A Life of Productivity - RSS Feed

Productivity advice that actually works

Latest articles

Podcast: Where motivation comes from

On this episode, we chat about motivation, and how to find more of it. Topics covered include: The different theories of motivation Approach vs. avoidance-based motivation The need for achievement, and incentives for success Keeping a “resistance list” Discovering the opposite of procrastination Finding motivation through what we value Links...

There are just 10 basic values

Takeaway: There are 10 categories or types of basic values. Those values, along with some curious findings from the research—about what values are, what values we share, and how our individual values differ—are below. I’ve bolded the main ideas in case you want to skim! Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 42s. Personal values are often written about...

Podcast: Reviewing a couple pieces of productivity tech

On this episode, we review a couple of pieces of productivity tech that we’ve recently been trying out: the Timeular time tracker and the reMarkable 2 paper tablet. I’ll also have a review of the reMarkable up on the website in the coming weeks! Hope you enjoy the conversation—we loved both of the devices in different ways, even if they’re not for...

There are 2 types of busyness

Takeaway: We can be busy both in the moment and overall. The key is to minimize how busy we are in any one moment while also taking on valuable and meaningful sources of busyness the rest of the time. Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes, 39s. Busyness gets a bad rap in productivity circles, and often for good reason. When someone declares that they’re...

Podcast: Exploring time blocking

On this episode, we dig deep into the power of time blocking. Topics covered include: What “time blocking” is; The “working spheres” we occupy; The importance of time blocking when you have a lot of work; Why we should time block; How time blocking helps us work with greater intention; How we time block time off; How strict to be with time...

How to stop procrastinating by making your work more fun

Takeaway: The tasks you’re putting off might not be fun enough. Below are a few ideas for how to make your work more enjoyable. Estimated Reading Time : 2 minutes, 16s. Here’s a truth about procrastination: you do less of it when your work is enjoyable. As I’ve written about(and chatted about on the podcast), seven attributes make us more likely...

Podcast: A few ways to work with intention

On this episode, we chat about how to work with greater intention throughout the day. Topics covered include: How intention lets us align our actions to what’s important and meaningful; The “Eisenhower Matrix” of importance and urgency; Revising the “Rule of 3” The hourly awareness chime; How to realign your focus to your intentions throughout...

6 immediate strategies to feel less overwhelmed at work

Takeaway: It’s possible to catch up on tasks without working longer hours. My go-to strategies for feeling less overwhelmed at work: list out your current projects, shift or tackle deadlines when possible, block dedicated work time in your calendar, minimize chronic stress, and schedule time for your mind to wander. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes,...

Podcast: How to define productivity

On this episode, we chat about how to define productivity—and how what productivity means has changed over time, especially with the advent of knowledge work. Topics covered include: The misconceptions we have about productivity; How time management is less important than it used to be; How the productivity landscape has shifted; How most productivity...

Podcast: Strategies for dealing with change

On this episode, we chat about how to embrace—and even enjoy!—change. Topics covered include: How expectations influence our relationship with change; The relationship between catastrophizing and change; How change affects the “learning loop” in our mind; The relationship between dopamine and change; Developing strategically low expectations;...

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Follow RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Follow RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!