Defining Productivity

Productivity is defined by getting important things done consistently, not furiously attending to trivial tasks. Let’s review a few of the most crucial components of productivity. Prioritizing Tasks The Pareto Principle (otherwise known as the 80/20 Rule) theorizes that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. This principle is often applied to productivity with the idea that┬áby trimming down your priorities, you will achieve more results. Single-Tasking […]

Five Steps for Conquering Your Inbox

Email is a polarizing topic – you either love it or you hate it. Well, come on over to the dark side: the side of loving email. Use these five steps to get that inbox under control and free yourself from the constant guilt of email clutter.     Step 1: Understand How to Process Incoming Email Let’s start with the basics: processing your incoming email. When you receive an […]

Staying in Control of Your Devices

How often are you told that technology is ruining our lives, our children’s brains and will ultimately control us in the future? For me, I see those messages on a daily basis. But I love technology! And I believe that we can walk the fine line of engaging with our devices in a safe and productive manner. Here are some guidelines for walking that line.

Self-Care is the Key to Productivity

Self-care has been linked with increased productivity on many an occasion. Why is that? Because taking care of yourself gives you more energy, brain space and emotional capacity to focus on what needs to be done. The internet is filled with articles on what the most productive people do each day. These articles recommend implementing systems for personal productivity and regular self-care.

When Productivity is Too Overwhelming

It’s 8:00pm and you’re looking at the long list of tasks you didn’t get done today. Frustrating, isn’t it? Sometimes an unproductive day is a sign of the need to refocus. Use this as a learning opportunity!

Finding Inspiration on Facebook

If you’re like us, you spend far too much time on Facebook. However, we have found success in adding a variety of sites to our news feed to inspire us! We prefer to view these posts through Facebook, that way you can see a quick summary of the article/post/site and decide if you’re interested. Plus, you are destined to be continuously inspired as you scan through the day’s posts. Here […]

Successful To Do Lists

Are you struggling to keep track of all your projects? You’re not alone! Here’s a list of our favorite tips, tricks and products to keep your lists organized.

Productivity Resources

Looking for motivation to spur your productivity bug? Here’s a list of wonderfully inspiring books to get you started!   1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Steven R. Covey’s famous book on identifying the specific habits to change your life 2) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity One of the most well known and original theories on personal productivity 3) The One Thing: The Surprising […]