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Energy

You have to spend energy to make energy

You have to spend energy to make energy

Having lasting energy is crucial if you want to become more productive: energy is the fuel that you expend over the course of the day in order to get work done. If you burn out at 2 p.m., you’re not going to accomplish much after that—you’ll probably just work on […]

by × February 4, 2016 ×

General Productivity

Reading about productivity is great, but you have to do the work

Reading about productivity is great, but you have to do the work

Productivity tactics are great, and the good ones will help you get your work done faster and better. But at the same time, you have to do the work. If you don’t make back all of the time you spent reading about productivity tactics—and then some—you’re really just looking at […]

by × February 1, 2016 ×

Technology

Is your computer screen big enough?

Is your computer screen big enough?

I recently bought a big, honking new computer monitor. Over the last year I’ve grown accustomed to writing and working on my 13″ MacBook Pro, but I recently felt the urge to pony up for the new 27″ screen—more than double the screen real estate on my laptop. And holy […]

by × February 1, 2016 ×

General Productivity

You should pick up a couple of these stick-on whiteboards

You should pick up a couple of these stick-on whiteboards

As a writer in the productivity space, companies send me a lot of products. I accept most of it, because it’s free, and free stuff is always fun to experiment with. To date, I haven’t written about any products I’ve received, because nothing has been so exceptional that it’s been […]

by × January 25, 2016 ×

Productivity Experiments

Last month I made every New Year’s resolution under the sun. Here’s what I learned!

Last month I made every New Year’s resolution under the sun. Here’s what I learned!

Why change is hard My favorite word in the English language is intention. Considering how into productivity I am, it’s not even a contest. Since writing about intention and productivity in The Productivity Project, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the idea. When we live and work productively, […]

by × January 11, 2016 ×

General Productivity

Carve out time to daydream, and fresh excerpts from The Productivity Project!

Carve out time to daydream, and fresh excerpts from The Productivity Project!

Hi friends — first off, thanks so much for your incredible response to the announcement that The Productivity Project is out! If you’ve had time to dig into the book, I’d love to hear what you think—shoot me an email by responding to this one! This week I have three […]

by × January 7, 2016 ×

General Productivity

The Productivity Project is out NOW — Freebies, Excerpt, and More

The Productivity Project is out NOW — Freebies, Excerpt, and More

I am incredibly excited to announce that my book, The Productivity Project, is OUT TODAY! It’s available wherever books are sold—including pretty much everywhere online, at bookstores in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, and wherever both ebooks and audiobooks are sold. (I snuck out early today to snap […]

by × January 5, 2016 ×

Become More Awesome

Challenge: Disconnect for a few full days over the holidays

Challenge: Disconnect for a few full days over the holidays

Over the last two years, I’ve noticed a curious trend on this blog: lots of people visit this site throughout the year, but between Christmas and New Years it’s an absolute ghost town. Productivity isn’t a priority during the holidays, and that’s a good thing! After a big year, not […]

by × December 21, 2015 ×

Housekeeping

Read an excerpt from The Productivity Project!

Read an excerpt from The Productivity Project!

I recently asked my publisher if I could post a small excerpt from The Productivity Project so you can get a feel for what it’s like, and they graciously agreed! It’s a small excerpt, because the chapters in the book are small—pretty much every one is under 10 pages, and […]

by × December 14, 2015 ×