24 01, 2017

What will you do this week that you’ll talk about the rest of your life?

You are what you take the time to become Probably no one woke up today and suddenly discovered that they could run a marathon… or surprisingly woke up with a cure for cancer… or amazingly won an Oscar… or overnight unexpectedly received an answer to the Goldbach conjecture. That’s because those things take time, energy, [...]

9 05, 2016

Work by the day, but plan by the week

You’ll never get ahead of the game by only looking at today and never thinking about tomorrow—which is exactly why you need to work by the day, but plan by the week. You choose the best time to do this—when you feel ready to look ahead—Sunday evening seems to work for most. Here are some [...]

7 05, 2016

Graduating seniors: get good at doing this one thing, and most all of life will be easier!

“We’re free!” we all shouted. Graduation was over, and we were free! We thought—now that we’re finally out of high school and free—that freedom is the ability to do whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want, without interference from any authority. Well… that was a long time ago, and it’s taken a lifetime [...]

2 05, 2016

Every minute you spend in planning saves ten minutes in execution

“Every minute you spend in planning saves ten minutes in execution,” claims Brian Tracy. We agree completely! Even if you consistently work harder than everyone you know, if you’re not working on the smartest, highest-leverage tasks, you’re not going to be as productive as someone who works half as much as you! When you put [...]

28 04, 2016

You’ll get lost without time management!

Think of time management this way: It would have been so easy to get lost… Deep in the woods—surrounded by trees—everything in every direction looked the same! Without a handheld GPS device, pathfinding through the forest would have been almost impossible. The GPS device —about the size of a smartphone—is an electronic map and compass [...]

16 04, 2016

Eat the Brussels sprouts first!

Today’s Highly-Effective Productivity Hack: Do the hard stuff first When younger, I learned from sad experience that when mom serves you Brussels sprouts, you better eat them. The secret is to eat them first! Once they’re gone, you can enjoy the rest of the meal. Every now and then you’re going to have tasks on [...]

8 09, 2015

How to set SMART goals

Are you looking to learn about smart goals? When it comes to setting feasible and achievable goals, there is one key bit of advice that you should consider: Be S.M.A.R.T. This acronym, also depicted as SMART, is used to describe a particular concept and method for effective goal setting. The concept has been around since [...]