Archive : Productivity (210)

May, 2018

It only takes 15 minutes to do 99% of the things you want to accomplish

June, 2017

My son was accepted to Juilliard!

May, 2017

What it’s like to audition at Juilliard. When you’re 11.

April, 2017

Meet the people who are best at meeting goals

March, 2017

Improve goal-setting by understanding how it fails

February, 2017

Grit is overrated; the hardest worker never wins

June, 2016

3 Things to take off your to do list right now

February, 2016

How to change a habit

August, 2015

ENTJ course: Accomplish whatever you want. Then do it again.

July, 2015

I just read about the life-changing magic of tidying up

June, 2015

What neurologists tell us about goal setting

December, 2014

A celebration of failed New Year’s resolutions

September, 2014

5 Steps to take to make time for everything

July, 2014

Leaving your options open sets you back

March, 2014

Simplifying life has nothing to do with all your stuff

December, 2013

The secret for keeping a New Year’s resolution: KPIs

December is for getting things done, January is for BS

September, 2013

The hardest time management decision of my day

August, 2013

How to measure your own progress

July, 2013

Bad decisions I am making

June, 2013

For God’s sake, do the first thing on your to do list first

April, 2013

Splice time in new ways to have more of it

March, 2013

How to be a creative problem-solver

January, 2013

Here’s how to ask for help

Thinking your problems are special ends up making you stuck

The secret to making productivity tips work for you

Don’t be a dreamer, be a planner

December, 2012

How to see the barrier to reaching your goals

15 Things overachievers do

November, 2012

Productivity is about giving something up

September, 2012

4 Secrets of focused people

June, 2012

Time management tips that’ll work for your life

March, 2012

How to recognize poor executive function

January, 2012

Key to productivity: Choose phone calls carefully

September, 2011

Motivation tips from the bath

August, 2011

Co-workers change your life

April, 2011

Productive people take time off

March, 2011

I’m in the Fashion & Style section of the NYT. (For one sentence.) But still, I feel more stylish already.

How to use cold water to increase productivity

January, 2011

Shortcut to making big life decisions

December, 2010

A list of gifts that’ll help your career

My new path to self-discipline: DBT

Guest post: How to make life more interesting

My birthday present to myself

November, 2010

The biggest lie you tell yourself

October, 2010

How to know if you’re making progress

How I solved my sleep problems

Perfectionism is a disease. Here’s how to beat it.

September, 2010

Time management is not about tasks

How I improved my morning routine

How I decide to work on Rosh Hashannah

July, 2010

The farmer reviews three business books

May, 2010

Tactic for combatting distraction

April, 2010

Productivity is about finding space

March, 2010

How to get unstuck in life

February, 2010

Mindfulness makes you more productive

January, 2010

Being an expert takes time, not talent

Workplace news you cannot use

December, 2009

How to keep a New Year’s resolution

How to bounce back

November, 2009

What makes a blog successful?

How to make business travel manageable

First, be honest about what you want

July, 2009

Will taking drugs help your career? Maybe you need Adderall

How to feel steady in a shaky economy

Sarah Palin’s resignation inspires me

June, 2009

How to feel like you have time to read everything

May, 2009

Career lessons from Susan Boyle’s success

How to recognize bad advice about work

March, 2009

How to decide what to do next

Consistently successful careers stem from consistent personal decisions

February, 2009

5 Emerging trends from the recession

Don’t try to dodge the recession with grad school

January, 2009

Solve most of your problems by solving just one

This is why all your goals are bad for you

5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss

December, 2008

Why you’re lucky to be in the office between Christmas and New Years

Focus on learning in the face of recession

October, 2008

Intentional non-productivity is a productivity tool

August, 2008

Living up to your potential is BS

July, 2008

Twentysomething: 7 reasons why my generation is more productive than yours

Stop blaming your Blackberry for your lack of self-discipline

June, 2008

How I started taming my workaholic tendencies

May, 2008

Research that reveals new paths to productivity

March, 2008

Get good at finding the true barriers to getting what you want

How I get myself back on track

February, 2008

Positive psychology exhausts me: Requires so much self-discipline.

January, 2008

5 Ways to meet a very big goal

December, 2007

How to make a New Year’s resolution that you’ll keep

How to decide if your commute is too long

How to figure out which tasks you can ignore

7 Ways to be a better delegator

Make training a priority

November, 2007

Don’t get too comfortable at home after work

October, 2007

Forget email bankruptcy; try Getting Things Done bankruptcy

September, 2007

Five ways to make yourself a workplace superstar

Twentysomething: The safe route is overrated

August, 2007

Lose ten pounds in two weeks by changing how you work

Twentysomething: Making time for a blog and a full-time job

5 Ways to avoid being overworked

July, 2007

6 Productivity tips to put time on your side

June, 2007

Career ideas for a warm summer day

Letter to new graduates. And how about a braided career?

