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Productivity

Finding Your Muse: 8 Great Sources for Creative Inspiration

Categories: Learn, Live

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You can’t just sit around and wait for inspiration to strike. You have to go out and find it.

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Developing Discipline: 10 Strategies for Taming the Slacker in All of Us

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Live, New Here?

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As we get older, we stop being told what to do and are forced to make ourselves take action. It can be hard, especially since not doing anything is so…easy. Here are 10 simple ways for growing your personal discipline.

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How to Beat Procrastination in 5 Tiny Steps

Categories: Learn, Live

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The trick to getting more done is tricking yourself to do more. Establish which one of these excuses you’re falling back on, and you’ll become more productive.

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Break Outside the Structure of Your Life to Accomplish Your Dreams

Categories: Live

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We often find ourselves falling into a routine that isn’t conducive to achieving our goals in life. Time to break free.

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Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Achieving Goals I Learned From My Golf Instructor

Categories: Live

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The game of golf is surprisingly a lot like the game of life: If you try to sink every shot, you’re only setting yourself up for failure.

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Apps That Help Manage Your Day

Categories: Learn

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Things like e-mail and to-do lists made time management easier. Now make them smarter.

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How to Write a Novel in a Month and Live to Tell About It

Categories: Learn

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If you’ve ever dreamed of, or just considered, finally writing the great American novel spinning around your head all these years, November is the time to do it. Why? Because it’s National Novel Writing Month, of course! To help you put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard, we’ve sketched out the basic plot of how to conquer this daunting task in only thirty days.

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Get Your Email Under Control Like a CEO

Categories: Learn

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Email has become such an integral part of our lives, sometimes it feels like it has taken priority over everything. If you want to be successful professionally and personally, you’ve got to learn to wrangle in the time you’re ‘checking’, and spend more time ‘doing’.

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Dead Simple Accountability Solutions for the Easily Distracted

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?

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Modern life is full of distractions, from Tweets and GChats to AIMs and Yahoos, not to mention just regular email. To cut through the weeds of distraction, what you need is a method to keep yourself on task. Here’s three.

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On Getting Things Done

Categories: Learn

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If the idea that the first step to increased productivity is better organization seems strange to you, this is a must read. With these simple guidelines, you’ll clear the clutter off your desk, empty your email inbox, and finally knock out those last few stray tasks you’ve been putting off for weeks.

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5 Easy Time Management Tips to Help College Grads Transition to the Work Force

Categories: The Field Manual

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Many of use make the mistake of assuming the time management techniques we used to coast through five classes a semester as an undergrad will apply to our new jobs where we’re given much more freedom and a lot less structure. There’s hope: implement these five strategies and you’ll be the most organized guy in the bullpen.

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Map It or Scrap It: The Real Secret to Success

Categories: Learn

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Coming up with an idea is easy, enacting it is a bit more difficult. Get started down the path to success the right way so it’s not some abstract idea floating in your brain, but rather a physical plan of action.

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Use The Opposite Strategy: Find A New Way To Win The Game

Categories: Live

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You never break new ground following in the footsteps of others. Trailblazers and trend-setters know that to get there first, you’ve got to go left when everyone else goes right. Sure, it’s safer to go with the flow, but to make it big sometimes you’ve got to go it alone. Check out how these five innovators zigged while others zagged.

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How to Set Goals and Start Achieving a Better Life

Categories: Learn

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If you want to grow as a man you’ve got to set goals. This part you’ve been hearing since 4th grade. Unfortunately, most of us think, “lose weight,” or “get a better job,” are effective goals. If you actually want to start getting things done you’ve got to learn how to establish your goals in a way that will guarantee a path to success.

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Five Ways to Help You Finally Get Some Work Done

Categories: The Field Manual

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Nobody likes to do work (if they did, they wouldn’t constantly refer to it as “work”) and as a result of our current culture, buckling down and doing that which we don’t like to do is more difficult than ever.

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day: An Essay on Balancing Life and Time

Categories: Live

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There is a limitless amount of time in the universe, but unfortunately each of us are only allotted so many minutes, hours, and days. With every tick of the clock, there exists boundless potential, and unrestrained failure.

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A Second Saved is a Second Earned: 4 Functional Ways to Manage Your Time Like a Pro

Categories: Earn, Live

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If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for more hours in a day, you’re in a tough spot. Earth isn’t rotating any slower so you’re better off just learning to manage your time more efficiently with these 4 must have tactics.

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6 Practical Tricks for Becoming an Early Riser

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Live, New Here?

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There are a dozen sayings that illustrate the reward of waking early – from getting worms to being healthy, wealthy, and wise. That’s well and good, but they all leave out the most important step – how in the heck do you get up that early?

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