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Mind maps engage your whole brain and allow you to see the big picture. A mind map is a whole-brain method for generating and organizing ideas which is lar
Most of us treat self-help books with a healthy dose of skepticism. But one written 14 years ago has the ultimate efficiency hack
Your success in life is directly related to your ability to take action and get stuff done… not to learning more. It is implementation time!
Next time you see an article on life hackery or some list of actions you could be taking if you weren’t reading a list on taking action — ask yourself why you’re searching externally for advice/shortcuts when you could be working on taking action, i…
I have seen many customers solving the dilemma of processes and tools in the Task, Project and Portfolio Management world and jumping among different software tools and trying to find the best option.
A pro-con list is usually the place to start when it comes to tough decisions. These lists are nothing new, but here’s an interesting way to make them more useful: quantify every item on the list, then add it all up.
Ideas are like rose bushes: They need to be consistently pruned and trimmed down. And just like a rose bush, pruning away ideas — even if they have potential — allows the remaining ideas to fully blossom….
Ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong? Forget about all the things you can’t do, and start to focus on what you can do instead.
I have this (somewhat ridiculous) belief that my productivity and mental state are an exceptionally delicate ecosystem that needs constant monitoring. I wake up somewhere other than my own apartment
Your To Do list is a fantastic guide to life on the ground. What happens when you look up from your To Do list to get altitude on your career?
Blocking out chunks of time to play and spend one on one time with the kids is a great way to keep family harmony and stay connected.
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” — Socrates “I am so busy” is a default response for many of us these days. It’s like a reflex to any questions we might receive from
A book review of Getting Things Done (the revised edition) describing what’s new and notable.…
Design, tech, writing, and other creative matters.
Even if you’re the tidy type, you may still find yourself falling victim to the accumulation of paper clutter. Receipts are one of the top culprits, along with mail and papers you want to keep handy for a week or two, which end up sitting on your desk in the inbox or to-do slot for […]
Mark Ford founded Early to Rise in 1999. He wrote over 2,000 essays on making money, being more productive, and living the good life before selling ETR to…
A description of how to use Todoist, Evernote, and Trello in perfect harmony.
3 Ways to Pick Up a Skill Faster Than Anybody Else: These tricks will make learning so much easier.
Despite a growing abundance of research that shows how valuable mindfulness meditation can be, there also seems to be many roadblocks that keep people from trying it out: from simple time constraints, to the fear of becoming stereotyped as one of those ‘new age, touchy-feely’ kinds of people.
If you’re feeling stretched thin from your job, ask yourself: Do I live to work or do I work to live? Chances are your job consumes an inordinate portion of your life. In fact, according to a 2012 survey by wrike.com, over half of American workers feel overloaded.
People who see the glass half-full are certainly happier than the pessimists of the world, and learning to think positively is worthwhile. However, changing the way you think can be surprisingly tricky, especially when the going gets tough. What if there were a way—a shortcut or hack—that positively affected how you feel when you just […]
To help users manage their days better, Sunrise Calendar has introduced two new service tie-ins, those being Basecamp and Meetup.
You can choose to wake up ten minutes late, or you may decide to watch another 40-minute episode of Walking Dead. Either way, time doesnât give a shit.
Can you draw the Apple logo from memory? Are you sure? Try it right now. The answer may surprise you. Only 1 out of 85 participants got it right in this interesting study on human memory. Â Even though most of see the Apple logo nearly every day, our memories just don’t store all the little…