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.

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 take charge of your time with timeboxing

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

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?

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?

How to set and negotiate freelance business rates

Thinking of going it alone? Becoming a freelancer is an attractive option for many professionals, but can you make it work for you?

7 simple ways to say “No”

Do you have difficulty saying “no”? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself?

8 tips to help you overcome procrastination

Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute, can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life. Side effects include missed opportunities, frenzied work hours, stress, feeling overwhelmed, resentment and guilt.

How to double or triple your personal productivity

Have you ever had the experience of looking back on your week with the sinking feeling that you didn’t get as much done as you’d hoped?

Create – don’t put it off

It’s amazing how many people I talk to who tell me they want to create a new blog, write a book, start a new business, change careers, make something new.