your productivity is by removing things that can be blocking our productivity. In this article we’ll talk about “time drains” – things that eat away at your time and […]

How to Maintain Focus

The ability to maintain focus is a major part of productivity

How to maintain focus

The ability to maintain focus is a major part of productivity. When you have to work long hours, you have many things to do, or you have a great deal on your mind, focus goes right out the window. If you can’t maintain focus, no matter how many hours you put in or how hard […]