10 ways to do all that stuff you don’t want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done.

Frictionless work: How to clear your life of non-essential tasks

How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work?

Stop reading. Start doing.

There are a lot of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. Are you one?

“I don’t know how” is not a valid reason

If you don’t know how, learn how. Use that fancy brain that learned how to walk, talk, and read. It’s still capable of further learning, is it not? Of course it is!

20 strategies to defeat the urge to do useless tasks

Procrastination is in all of us, and one of the best ways to procrastinate is to do all the busy-work that makes us feel like we’re doing stuff — while not doing the stuff we know we should be doing.

The no-excuses guide to getting rid of lousy excuses

Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to avoid dealing with unpleasant truths. But as long as we buy into those excuses, we can never move past them.

A guide for teens: What you can do with your life

What an extremely tough thing for teens to figure out: What should you do with your future?

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.

Checklist: What makes you procrastinate?

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

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...

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?

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.

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?

Tapped out? Tips to find fresh inspiration

We all have days when we’re just not very inspired, when we need passion and creativity breathed into us.

7 ways being unbalanced can make you more productive

Sometimes you need to become unbalanced in order to get things done. If you’re working on a book, launching a business or trying to overhaul some part of your life, you can probably relate.

Do you jump around from task to task?

You know what it’s like: No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.

How & why you might want to create a belief board

If you don’t believe you’ll succeed, then some parts of you will resist your goal, and your progress will be frustratingly slow.