Are You Feeling Insane?

Does the thought of coming into your office make you crazy? I once met a woman who told me she felt like gathering up all her papers, piles & files, books, even the computer … throwing it all out the window into one big pile … then pouring gasoline over it … (imagine this description […]

Make Time For The Not-So-Critical Stuff!

Ever get tired of hearing you should focus your time and energy only on high-value tasks? You know … the important stuff. But what about the not-so-important stuff? Those tasks that keep nagging at you. When are you gonna get those done? We’d all like to work on high-value tasks and activities, but just about […]

Are You Feeling Insane?

Does the thought of coming into your office make you crazy? I once met a woman who told me she felt like gathering up all her papers, piles & files, books, even the computer … throwing it all out the window into one big pile … then pouring gasoline over it … (imagine this description […]

Time Is Money!

Let me share a story with you … A few years back, I had decided to cut down a couple of large bushes that were messy and no longer healthy. My son and I piled the branches into several piles and then called it a day. The plan for the following day was to borrow […]

Let Go Of That One Thing!

You know the thing I’m talking about. Its been bugging at you for far too long now. You really feel like you “should” do it, but you just can’t seem to get yourself to make it happen. Don’t be a should-head. If it’s been there for a long time, how important is it anyway? Just […]

Delete. Purge. Recycle.

Stuff always manages to come to you. Emails pop in, the snail mail arrives, papers get dumped on your desk, the print key gets used. The trick to staying ahead of all this is to get rid of stuff as you go. Every day, make it a mission that you will delete some emails and […]

A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!

Instead of fumbling around in the morning trying to put out fires and figure out what’s next, hit the ground running by making your task list at the end of your workday the day before. Here are some benefits for planning the night before: You have more clarity the night before At the end of […]

Simplify Your Life!

One of the best things I ever did was to simplify everything that I could. ‘Simplify’ was a theme I used a few years ago as a guidepost for keeping me on track with my goals. I was so jazzed by the results that I even created an ongoing list of stuff I wanted to […]

Less Is More!

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive. Almost to the point of obsession. But excessive amounts of caffeine and endless list-making isn’t gonna get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels. So, why are we so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably […]

Praise The Humble Notebook

Notebooks appear to be making a comeback (some of you readers might even say it never went away in the first place). With all the apps for making task lists or recording your notes, don’t underestimate the simplicity and effectiveness of a notebook. Its uses are many and unlimited. You can use it to write […]