Here are the concrete steps how I use my tickler file on a working day. This process is very powerful for several reasons. It is a simple structure that provides reliability. It ensures nothing is forgotten. It reduces multi-tasking and stress levels.
E-Mail is not dead. They come in and keep distracting us. When to check email to stay your own boss? It’s less frequent than you think…
You know the Pareto Principle or the 80-20-rule, right? It is one of the most powerful mental models to get forward in life faster. Here’s a step by step guide how to apply the pareto principle, do an 80-20 analysis, eliminate the bottom 80 and how to use the free time.
Even though there is no “one best way” to time management, there are principles you can follow and adapt to your personal situation.
Are you feeling good right now? Great! But is it really?
You might just have cuddled up in your comfort zone. You might have stopped to grow!
Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Do things that are on the edge of your capabilities. You will enlarge your zone of comfort and increase the range of opportunities that are open to you.
Parkinson’s Law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. The good thing: You can makte it work to your advantage. Understanding Parkinson’s Law can push your productivity to new heights. If you know how to leverage it to your advantage.
Have you ever built an MVP? MVP stands for minimum viable product. Today, it’s common practice to work with MVPs in software engineering. Today, I want to focus on how to apply the principles of an MVP beyond programming. I think it can be especially valuable on a personal level.
What makes the difference? Why do some people achieve their new year’s resolutions while you can not keep it? Maybe, they don’t either, but that’s another story.
To get forward on your resolution let’s start with the simple things.
2020 was an extraordinary year. It was a challenge for everybody. For many, it was tragic. Some lost their confidence in being able to achieve there personal vision. A lot of people see it as a lost year: “Let’s get this over and hope for a better 2021.” Hope is fine. However, the world does not get better just because it is spinning. We won’t change anything if we won’t change ourselves.
Times of crises are also An opportunity for questioning the status quo. A time to redefine our personal vision. For reorientation and for setting directions towards a brighter future.
I’m sure you do not want to waste waiting time by mindlessly browsing social media. Here’s a list of ways to use idle time productivly!