Tag Archives: Time Management

The Overlooked Variable of Time Management


When we think about time management, the first thing that comes to mind is planning. Planning is a critical part of time management, but not the only component. The other component of time management is the willpower to follow up with your plans. You might analyze and prioritize your projects and plan them in your […]

Optimize the Execution of Your Plans with This Simple Exercise


We can divide time management into two parts. Time Management = Planning + Willpower We can handle the planning part in three steps. Analysis Prioritization Scheduling I explained each step of the planning part in the previous two posts of this series. The Simple Formula of Time Management What Gets Scheduled Gets Done Willpower Planning […]

What Gets Scheduled Gets Done


In yesterday’s post, I shared the simple formula of time management. Time Management = Planning + Willpower I split planning into three steps. Analysis Prioritization Scheduling I explained the analysis and prioritization steps in yesterday’s post. Today’s post will be about the third step, scheduling. What Is Scheduling? By scheduling, I mean the planning of […]

The Simple Formula of Time Management


Do you have time management challenges? Do you read a lot about time management, but don’t make much progress? If you answer yes to those questions, you’re not alone. I was exactly at the same point until I came up with my own system. Time Management Is a Complex Problem We treat time management as […]

Fixing Facebook


Mark Zuckerberg declared his intention to fix Facebook, explained how he’s going to do it, and Facebook shares lost 4% of their value in a single day. How is that relevant to personal development? A lot. Facebook’s business model is about catching your attention, keeping that attention, and then selling that attention to marketers. This […]

The Fallacy of Minimum Marginal Costs


What is the marginal cost of reading another tweet? What is the marginal cost of scrolling your Facebook feed once more? What is the marginal cost of watching another YouTube video? What is the marginal cost of smoking another cigarette? What is the marginal cost of eating one more cookie? What is the marginal cost […]

The Best Solution to Procrastination


If you have a procrastination problem, I want you to ask yourself a self-awareness question. “What do you do when you are procrastinating?” Take a moment and answer this question before reading further. Most of the time, when we are procrastinating, we are distracting ourselves with another activity. Maybe we have to wash the dishes, […]

How to Eliminate Distraction


System 2, or David as I like to call it, requires deep concentration. Deep concentration requires minimization of stimulation. Think about doing a complex arithmetic calculation, 76 times 28 for example. Can you do this calculation in your mind when you are distracted by loud music and flashing lights? That would be difficult. You could […]