Stand in the Traffic
The title of this blog comes from a session in a course that Professor Paris de l’Etraz teaches about Life. I met Paris at a dinner in Madrid 4 years ago hosted by another inspiring teacher. Stand in the Traffic: I love the simplicity of this life strategy. Whatever you want in life, there are…
Reps vs Hours
What matters most in the gym? The hours you spend or the reps on the weights? In the areas where you must be highly competent to succeed in your role: are you accumulating hours or reps? Do you just do your job or do you spend time practicing the important skills that make you effective?…
What Makes Some People More Productive Than Others
One of my most read & shared posts ever is 11 Differences between Busy People and Productive People. Productivity is clearly a theme which resonates with you, my favorite reader. Robert Pozen and Kevin Downey write about 3 keys to productivity over at Harvard Business Review. They share a summary of their work on personal…
The 11 Differences Between Busy and Productive People
One of my posts over at LinkedIn “11 Differences between Busy People and Productive People” was turned into a cool infographic by an author at Inc Magazines blog. Given that it has horses and unicorns on it, I wanted to share it here. Thanks Inc 😉 The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People https://t.co/U2OhPq8O64 —…
The World’s Most Productive People
The 3 most Productive per Hour countries are: Luxembourg Switzerland Norway The graph below gives one particular view of the level of productivity per hour for the world’s countries. Mexico works lots of hours with little output, whilst Luxembourg work little hours with very high productivity. The horizontal axis represents annual hours worked and the…
I Can’t Focus. How to Learn to Focus.
First understand the do-or-die importance of focus. “If you don’t learn to focus, you will have a shallow and unrewarding life without any meaningful achievements.” Derek Sivers That is worth repeating. “A shallow and unrewarding life.” That’s bad. You Need to Learn to Focus So make it a priority. Yes it’s hard. The world is…
How the US President Plans his Days
Do you plan your days, or do your days run as a reaction to what pops up? In Washington DC, one of our EO leaders at the EO Leadership Academy was Christoph Magnussen – here in this he shares a tip we learnt about how to take control of your day. This is a lesson…
The Urgent and The Important
In a 1954 speech to the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, former U.S. President Eisenhower said: “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” Robert Glazer shared this simple but powerful life management tool on his blog today…
TEDx Talk Summary: Who would you bet on?
3 Ingredients for Success in Life @Saminsights shared a wonderful 1 page graphic summary of my TEDx talk from 2013. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 👁🗨 Insightout (@in.sight.out) The Original Talk Who would you bet on?
I have learned 3 things about getting good work done
I have learned 3 things about getting good work done: There is no magic app: My lack of productivity was never down to a missing app, or not implementing Dave Allen’s GTD system correctly, or not having the right colour pens and post-it notes. I have everything I need to be productive with a keyboard…