How to Create the “Extreme Focus” Habit (without Feeling Overwhelmed)

So you want to be able to snap into focus and stay there for however long it’s needed. It would certainly take a lot of work, right? What if I told you it could be achieved it in less than 30 minutes, without having to constantly motivate yourself, or pushing with willpower, but with just … Read more

7 Common To Do List Mistakes and How to Fix Them

To Do List Mistakes and How to Fix Them

The following is a sample from my book To-Do List Makeover: A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done. Many people start writing out a to-do list with good intentions but end up abandoning it because of overwhelm. If you want to learn how to write to-do lists that work, avoid and fix the … Read more

5 Steps to Maximizing Your Productive Sweet Spot

Maximize Your Productive Sweet Spot

The following is a sample from my book The Daily Entrepreneur: 33 Success Habits for Small Business Owners, Freelancers and Aspiring 9-to-5 Escape Artists. If you’re struggling with your productivity, the following steps can help you figure out what your productivity weak spots are and how to get rid of them. Are you naturally a … Read more

How to Use Technology for Sticking to Your Habits

Use Tech to Keep Yourself Motivated

It takes weeks for a new activity to become an ingrained habit. However, when trying to adopt something that’s particularly challenging, you may find it tough to continue it for a few consecutive days, let alone weeks. Luckily, there are technological interventions that can keep you on track and make motivation much easier to maintain. … Read more

The Simple Habit of Scheduling Email Processing Times

Schedule Email Processing Times

The following is a sample from my book Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. Checking your email can be a productivity trap. If you want to figure out an effective email checking time for yourself, read on and learn how. Be sure to check the book for more email tips.

Habits require specificity.

You can't say, “I will check my email in the morning” and expect to follow through every single day.

Habits are built by consistently doing the same thing at the same time. The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task.

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The ONE Question, Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier. In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a … Read more

26 Smart Hacks to Maximize Your Work Productivity

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At the end of your workday, do you ever feel like you could’ve done more? Maybe written more words. Completed more tasks. Or simply just did more work. And does it leave you feeling a little… incomplete? Like you’ve wasted your day? …Sound familiar? Well, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can leave … Read more

The Importance of Being Punctual at Work [HCP]

Punctual Habit

Why is it important to be punctual at your job? This is what you’ll learn in today’s Habit Change Profile. First we’ll cover how a  punctuality  habit can help you improve your job success.  Then I’ll provide a simple strategy where you can permanently change the “lateness habit” and become an early arrival who gets … Read more