12 07, 2021

Capacity vs. Throughput: Why Getting Things Done Has Stalled for You

2021-07-12T09:59:30+00:00

The capacity of your throughput is equal to the capacity of your bottlenecks. Your personal productivity has two aspects: capacity and throughput. You need them both, but they aren’t identical. And when it comes to effective productivity, one is more important than the other. Your capacity Think of capacity and throughput [...]

Capacity vs. Throughput: Why Getting Things Done Has Stalled for You2021-07-12T09:59:30+00:00
1 05, 2021

Is your life feeling out of balance? Your roles are the problem.

2021-05-01T08:42:46+00:00

When’s the last time you balanced your roles? We live our lives in terms of roles—authentic roles or parts we’ve chosen to fill. Roles represent responsibilities, relationships, and areas of contribution. Much of the pain in life comes from the sense that we’re succeeding in one role at the expense of other, possibly [...]

Is your life feeling out of balance? Your roles are the problem.2021-05-01T08:42:46+00:00
1 05, 2021

How do you determine your roles?

2021-05-01T08:40:18+00:00

Step One: Start with writing down your roles. To help guide our long-term goals and even our daily choices, we need to put down in ink what roles are most important to us. Writing down our roles keeps them in our awareness and helps us pay attention to all the important dimensions of [...]

How do you determine your roles?2021-05-01T08:40:18+00:00
1 05, 2021

See how easy and effective it is to identify your roles and goals in PlanPlus Online

2021-05-01T08:44:21+00:00

In your PlanPlus Online account, Roles and Goals takes center stage on the Vision Board. If you haven’t already, click here to start your free 14-day trial of PlanPlus Online. This is the Vision Board in your PlanPlus Online account. (Click to enlarge image.) This is where you’ll plan [...]

See how easy and effective it is to identify your roles and goals in PlanPlus Online2021-05-01T08:44:21+00:00
18 03, 2021

How to untangle your mind and improve your productivity

2021-03-19T05:39:08+00:00

Your Unscheduled Task list is your mind’s secret weapon! Your mind can be a messy place when you’re trying to be productive. So many things to do! Just keeping track of everything is like a tornado swirling in your head. The winds are whipping… cows flying by… you can’t get a good grip on anything! [...]

How to untangle your mind and improve your productivity2021-03-19T05:39:08+00:00
18 03, 2021

Why the most successful people have priorities

2021-03-18T16:36:24+00:00

The most successful people have priorities. No one woke up today and suddenly discovered that they could run a marathon. That’s because running a marathon requires that you prioritize your time—you choose to use your limited time, focus, and energy on training for a marathon. They follow three simple rules: Life has limits—you’ll never have [...]

Why the most successful people have priorities2021-03-18T16:36:24+00:00
10 03, 2021

What is Being Organized?

2021-03-10T14:59:57+00:00

Whether or not being organized is one of your strengths, it’s a habit all of us should get into. Why? When you’re organized, you know where various items are, you’re aware of what you’re doing, and definitely know where you’re going. Being organized isn’t the same as being tidy—but rather being able to store and [...]

What is Being Organized?2021-03-10T14:59:57+00:00
4 02, 2021

Your decisions shape your destiny

2021-02-04T07:12:16+00:00

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. A decision is the timely choice or selection of a future course of action.  Some decisions are so simple that you're barely aware you're making them, while others are time consuming, high risk, and can leave you feeling anxious. Decisions can make or break [...]

Your decisions shape your destiny2021-02-04T07:12:16+00:00
27 04, 2020

Time to start time boxing—and don’t stop until you’re a time champ!

2020-04-27T12:53:59+00:00

Time boxing is a lot like shadowboxing. You know—shadowboxing: from TV and movies where a fighter is sparring with an imaginary opponent as a form of training. (Usually accompanied with upbeat triumphant-like music.) Time boxing is where you’re sparring with the clock—trying to complete a task against a drop-dead deadline—and you better win. I hated [...]

Time to start time boxing—and don’t stop until you’re a time champ!2020-04-27T12:53:59+00:00
21 04, 2020

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity

2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00

The current situation we’re in has genuine heroes and genuine victims—and millions of us are somewhere in between. The truth is, everyone is stressed. This stress creates its own whirlpool which drags the passive down to the depths. In fact, stress ratchets up fastest if you surrender and decide you’re helpless. Just convince yourself there’s [...]

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00
17 03, 2020

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear

2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00

You are not a product of your circumstances. You are a product of your decisions. Just like most of you, we’re all experiencing some emotional and mental whiplash from the last few weeks. The Coronavirus is gripping the world's attention and rapidly changing the way all of us live and do business. It’s no longer [...]

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00
14 11, 2019

Even on your most busy day you’re only doing these 4 types of things

2019-11-14T16:30:48+00:00

Go ahead… think of your busiest day. Look at you go! Crazy busy, aren’t you? Think of all the things you were doing. Wow! So many, right? Yet, believe it or not, you were only doing four types of things! Seriously. Four. All day long even on your busiest day you are only doing [...]

Even on your most busy day you’re only doing these 4 types of things2019-11-14T16:30:48+00:00