Getting into ‘flow’.

January 24th 1975: The Koln Opera House Keith and Vera stood on the stage just looking at the piano wondering what could possibly be done. It wasn’t the right one and it was in poor condition. Keith had briefly played it and found it to be out of […]

Working at home…. with the children!

It always sparks my interest when I’m delivering presentations about productivity and someone asks me a question that causes me to fumble for an ineffective answer! This happened just this week when someone asked me if I had any tips for working from home when you also have […]

Work harder in the troughs

For all of us I’d imagine, or most of us at least, the amount of work we have to do moment to moment or day to day or week to week fluctuates. We have peaks and troughs. Those peaks and troughs might span across long time periods – […]

Effort begets Motivation

It’s really hard to stay motivated and focussed isn’t it. I find I’m on about a 3 or 4 week cycle with many things like exercise and nutrition. I have maybe 2 to 3 weeks of intense focussed helpful activity and then into the third week things slide […]

The Power of Small Steps for Making Big Changes

Guest Blog by Emma Grace Brown When it comes to building healthier habits, too many people decide to make huge, sweeping changes overnight. Almost inevitably, they realize that these massive lifestyle shifts are impossible to keep up and, after a few days of trying without success, they give […]

Stick to the process

Stick to the process even if you need to replan. Sticking to the process and having a plan are two different things. The process is the order in which you do things, the plan is how you are going to do those things in the order that is […]

Procrastination!

My favourite meme that I have seen about procrastination is that it is ‘The art of ruining your life for no apparent reason!’ Whenever I say when I’m speaking to people about being organised it always raises a smile. It’s one of those statements that resonates with us […]

Right Gear, Right Place, Right Task

The key skill I advocate for people to engage with for being productive – and by that I mean living your best life (not just work!) – is planning. You will consistently fail to put yourself in the right place at the right time for the right task […]

Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People

The message that I’m going to give you here is a simple one…. Keep engaging in the same habits and you’ll get the same resultsEngage in different habits you’ll get different results Simple! So if you are aceing all of your habits – good job! But maybe a […]

Be productive everywhere!

Let me explain just what I mean by being productive! The problem when I say ‘be productive’ is that most people immediately start to think about being productive at work, or maybe at study. But for me that misses out whole other parts of our lives where it […]