Regular exercise is no longer optional

May, 2007

New financial data highlights generational rifts

Book excerpt: Methods for controlling the hours you work

Coachology: Train yourself to be happier

Time management discussion with Ann Althouse (only sort of)

Twentysomething: Best Buy gets it. Stop watching the clock.

Five steps to higher productivity

If you don’t like writing lists, buy a new pen

Figure out what you really want by writing letters to yourself

Twentysomething: Constantly laying groundwork for the next career move

April, 2007

Breaking the perfection habit

Twentysomething: Paychecks are boring

Use money to buy time

Twentysomething: I’m in 17th grade

Estimate time more accurately by admitting you don’t

Twentysomething: Why I don’t want work/life balance

March, 2007

5 Ways to stop being late

Coachology: Get better at dealing with email

The one skill you need for three key areas of career growth

February, 2007

Make life more stable with more frequent job changes

New design for Brazen Careerist

Strategies for a sleep-deprived workday

January, 2007

A sort-of-but-not-really review of job hunting software

My plan to stop second-guessing myself

An unexpected lesson about procrastination

December, 2006

3 great time management strategies I’m failing at

Productivity tip: Face-to-face contact energizes your brain

Harvard Business Review hides behind data about extreme jobs

10 tips for time management in a multitasking world

Beware of burnout: Take the test

October, 2006

Friday smorgasbord: Moralists, ethicists and philosophers

Finding courage to steer your career

Most misunderstood aspect of delegating at work

Save what matters by delegating what doesn’t

September, 2006

9/11: Digging myself out of the debris

What to do in college to be successful in your career

August, 2006

I’m moving out of New York City

The measures of our success

Blogger’s refrain: What am I doing here, anyway?

July, 2006

5 cautionary ideas about going to business school

Navigating the quarterlife crisis

How to be a star performer: 4 things to get good at

June, 2006

How to reach the new American dream

Is it the weekend if the week never ends?

Hold CEOs accountable for their parenting

Visualize success like a major league all-star

Get married first, then focus on career

May, 2006

The art of the fifteen-minute break

April, 2006

Extreme commuting is delusional

Don’t be the hardest worker in your job or in your job hunt

Use a to-do list every day

March, 2006

Getting a promotion is so last century

February, 2006

Introducing the caffeine nap

December, 2005

Is your email out of control? Test yourself

November, 2005

Career adjustments: Tips from Liz Phair

October, 2005

Learn to love cold calling

September, 2005

You need an entourage

Status symbols for a new generation

August, 2005

Big goals require big plans: Losing weight after pregnancy

July, 2005

The organization man of the new millennium

Organize your days around your goals

June, 2005

4 worst mistakes of a first-time manager

May, 2005

Moving back home with your parents is a good career move

Career change is inevitable, so plan for it

April, 2005

Ode to the backup plan

6 ways to give your job hunt spunk

March, 2005

List of things I hate

February, 2005

How to succeed in a new job

January, 2005

Make a plan to manage your success

6 ways to dodge long hours

November, 2004

I should be sleeping now

5 overlooked rules of management

October, 2004

7 ways to decrease your hours without harming your career

5 things to do right before you start a new job

Be honest with yourself and you’ll get more done

August, 2004

Learn goal-setting from the Olympics

July, 2004

4 interview questions you should never ask

There are no bad bosses

You need a personal assistant

April, 2004

Don’t hold a meeting without an agenda

Don’t be a generalist — Typecast yourself

March, 2004

Being late is bad

Make your own luck

February, 2004

Consider the commute before you take a new job

Career lessons about grit (and nepotism) from Oscar-nominee Sofia Coppola

List of ways to ruin a list

January, 2004

10 counter-intuitive career tips

December, 2003

5 things to do at the office the last week of Decemeber

October, 2003

Choosing between a kid and a career

Don’t tell me you’re busy

September, 2003

Stay focused on your goals

List of things I hate

August, 2003

3 things to teach your kids so they succeed in life

How to cope with self-doubt

July, 2003

4 ways to make more time

Summer reading is serious business

May, 2003

Go to the gym to pump up your career

April, 2003

Don’t wait until you bottom out to make a big change

How to budget for a job hunt

Balance fearlessness with attention to detail

February, 2003

No more triple majors, please: College kids should cut course loads

December, 2002

10 Ways to improve your job

November, 2002

Making career decisions based on wanting kids, or not

Election Day voters make good employees, so take time to vote

October, 2002

The marital dance to figure out who stays home with the kids

February, 2002

How to give a good performance review

September, 2001

Yom Kippur provides a welcome break from work