Rice and Time — Here’s Some Help to Move You from Thought to Action

Rice and time? Really? What does rice have to do with time? And what do rice and time have to do with you, for that matter? Well, this Chinese proverb gets to the point powerfully, as so many proverbs do: Talk doesn’t cook rice. Whoever came up with Nike’s old “Just do it” slogan may…

Dropbox Update — This Go-To Productivity Tool Has a New Look!

Dropbox is a ubiquitous file-sharing and productivity tool that recently added some very nice improvements. If you’ve used this cloud-based tool in the past, you know that it’s an excellent venue for file-sharing, and for finding time. Dropbox is used by individuals and businesses of all sizes, and there are both free and paid versions of…

Your Ideal Day – What It Tells You About Yourself and Your Values

What do the words ‘ideal day’ bring to mind for you? If you give yourself a moment to pause and think about it, are there images that bubble up to the surface? Many of us carry an idea of what our ideal day looks like, but not-so-many of us ever bring it fully to consciousness…

Proactive Time Choices — Your Powerful Productivity Partner

Proactive time choices are the best tools going for building powerful productivity into your day. Indeed, the simple act of making choices is an empowering step. Your choices about your time are the building blocks of your day. Each incremental decision defines the opportunities, accomplishments, and challenges that come next. It’s a step-by-step process, and…

Focus and Finding Time – What Children Teach Us

Focus is one of the keys to your productivity and time success. And finding time by finding focus is a fascination of mine. In part that’s because the rich experience of being present and focused isn’t easy to come by these days. We are constantly bombarded with information and other input. Distraction is more the…

Decluttering, Gratitude, Flexibility and Gmail — Time Finder Favorites

Decluttering was high on the list of readers’ priorities this past month. That’s just one of the things we discovered as we looked back at our top posts. Looking back provides a base, always, for stepping ahead. This is true whether you’re analyzing the performance of your blog, setting priorities for a new month, or trying…

Focus by Setting Boundaries, and Optimize Your On-Line Time

Focus is elusive in today’s world. That’s true in lots of places in our lives — and perhaps nowhere as much as on the web. That means that time management and boundary-setting skills are nowhere more necessary than when we’re working or playing on-line. To say that the internet has changed how we live and…