Personal Productivity

Brain Rules Book Review

By |March 18th, 2015|

Brain rules by John Medina is a book about the modern scientific understanding of how the brain learns and performs, and what we might do to improve it. The basic take away is: we, as humans, have set up our schools and places of business in an way that’s not in alignment with how the […]

5 Distractions and How To Overcome Them

By |March 12th, 2015|

Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone?

You’re a busy professional with multiple clients and/or projects. You consider yourself highly productive and able to multitask.

You painstakingly plan out your day on a calendar. You’ve got the calendar synced with multiple mobile devices so that you can access your master plan at any moment.

You spend time […]

Five Strategies to Manage Your Self Control / Discipline Conundrum

By |February 11th, 2015|

One of the foundations of the self-improvement movement is self-determinism: the act of determining your future through your own efforts by exercising self-control and discipline.

Inspiring stories of legendary self-determinists, such as athletes and successful entrepreneurs, are all around us; constantly reminding us of our own shortcomings.
I can hear the scripts being read now:
“You can do […]

10 Ways to Increase Productivity for Creative Types & Entrepreneurs

By |September 15th, 2014|

(photo by Sonny Abesamis)


The Ol’ Day Timer

My father used to carry around a Franklin day timer.  Something about it was interesting to me… a way to organize your thoughts into blocks of time.

I first got serious at the subject after reading “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by the late Stephen Covey and his […]

Five Productivity Apps for iPhone

By |January 16th, 2008|

I officially own the coolest toy ever invented... the iPhone. Ever since I got it two weeks ago, I can't keep my hands off of it.

Having it All, Achieving Your Life’s Dreams and Goals by John Assaraf

By |November 22nd, 2007|

I thought I was getting tired of all things to do with The Secret until I read John Assaraf's Having It All - Achieving Your Life's Goals and Dreams.

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Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern

By |September 11th, 2007|

If you’re a creative type like I am; chances are, you need this book.

The Perfect Time to Start Never Comes

By |July 2nd, 2007|

When is the perfect time to start a business, lose weight, start investing, become an artist, travel the world, or create the life you have always wanted?

When you have enough money?
When you have enough time?
When the kids are grown up?
When the economy is just right?
When you’ve taken enough classes?

The truth is: […]

Persistence Beats Technique Every Time

By |June 18th, 2007|

It’s not sexy, it’s not exciting, it’s not flashy; but plain old persistence is a much better indicator of success than skill or technique.

That’s a lesson I had to learn the hard way with years of failed businesses and changed courses.

Genius Types

If you’re like most Genius Types readers, you’re a highly intelligent, creative, […]

Free Day Planner 2.0

By |May 29th, 2007|

Because the original Free Day Planner and Time Management System was such a hit, I’ve decided to release an upgrade. The original version has been downloaded 849 times at the time of this post.

I’m really excited about this version because follows the very focused philosophy outlined by Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow […]