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5 simple things to raise a productive kid

July 28, 2016
Ever think what it is about the one person who always gets picked for the projects? Yep….they are responsible, productive…and get the job done. The coveted team player. Do we want to see a world with more responsible and productive adults? If we want to see our kids become the team players,

Sometimes, including women takes more than a want … a story

July 28, 2016
A friend of mine told a story about starting a flower farm. She spoke about wanting to ensure that the women of this part of Ghana has employment opportunities and so she made sure that she employed women to do the farming. She also wanted to make sure that the women were paid fairly, and so after

How to prioritize your GTD wall?

July 28, 2016
In the event your GTD ®  wall is well in use, you may be wondering how to prioritise all the projects and tasks on your wall. If that is the case, then this blog post is just in time. What GTD says about prioritisation? Many say that GTD does not have prioritisation. While it is true that there

What’s more productive, and easier, than effort?

June 10, 2016
We often think that being productive requires effort. We have to put in loads of time to get it all done. We have to summon the willpower to get past the procrastination. We have to pull together these large kickoff meetings to get the project going But there is another way to get things done and

How time blocking helps you gain control

June 10, 2016
There are a couple different ways you can approach your day. You could just go with the flow and do what shows up. You could plan everything out – schedule all your tasks and meetings – and stick to it as much as possible. The reality is that once you have more commitments than you can

How to work on the most important projects?

June 10, 2016
Once I have explained that the most effective way to get through your tasks is to list them by context, the next thing is … well how do I deal with what’s priority? For those who haven’t read previous blog posts or are unfamiliar with Getting Things Done (GTD), let me explain what a context

Have you done your labor day checkpoint?

June 10, 2016
In the former Commonwealth countries, today is Labour Day … or May Day as it’s called. It’s a perfect time to take a few minutes to take stock of where you are with the year. With a third of the year gone, you’ve got enough experience striving towards your theme or goals for the year to

When should I change my task management system?

June 10, 2016
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know by know I am a GTD’er. GTD is a productivity methodology and it is the foundation of my productivity system. But you don’t have to be a GTD’er to manage your tasks and commitments. Earlier this year, I counted over 100 task management tools

Leaders can’t forget about emotions …

June 10, 2016
We’re human. As much as we triumph is as much as we falter. We have different emotions, and different moods coursing through us. There’s a constant ebb and flow. It’s not realistic to think that you will be happy ALL the time. Nor do we have to be unhappy ALL the time. We’re human.

Setting up for the win …

June 10, 2016
You know that big hairy audacious goal you’re contemplating? The one that seems like it’s got all kinds of obstacles already set up to thwart your every effort? Yup, that one. Well guess what … it’s totally winnable. It all comes down to your attitude and how you set yourself up for the