Articles on Productivity

Best Money Tips: Be More Effective Using Best-By Dates

Today, we give you a workplace use for "best-by" dates, tips to do more with less work, advice on public speaking, and ideas for a green Halloween!

6 Tips to Firewall Your Attention and Boost Productivity

It can be a sobering experience to look back on our day and see how little time we actually spent working on things that mattered. Here are ways to firewall our attention.

10 Back-to-School iPhone Apps

With assignments and exams, student life can be stressful. Here are 10 iPhone applications that can help you manage your student life.

Time Is Money. Now Act Like It.

Time really is money. Every second of every day has monetary value, whether you're punching a time clock, running a business, or brushing your teeth.

80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day

I've asked some of the top business and productivity bloggers to share some of their best tips on how they add more time to their days. They've got some excellent advice, and ea

Stay Focused: 300+ Tips for Staying Focused

Spring brings out the worst in my ability to focus. When the weather turns better all I want to do is be outside. So, here is a roundup of the best motivational and focusing t

7 Things I'd Love to Change About Meetings

We can't rid the world of meetings, but we can make them shorter, painless, and more effective with these 7 great tips.

10 Ways to Save Time by Spending Time

Just like the adage you have to spend money to make money, it's just as true that sometimes you have to spend time to save time.

12 Straightforward Ways to Say "No"

Are you pressed for time right now? Don't make the mistake of thinking you'll have more time in the future. Learn to say "no."

7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!

Sometimes you just have to get out of the office to ever get any work done! When you're on the go, or are working from home, what are the best tools to keep you productive and in

5 Benefits of a Task Management System

I'm trying yet another task management system and I think I've found a keeper. I've been on a search for quite some time, and while many people have strong opinions on their favori

TiVo for the Web: Content Without the Ads

A lot of websites out there haven't given a lot of thought to how their site looks and reads. Or they have and they just don't care. Here is a tool that lets you "fast forward" pas

7 Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Productivity in the New Year

We all want to work better, faster, and smarter. Thanks to the ever-changing tech landscape – we can! We’ve highlighted some of the best tools available to help you make a good imp

Tools to Get Organized, Family Style

Many people think I’m incredibly well organized because I can easily manage (certain) projects and recite dates, locations, deadlines, etc. for my family’s activities. The truth is

I Earned 20% More After Reading This Book

Within the last 30 days, I've increased my monthly income by about 20 percent and I give credit to to a book from 1944: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. In t

How Online Job Boards Can Actually Help A Job Search

There was a brief period, before the last recession, when my career-services clients actually found jobs on online job boards. They’d post resumes, and interview requests and job o

Getting Ahead At Work: Are You A Hammer Or A Swiss Army Knife?

Is it better to be great at one specific thing or just really good at a whole bunch of different things? While one might put you in a class all by yourself, the other can make you

Hey Boss, Please Don’t Bother Me, I’m Daydreaming

Long considered the sole provenance of the lazy and uninspired, the process of daydreaming may be more productive than we thought.

Time Is Money: Budget Them Both Out

We hear it all the time: Time is Money. But do we really treat our time with the same respect we treat our money? If we really do believe that time is valuable shouldn't we be budg

A Frugal Resource: The Community College

One of my favorite frugal resources is the community college. Even though I’ve taken several classes at my local college, I’ve barely tapped into the depth of resources available n