Your most valuable resources: time, money and focus

Personally, we have three convertible resources: time, money, and focus. For each activity, we can choose how much of each to allocate. As a rule, nothing is free… If we do not pay with time and money we pay with focus, for example when we see advertising. I wish there was a general optimization theory …

Allow yourself to rest and boost productivity

This is a bit counterintuitive. When we must be most productive we tend to throw in everything we have and be obsessed about it. Instead, we should calm down, maybe even rest, and be very accurate about how we apply our energy.¬† I guess it is a bit easier for people trained in some martial …

Training schedule vs reading schedule

There are several kinds of schedules required for proper training: training, reading, video instructions, coaching sessions… This can get very intense. How to navigate the training insanity? Quite simply, actually. Answers below. Divide and conquer There is a family of algorithms from ancient Babylonia… It is significantly easier to solve a large number of small …

Reframe stress

Top performers do business while workaholics are busy. There is a huge difference. Do we allow stress to manage us, or are we capable of stress management? Quite often the difference between the two is our mindset. Here I want to focus on the mindset involved, not on the stress resilience or reframing skill. Read …

Optimizing Business Processes: 7 Tips for Small Businesses

There are many ways to optimize your business processes. Here are some that will allow you to boost the customer experience. Regardless of the kind of business you run, it’s crucial to keep processes optimized. Business process optimization refers to the streamlining of the steps necessary for your employees to deliver the requirements of their …

Seven Science-Backed Tips to Remain Productive for Parents with Toddlers

The modern rhythm of life sets high demands for all people, but especially for parents. After all, you need to keep up with everything while finding time for work, kids, and a loved one. Learn how to increase productivity and keep up with everything. Are you yelling at the child and quarreling with your partner? …

14 Ways to Maintain Your Health While Working Nights

Not everyone can have a nice daily schedule. Emergency workers like doctors or firefighters need to be sharp even after long hours of work, day and night. This is anything but easy. I came close to this when experimenting with polyphasic sleep almost a year ago. That’s why lifestyle is especially important for those who …

How to Deal with Annoying SMS Ads

One of the biggest interferences with our productivity and mindfulness are our mobile devices. Especially annoying are SMS messages, as our mobile devices are tuned to prioritize them. So we need to go against our basic programming to gain some inner piece. In this guest article, I asked Alex Alabiso from Semaphore for help with …

Productivity pipelines

How do we organize our activities? There are many methods. I claim that if you like mindmaps, you will organize your activities in pipelines. This methodology is flexible and effective. It comes from the computer architecture universe. How do we approach productivity? While I briefly address common productivity subjects, my productivity course is very DIFFERENT. …

Speedwriting as a vision, a manifesto and a cure

What is speedwriting? Why do I write and why should you also write? I prepared a lot of links and want to discuss the subject in-depth. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I practice speedwriting That’s funny but somebody else used the same formula to write quickly independently …