According to WhiteSpace at Work CEO Juliet Funt, oftentimes the key to accomplishing more is to momentarily do less. A strategic pause, what she calls “whitespace,” taken between activities to recalibrate and recuperate can help you reclaim lost productivity, creativity, time—and money. Juliet estimates that mindless busyness (such as pointless meetings, endless emails, … [Read more...] about #263: Juliet Funt—Thriving in the Age of Overload
Whether you’re an electrician or an analyst, a brain surgeon or a salesperson, New York Times best-selling author Daniel Pink has discovered a universal truth: When we do our work is just as important as how we do it. Turns out even the brightest minds aren’t at their best at certain times of the day. Luckily, it’s possible to decipher your own patterns of performance—i.e., … [Read more...] about #261: Daniel Pink—Secrets of Perfect Timing
Author Jan Jones, who is also the founder and president of Jan Jones Worldwide Speakers Bureau, has found a way to save what no one can ever get enough of: time. Her solution—a can-do-it assistant—may seem like an unnecessary or even a too-expensive luxury, but Jan insists the right assistant doesn’t have to cost a lot and is worth every penny. The bottom line? Time is money. … [Read more...] about #242: Jan Jones—Want More Time? Here’s How.
If “overwhelmed” seems like the best way to describe your day, listen in. Because the leading authority on personal organization, David Allen, joins us to discuss how to get things done. This best-selling author shares new insights on personal productivity and how you can become more effective, organized and focused, plus how you can plan projects like a pro. Links … [Read more...] about #184: David Allen—Getting Strategic With Personal Productivity
In today’s world with all of its diversions, it’s harder than ever to concentrate. But don’t give up! It’s still possible to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks, says this week’s featured guest, Cal Newport. The author and professor joins us to share his tips on a better way to avoid all those disruptions and transform your mind and habits. Links mentioned in … [Read more...] about #182: Cal Newport—Focused Success in a Distracted World