Alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” Challenge

Alternatives to the "17 Before 2017" challenge, for when you don't have the time or energy.

Have you heard of the “17 Before 2017” list, where you challenge yourself to achieve 17 things before the start of the new year? (Mine is embedded below if you want to check it out.)If it sounds intriguing but you’re worried you might not have the time to complete it, read on for my alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” challenge, some of which will only require a few minutes of your time, and one of which (#9) will actually SAVE you time. Onwards! ->

How My Bonus List Makes Me Feel Less Of A Failure

Productivity tool: Bonus List. Be more productive & get all your tasks done

If you’re anything like me, you often over-estimate how much you can get done in a day. You assume at least one of two things: maximum motivation and/or minimum distraction. But, truthfully, how often does life work out like that?And, on the days that it somehow miraculously does and you speed through your list, you’re often left wondering “what next?”In both instances, you need a bonus list. Onwards! ->

How I Plan My Days

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my days, including why I do it, and what I use.

I talk a lot over here about the importance of scheduling to ensure you’re not only getting your daily tasks done but also that you’re making progress towards your “big picture” goals. Today I thought I’d give you a little behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my days and weeks, so you can see if I’m walking the walk.I’ll share the exact process I go through to ensure I’m making the most of my time and always progressing towards my personal and business goals, including the tools I use and how I break down my days. Onwards! ->

Planning Your Most Productive Day: A Step-By-Step Guide

Planning your most productive day: a step-by-step guide

How much more would you get done in a week if you could ensure that, each day, you were at maximum productivity levels?Instead of just waiting for one of those magical moments to come along, let’s look at the steps to planning your most productive day so that you can get shit done in much less time than it would normally take, and then go put your feet up. Onwards! ->

The Best Productivity System To Ensure Your Days Run Smoothly

Is your productivity system helping you get the most out of each day? Here's a big mistake you might be making...

Do you have a productivity system in place to get the most out of your day?Most people just sit around waiting for motivation to strike. And, when it does, they beaver away at whatever pops into their head until they run out of steam… and then go back to waiting.Is it any wonder we rarely make serious progress towards our dreams?With an effective productivity system, you can plan your days so that they run smoothly, and so that you never forget a meeting or miss a deadline. Or, heaven forbid, come home without the milk! Onwards! ->

How To Live Your Life With No Regrets: The Fourth Agreement

To live a life with no regrets is, I think, our biggest dream for ourselves. Recently, I read a book that’s teaching me to do just that: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”.

To live a life with no regrets is, I think, our biggest dream. Recently, I read a book that’s teaching me to do just that: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”.*In it, Ruiz outlines four fundamental “agreements” or standards we should all hold ourselves to if we want to lead better, more meaningful lives. I can certainly review the rest of the book if that’s something you want but, for now, I’m focusing on the fourth agreement. It’s the one that’s made the biggest difference for me, helping me raise the bar and live a life with no regrets. Onwards! … Onwards! ->

How to Overcome the Afternoon Slump

Great way to beat the afternoon slump and get loads done in just 10 minutes!

I don’t know about you, but once I hit about 3.30pm, it’s a struggle just to keep my eyes open, nevermind get anything else done. Here’s a top tip that I share in my “Productivity Power-Up” e-course that helps me beat the afternoon slump and blaze through a large chunk of my to-do list in a short amount of time: combine the 2-minute rule with a timer. When it comes to getting shit done, there are few things more effective than setting a timer. It helps focus the mind, forces you to spend a certain minimum amount of time on any given … Onwards! ->