Tag Archives: productivity

quote: get started

For many people, getting started on a project is the hardest part. You think about it, dream about the outcome, worry about complications, anticipate what others will say about it. Instead, consider what you can accomplish when you focus all … Continue reading

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5 minute organizing

You might not think you can accomplish much in five minutes, but you really can make a difference in a short time. In five minutes you can complete one of these activities: Sort the mail Toss old newspapers Empty receipts … Continue reading

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quote: procrastination

Clients often tell me they “have an excuse” for putting off a project. There are many reasons people use to avoid starting or completing tasks, but I think the most common reason is fear. Fear you won’t do it right. … Continue reading

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productivity roundup – weather edition

T.S. Eliot famously said that April is the cruelest month, but I think February is a better candidate for that title. It’s often cold and gloomy, and it’s hard to get motivated. April, on the other hand, can be very … Continue reading

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quote: don’t give in to defeat

I’ve been feeling extremely unproductive for the past week. It’s been raining for days, which makes me feel tired and grumpy. To make matters worse, I have spent the equivalent of more than three work days trying to move data … Continue reading

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living with chaos

Everyone experiences some turmoil regularly. When chaos takes over your life, however, you might want to look at what you can do to tame it. You can’t control how other people drive, but you can choose not to react angrily … Continue reading

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quote: consistency

Although it might seem like drudgery, you can complete any task if you work at it regularly, including projects you’ve been putting off. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. … Continue reading

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