Productivity Tips Articles

  • Learn how to be more organized by doing these three things right now.

    3 Actions You Can Take Right Now to Become More Organized

    September 3, 2018

    You are at your least productive and your least effective when you are disorganized. Instead of putting your energy into doing the most important work, you are wasting sacred brain power – and causing yourself unnecessary stress – on things like remembering what to do next. Being disorganized also makes you less strategic, as you tackle what's most pressing,...

  • Want to help your career? Do nothing, more often.

    Why You Should Spend More Time Doing Nothing

    September 3, 2018

    My best ideas come in the shower. And, right before I go to bed, my mind often becomes flooded with thoughts. Why? Because those are really the only two times in my day I’m not doing anything. I’m not on the Internet, I’m not talking with someone else, I'm not doing work, I’m not reading or watching TV. I’m just doing nothing. And my mind finally gets a chance...

  • Learn how to increase your self-discipline with these seven strategies.

    7 Tactics That'll Make You More Self-Disciplined

    August 27, 2018

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s at Stanford University, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted a series of experiments now referred to as the “marshmallow tests.” The experiments went like this: he put a single marshmallow on a plate in front of a child. He then told the child that they could either eat the one marshmallow now, or they could wait ten minutes...

  • Read this post to learn how to gain a second-wind at work.

    When You’re Exhausted But Still Need to Do One More Thing –...

    August 27, 2018

    We’ve all been there. Work is crazy. Email is backing up. The kids forgot their lunch. And all you want to do is go home and take a...

  • Microsoft Teams is now free. Here's why that's a good thing.

    Microsoft Teams is Now Free. Here’s Why That’s Great News.

    August 1, 2018

    Are you currently using multiple apps, devices and email accounts to keep in-touch with people, both for work and in your personal...

  • The Google apps that'll most help you in your day.

    The 5 Google Apps I Use to Better Run my Household

    July 9, 2018

    While I’m an iPhone user, I’m a big fan of GSuite (formerly known as Google Apps). The suite of products are designed to work together...