stop procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating

One of my podcast listeners asked how to stop procrastinating. This question has been addressed from many angles by many people. Today I want to offer my opinion, even though it looks slightly unpopular. The solution is simple but very effective.   My history with procrastination.  Listen, procrastination is not new to me. I definitely …

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Why You Don’t Need Another Productivity App

Let’s talk about productivity apps and tools. What is the underlying promise of these products? Why don’t they work for most people? And why downloading another productivity app is not the answer.  What’s wrong with productivity apps and tools? If you look at all the productivity tools and apps out there, you will quickly find …

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How to Use Product Backlog for Personal Productivity

Today I want to talk about a product backlog. This is a concept I’ve adopted from Agile methodology. It is used in the SCRUM framework by the most innovative companies of our times. An idea of backlog is, perhaps, the most undervalued concept in personal productivity. I will tell you what a backlog is, how …

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Word of The Year & Why It’s Better than New Year Resolutions

Today let’s talk about the technique that is better. Better than new year resolutions, better than visualization boards, and definitely better than reading yet another self-help book. We’ll talk about the process of setting your own word of the year; why it’s better than the alternatives; and how to use it throughout the year. I’ll …

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