Published: 1 month ago

Seven Tips to Slay Your Inbox

I have long been a believer in Inbox Zero. It’s by no means a daily occurrence, but it’s a habit I try to keep as often as I can (normally I get there 4 out of 5 workdays). The reason for Inbox Zero is …

Published: 3 months ago

Don’t Hide Behind Efficiency

There are a lot of type-A, task-driven, calendar-oriented people who read this blog. I know this because (a) some of you have told me as much and (b) that tends to be the level of my nerdiness, and nerds attract nerds. Sorry, nerds. The …

Published: 5 months ago

How to Read More This Year

You can’t kick over a rock around these parts without seeing a recommendation for a book. I love suggesting new titles you may not have heard of, I love sharing top ten quotes from some of my favorite recent reads, and I love hearing …

Published: 7 months ago

Lose The Snooze

For the last few weeks, I’ve been conducting a little experiment. And while I’m far from the point that I can definitively say “this works,” I’m pretty convinced that it does. I’m talking, dear readers, about the snooze button. I love a good snooze button. …

Published: 8 months ago

What Is Your Work Process?

I’m ashamed to admit that I am just getting around to reading What’s Best Next, Matt Perman’s excellent book on productivity, and perhaps one of the most talked-about productivity books of the last five years. I say ashamed because I love the topic and I’ve long …

Published: 9 months ago

Batch Your Meetings

Productivity enthusiasts have long heralded the benefits of batching tasks: holding on to those random things until you have them in a neat pile and then tackling them all at once. Examples include only answering emails a couple of times a day, but then …

Published: 1 year ago

Are You a Competitor or an Achiever?

At the time of this writing, we are a little over three weeks into a new year. If you made new year’s resolutions, it’s my duty to tell you to enjoy them while they last. Some studies show that only 64% of us make …

Published: 2 years ago

Do You Have An Event Checklist?

If you’re in ministry, you do events. In your context, an event might be a weekly Bible study, a city-wide service project, or a weekend worship service. It could be an event that involves thousands of people or just you. It might be something that …

Published: 2 years ago

Just Get Started

I started last weekend as I do many weekends…with a list. Our small group was coming over on Sunday night, and so Friday night and Saturday was scheduled with the requisite honey-dos: clean the house. Tackle the laundry. Mow the yard. Make a path …

Published: 2 years ago

Mapping Your Ideal Week

If you’re anything like me, buckling down and getting things done is a challenge. Even though I like structure, I’m often distracted by things that are bright and shioh look a butterfly! Add to that that very few of us can say we have full control …

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