Instead of being angry bout something and going on with your day while being angry, why not lose the anger? No, it’s not terribly easy, but it’s also not monumentally hard. Below, ten ways to quickly dump 95% of anger on any topic right out of your head.
I decided to do another book summary post, since I found it so useful and insightful. This one is by brothers Jeffrey Eisenberg and Bryan Eisenberg, writing with Roy H. Williams. They analyse Amazon’s principles through the eyes of two imaginary characters on a road trip. The book is basically a dialogue between the older … Continue reading Be Like Amazon
I was wondering what to post first... in many ways a 'first' blog post is fairly easy - you just start, explain why you started, and introduce yourself and your plans... its a blank slate. What comes next seems to matter more - folks will start judging, deciding whether they want to come back … Continue reading 10 Ways the Apple Watch Can Keep You Productive
I started a blog back in 2011 – that happened because I was in the process of starting a company, and all the content about productivity was actually quite relevant to the company’s purpose. The company has since been sold, and the blog has been dormant since 2012… My passion for productivity however, is not dormant … Continue reading First Post on the ‘NEW’ Blog
Every day I list at least ten items. I like to practice my idea muscle. Even if its my stupid idea muscle. They might be business ideas. Thoughts about the revolution. Book ideas. Ideas on how to improve my life. Or blog post ideas. Ideas on who I should be connecting with. And so on. … Continue reading Brain Storming – Everything Is Allowed
Mobile devices have exacerbated an always-on work culture where employees work anytime, anywhere. They've contributed to the blurred distinction between when you're "on the clock" and when you're not. Service industry professionals are especially tethered to these devices. There's an assumption that using smart devices boosts productivity, since they allow us to work constantly. But, … Continue reading Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?
The highest achievers are strict disciplinarians. Use these three easy steps to boost your odds of success. Flickr photo courtesy of Vicky Sedgwick I am not ashamed to admit this: I am über Type A. I believe in "going hard or going home," as they say, and pushing to the very end. As an entrepreneur, … Continue reading Productivity Tricks: 3 Ways to Build a Smarter Routine
Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive. For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right? Wrong. According to … Continue reading Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week is Useless
Why is it that between 25 and 50 per cent of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It's not just the number of hours we're working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we've lost, above all, are stopping … Continue reading The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time
You can cut your work week by a day while boosting company morale exponentially. Here are 6 good reasons to try it. After living within the confines of a four-day work week during the past four months at Slingshot SEO, my first reaction to questions about this unbelievable perk is “Why not?” Small business owners, … Continue reading The Case for a Four-Day Work Week