Using Time Management to Achieve Your Goals

When striving towards ambitious goals, time management is a key part of your strategy. Especially when it comes to long-term goals, staying in control of your time is essential. With countless distractions, work pressures, and other priorities, it’s too easy to let a goal fall by the wayside. We may procrastinate, hoping to get to…

Top Skills to Support Successful Time Management

If you’re striving to increase productivity, it’s worth looking at the challenge from all angles. Today, I want to explore the skills that support our time-management efforts. Our skills don’t exist in a vacuum. While time management is a skill in itself, there are several other skills professionals can develop to support it. Looking at…

Staying Productive in the Summer Months

For many professionals, the summer can feel a lot like that afternoon slump when the caffeine wears off and productivity drains. The beautiful weather (or sweltering heat) can make it difficult to maintain focus and keep efficiency high. Several months of this can start to take a real toll on our work. Whether summer is…

Evening Routines to Boost Productivity

The quest to be more productive at work doesn’t start and end with the workday. To make significant changes in productivity, we often need to make lifestyle adjustments as well. One of the most powerful ways to give your productivity a boost is to look at your mornings and evenings. I talked about some great…

When Should You Work? Understanding Ultradian Rhythms

You’ve likely heard of the circadian rhythm that influences our sleep and wake cycles, but the ultradian rhythm hasn’t gotten the same level of attention. Recent research into this bodily cycle has found it has powerful implications for productivity. If you’re striving to improve your efficiency, it’s wise to take a look at the things…

Can Meditation Help You Work More Efficiently?

For busy professionals, the idea of sitting silently for ten or twenty minutes can feel pointless, frustrating, or just plain unrealistic. You’re checking emails on the way to a meeting, finishing paperwork as you eat lunch, and on a work call as you commute home. When are you going to fit in time to meditate?…

Top TED Talks for a Productivity Boost

TED Talks are one of my favorite resources. They feature fascinating individuals speaking on an incredibly wide range of topics. If you’re looking to improve in a certain area or learn something new about a topic that interests you, there’s likely a talk (or several) that can offer new insights and information. The subject of…

6 Time-Management Styles: Which one describes the way you work?

We all have different work styles, especially when it comes to time management. Whether you’ve been operating naturally, or you’ve been actively trying to improve your skills, having a framework for understanding how you relate to time can be highly useful. This week, I wanted to share six different styles of managing one’s time. Maybe…

Scheduling for Optimal Productivity

For busy professionals, schedules often guide our days. If we don’t take control, this means that external demands can leave us running around without clear structure. On the other hand, if we harness the power of a good schedule, we can use it as a tool to drive our success. One of the best scheduling…

Positivity and Productivity

Positivity and productivity are closely linked. Those with a positive mindset tend to have more energy, less stress, stronger problem-solving skills, and better connections with those around them — all things that support productivity. It’s understandable that we can’t be positive 100% of the time, but it’s important to regularly check in with your mindset…