Mental models are simple concepts that can improve the way you think about and interpret any situation

14 02, 2019

How to get work done in the interruption economy

2019-02-14T09:35:10+00:00

Everyday interruptions at work can be a key barrier to managing your time effectively and, ultimately, can be a barrier to your success. Because your day only has so many hours in it, a handful of small interruptions can rob you of the time you need to achieve your goals and be successful in your [...]

How to get work done in the interruption economy2019-02-14T09:35:10+00:00
13 02, 2019

Your biggest regret can be summed up in one word: Procrastination

2019-02-13T08:46:22+00:00

Of all the self-inflicted time management pains, procrastination is one of the most painful—over time. Procrastination is a trap that many of us fall into. In fact, most of us procrastinate to some degree. While it may be comforting to know that you're not alone, it can be sobering to realize just how much it [...]

Your biggest regret can be summed up in one word: Procrastination2019-02-13T08:46:22+00:00
11 02, 2019

Are the whys more important than the whats?

2019-02-11T10:52:31+00:00

How to use the Five Whys Kids ask a lot of questions, am I right? In fact, studies have shown that kids ask more than 300 questions a day! Here’s just a sample of questions, all asked at the breakfast table, all before 9:00 am (this is the truth!): Why do people need to sleep? [...]

Are the whys more important than the whats?2019-02-11T10:52:31+00:00
7 02, 2019

How to do a monthly personal performance review

2019-02-07T09:44:50+00:00

Success and fulfillment in life is found by intentionally creating the life you want to have, and conducting a personal and private monthly review is part of that process. Right now, and at the end of each month, take an hour to review the past month and make goals and course corrections for the new [...]

How to do a monthly personal performance review2019-02-07T09:44:50+00:00
24 01, 2019

Can you name your top 3?

2019-01-24T09:41:20+00:00

Can you name today’s top 3? Did you know PlanPlus Online Chrome plugin can help your productivity skyrocket? We’ll show you how, but first, let’s start with your top 3. What’s your top 3? Your top 3 are the 3 most important things you want to accomplish for the day. And you should limit your [...]

Can you name your top 3?2019-01-24T09:41:20+00:00
18 01, 2019

Is it even possible to make a weekend productive?

2019-01-18T12:36:27+00:00

Weekends are like rainbows—they look great from a distance, but once you get up close to them, they start to disappear. Do your weekends fly by too fast? Do you sleep until you’re hungry then eat until you’re sleepy? Or, are you hoping to craft a weekend that’s memorable, relaxing, and productive? Here are some [...]

Is it even possible to make a weekend productive?2019-01-18T12:36:27+00:00
10 01, 2019

Our 12 most useful productivity tips for 2019

2019-01-11T09:52:45+00:00

Here’s a collection of our most useful productivity themes and tips to help you get a great start on 2019! It’s never too early or too late to gain more productivity.  ​ ​​ 1. Use Tools These are the essential tools you need this year to take you from good to great! Introducing a seismic shift in [...]

Our 12 most useful productivity tips for 20192019-01-11T09:52:45+00:00
3 01, 2019

Time management is a lie

2019-01-10T18:56:23+00:00

Time management is a lie we need to stop telling ourselves It’s an illusion. It’s not real. Out of all the things we can manage in our life, time isn’t one of them. We can’t start it or stop it, can’t slow it down or speed it up. We can’t store it, manufacture it, or trade it. [...]

Time management is a lie2019-01-10T18:56:23+00:00
30 03, 2018

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important

2019-01-10T18:56:27+00:00

The Eisenhower Matrix is a presidential insight about productivity: soon after Eisenhower became president, he visited the campus of Northwestern University to deliver an address. What he said changed the thinking about “productivity” forever. He said: “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never [...]

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important2019-01-10T18:56:27+00:00
21 04, 2015

Project vs Process: What’s the Difference?

2019-01-10T18:57:05+00:00

What exactly is a project vs process, and how are these two things different? Which one is better? And what do project and process management involve? There are advocates of both projects and processes as keys to business performance, and there’s been considerable emphasis on project management and process management in recent years. To arrive [...]

Project vs Process: What’s the Difference?2019-01-10T18:57:05+00:00
17 06, 2014

The Simplicity on the Far Side of Complexity

2018-03-06T19:38:03+00:00

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is quoted as having said, "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity." This is a great quote that hints at a model and a goal that all inventors, product managers, developers, [...]

The Simplicity on the Far Side of Complexity2018-03-06T19:38:03+00:00
3 02, 2014

Progressive Goal Planning™ Part One: An Alternative Approach to Setting and Achieving Goals

2019-01-10T18:57:15+00:00

Progressive Goal Planning offers a viable and effective alternative when other approaches fail. Progressive Goal Planning is the process of planning sequential goals.  Each goals builds upon previously attained goals and ultimately toward the achievement of a greater, overarching goal. However, your end goal may not be known at the beginning of the process. In Progressive [...]

Progressive Goal Planning™ Part One: An Alternative Approach to Setting and Achieving Goals2019-01-10T18:57:15+00:00