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! -> 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! -> 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! -> 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! -> 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! ->

‘Eat That Frog’: How to Achieve Your Dreams

12 ways to stay focused – eat a frog

Are you struggling to find time for the things you’ve been promising yourself for years? Feeling like you’re not reaching your full potential? Or just constantly bumping a niggling task to the back burner and then feeling guilty about it? Would you like to know how to make constant progress towards your goals instead? Let’s talk! If you’re like me, you set a lot of goals for yourself but you don’t always manage to achieve them. Why? Working on big tasks takes dedication, determination, and motivation; if you’re tired, stressed, or just generally out of sorts, anything that requires energy… Onwards! ->

How to Ditch Distractions to Improve Focus & Concentration

Improve Focus

Have you ever gone to bed thinking there was still so much more you wanted to get done? Or been in a frenzy and rushed off your feet, but still feel like you didn’t really accomplish anything? This post will show you how to get rid of that feeling once and for all. The fact is that, even on our good days, most of us aren’t nearly as productive as we’d like to think. And that’s down to productivity killers — those little time-stealers that snatch five minutes from us here and there so that we can’t get any momentum… Onwards! ->

Morning Routine: How to Take On the Day with Energy & Enthusiasm

Morning routine

Mornings, especially when you have kids, can be frantic affairs. And, if you’re anything like me, your bed becomes particularly magnetic when the sun comes up, meaning it takes a monumental effort just to unstick yourself. Then there’s breakfast to cook, bags to pack, teeth to brush, hair to tame, buses to catch, and clocks to beat. Instead of easing ourselves into the day, most of us spend our time sprinting to some finish line. Is it any wonder, then, that we don’t have the stamina to make a roaring success of the rest of our day?What, then, would your… Onwards! ->