Why Productivity Isn’t About Long Hours or Number of Tasks Completed

Overwhelmed productivity

You want to get more done. You need to be more productive in your job.

So, you put in extra hours. You double-down on your efforts to cross completed tasks off your list. Yet, with all this added effort, you don’t find yourself any further ahead in the big picture.

What gives?

It turns out that true productivity isn’t about the amount of hours you work or the number of tasks you check off your list.

When It Comes to Your Goals, Late is Always Better Than Never

Late Is Better Than Never

What big goal have you always wanted to pursue?

You have been meaning to do it forever.

You tell yourself that you will do it next year… or when things settle down… or when you have more time.

Yet, none of that ever happens. And that goal or dream that you have always told yourself you would accomplish has been sitting on the shelf for ages.

What goal are you “late” in doing? Will you ever get to it?

Respect the End of the Meeting

Respsect the End of the Meeting

I was recently in a meeting with about a dozen people.

The meeting’s end time arrived, and yet the meeting didn’t end.

In fact, it just kept going. The individual speaking kept droning on. People started getting uncomfortable in their seats and shuffling their belongings.

Have you ever been in a meeting that just wouldn’t end?

A Powerful Tip to Get Rid of Clutter Areas Once and For All

Clean Zone

Where is your clutter?

I bet you can name a few areas quickly. The backseat of your car. Your desktop. The nightstand next to your bed.

We all have trouble spots, places where we accumulate stuff.

Today, I have a powerful tip to help keep those trouble areas clutter-free.

Why the Old-School Paper To-Do List Is Superior as a Productivity Tool (& How to Make It Work for You in Under 5 Minutes)

Check Your List

This is a guest post by Karol K.  Karol is a blogger at Bidsketch.com, a company that delivers easy-to-use proposal software for writers and other creatives.

It’s kind of sad that there are so many great to-do list apps and tools out there, yet the traditional way of pen and paper still remains king in the 21st century.

And I’m not even trying to write this post in a provocative, “yeah take that” -kind of way. I really do feel that paper is better for to-do lists, and I’m going to prove it to you.

Plus, I’m going to give you the exact method that’s been ultra effective for me so far.

Join me for a LIVE productivity webinar being moderated by personal branding expert, Dan Schawbel and sponsored by Intuit Quickbase.

For this FREE online roundtable, I will be joining David Allen Company CEO, Mike Williams and Productivity501′s Mark Shead.

Date: July 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Event: Intuit Quickbase: Productivity Experts Webinar
Topic: Get More Done. Today. World's Leading Productivity Experts Share How.
Sponsor: Intuit Quickbase
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

7 iPhone Productivity Features You’re Not Using

iphone tipsIt always amazes me how many people don’t know how to use the one device that they carry with them everywhere they go.

I am talking about your phone. 

It is the one item that you never leave home without… and if you do, you go back to get it.

Today, I want to share 7 lesser known settings and features that you should be using to maximize your productivity with your iPhone.

You Have to Go the Distance to Reach Your Goals

Go the Distance

I was recently coaching an individual who had a personal goal of starting an online business.

He was looking for me to provide an immediate solution to his aspirations. You could say, he wanted a magic bullet.

Frustration set in when I told him that there was not a quick path to success. Rather, reaching the goal would require traveling a long road of work and discipline.