9 Elite Productivity Tips

Hi guys and happy Friday! This will be the final post in the 10x Your Productivity series. This post includes some incredible expert tips that did not fit neatly into previous posts. When we started this series, we started with the idea that real productivity is about...

The 80-20 Rule

Hi guys and happy Friday! “If you don’t have time, you don’t have priorities.” —Tim Ferriss No productivity series would be complete without a discussion of The 80-20 Rule, also referred to as The Pareto Principle. Here is today’s BIG IDEA—A minority of your actions...

The Importance of Being Unproductive

Hi guys and happy Friday! If you think you read that title wrong—you didn’t. Here is today’s BIG IDEA—In order to be wildly productive, you need designated periods of being wildly unproductive. At the beginning of this series, I asked you a question—If you were so...

Create Your Ideal Week

Ideal Week Template Hi guys and happy New Year! Last week we talked about time blocking. This week I want to go a little deeper with the Ideal Week Template. Here is today’s BIG IDEA: “Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.” –Stephen Covey A few...

Time Blocking—Why It Works

Several years ago, I heard Stephen Covey say something that changed my life—he said that if something is going to get done, it must occupy a physical space in your calendar. Now this sounds really simple—but how often do you say you are going to do something and it...

Stop Multitasking

Hi guys and Happy Holidays! Today’s BIG IDEA—Once you have recognized the importance of carefully investing your time, decided what is most important at work and at home, and you’ve started saying NO to a lot of stuff—then you need to stop multitasking and do one...

The most important word ever—“NO”

Last week we discussed the vital importance of knowing what your most important goals are in your personal and professional life—the direction you want to go. That is the foundation for this week’s lesson. “It is the super-achievers, and only the super-achievers, who...

Direction is more important than speed

One morning in 1972 Yogi Berra awakened his wife and three sons and piled them into the car to drive to his Hall of Fame ceremony. They were in a bit of a hurry, and it soon became apparent he had taken a wrong turn somewhere. He accelerated, hoping he would make it...

10x Your Productivity

This week we start a new series on something I consider one of the most important topics in life—Productivity.If that sounds a little extreme, let me explain…When I say productivity, I don’t mean doing more stuff at a high rate of speed.You might be a straight...
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