Posted on February 24, 2014 by LJ Earnest
Sometimes we don’t make progress, not because of procrastination, but for other reasons. Yet making forward progress is not that difficult…
Today we will look at 5 ways to make forward progress, regardless of if you are short on time or inspiration.
Posted on February 21, 2014 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I cover articles on using rough drafts to get started, some ways to make tasks more do-able, and procrastination is rooted in mindfulness.
Posted on February 19, 2014 by LJ Earnest
How many email addresses do you have? From how many places do you get email? How much of that email is not relevant?
In today’s article about reducing inputs, we are going to tackle that modern miracle and bane: email.
Posted on February 17, 2014 by LJ Earnest
One of the fundamental aspects of time management is being able to accurately estimate how long a task or series of tasks will take.
A large chunk of my success in my job as a computer consultant comes from being very good at estimating tasks. Today I thought I would share 5 time estimating tips with you.
Posted on February 14, 2014 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I feature articles on overcoming stage fright, increasing productivity with randomness, saying that mask meaning, slow computers and their effect on your health, a really cool interface device, and the secret to making goals happen.
Posted on February 12, 2014 by LJ Earnest
One of the things about modern life is we have way more information coming at us than people in any other time. The only way to keep from being sucked under is to reduce the inputs that we have flying at us.
David Allen recommends reducing the inboxes. Since Getting Things Done was written, I think there are even more inboxes coming at us.
Posted on February 10, 2014 by LJ Earnest
Over the last week, I have hit a particular slump in wanting to get anything done. As in not wanting to do anything. No desire. No motivation. Nada. Zilch.
There are a whole bunch of things that I wanted to get done when I did the weekly planning…but I haven’t had the motivation to carry anything forward.
So what can you do when you don’t feel like doing anything?
Posted on February 9, 2014 by LJ Earnest
One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. (Fun tools make me more productive)
This month: chocolates. Yum!