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 [...]

Eat the Brussels sprouts first!2016-05-13T14:18:39+00:00
15 04, 2016

Score the most points


Today’s Highly-Effective Productivity Hack: Here’s an addictive game that’s actually good for you—especially if you’re a little competitive! On your list of tasks to be completed today (see this post), assign a point value to each one—depending on the degree of difficulty. At the end of the day, total the points for the tasks you [...]

Score the most points2016-10-11T08:40:38+00:00
14 04, 2016

Save Emails for Later


Today’s Highly-Effective Productivity Hack: save email for later. Those early hours at work are often the best for giving your day a productive start. So why do most of us start our day with reading emails? Focusing on email makes you concentrate on responding to others’ messages instead of acting on our own ideas. It [...]

Save Emails for Later2017-04-21T12:15:21+00:00
12 04, 2016

Only write down five things at a time on your to-do list


“What?!? No way! I have too many things to do!” How many of you have approached your task list (to-do list) and wondered where you should even start? For productivity: Have two lists! Here's how that's done with PlanPlus Online: One list is your “Master List.” These are ALL the tasks you have to do. [...]

Only write down five things at a time on your to-do list2019-01-10T18:56:55+00:00
11 04, 2016

Write things down as soon as they pop into your mind


Your mind was designed to come up with brilliant ideas—not to hold on to them! So what’s the best way to capture your thoughts and ideas? Go straight to your Daily Notes Center on your PlanPlus Online home screen and click on the “+” sign and enter ideas, thoughts, journal entries—you name it. This convenient [...]

Write things down as soon as they pop into your mind2019-01-10T18:56:55+00:00
31 03, 2016

Make this the turning point of your life


“Big doors swing on small hinges.” Sometimes, it’s the small things in life that can result in the biggest changes in life’s direction. One of the most effective things you can do for your life is to uncover your mission. It’s a small thing that consistently produces big results. With the world constantly changing and [...]

Make this the turning point of your life2020-12-19T08:35:09+00:00
16 02, 2016

How to turn your personal digital device into a productive digital device


Zoe’s day looked hectic—so much to get done, and most of it had to be accomplished away from the office—and away from her laptop. For example, on her way to meet with a client, she needed to swing by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Then, she had a late lunch with a new [...]

How to turn your personal digital device into a productive digital device2019-01-10T18:56:57+00:00
19 01, 2016

Manage Time Better: A how-to for interruption-based professions


Let's face it – we're all busy and face many interruptions, and that can make time management difficult--no matter how diligent we are about organizing, scheduling, and rescheduling our tasks. Having a routine schedule can make it easier to streamline and group our tasks and activities, but not every profession or job lends itself to [...]

Manage Time Better: A how-to for interruption-based professions2019-01-10T18:56:57+00:00
29 07, 2014

The Wrong Way to Use Goals


I'm a huge advocate of goals! Goals have tremendous power. In fact, goals have the power to focus the potential of mankind. Goals have the potential to send a man to the moon, to cure cancer, and to change lives. Unfortunately, in much the same way that nuclear power can be used to power cities or [...]

The Wrong Way to Use Goals2019-01-10T18:57:11+00:00
8 07, 2014

Time Management Tips – Say No to Say Yes


Productivity is the buzz word of the business world. While it is something the average employee works toward, it can often be confused with simply being busy. Busying oneself with extraneous tasks does nothing to help the company go forward and may actually hold it back from real growth. There are few key elements of [...]

Time Management Tips – Say No to Say Yes2019-01-10T18:57:12+00:00
11 06, 2014

Time Management for People Who Don’t Have Time


Question: "Do you do Time Management?" Answer: "Time management doesn't work for me in my job. My job is too reactive to customer needs" Are you trying to manage your time with a calendar?  Try this instead... Over the past few weeks I have encountered a few people who have said that “Time Management” doesn’t [...]

Time Management for People Who Don’t Have Time2019-04-05T14:30:43+00:00