Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Cynthia Morris. Writing is an odd art form. Putting our thoughts into words on the page can take a long time. And if we’re working on a long-term project like a book or course curricula, we may become impatient. It’s hard to know when — or if — we’re making … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Redefine Your Writing Productivity?
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Danielle LaSusa PhD. It was hopeless. I was a fraud, an imposter. And I had the evidence all around me. Like, literally. I was sitting in it — slumped on the floor, encircled by a dozen, splayed open, unread books. Pages of black typeset stared up at me. … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Set a Timer to Solve Your Work Problem?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. We are almost four weeks into the new year. This is the time of the year that tends to bring about a renewed energy, excitement, and sense of self-empowerment. These are otherwise known as a few of the key ingredients needed to bring … [Read more...] about How to See Tedium as Valuable
Recently, one of our big fans of the Digital Momentum Planner Pack, Chris Why, emailed me after buying and receiving his new hardback Momentum Planner. He wanted to know what added-value the hardback planner would give him over the digital ones he already uses. I so appreciated his question. It … [Read more...] about 6 Ways the Hardback Momentum Planner Can Improve Your Productivity
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. A year ago, I shared the process my family uses for our weekly scrum. I described how scrum changed the way we communicate and how our productivity improved. I also noted how important it is to examine your process and iterate or evolve as … [Read more...] about New Year, New You: Do You Need to Refine Your Family Scrum?
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Jeffrey Davis. Many of us get caught in a productivity paradox. On one hand, we wish for that proverbial extra hour in a day that allegedly would let us accomplish everything on our to-do list. On the other hand, if we do actually take time off for ourselves … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Take Better Breaks That Will Make You More Productive
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Molly Gordon. As I grappled with this post’s theme for the dozenth time, I found myself writing, “Who doesn’t wasn’t to be optimally productive?” I realized a lot of us might say, “Me!”—with a caveat. We want optimal productivity if it won’t impinge on … [Read more...] about You Were Designed for Optimum Productivity
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Lyza Fontana. One of the most powerful tools in the creative’s tool belt is the creative ritual. I write about it a lot because it’s one of the most effective tools in my creative and business practices. A creative ritual is, at its root, about setting an … [Read more...] about How to Use a Creative Ritual to Generate Momentum
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Cynthia Morris, excerpted from her upcoming book, The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book. Oh, the heady excitement of your book idea! You feel a lot of creative juice about it. Perhaps you have cornerstone content for your business and want … [Read more...] about Rally Your Courage to Write Your Book
When we have ten spare minutes at work, we often flip to Facebook, investigate Instagram, or putter to the break room to see if the coffee’s finished brewing. Nothing is “wrong” with those activities. However, we might put our free time to better use, using them to energize our productivity levels … [Read more...] about 10 Fruitful Ways to Spend 10 Free Minutes
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ryan McRae. Most first-year college students have a startling realization around October, when Halloween decorations are being put up. It hits them as they walk to class or talk with their roommate. But most of the time, the realization happens while they … [Read more...] about The First-Year of College Survival Guide
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ryan McRae. Your Instagram probably looks like mine. Friends at the pool. Mojitos and margaritas on the menu. Vacations, trips, and barbecues abound. If that’s your Instagram feed, the idea of “getting stuff done” might sound a little painful. It’s … [Read more...] about How to Make the Most of Summertime Projects (to Get You Through Winter)
Doing your best work starts with keeping all of your best plans organized. Our 6-month, undated Momentum Planner is just what you need to push your best work forward and help you do your best work, all for less than $20. Order yours today! Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small … [Read more...] about The 5 Must-Practice Skills For Doing Your Best Work
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nancy Seibel. By the time my doctor entered the ultrasound exam room, I knew something was wrong. And I was right—something was cataclysmically wrong. She said, “I strongly suspect you have cancer.” Her words plunged me into an alien landscape some people … [Read more...] about How to Stay Productive When You Have Cancer
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Ugh, thrash. The silent productivity killer. The “I’m-busy-so-I-must-be-accomplishing-something” fallacy. How do you know if you’re guilty of thrash? In Charlie’s book Start Finishing, he defines thrash as, “this emotional flailing and metalwork … [Read more...] about 5 Questions to Ask Yourself That Will Help You Overcome Thrash
The majority of email messages that you get can either be easily processed or really aren't worth your attention anyway. This is one of the fundamental principles of Email Triage, and it’s true whether it's our system or any other that you find or create. This principle is obvious upon … [Read more...] about How to Be Brave and Send Email You Don’t Want To
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. My life is chaotic. I seem to recall a time when I could manage my professional life during business hours and my personal life was pretty much contained in the evening hours and weekends. I had free time. I didn’t go to bed bone-weary and … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Own Family Scrum (and Why You Need It)
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Back before I had kids, I had a clear idea of how best to write fiction. Ideally, I liked having a solid chunk of writing time — enough for a full creative block, and often a whole morning. This worked ... up to a point. There’d be weeks or … [Read more...] about How I Learned to Love Binge-Writing (and How it Could Work for You Too)