It seems like humans are hardwired to collect. Collections are often consuming more time, space and energy than they give you back, compromising your productivity and your focus. And why would you collect?
- It’s hard to let go of things. The moment you own something, you allocate a higher value to it than before it was yours. That means obtaining things are easier than letting them go
By johannatime On November 17, 2013 No Comments
Do you ever do nothing at all? I mean deliberately not spending time or energy or attention on your tasks? And feeling good about it? If so, please comment below about your experiences and tips on how to do that! And if not, this post is for you, so please continue reading, because doing nothing is important for your productivity.
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By johannatime On October 27, 2013 2 Comments
Do you use a calendar? I think you do. Are you making good use of it? Check this post to see if you’re doing good or could do even better:
Your calendar is your schedule for tasks that are to be done at a certain date and time. You hold a calendar to make sure you don’t forget about meetings,Click here to continue reading
By johannatime On October 20, 2013 No Comments
Sometimes, you just get a lot done and you feel good about your day. And sometimes, you are avoiding the big thing you should be working on and do nothing useful instead either. Getting things done fast means being productive and enjoying flow. Avoiding that big thing means you procrastinate. Today, I’ll share a few tips with you to evoke the flow and tackle procrastination.
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By johannatime On September 29, 2013 No Comments
Tasks that don’t get done…
You know that type of task, that sits on your to do list for a long time, sometimes for months on end, and somehow, you don’t make any progress on them at all? And when all the tasks around it are ticked off, you take the effort to transfer them to a fresh list?Click here to continue reading
By johannatime On September 22, 2013 2 Comments
New offices are built every day, and you may have heard of this new office concept ‘Activity Based Working‘ or ‘ABW’, already? At the COMCARE 2013 national conference I attended last week in Canberra, many were not aware of the idea behind ABW. It’s time to explain.
Activity Based Working is a concept to design your officeClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On September 15, 2013 2 Comments
This blog post is different. Usually, I explain to you how things work for me and my clients. Today, I’m confused, and I ask you what you think. Because I’m researching the concept of minimalism, and I’m unsure if I’m ‘getting’ it. So please share your thoughs in the comments, or drop me a line via Twitter @johannatime.
In my attempt to understand minimalism, and after some researchClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On September 8, 2013 No Comments
Yesterday, I was at an incredible event: TEDxCanberra. The best presenters presenting their best talks on stage at the best theatre in town, in front of an audience that was committed enough to get their tickets before they sold out on the day they went on sale. It was breathtakingly amazing and every one of us felt they were part of something unique.
Pulling off an event like TEDx is creating perfectClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On September 1, 2013 No Comments
An unbelievable plan
Let me set out an imaginary situation: there is little time left to complete that report and you promise that next week, you will work on the assignment full time. You will not waste a moment on e-mail snacking, or hanging around the water cooler, you will lock yourself up and write that report, and on Friday, it’s done.
Sounds familiar? And do you believe it willClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On August 25, 2013 No Comments
Some people say time is (like) money. Not exactly true if you’d ask me, because everybody has the same amount of time, i.e. 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. Also, unlike money, time cannot be saved: Time will pass and then it is gone. So I would say time isClick here to continue reading