I'd not really thought about the worth of myself until I recently read John Niland's new book The Self Worth Safari.Read More
Over the last couple of years I’ve been a big fan of Tristan Harris’ work in his Time Well Spent movement over in California. They’ve been lobbying the big tech companies to ask them to design their apps so they are more time giving than time sucking.Read More
In Getting Things Done (GTD) we have the simplest of productivity enhancing tools. It's called the 2-minute Rule. The process is this, If something can be done in 2 minutes or less it should be done now rather than later.
This could be say an email to read or send, a task to be completed, a thought to be written down, answering a question from a colleague.Read More
Last week I was asked by a customer to attend and be involved in their UK Business Excellence forum. Their leaders and experts gathered in one place to present and discuss what is happening in their world of work now and in the future.Read More
I had a great conversation with a customer this week about processes at work. To be more productive, to be efficient and effective, I learned that they use processes like Lean Six Sigma, Genba, Fisbones, the 5 Why's, the 5 S's, Kaizen.Read More
Looking at the title you might think this blog post is for marketers and sales people. For people who want you to buy their product or service.
Yes it could be, but it's really talking to ANYONE who sends an email, hoping to get a response from the recipient. That could be a colleague, boss, supplier, customer, friend, or family member.Read More
Last month I decided to go “off-grid”. Don’t worry I’m not sat in a tent in the woods tapping into a local farmers wi-fi.
This 3-month off-grid experiment is to do with working with paper and pencil rather than my laptop and iphone for some activities.Read More
Does your week fly by, being busy, doing lots of stuff. Then you get to the end of the week to come up for air, and say "I'm a human, get me out of here!". Then trying to blank work out of your mind the best you can over the weekendRead More
In music lessons back in High School, we had to choose an instrument to learn. I chose the trumpet. I’m not sure why, maybe it was because my dad loved jazz and the big band sound, or maybe it was because the violin looked really hard to play.Read More
If you’ve attended my “Become an Inbox Zero Superhero workshop” and got your email inbox down to zero during the session, you know what a great feeling that makes. That of course is a short term high, and if you go back to your old habits, it’ll only be a matter of time before you have to go through the big exercise again.Read More
It’s a simple question, but not so easy to answer. Why be productive?
It’s not something people naturally sit down and really think about. Our lives are jammed with things to do, and things to achieve, and we work through them the best way we can.
And there lies part of the answer, “the best way we can”.Read More
In time of uncertainty we are more careful with how we spend our money, when time is tight we try our best to spend that wisely too. But there’s something that is often a little more subtle, something we are not always aware of, that is constantly being stolen.Read More
Did you miss me? Did you know even know that I went missing?
5 months ago I decided to embark on an experiment. I decided to quit social media. That's right, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and blogging on my site.Read More
When we hear the word productivity, what does our mind automatically think of? Time management, hard work, effort, dullness, discipline?
Well not any more, as they guys at the pop music website popjustice.com have come up with a simple brilliant fun idea.Read More
“There’s an app for that!”, is a phrase I hear a lot. And people are right, there is an app for almost anything you can think of. And probably not just one, but many that do the same thing but slightly differently from each of its competitor.Read More
Being productive for me is all about being both efficient and effective. About “How” you do things and also “What” you do. I don’t see it as one idea that can instantly transform you, i.e. a quick fix and all your troubles will be solved. It has to be worked on, bit by bit, its’ an art form.Read More
I must be feeling the heat from these soaring June temperatures in the UK this week. I’m not just hot, I’m also thinking about being hot.Read More
There’s been plenty of talk this week following the Royal Wedding, after the famous sermon by American preacher Michael Curry It will certainly be one of the biggest things you’ll remember if you ever think back to it in future years.Read More
Back in the 70s and 80s, the band Van Halen like touring, and they liked touring BIG. They used to give the venue a massive document of all the things that needed doing before they arrived to do the show.Read More
I use Evernote for storing a large amount of my reference material, and am a big fan. I was recently invited to one of their seminars. The title of this one being Triple Overload. Just seeing the word “Overload” had me signing up.Read More