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Productivity Experiments

Michael

Michael

Not your typical attention-grabbing, tip-filled post, but I think it’s worth your time! This is a story about a man I met at the bus stop today, and the conversation we had about his retirement, classical music, books, sports, and a lot more. A good weekend read.

by × May 10, 2013 ×

Time

Time Hack: Focus on high-leverage activities

Time Hack: Focus on high-leverage activities

A question was recently posed on the popular question-and-answer website Quora that asked, “What’s the single most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your professional life?” The top answer is one that I recommend you read in whole.

by × May 9, 2013 ×

Time

The Rule of 3

The Rule of 3

The problem with a lot of productivity and time management systems is they require a lot of overhead, but the “Rule of Three” doesn’t. It’s one of the simplest, most powerful time management techniques I’ve come across lately.

by × May 9, 2013 ×

Technology

F.lux – the must-have, free application that will make you sleep better

F.lux – the must-have, free application that will make you sleep better

Using your computer, smartphone, or tablet late at night messes with your sleep, but sometimes you just have to get a bit more work done (or watch one more YouTube video). Don’t worry, though, this dead-simple program is here to help.

by × May 8, 2013 ×

General Productivity

How to kick bad habits by making them “more expensive”

How to kick bad habits by making them “more expensive”

People hate losing what they have, but that’s not entirely a bad thing, because you can use the awesome power of “loss aversion” to your advantage to lose weight.

by × May 8, 2013 ×

Productivity Experiments

6 wacky productivity experiments I’m conducting over the next year

6 wacky productivity experiments I’m conducting over the next year

My goal isn’t only to write about productivity over the next year – it’s to live it. So I’m not just going to post quick hacks that I’ve found useful, I’m going to dive right into productivity and use myself as a guinea pig to see what works and what doesn’t. Here are six productivity experiments I’ll be conducting.

by × May 7, 2013 ×

Time

Easy Win: Discover exactly how productive you are on the computer with this free app

Easy Win: Discover exactly how productive you are on the computer with this free app

If you don’t know how you’re spending your time on the computer, chances are you could be wasting a lot of it. Enter RescueTime, a free, simple utility that will show you exactly where your time goes.

by × May 6, 2013 ×

Time

What is the very next thing you’ll do after reading this blog post?

What is the very next thing you’ll do after reading this blog post?

Picking the next thing to do is hard. Where the hell do you start? It’s helpful to have a process you can follow that will guide you in the right direction, and David Allen provides two of them in his book, Getting Things Done.

by × May 3, 2013 ×

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