Category: Productivity

Daily Sites: A Quick Productivity Hack

People reading this post will fall into one of two camps: Thank you, Captain Obvious. Everyone knows that already.This is life-changing information. How do I go about renaming my firstborn in your honor? For...

What’s Your Morning Plan?

We’ve talked before about the importance of routine when it comes to a productive week: that day-after-day, no-surprises, ideal slog that helps us get stuff done. [See Mapping Your Ideal Week] But I get...

Mapping Your Ideal Year

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that Proverbs 16:9 is true: The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. A global pandemic wreaked havoc on our calendars just...

How I Use Evernote as a Prayer List

There are two things I’m relatively sure of: 1. Prayer is not my most natural spiritual discipline. Let’s be honest: according to 1 Corinthians 2, nothing spiritual comes naturally to us. But you get...

How Our Team Runs Our Weekly Meeting

Fellow productivity nerds, this one is for you. I love the nuts and bolts of how a meeting is constructed. I love putting together an agenda, checking off boxes, and seeing our team gel...

Do You Have Attention Residue?

I’m currently working through Cal Newport’s excellent book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Fair warning: if you have a love for the Twitters and multitasking and the ability to...

This Season, Take Time to Wonder.

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, which typically means the official kickoff to the holiday season. Today, turkeys will be basted, football will be watched, and politics will be gingerly avoided. Tomorrow, alarms...

Why You Should Postpone Your Planning

Leaders plan stuff. It’s just what we do. We don’t stroll into an event or a calendar year unless we’re armed to the teeth with plans, contingency plans, emergency plans for our contingency plans,...