33 ways to boost your productivity

When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here’s how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.

How to make your beliefs work for you

None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.

Checklist: What makes you procrastinate?

This checklist by Dr María Machón includes typical triggers for procrastination, along with possible solutions for each trigger.

Seth Godin on failing until you succeed

In this video with Bryan Elliott for “Behind the Brand,” best-selling entrepreneur, marketer and author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo, and starting a business.

How to work with the obstacles in your path

Let’s say you are sitting at your desk, with something to write, and you notice some anxiety… and an urge to go instead to one of your...

What’s a mindmap? Get some examples

What is a mind map? Put simply, it’s a type of diagram, used to help you outline information in a visual format. But really, a mindmap can be anything you need it to be.

Media multitasking is really multi-distracting

Multitaskers who think they can successfully divide their attention between the program on their television set and the information on their computer screen proved to be driven to distraction by the two devices.

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most

Some lessons that apply equally to getting buff and to building your business

How to take charge of your time with timeboxing

Timeboxing is a simple time management technique you can use to take control of your time.

The lure of entertainment & work is hard to resist

Trying to resist that late-night tweet or checking your work email again?

How to achieve without goals

Let’s say you have an agenda, and every time one of you wandered off the agenda, you forced yourself to get back on it. Would the conversation be better or worse, with a set outcome?

Want to get more creative? Take a walk

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting.

The obstacle is the path

Often we’re discouraged because of some tough challenge or obstacle in our way. But a shift in mindset, courtesy of a Zen proverb, can change everything: The obstacle is the path.

How to move beyond the limits holding you back

We all know that if you’re truly passionate about something, productivity becomes largely irrelevant.

Creative inspiration: The pulse that beats within us all

The problem isn’t capturing our creativity, as individual inspiration is a steady pulse that beats within us all. The problem is keeping those embers hot once we have them in our grasp.

How your interests can turn into successes

Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University.

How to achieve your dreams, despite everyday pressures

Do you have dreams you want to pursue, but never seem to have the time because of the twin demands of work and family?

Keep your goals in front of you to jump-start the day

Keep refreshing your goals in your mind, so you think about them often. Here are some ways to do just that.

How to reclaim your focus

Our attention is often pulled in too many directions, leaving us feeling overloaded, distracted, chaotic, spread thinly, without focus. So what can you do?