Productivity

  • Use This 100-Year-Old Productivity Method to Get More Done

    Use This 100-Year-Old Productivity Method to Get More Done

    When you want to be more productive, you should look to someone who has productivity down pat. Financial blogs are forever interviewing contemporary CEOs about their work habits, but those aren’t that inspirational; they’re always claiming that meditation and not answering emails are the keys to success, which isn’t really helpful to the average person…


  • Use the ‘GTD’ Method to Actually Get Through Your To-do List

    Use the ‘GTD’ Method to Actually Get Through Your To-do List

    The Getting Things Done (GTD) method has been around for years, frequently cropping up on productivity blogs and forums since David Allen first released Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity in 2001. Since then, he’s updated the book a little and the concept has continued to proliferate. Here’s how to use it in…


  • Beat the ‘Planning Fallacy’ to Be More Productive

    Beat the ‘Planning Fallacy’ to Be More Productive

    Even if you’ve never heard of the planning fallacy, you’ve likely experienced it. It’s a phenomenon in which a person or team underestimates how long a task will take and what it will cost in money or resources, plus overestimates the actual benefits it will yield. If you’ve ever waited until the last minute to…


  • You Should Set ‘Anti-goals’ Too

    You Should Set ‘Anti-goals’ Too

    When you’re setting your goals for the day, consider adding in “anti-goals” to amp up your productivity a little bit. The idea may be inherently negative, but the results can be positive and you can end up getting more done. What are anti-goals?  Anti-goals are an idea from Andrew Wilkinson and they’re similar to a…