Category: Productivity

No cabin needed: How to write a book in 3 months while living your normal life

Writing a book seems like a big, intimidating project. But the truth is that it is a project like any other. There are ways to be efficient and get it done fast. That is what Dorie Clark has discovered. Dorie is the author of several personal branding books, including Reinventing You, and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around… read more »

The entrepreneurial dilemma: Do you really have to choose?

Over at Inc. yesterday, columnist Jessica Stillman focused on that perennial question of trade-offs. Randi Zuckerberg had tweeted a statement that seemed to encapsulate the entrepreneurial dilemma Stillman wanted to highlight: "Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3." It is a d… read more »

Going somewhere, feeling productive

It has been years since I worked in an office. My “commute” consists of going downstairs, starting the coffee, then sitting at my desk. Given how many time logs I see where people spend vast hours of their days simply getting to and from work, I know this is a wonderful thing. That said, I do go into Philadelphia or NYC for meetings or events probably once a wee… read more »

Running a business during naptime

I am now, finally, back at my desk for a full day of work. The past week has been about making do. I can make do quite well. However, it has also been a reminder of why I really prefer not to. P (nanny) had a family emergency that brought her to South Carolina last week. Then we got snowed in and she could not get on a flight until yesterday evening. The kids were out of sch… read more »

14 time management strategies from highly productive people

I have spent the past several years studying how people spend their time. I love to look at time logs, hour by hour. In these records, I see how the decisions people make with their minutes shape the course of their lives. We all have the same amount of time. But some people do a lot more with it than others. Here are 14 of my favorite time management strategies from p… read more »