I don’t care about being efficient and productive just to be a better person, to get more done, to be more awesome. Cranking out more stuff for productivity’s sake doesn’t interest me anymore (it used to). Today, I care about productivity only as it affects my mission. I’m on a mission to change the world, … Continue reading Essential Meaningful Productivity
I'm going to geek it out a bit today. A few of my friends have asked me what tools and applications I use for getting things done and to be productive. I use quite a bit. But the first thing I usually say is that there are several principles you have to understand when you … Continue reading Applications I Use
I’ve been happily married 11 years, and I’m still as in love with my beautiful wife Eva now as when I first fell for her 13 years ago. That’s not to say we don’t have our problems and arguments, but we’re getting better and better at making it work. I realize there are lots of … Continue reading How To Make a Marriage Work
Have you ever had people annoy you at work? Or maybe family members whose little habits bothered you? Have you been frustrated by a store clerk or waiter, or maybe another driver? What about frustration with your kid, or spouse? How can we become more tolerant, find calm in the middle of all of these … Continue reading What If You Don’t Have to Worry About Yourself
My family leaves little unintentional loves notes for me all over the place. I’m a bit of a neat freak — I like things decluttered and clean. And so when people in my house leave things around (which happens when you have lots of kids, naturally), I catch myself getting a little frustrated. “Why can’t … Continue reading Love Notes
Last week, I spent two days doing some productivity housekeeping. What the heck is that? It’s liberating and wonderful, that’s what. Imagine your house was messy (hard to picture, I know), because you kept putting off little things like putting away your clothes, washing your dishes, throwing things away, putting things where they belong, sorting … Continue reading How I Cleaned House & Simplified My Work Life
For a long time, I underestimated the importance of sleep. Sure, I know that sleep is important for health and happiness and all of that … but it wasn’t until I learned two things that sleep took on a new importance for me: 1. If you don’t get enough sleep, you will fail at changing … Continue reading The Incredible Importance of Sleep
This is from OnlineBusinessDegree.Org through the kind contribution of Allison Morris. This is a great infographic on the power of taking breaks. Leo Baubata has written about it extensively, and I use Francesco Cirillo's Pomodoro Technique, which is a great marriage of work and break. And we have an innate sense of that. Our religious … Continue reading Take A Break!