4 01, 2019

Are you time-rich or time-poor? It depends on if you feel in control of your time

2019-04-19T13:19:59+00:00

Are you busy right now? Are you behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or already this year? You’re not alone. It’s a common problem. In fact, it’s a problem so common it may qualify as a new epidemic: We’ve got no time. Too busy. Overwhelmed by work, family obligations, and [...]

Are you time-rich or time-poor? It depends on if you feel in control of your time2019-04-19T13:19:59+00:00
3 01, 2019

Time management is a lie

2019-04-05T10:33:34+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 lie2019-04-05T10:33:34+00:00
11 05, 2016

Rewards are worth working for

2016-05-11T14:34:33+00:00

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…” It's time to reward yourself! Full day ahead? Feeling overwhelmed with your task list? Promise yourself a reward for completing each task—or finishing the total job. Then keep your promise to your yourself for staying focused and working. The reward rules are simple: No reward (no [...]

Rewards are worth working for2016-05-11T14:34:33+00:00
7 05, 2016

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

2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00

“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 [...]

Graduating seniors: get good at doing this one thing, and most all of life will be easier!2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00
2 05, 2016

Every minute you spend in planning saves ten minutes in execution

2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00

“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 [...]

Every minute you spend in planning saves ten minutes in execution2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00
28 04, 2016

You’ll get lost without time management!

2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00

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 [...]

You’ll get lost without time management!2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00
26 04, 2016

Tracking the elusive time bandits

2017-03-24T09:34:59+00:00

Where did it all go? How much of your time is being spent on emails or on the phone instead of accomplishing your priorities for the day? If you don’t have a clear picture of how your days (and hours) are spent, it’s going to be difficult to make improvements. The first step to using [...]

Tracking the elusive time bandits2017-03-24T09:34:59+00:00
25 04, 2016

The need for insulation

2016-05-13T12:18:09+00:00

Today's highly effective productivity hack: How did that happen?!? I had my phone on the charger—and it still died! It wasn’t charged at all! Upon closer inspection, the insulation on the charger cord was worn and the power wasn’t making it to the phone. Wires designed to carry electric current are insulated so that the [...]

The need for insulation2016-05-13T12:18:09+00:00
22 04, 2016

Free time: schedule time to be outside

2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00

Today's highly effective productivity hack: Schedule your free time! One of my favorite activities is to head out to the wilderness with my camera to hike and explore (living in Utah makes that pretty easy). I just don’t do it as often as I’d like. In fact, honestly, I’d feel a little guilty about actually [...]

Free time: schedule time to be outside2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
19 04, 2016

Weekly planning: how to predict the future

2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00

Todays’ highly-effective productivity hack: Planning is just like predicting the future. To someone trying to be more productive, weekly planning is predetermining future events. Albert Einstein spent a lot of time thinking about time. He said, “Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it.” So planning is determining [...]

Weekly planning: how to predict the future2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
18 04, 2016

Don’t stop with just a task list!

2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00

Today's highly effective productivity hack: Assign each task a time on your schedule! In order to be highly productive, understand that task lists by themselves, are useless. They’re just the first step. The next step? Assign each task a time on your schedule! Why? It helps you be realistic about what you can get done—and it [...]

Don’t stop with just a task list!2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
16 04, 2016

Eat the Brussels sprouts first!

2016-05-13T14:18:39+00:00

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