Why Don’t You See What You Can Do in an Hour?

Here’s a productivity tip for you, especially if you are suffering from procrastination. It involves a little attitude shift and a mind trick, but it can be very effective. How often do you have a task that seems insurmountable or indigestible? Do you find that you just can’t get started on it? There is a […]

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Frogs, Gnats, Butterflies and Gems.

It has been a long while since I wrote my original Watch out for the frogs post (you might want to read that first if you missed it), which was picked up on lifehack.org. It has been fun to see the post translated into more than half a dozen languages, referenced in seminars, and read […]

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Make More Mistakes – More Quickly

Every so often someone says something that makes me go “Hmmm…” I mull it over, I digest it, I internally debate it, I ask others about it; Eventually, it changes my behaviour. This time it was part of a conversation about making decisions in business, and the key phrase, itself passed on from someone else, […]

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Are we on the edge of worrying ourselves to death?

Worry seems to be an everyday part of life in the western world. When I was in Africa I was stunned by the happiness and the lack of worry that I saw in people. Many would seem to be on the very edge of survival, by a western definition, and yet they were more alive […]

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Overwhelmed by the to do list? Get back on track and stay on track

I have to confess that I am a bit of a recovering to do list addict. I’m not sure which bit of me is, but I do know that I used to have a to do list with hundreds of items on it. I almost had a sense of pride in the length of my […]

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43Things – Progress or Procrastination?

I’ve been asked what I thought of 43 Things. Since I used it for over a year it seemed good sense to write an account of how it helps with working out what needs doing and doing it. Just in case you were wondering why it is called 43 Things… That is because 43 is […]

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The Now Habit – Dealing with Procrastination

Now, I was going to read a book on procrastination, but I kept putting it off. It would be funny if it wasn’t true!¬†Procrastination is a major issue in modern life, just check out 43things.com where you’ll find there over 14,000 people who are trying to stop procrastinating – a veritable hive of habit breaking […]

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