Too much to do? Move up a level.

It’s easy to get over-committed. It’s easy to say yes to new projects and endeavors. As new items get added the list is overflowing with tasks, actions and steps it’s becoming difficult to pick the right ones and be happy with your choice. After all you could have selected a different task out of 300 sitting in your list. 

This type of thinking isn’t effective and it simply adds to overall frustration with the lack of progress.

If you have too much to do and continuously struggle with mountains of tasks it’s time to move up a level and ask some deeper questions like:

  • what do I want?
  • what’s really important?
  • where am I going?

There never be a shortage of things to do hence at some point you will realize that making sure that your ladder is stacked against the right wall is the key to personal growth and progress.

2013 is coming.Start planning.

2013 is coming. Start planning.
We were less than a month away from 2013 so it’s the best time to start planing your next year before the Christmas time kicks in.

This last couple of weeks is a great time for reviewing your year, looking back at your projects, goals and accomplishments. Once you know what have your done time to think about the future. Figuring out the direction in which to go isn’t always easy. If you’re in this place, not sure where to look, what areas to focus on I have a great set of links for you .

It’s personal planning model by Gordo Byrn who’s endurance athlete, coach, writer and entrepreneur. He list some key headers, topic that he considers and analyses when going into annual planning mode. This should give you a great head start in the planning process.

Personal Planning

Seeing he old personal strategy document can be a good inspiration and reference point. You can find a sample document in this Google Doc

I personally find Gordo’s advice very influential and promoting me to consider new things. If you what to read more of this stuff head over to his excellent blog

Getting up early

Getting up early and doing something important is one of the best ways to have a productive and successful day. Michael Wade shares a list of some activities that people do when they get up early.  Yet the more interesting part covers things that people don’t do or don’t see as a priority activity:

  • Checking e-mail
  • Making phone calls
  • Reviewing the previous day

 

What’s yours morning priority?

Weekly Links for 7th of November

 

A weekly collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

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Weekly links for 27th of June

A weekly collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

  1. My secret to becoming more Producteev …
  2. Making It All Work
  3. Episode 48: The Magic of Thinking BIG
  4. 15 Useful Project Management Tools – Smashing Magazine
  5. Steve Leveen: A Tabula Rasa Is Peace of Mind :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

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Weekly Links for 23rd of May

A weekly collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

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Weekly links for 16th of May

A collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

  1. Organize Your Business – chrisbrogan.com 
  2. 40 Excellent Web Apps Every Freelance Designer Should Use
  3. Rules for SuperFocus – Blog – Get Everything Done
  4. The Elusive Inventory of Your Projects – James Fallows – Business – The Atlantic
  5. Let the empty heads lead « Leadership Freak

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Weekly links for 28th March

A collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

  1. Finding Your Work Sweet Spot: Genuine Interest, Skills & Opportunity
  2. Why Working From Your Email Inbox Doesn’t Work
  3. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity?
  4. Better Time Management Is Not the Answer
  5. Why Hard Work Isn’t Such a Good Idea

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Weekly links post for 26th February

A collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

  1. A Better Filing System for Public Speakers (and Writers)
  2. 10 Realizations For Productivity & Pushing Ideas Forward
  3. Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool – Education Series
  4. Don’t Get Too Attached To Your Own Work. Throw It Out And Start Over
  5. The Art of the Audacious Goal

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Weekly links post for 29th of January–TED edition

A collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

This weeks edition presents a number of TED talks on goals, success, choice and need for speed. Check out what others have discovered and if you can apply that in you life.

  1. Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself
  2. Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep
  3. Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success
  4. Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice
  5. Carl Honore praises slowness

Weekly Links post 8st January

A collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

  1. Use Mind Maps to Achieve Your Goals

  2. Gantt, PERT, or Task Calendar: Which Scheduling Model is Best for Your Project?

  3. How Handwriting Trains the Brain

  4. How to conduct your own annual review

  5. Switch Off Your Social Self – Switch On Your Creativity

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