Goal Setting

The entire Monthly Method is based on the idea of intentional living, committing to a small number of tasks that are truly important to you

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Dream big. Go small.

I decided to start sharing the main lessons I have learned from working with over a dozen first clients. These people adopted the Monthly Method for at least a month and I’ve learned some major lessons from their experience. One of the main ones is “Dream big but go small.” Three types of goal setters …

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Unconventional Productivity Tips from Reddit [April 2021 edition]

Welcome to the new edition of the Productivity Tips found on Reddit series. If you want to see more Reddit productivity tips, check out these two posts: February collection March collection Favourite Productivity Tips from Reddit This Month Tip #1: 5 truths about our desires. Link to the original post. We’re never satisfied with what we …

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The What, Why, and How of an Accountability Buddy

I’ve always followed the productivity space closely. I enjoy trying new productivity methodologies and frameworks to explore how I can get more done in less time. I was surprised recently when I came across a concept that I had never encountered before: an accountability buddy. I discovered accountability buddies through the Productivity Reddit Discord group. …

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What will people think?

You’ve probably been in a situation where you want to do something, say something, or even post something online, yet the question of “What will people think?” stops you. We are afraid people would judge us. They would laugh at us.  This is the question that worried me for the longest time. I think it …

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How to Use Definition of Done for Personal Productivity

It is the end of the month and some of you will be planning your next month soon. I wanted to share one other concept I’ve adapted from Agile/Scrum product development that can increase the chances of achieving your goals. Let’s talk about the definition of done and how you can use it in your own life.  …

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Unconventional Productivity Tips from Reddit [February 2021 edition]

Welcome to the new series we are planning on doing every single month. We will be collecting our favourite productivity tips we have discovered that month. This month we wanted to focus on the productivity tips we had found on Reddit. Favourite Productivity Tips from Reddit This Month Tip #1: Logarithmic Goal Setting. Link to …

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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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