Productivity Tip: Dry Erase Markers and Mirrors

Folks who have seen me recently have remarked on the fact that I’ve lost a bit of weight over the last 6 months (30 lbs., or so), and often wonder what I’m doing. Diet (low-carb) and exercise are part of it, but I believe a big part of my success is having an explicit goal…

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The 0 Dark 30 Experiment – A Month In

I mentioned in a previous post that I’d been getting up earlier lately, as an experiment to see what being an early bird could do for this former night owl. I’m about a month into the experiment, and the results are quite promising. I have: been getting up at 5am consistently over this period, enough…

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Stop Wasting Time Online / Wired How To’s

For folks like myself whose work and life both largely revolve around the internet, this is a timely list of tips for taking control: The Web is replacing the TV as the #1 time-thief in our lives. And, unlike the TV, the Web does not respect the boundaries of work. Thus the time you spend…

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Required Reading: Write a perfect email

This should be required reading for anyone with an email account: Email, not the web, is the most-used Internet application by transaction volume. It’s also the most misused. Since it’s such an important and often overlooked component of our online lives, I’m going to step away from preaching about the web for a moment and…

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Workers suffering from ’email stress’

Does this ring a bell? Targets, deadlines and getting to work on time have long been the main sources of pressure for most workers, but now it seems the office is being plagued by a new problem: e-mail stress. According to new research increasing numbers of workers say they are swamped with a never-ending tide…

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