General Productivity

General Productivity

For a productivity boost, think back

For a productivity boost, think back

The hard part about writing about personal productivity is just that—productivity is personal. Since we are all wired differently, no one piece of productivity advice will work the same for everybody. There are a few exceptions to this rule—for example, most people are not good at multitasking, and we all […]

by × March 2, 2016 ×

General Productivity

The cure for writer’s block (or any kind of block, really)

The cure for writer’s block (or any kind of block, really)

Writing and running The only way to run a marathon is to put one foot in front of the other, again and again, until you’ve run 26.2 miles. No matter how much you train, or how many running magazines you read, it’s impossible to run a marathon without doing this. […]

by × February 11, 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 ×

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 ×

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 ×

General Productivity

My dream is to wash dishes for a living

My dream is to wash dishes for a living

Angry Birds: Dishes Edition Over the last several months I’ve been having a recurring dream: I’m back in high school—more than a decade ago—and I’m working at my very first job. Before my productivity project, internships, and business school, my first job was washing dishes for a Canadian Italian fast […]

by × November 10, 2015 ×

General Productivity

My favorite ways to stay productive when traveling

My favorite ways to stay productive when traveling

As I write this, I’m on a six-hour flight, traveling from Ottawa (where I live) to London. I don’t mention this to humblebrag; to be honest, while it’s nice flying here and there for speaking engagements and the like, a big part of me also values staying at home reading, or […]

by × October 13, 2015 ×

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