I was going to make this one of those blog posts where I ask you to grab a pen and a piece of paper (“I’ll wait”), ask you to write down a bunch of garbage and then answer a question, but I decided against it. No one ever actually grabs […]
Articles by: Chris Bailey
It’s a simple equation: the dishes need to get done, because if they don’t get done, they pile up and then you get sad. But here’s the thing – activities that eat up a lot of time but only a little attention are incredible opportunities to be more productive.
If you’re anything like me, you love TED talks and productivity. So when I was stumbling around on TED.com and found Margaret Heffernan’s talk about productivity, my brain almost ate itself. In a nut, Heffernan is a successful businesswoman who has been the CEO at five large companies, and she […]
Second only to Narnia, the Internet is the most magical, make-believe place in the world. And because it’s so magical, it’s incredibly easy to get lost in it; jumping around from one distraction to the next – from pictures of food, to cute kittens, to cute girls on Facebook, to […]
However you manage your schedule, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of adding absolutely everything to it because, man, that feeling of crossing something off of it just feels so good. The two minute rule will save you from that trap.
This blog is about becoming more productive, but too much productivity can add rigidity to your life. Being a bit more impulsive can help you push back against that rigidity.
The Pomodoro Technique is a dead-simple time management technique that breaks your time down into easy-to-manage chunks. It helps you focus, get more done (in less time), and become much more productive. What’s not to love?
Stop. Just stop, right now. I have a gift to share with you. It’s not a unique gift, or one that you haven’t received before – it’s called ‘this moment’. Corny, right? Keep reading. Right now, are you bouncing around between status updates, website links, and other distractions? On your […]