The biggest factor in building and maintaining a productive working life in the midst of the digital deluge is the ability to focus. These three books all come at this subject in different ways and each has a valuable contribution to make.
David Sparks has just released his latest book, Email: A MacSparky Field Guide, and this one is all about getting control of your email. As with Sparks’ other guides, this 300-page book is filled with almost two hours of screencasts and over 200 screenshots that support Sparks’ premise that you can get control of your […]
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NOW is the time. The NOW Year: A Practical Guide to Calendar Management has just been released and is available at the Productivityist Store.
Book of the Week – Beyond the Todo List: Goals Looking to get your goals on track? This week’s recommendation is the new ebook by Erik Fisher (of the Beyond the Todo List podcast) and Jim Woods (Ji…
Interested in some quick tips to improve your productivity and performance at work? Find eight tips from Jason Womack here.
Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, where he helps teams and creatives be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks at companies and conferences about how to build practices that lead to better ideas. His first book was Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice,
Do you constantly feel stressed out about finishing your projects and tasks on time? Do you work extremely long hours, yet still have that nagging gut feeling telling you that you haven’t really accomplished much? Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself to work?
Aug 30, 2013 After a hard push to finalize the editing, we just sent Edition 4 of my Outlook book (Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook) off to the printers. It will arrive in bookstores i…
David Allen is the guru of “Getting Things Done,” and Tony Schwartz is the “pay attention to your energy” guy. They go together well, and they each bring an important dimension to this simple issue:
This post explored my five favorite tips from Augusto Pinaud’s book, 25 Tips for Productivity. There is much to learn from understanding what works for others and considering whether it would work for you.
The Sketchnote Handbook is a fully-illustrated book and video, designed to teach regular people how to create their own sketchnotes.
Struggle with procrastination? Need to learn how to make better use of your time? Want to figure out how to get more done each day? These are the books I recommend:
This book is about a powerful idea: making the choice to design your day so that you can perform at your best. There are many productivity and time-management m
When’s the last time you read a book that changed everything? I mean, a book that completely captivated you and gave you renewed excitement about living in a new era after what you had learned?I’m constantly looking to feed my brain with inspiration so I wanted to share 10 reads I found to be totally […]
Get Rid of Your To-Do List “To-Do lists are a way to feel overwhelmed…they never end and we fill hopelessly committed to do them!” says author Fred R. Lybrand. “Replace it with a Will-Do List”. 1…
I’ve recently been re-reading Awaken the Giant Within and have found the experience to be nothing short of eye-opening. I originally read it in book version
Spending too many hours at work? Being a workaholic could hurt your productivity.
“When you work regularly, inspiration strikes regularly.” We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily rout
In recent years, my colleague Laura Vanderkam has scrutinized how such superstars handle the 168 hours a week we’re all gifted with, and what makes them so much more productive than most. She’s reported the results not only in her bestselling 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than you Think, but also in e-books like […]
An American Bar Association survey found that 44% of lawyers would recommend that a young person not pursue a career in law. A study of 20,000 executive searches found that 40% of senior-level hires “are pushed out, fail or quit within 18 months.” More than half of teachers quit their jobs within four years. In […]
WHAT makes this self-help book so different from the rest? Everything. Unlike all the other books on the shelves about reaching your goals, time management, being successful on the job, this nifty little red book covers all that and more.
The new book promises “digestible time management” advice for busy adults, and offers tips on finding more hours in our busy lives. Time Diet author Emily Schwartztalked to Keley O’Kelley on Tuesday’s Good Morning Arizona. She says finding time is a …