Principles

  • 90/10 Rule

    Once we create a habit of planning – we usually become good at it. The process of planning actually brings us a lot of joy because we enter a state of looking into the future and being hopeful. Sometimes we can get carried away and spend too much time planning. That’s why its good to … Read more

  • Reactive vs Proactive

    There are 2 general ways to approach events and projects in life: REACTIVE or PROACTIVE. Being proactive and being reactive are two different approaches that can have a significant impact on our ability to achieve our goals and lead fulfilling lives. Being proactive means taking initiative and taking control of our lives rather than simply … Read more

  • Accountability

    Kind Solomon said “Iron sharpens iron. So it man sharpens man.” What this means is that we need other people to help us be successful in life. There is a limit to what we can achieve on our own. For that reason it helps to create “accountability partners”. Accountability partners can help us stay productive … Read more

  • Block Time

    The same 24 hours are available for all of us each day. Yes, some people manage to be more productive by using a method called “block time”. “Block time” is all about setting aside specific blocks of time in your schedule for specific tasks or activities. For example, you might block off time in the … Read more

  • Time vs Energy

    Time and energy are the most confused topics when it comes to personal productivity. We often hear someone say something like “I don’t have time to go to the gym” or “I don’t have time to read books”. Very often it’s not an issue of time, but rather of energy. Time management and Energy management … Read more

  • Project vs Task

    When we take time to plan our day, week or month – be clear about the items that you put on your to-do list. A common mistake is confusing a Project with a Task. For example, when you plan your day – you will create a list of 1 to 5 most important items for … Read more

  • Rituals & Habits

    Rituals and habits play a big role in feeling successful in almost every area of life. A ritual is a set of actions that are done regularly, often in a specific order, with a specific purpose. Habits, on the other hand, are behaviors that are repeated so frequently that they become automatic. Both rituals and … Read more

  • Suck Hole

    Our tendency to choose immediate gratification over long-term fulfillment is called the “suck hole.” Essentially, it’s the idea that we are often more focused on taking care of our basic needs and wants in the present moment rather than considering the bigger picture and working towards more meaningful goals. This tendency can affect our personal … Read more

  • Appreciations

    One of the best ways to feel better every day is to reflect on the things we appreciate in life. Take a few minutes each day to make a list of what you are grateful for today. It can be as simple as “I’m grateful for the ability to take a deep breath”. By focusing … Read more

  • Brain Dump

    Our brains have the capacity to remember and think. Yet, the brain can often get overloaded with too much “stuff”. When our brain is overloaded, we don’t feel so good. One of the best way to help clear ‘brain overload’ – is to follow a ritual called a “Brain Dump”. Clear Your Mind With a … Read more

  • Momentum

    Momentum is an important element of personal productivity – that is easy to overlook. When you have “momentum” – you have a sense of forward progress and energy that helps you to keep moving forward and achieving your goals. When you have momentum, it can be easier to stay motivated and focused, and to tackle … Read more