Remedying overcommitment

Michael Hyatt has a new post where he provides seven strategies for remedying or avoiding overcommitment. All seven suggestions are good and worth considering. But, the capstone suggestion, number seven seems particularly key: I couldn’t go on at my previous pace, and I didn’t have to. I began building new boundaries around my margin. And […]

Evernote on minimalism

Although I’ve moved away from using Evernote, their blog still often features interesting content. Recently they’ve had a three-part series on minimalism that heavily leans on Joshua Becker (part 1, part 2, part 3). Among Joshua’s reflections that the series provides are a two-part suggestion for “saying ‘no’ effectively: 1. Figure out and write down […]

Free to focus—on sleep?

As part of Michael Hyatt’s Free to Focus resource set, he’s made available three treat the significance for productivity of adequate, quality sleep: Interview with Shawn Stevenson (video) Unleash Nature’s Secret Weapon eBook (PDF) 13 Essential Keys to a Good Night’s Sleep (PDF) Shawn Stevenson’s core business certainly falls in an area where probably few biblical […]

Tips for better focus

Michael Hyatt has a helpful discussion of 10 tips for enabling better focus.  For me, suggestions 5 (“Take email … software offline.”) and 6 (“Put on music that helps facilitates concentration.”) have tended to prove particularly helpful. For Michael’s discussion of these tips and the other 8 he provides, see his original post.

Eliminating distractions

Going along with his Free to Focus material, Michael Hyatt has a helpful, free resource about eliminating distractions. The material in this resource is designed to work with and complement the content Michael delivers in his webinar, The 7 Deadly Sins of Productivity: The Hidden Habits Undermining Your Performance (And How to Change Them).

Productivity assessment

Michael Hyatt has a free productivity assessment tool that provides “a free analysis of your overall [personal productivity] score and a breakdown of the productivity areas you evaluated.” A followup email provides a short set of tips for improving, and the analysis page that displays after the survey is completed provides access to sign up […]