As a self-professed productivity nerd, I love talking about planning. I know, I'm a nerd. But I love talking about how people can be more efficient planners.
Believe it or not, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to create a plan that will most benefit you. This post will not be exhaustive, but I picked out four big ideas that I want to share with you to approach your planning.
I'm not even going to talk about item number zero, which is not to plan at...
You've no doubt heard, what gets scheduled gets done.
In this article, I will give you strategies to plan your time effectively so what you need to get done gets done.
Let's start with the fact that there is no perfect plan. Life will happen. You could dutifully plan your time, and then the internet or your power goes out, or someone gets sick. But just because life happens is not an excuse for you not to plan. When your plan goes awry, take a deep breath, and go on the best you...
According to Wikipedia, time management is "the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities."
And as a productivity expert and trainer, you may be confused by reading that I think time management is a waste of, dare I say it, time!
Yes, you did read that correctly.
I think that time management is not important.
Well, it's not as important as...doing the right things.
I believe that Pareto's Principle is alive and well in nearly...
Two days ago, I celebrated birthday number 56.
And while I love birthdays, they're my favorite day of the year, I stopped to think about how time seems to be moving faster and faster with each passing birthday.
While I was born in June 1965, it really doesn't seem that long ago.
I don't feel...old.
In fact, the better I take care of myself by running every day (since August 29, 2017), eating less processed food (except for Father's Day and my birthday!), and getting 7 hours of sleep most...
Listen in as Mister Productivity's wife Michelle turns the tables and interviews him! He talks about saving time, his biggest fear, his priorities in life, some of his favorite things, and so much more!
Have you ever reached the end of your day and wondered, “what did I do today?”
You obviously did something…but what?
Most people, but not you after reading this article, operate in reactive mode.
In other words, they are busy reacting to things happening instead of proactively doing what they need/want to do.
ARE YOU PLAYING WHAC-A-MOLE?
This carnival game was created in 1975 in Japan. A typical Whac-A-Mole machine consists of a waist-level cabinet with a play area and...
When it comes to planning, there are generally two groups of people.
One, the people who don't plan.
And two, the people who do plan.
Now, of the planners, we can further divide those into two groups.
The people who plan in their head. And the people who plan in a planner or an app.
I want to talk to you about planning.
Because a lot of people who do plan, will plan and get about their day.
And I would argue that...
I’ve been telling people for a long time, “tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went.”
But what does that mean anyway?
It means to plan...but it's more than that.
PROactive vs REactive
When you don't take the time to plan your time, you'll be much more likely to be in reactive mode rather than proactive.
In other words, you'll be doing what other people want you to do throughout your day instead of what you need/want to do.
Proactive people are more...