General Productivity

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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10 productivity lessons I learned writing an 80,000-word book in 6 months

10 productivity lessons I learned writing an 80,000-word book in 6 months

About two weeks ago I sent an 81,302-word book manuscript to my publisher. Even though I had to spend the last six months holed up in my office—writing hardly anything on this blog, and working on only a few other things—the project is finished, and I feel damn proud of […]

by × June 18, 2015 ×

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How to Stay Productive When Everything Goes to $&@%#

How to Stay Productive When Everything Goes to $&@%#

  The beautiful thing about studying productivity is that I am always learning. This felt especially true when, a couple of weeks ago, everything went to $&@%#”. A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to Dublin. With my new book in the works,1 my intention was to take […]

by × March 12, 2015 ×

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My Favorite New Year’s Ritual: Creating an Accomplishments List

My Favorite New Year’s Ritual: Creating an Accomplishments List

Every year around this time, with vacations kicking in and work slowing down, people begin to take stock of how the year went and start planning for the next one. While setting goals for the new year is important (and I wrote a totally free book on keeping your New […]

by × December 17, 2014 ×

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Announcement: I’m writing and publishing a book with Crown Business, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Announcement: I’m writing and publishing a book with Crown Business, an imprint of Penguin Random House

When I think back to high school English class, it definitely wasn’t the best of times. To this day, I remember Googling phrases like “Fahrenheit 451 Plot Summary” and “A Tale of Two Cities Sparknotes” so I could read as little as possible when writing up assignments and book reports. […]

by × November 6, 2014 ×

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Chances are you spend way too much time staring at screens every day

Chances are you spend way too much time staring at screens every day

If you’re average, you spend a crazy amount of time staring at shiny rectangles every day.  Here’s a fascinating breakdown from Mary Meeker (an Internet Analyst at Morgan Stanley) that shows exactly how much time people around the world spend looking at their TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets every day:1 […]

by × July 10, 2014 ×

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I think it’s a good thing productivity is taking a dip during the World Cup

I think it’s a good thing productivity is taking a dip during the World Cup

Productivity takes a dip during major events like the World Cup, but deeper and more meaningful office relationships can make you more engaged, more likely to get a promotion, and more satisfied with your job.

by × July 1, 2014 ×

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The top 10 lessons I learned from A Year of Productivity

The top 10 lessons I learned from A Year of Productivity

The 10 biggest things I’ve learned in my journey to become as productive as possible for a year.

by × May 1, 2014 ×

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