Tag Archives: Productivity


24 / 7 / 365 Productivity

When we’re thinking about productivity, the first thing that comes to our minds is work. From that context, being productive 24 / 7 / 365 is impossible. If we define productivity as making the most of our lives, then 24 / 7 / 365 productivity is possible. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely within our […]


The Paradox of Time Management

With all the automation and productivity tools available to us, you would expect that we have a lot of spare time nowadays. That’s obviously not the case for most of us. More and more people are struggling with time management today. How’s that possible? The technology that brought us the automation and productivity tools also […]


The First Step to Productivity

Productivity is a popular but often misunderstood topic in business and personal development. Here’s a question for you before we start. What does productivity mean to you? How do you define it? Take a moment to reflect on this question and come up with an answer before you move on. The Definition of Productivity To […]


The Impact of Your Environment on Your Success

What comes to your mind when you think about success? For most of us, it’s working harder, longer, and smarter. Sure you can improve your results through hard and smart work, but that’s just one factor in the formula of success. There are others factors such as environment and identity. Creating the right environment will […]


The Bug That’s Trying to Mate with a Beer Bottle

This post isn’t my attempt to dethrone Franz Kafka from his position in the royal family of literature. It’s about a species of beetles from Australia, and the similarities of our behavior with them. The males of this species are attracted to a particular beer bottle and try to mate with it. These beer bottles […]


High Performance Isn’t What You Think It Is

One of the most misunderstood concepts in personal development is high performance. What does high performance mean to you? Take a moment to answer that question. To me, high performance means producing great results. To produce great results, I need to be productive. What does productivity mean to you? Again, take a moment to answer […]


An Analytical Way to Making Decisions and Solving Problems

“We cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” That’s a quote attributed to Einstein and the idea behind today’s post. Today, I’ll discuss how to get to the higher level of thinking with which we can solve our problems. Let me explain the low-level and high-level […]


Simplicity Is the Precursor to Productivity

There’s a principle in computer programming called KISS. It stands for “keep it simple, stupid.” KISS is also a productivity principle. The more complicated a process is, the less productive it is. “Complexity is the enemy of execution.” Tony Robbins Creating and following complex processes give some people a false sense of hard work. Complex […]


5 Secrets of Worry-Free Productivity

Do you want a successful life? Or do you want a peaceful life? What if you can have both? How? Today, I’ll share five ideas about worry-free productivity from a variety of sources. These ideas are effective enough by themselves. But in combination, they become powerful. Let’s go over each of them. The Ivy Lee […]


A Simple Mind Hack to Stay Focused

My strategy for a meaningful life involves five steps. Write down my life goals. Align my beliefs with my life goals. Reverse engineer my life goals to find my weekly goals and daily action lists. Schedule the action lists in my weekly task list. Optimize the execution of my weekly task list. Continuous Improvement All […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly roundup of my latest posts.