How to use the KISS Method for Productivity

We’re always looking for ways to be more productive in the amount of time we have each day. There are systems and tools that solve problems we face in our daily work that are meant to help us get more done in less time. But sometimes we tend to overcomplicate things by adding tool upon tool, system upon system.

Task vs. Project Management: Which do you need?

Everyone I talk to in business today is busy. Even as things have slowed down in physical office locations, technology has allowed us to stay connected to continue to get work done. Add in video meetings with business colleagues, friends, family, doctors, and school teachers and it seems we really haven’t slowed down much. This […]

How to Stay Productive with the Pomodoro Technique

One of the hottest topics on the internet is time management. It seems like we all need a way to manage our time for greater focus so we can stop procrastinating and get more done in less time.  While getting more done in less time might seem punishing, it’s actually freeing. We’re not talking about […]

Optimize Your Output With Timeboxing

Have you ever heard of Parkinson’s Law? It’s the adage that says work expands to fill the time allotted. And Temporal Motivation Theory—have you heard of it? It says that time is a critical and motivational factor when it comes to getting things done efficiently. So how does this apply to us? What it means […]

Pleexy | How to Synchronize Todoist with Your favorite Project Manager

How to Automate Your Personal Task Management System and Get Real Work Done If you’re anything like the average knowledge worker, you might start your day with laser-like focus, ready to take on your most important project — only to get side-tracked by a Slack notification 10 minutes later. From this point on, your productivity […]

Best Productivity Systems 2020

How do you go from struggling to a highly productive professional? The answer is fairly simple–use productivity tools on a daily basis. These tools have helped me immensely in organizing and jotting down ideas for my business and in my private life, too. Let me share some tools that I know and personally recommend. Remember, […]

Why You Are Still NOT Productive

Everyone is talking about productivity apps these days. To be productive sounds great, and to have an app that does it for you, a dream come true. But many people confuse being productive with being busy. I wrote a Productivity Guide about this called BUSY VS PRODUCTIVE: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE & HOW TO MAKE […]

Effectiveness And Efficiency – The Secret Ingredients Of Productivity

  In the world of optimization, I often hear people use the terms effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity interchangeably. While these words are all related to optimizing overall performance, each has its own specific meaning.  Understanding the true meaning of each of these words can give you an edge when analyzing your life for places you […]

How to Get to Inbox Zero Every Day

Ask any business person what their biggest frustration is, and chances are you’ll find email at the top of their list. Receiving and processing email can add a huge burden to an already overstuffed day.

In my day job, I receive up to 100 emails per day. This adds up to 500 emails per week and 2000 emails per month. Just imagine having this in your physical mailbox. Insane, right?