I have been making to-do lists since college. In terms of physical systems, I started with the Seven Star Diary, graduated to a Day-Timer, and then landed on the Franklin Planner. At the time, it was state of the art.
After reading David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, I decided to go digital. I did almost everything in Microsoft Outlook and then, after switching to a Mac, Microsoft Entourage. But ultimately, I switched to Nozbe, which I have been using since 2007.
I have written on “5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Nap Every Day.” But this infographic describes how elite athletes sleep more in order to improve their performance. If you are a high-achiever, this might be the single most important tip I could give you for improving your productivity. (Thanks to ChurchMag for directing me to this.)
Infographic courtesy of ©Zeo, Inc.
This is a guest post by Jaime Tardy. She has interviewed over 130 millionaires on her blog
and just published a new book about what she’s learned. It’s called, The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup
. You can follow her on Twitter
Let’s face it. One of the most difficult areas of most people’s lives is time management. We all want enough time for our work, our family, and ourselves. So how do the most successful people manage their time?
Photo courtesy of ©ShutterStock.com/merzzie
I’ve been lucky enough to interview over 130 millionaires. They know the value of their time, and use it to the best of their ability. I’ve curated the top tips on their time management to help you have more time to work, and more time to play and be with your family.
Last weekend, I read and reviewed Crystal Paine’s terrific new book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Evidently, Crystal has hit an open nerve. Last I checked, the book was at #18 overall on Amazon. If you haven’t picked up a copy, do yourself a favor and buy it now!
Apple may or may not be working on an iWatch, but my guess is that they are. This video is from San Francisco designer Todd Hamilton. Pretty cool if you ask me.
I have a special place in my heart for young moms who are super-busy, stressed out, and exhausted. Years ago, I watched my own wife, Gail trudge through this season of our life.
While I was caught up in the demands of my own career, she struggled to raise our five daughters and take care of herself at the same time. It wasn’t easy. Sometimes it seemed impossible.
This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. He is the Co-founder of BufferApp
, a Twitter app I use daily and can’t live without. You can read his blog
and follow him on Twitter
Wow, the new year has really come around fast this time, hasn’t it? One of the things that I find most helpful towards the end of the old year and start of the new one, is to evaluate how I work.
Especially, with the huge amount of online tools and the fast pace at which they’re changing, there’s almost always a way to improve my workflows and to make my life that much more efficient. What better time of the year to do so than at the beginning of 2014?
I am often asked in interviews, “How do you get so much done?” Even one of my daughters asked me this the other day.
image courtesy of shutterstock.com/RuslanDashinsky
I love the topic of productivity. I collect productivity hacks like some people collect stamps. I am always looking for the edge that will make me more efficient and, even more importantly, more effective.
Based on my recent 2013 Reader Survey, 75 percent of my readers want more productivity content. So here are my top ten favorite productivity hacks of all time, in no particular order:
Click to Listen
Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new window
To be an effective leader, you have to become good at delegating. The problem is that what made you successful doesn’t usually scale.
To grow—both personally and organizationally—you have to increasingly focus on those high payoff activities where you add the most value and get rid of everything else. As Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, once said,
I purposed never to do anything others could or would do when there was so much of importance to be done that others could or would not do.
I am a productivity geek. I want to get more done in less time. I’m always looking for that edge that will make me more efficient.
Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/nicodemos
But the last week has been tremendously unproductive. Though I had big plans, I’ve not accomplished much of anything.
When I first stepped away from my role as the CEO of Thomas Nelson, I reveled in the freedom. I felt a little fear, to be sure. But mostly, I was excited about doing what I loved, and leaving behind the corporate bureaucracy and the non-stop parade of meetings.
That lasted about a month.