Don’t Do It Alone

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Productive people don’t try to do it on their own. Massage therapists are notoriously cheap and avid do-it-yourselfers. While it’s admirable to see someone embrace challenges that are out of their scope, it’s just not the smartest thing to do. Do what you do best and enlist others to do the rest. The way I look at it ...

Escape Cell Phone Prison

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So far this month I've asked you to shut off your TV, turn off your Facebook notifications and log out of Facebook and email. When will the madness end? Not yet, my friend. There is one other major time waster that is probably takes the number one spot in terms of productivity sucking powers: Your cell phone! The phone with ...

Create a Plan

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If you always put your big rocks first, you’ll be able to plan your time so that you focus on the things that are most important to you. We know that all successful people plan, but most of us don’t do it. Why? Because it seems too complicated to have a business plan, let alone a life ...

The Myth of Multitasking

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Welcome back to Week 3 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! I’m impressed that you've hung around for so long. You've got stamina and no doubt have had the most productive couple of weeks that you've had in a long time. Let the good times roll! Productivity happens when time, energy and attention meet. We've focused largely on ...

Show Your Vices Who’s Boss

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We all have bad habits. They may not be really horrible, but every time you do them you feel guilty. You know you shouldn't do them and yet you continue to do them. Even worse is the fact that you ruminate endlessly over them. It's a constant self-reminder of how weak and pathetic you are. It's ...

Why Limit When You Can Upgrade?

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Yesterday, we talked about limiting refined sugars. But if "limiting" anything just seems like a bad idea to you, then think of upgrading instead. If you are going to eat chips, then eat them with some salsa or some hummus so that you're getting better nutrition and a little fiber. Throwing a pack of instant noodles on ...

Reflections on a Week of Productivity

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To save you some time on Facebook, I've curated some of the comments and issues we've had come up on Facebook this first week of the productivity challenge: Pomodoro is not a hairstyle A lot of people like the idea of a Pomodoro (not to be confused with pompadour which is a hairstyle popularized by Elvis) and ...