Category Archives: Time & Task Management


The Importance of Willpower

Have you ever logged onto Facebook and found yourself, 20 minutes later, wondering what you went there to check on? With endless possibilities to get distracted by today, we need discipline more than ever before. John Coleman has written a great post for the Harvard Business Review with some helpful steps to increase your willpower…   Read more

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Being Fruitful in a Time of Transition: Momentum

I recently moved from Florida to Chicago, and my physical location isn’t the only thing that changed; I transferred cities, regions, climates, jobs, workspace, and much more. Reader Ross Black suggested we write an article about being fruitful in a time of transition, and I thought I might write the article I wished I had…   Read more

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Being Fruitful in a Time of Transition: Organizing Your Productivity

I recently moved from Florida to Chicago, and my physical location isn’t the only thing that changed; I transferred cities, regions, climates, jobs, workspace, and much more. Reader Ross Black suggested we write an article about being fruitful in a time of transition, and I thought I might write the article I wished I had…   Read more

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Productivity Tip: Interrupt Yourself Every Hour

Dan Pink’s blog is a fantastic resource for entrepreneurial type leaders that value high productivity. He interviewed Peter Bregman, a consultant to leading CEO’s and asked him to share one tip on staying focused throughout the day. His answer: hourly interruptions. Each hour when my watch, computer, or phone beeps, I stop whatever I’m doing,…   Read more

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Getting Started with Task Management

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything related to getting things done and task management systems. Some of you might be overwhelmed by the particulars, needing still to get your mind wrapped on how to approach creating a task list and a workflow for creating (and, importantly, completing) tasks. Michael Hyatt, whose site we’ve…   Read more

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Value Physical Presence Over Virtual Presence

The people I’m closest to where I live don’t care one bit about their “web presence,” whereas I daydream about tens of thousands of Twitter followers salivating over my 140-character wisdom or hits to my blog from people who don’t know if I’m actually following Jesus in daily life. In fact, I used to care…   Read more

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Riding the Waves of Motivation

“Motivation, productivity, efficiency—these things are not constants. In my experience, they come in waves. They ebb and flow, and there’s no sense in fighting it. The key is to recognize a productivity surge when it appears, so you can roll with it.”–Jason Fried from a recent Inc. Magazine post. I produced two days of high…   Read more

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Batching and the Pomodoro Technique

There are endless systems to help you track your task lists, but what about when it comes time to actually do the tasks? Batching (and its most commonly known child, the Pomodoro Technique) helps you manage your time as you’re actually doing things by collecting it into batches, or chunks of time devoted to a single task….   Read more

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