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.
He’s known as the guru of productivity for good reason. Best-selling author David Allen knows how to get things done. In fact, his book on the same subject was a runaway best seller and has become the gold standard on how to get more out of your day without stressing yourself out. Because isn’t that what we all want? We want the secret sauce that will help us learn more, do … [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