Articles by: Chris Bailey

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 ×

Housekeeping

Before and after.

What’s the point of becoming more productive, anyway?

Writing about productivity blindly is a little like writing about being pregnant. I will never know what that’s like, and so writing about it would be pretty pointless. The same goes for this project.

by × May 2, 2013 ×

Focus

Use this simple trick at your next presentation to make your audience instantly pay attention

Use this simple trick at your next presentation to make your audience instantly pay attention

Most presentations are boring, and as a part of my business degree I’ve listened to countless presenters drone on while a boring screen filled with boring words sits behind behind them. This quick trick will get your audience to focus back on you.

by × May 2, 2013 ×

Housekeeping

It sure is fun to jump head-first into something

It sure is fun to jump head-first into something

Yesterday was an exciting day. A couple of minutes after sending out a bunch of messages to friends about launching A Year of Productivity, the site went down for several hours. But it did get a lot better, and a lot more fun.

by × May 1, 2013 ×

Housekeeping

Introducing A Year of Productivity

Introducing A Year of Productivity

I just got my business degree and was offered two great jobs, both of which I turned down. Why? Because I have a plan. For exactly one year, beginning May 1st, I’ll devour everything I can get my hands on about productivity, and write every day about what I’m learning. No catches – just a total focus on finding practical, tactical tips to make my life and your life better.

by × May 1, 2013 ×

Become More Awesome

Make someone’s week by being uncommonly nice

Make someone’s week by being uncommonly nice

it is impossible to underestimate how you can make someone’s day just by being uncommonly nice to them.

by × April 30, 2013 ×

Technology

How to gain back 13.6 years of your life, in an instant

How to gain back 13.6 years of your life, in an instant

Assuming you live to be 70 (which is almost near-certain considering today’s life expectancies), you’ll spend an impressive 34 hours a week watching TV, which will amount to 13.6 years throughout your life.

by × April 30, 2013 ×

General Productivity

Ideas are worthless, and execution is worth everything

Ideas are worthless, and execution is worth everything

It’s funny how an article from 2005 can still be so relevant today. About eight years ago, Derek Silvers (the founder of CDBaby) wrote about how ideas are worthless by themselves, and only become worth something when they’re multiplied by great execution. I’m tempted to post his article in full because […]

by × April 30, 2013 ×

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