Overworked? Here’s 3 Ways To Take Back Control

Everyone, everywhere, is busy. As a productivity coach, I come across this time and again. There’s not magic fix, yet here are 3 timeless strategies to help you overcome overwork and reclaim your life…

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How To Be Productive By Doing Nothing

In a penalty shootout, goalkeepers must choose their action before they know which way the ball will go. Is it better to dive left or right? The answer might surprise you – it’s usually best do nothing at all…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Then Break Things Down!

When life is complex and overwhelming, don’t give up or compulsively dive into action without thinking. Stop, reflect and break things down.
Here’s what I did a few years ago when my chook shed was destroyed in a landslip…

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Want the secret to success? Grow slow.

Overnight sensation or slow, sustained growth? It’s counter-intuitive, yet research suggests that slow might be best. Give up the dream of instant success in exchange for slow, measured progress…

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Freeing The Monster

Our monster project has been frustratingly slow and personally challenging. We’ve been forced to take a good look at ourselves and face feelings of self-doubt (can I really do this?) and fear (will anyone actually want this thing?)…

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What Everyone Should Know About Sleep Debt

In my experience there’s a lot of pressure to sleep less and work more. Burning the candle at both ends is often seen as a commitment to your work. Funny thing is, this badge of honour is exactly what prevents you and I from doing our best work…

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Killer To-Do List

A killer to-do list is like a well packed caravan. Everything that you need for the trip is organised and in one place. You’ve added the obvious stuff, like soap, sleeping bags and spare undies. ‘Just in case’ items are also included — like Scrabble and a first aid kit…

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How To Become More Grateful Everyday

What’s so important about gratitude – particularly for busy, organised people – that it features in the morning routines of a modern day warrior, a spiritual leader and a productivity consultant?

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