Why Is Getting Tasks Done So Darn Hard?

The ideas behind productivity and time management tools are a given, but then why is getting tasks done so darn hard? You might be using the wrong tools for your style of working and that can be more of a hindrance than a help. Over the years I have used many …

How Planning Backward Can Help You Succeed

Have you ever considered of boosting your productivity by planning backward? To get things done it is essential to have a good plan. You need to have ‘all your ducks in a row’ to be successful. Without a system it is hard to stay organized. Backward planning means that you …

Hack Your Productivity – Finish What You Start

You start your projects full of enthusiasm, but as time goes by you lose some of your enthusiasm, then dread sets in and before too long, you stop completely. Now your project, research and reference materials all ends up on the pile of previous unfinished projects, never to see the …

3 Lessons Learnt Cutting Down a 70 Foot Spruce

Sadly, we had to cut down our 70 foot blue spruce tree and it provided 3 valuable lessons that can be applied in any business and to any goal. ✓ Do you homework When cutting our tree, we quickly realized that is was a job for the professional not amateurs. Look …

Single-tasking Improves Your Productivity

I have written before about how multi-tasking in general it does not work. That’s when I came across this definition of how I tend to naturally work, even if I don’t always succeed: “single-tasking or mono-tasking”. Definition of single-tasking or monotasking Doing one thing at a time to help you get more done because of …

4 Simple Tips to Achieve Your Goals for 2015

We often make things more complicated that necessary, instead of having a simple plan that is easy to follow. Brian Tracy he gives you step by step instructions to make sure the upcoming year with be your most successful. 4 Steps Set clear goals – write them down Pick the most important …

How to Master Strategic Productivity?

Time Management means applying strategic productivity planning to your tasks or functions, but how do you master it? Dr. Oz explains it like this: “Every endeavour that you do has a important few tasks or functions, but you have to figure out what those vital few tasks or functions are …

Do You Have Your Priorities Straight?

If you feel that you don’t have enough time in a day to do everything that is an indication that you don’t have clearly defined priorities. If you are madly off in all directions, you respond to other people’s priorities and not your own. Priority Quotes These quotes nicely explain why …

If you don’t know where to start …

Is there an easy solution? Do you have trouble starting because you have no clue where to begin or is the goal just too intimidating for you? Every journey or goal starts with the first step. You do not get to the end the first day. Achieving the main objective …