Archive for the ‘Productivity vs Procrastination’ Category

What good is MindMapping ?

By johannatime On August 10, 2015 4 Comments
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You may have seen people doing it, you may have even done it yourself. Mindmapping. It is one of the most productive techniques for the office, the studio, home and anywhere. Mindmapping is the most effortless yet effective way of notetaking and communication in this world.

What is mindmapping?

Mindmapping is an intuitive way to express ideas, thoughts, facts, opinions, etc. in writing and words, but without using grammar. Instead,

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A productive meeting is your responsibility

By johannatime On July 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you like meetings? If you don’t, that’s probably because you think they are a waste of time. For a busy professional, meetings cause two problems: 1) they take time from you schedule and 2) you get more to do’s on your list. Therefore, they’d better be worth your while. Do you blame the chairperson? Here’s what you can, no,

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Speed reading: a legend explained

By johannatime On June 10, 2015 No Comments
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Many professionals struggle with quite a reading backlog. Reading tasks often aren’t emergencies, so the article or report gets stacked on a pile on the desk, or worse, on the floor. What about you? Do you ever get to reading all you should? Consider speed reading as a new skill to learn to increase your productivity. If you

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No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch

By johannatime On May 30, 2015 No Comments
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Virtually, a project can look and feel like an untakable hurdle. Your brain is a creative system that can and will come up with the most horrific scenarios when trying to bring a project to a conclusion. That is why people procrastinate. However, a project is actually a series

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5 of the worst time management mistakes

By johannatime On May 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you think you manage your time well? Are you in relaxed control of your work flow? Are you a productive professional getting things done? You’d be surprised how many time management tricks can be done better!

#1 Scheduling to do’s in your calendar

In an ultimate attempt to not forget what to do, we tend to schedule their to do’s

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Culling your Someday Maybe List

By johannatime On April 30, 2015 No Comments
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Do you have countless plans for the future? Ideas and leaps to take for your business and your career? Travel ambitions? Ideas for building or improving your home? Courses you’d like to take and challenges you might commit to? I had hundreds. Most of them will never be realised, because eventually, they’ll appear to be not relevant enough

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Don’t solve a problem until it is due!

By johannatime On April 10, 2015 No Comments
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A mañana attitude is not the most productive mindset. Rather, it often is more like procrastination than it is a relaxed way of life. However, there is an underestimated strategy beneath leaving tasks for tomorrow.

Project management as you know it

Do you manage projects sometimes? All of my clients do, and they all think mapping out actions ahead to complete the

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7 Rules for New Year’s resolutions that stick

By johannatime On December 22, 2014 No Comments
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This post I dedicate to my brave friend Giorgi who recently quit smoking in order for her to be a better role model for her seven year old son. It’s been a month or two since she had her last cigarette and I think she’s plain awesome having the courage to make this

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Simply satisfied part 2: HOW to do lists work

By johannatime On October 22, 2014 No Comments
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What’s your to do list like? Is it making you more productive? Or does it rather make you procrastinate? Do you have a functional to do list at all? Or do you have a list, but for most tasks you actually short cut the

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How many projects can a human do simultaneously?

By johannatime On September 22, 2014 No Comments
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When there is a lot on your plate, work and life can feel overwhelming. Overwhelm can cause paralysis and then you get the awkward situation of being crazy busy and getting nothing done: ‘it is all too much’. So how many projects is enough? Of course, that depends.

About projects

The Getting Things Done® (GTD®)

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