Think differently to improve productivity

I think that many of us need to think differently about our work if we want to be productive over the long term. Here are a few things to think about if you want to be able to get more done by enjoying what you do.

19 apps to boost concentration

Being able to work online has its benefits, such as having the flexibility to work nontraditional hours with clients from countries around the world, but it’s also easy to get distracted. Fortunately, there are several tools available to help improve concentration and productivity.

How to Build Your Reputation on Social Q&A Sites

Can social Q&A sites really help you build your professional reputation? I’ve taken a look at three sites that offer similar functionality, yet are vastly different under the surface. Here is a breakdown of how to use Quora, Focus and Namesake to enhance your reputation.

4 Tips for Greater “Stick-to-itiveness”

When there’s so many different things vying for our attention, and especially when we’re feeling more than a little burned out with our current efforts, a little “stick-to-itiveness” can go a long way. Here are a few ideas for developing the trait.

Focus: Do More and Better Work By Being Present

A Harvard study reveals what you probably already suspected: a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The trouble is, our minds are very likely to stray from the task at hand unless we’re doing things that tend to require our undivided attention.

Apple is Abandoning the Mac…and Why I’m Wrong

The iPhone was released in 2007 running iOS 1.0 and now, in 2010 we receive our fourth huge update to iOS where Apple’s Leopard and Snow Leopard are largely unchanged from a feature perspective and only maintain system improvements, speed enhancements and other changes.

5 Focus Killers…and How to Beat Them

phoneIt doesn’t matter how focused you are, working from your remote office likely entails more than a few distractions. For each of us those distractions will be different (I just had to break my morning’s work to move my goat to a new patch of grass; you may not have to cram this particular commitment into your schedule). And, truth be told, they’re not always unwelcome. Read More about 5 Focus Killers…and How to Beat Them