28 04, 2016

You’ll get lost without time management!


Think of time management this way: It would have been so easy to get lost… Deep in the woods—surrounded by trees—everything in every direction looked the same! Without a handheld GPS device, pathfinding through the forest would have been almost impossible. The GPS device —about the size of a smartphone—is an electronic map and compass [...]

You’ll get lost without time management!2019-01-10T18:56:53+00:00
26 04, 2016

Tracking the elusive time bandits


Where did it all go? How much of your time is being spent on emails or on the phone instead of accomplishing your priorities for the day? If you don’t have a clear picture of how your days (and hours) are spent, it’s going to be difficult to make improvements. The first step to using [...]

Tracking the elusive time bandits2017-03-24T09:34:59+00:00
26 04, 2016

New Features in PlanPlus Online: Release Notes for April 27, 2016


Release Notes  167 Release Date: April 27, 2016 The following features are now available in your account: Homepage speed improvement. Fixed Task Delegation problem Chrome browser. New custom field type: String Table. New custom field type: encryption. Added Custom Field Filters on Organization, Contact, Opportunity Summary pages. Daily Task Reminders: Added B & C Priority [...]

New Features in PlanPlus Online: Release Notes for April 27, 20162019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
25 04, 2016

The need for insulation


Today's highly effective productivity hack: How did that happen?!? I had my phone on the charger—and it still died! It wasn’t charged at all! Upon closer inspection, the insulation on the charger cord was worn and the power wasn’t making it to the phone. Wires designed to carry electric current are insulated so that the [...]

The need for insulation2016-05-13T12:18:09+00:00
22 04, 2016

Free time: schedule time to be outside


Today's highly effective productivity hack: Schedule your free time! One of my favorite activities is to head out to the wilderness with my camera to hike and explore (living in Utah makes that pretty easy). I just don’t do it as often as I’d like. In fact, honestly, I’d feel a little guilty about actually [...]

Free time: schedule time to be outside2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
20 04, 2016

One action step can make all the difference


Today’s highly effective productivity hack: Feeling lost? That often happens when you’re not clear on what exactly to do next—and then what to do after that. Sound familiar? It does to me, too! It’s easy to set a goal and not work out all of the action steps needed to accomplish your goal--but simple [...]

One action step can make all the difference2021-11-03T09:52:24+00:00
19 04, 2016

Weekly planning: how to predict the future


Todays’ highly-effective productivity hack: Planning is just like predicting the future. To someone trying to be more productive, weekly planning is predetermining future events. Albert Einstein spent a lot of time thinking about time. He said, “Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it.” So planning is determining [...]

Weekly planning: how to predict the future2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
18 04, 2016

Don’t stop with just a task list!


Today's highly effective productivity hack: Assign each task a time on your schedule! In order to be highly productive, understand that task lists by themselves, are useless. They’re just the first step. The next step? Assign each task a time on your schedule! Why? It helps you be realistic about what you can get done—and it [...]

Don’t stop with just a task list!2019-01-10T18:56:54+00:00
16 04, 2016

Eat the Brussels sprouts first!


Today’s Highly-Effective Productivity Hack: Do the hard stuff first When younger, I learned from sad experience that when mom serves you Brussels sprouts, you better eat them. The secret is to eat them first! Once they’re gone, you can enjoy the rest of the meal. Every now and then you’re going to have tasks on [...]

Eat the Brussels sprouts first!2016-05-13T14:18:39+00:00
15 04, 2016

Score the most points


Today’s Highly-Effective Productivity Hack: Here’s an addictive game that’s actually good for you—especially if you’re a little competitive! On your list of tasks to be completed today (see this post), assign a point value to each one—depending on the degree of difficulty. At the end of the day, total the points for the tasks you [...]

Score the most points2016-10-11T08:40:38+00:00
14 04, 2016

Save Emails for Later


Today’s Highly-Effective Productivity Hack: save email for later. Those early hours at work are often the best for giving your day a productive start. So why do most of us start our day with reading emails? Focusing on email makes you concentrate on responding to others’ messages instead of acting on our own ideas. It [...]

Save Emails for Later2017-04-21T12:15:21+00:00
12 04, 2016

Only write down five things at a time on your to-do list


“What?!? No way! I have too many things to do!” How many of you have approached your task list (to-do list) and wondered where you should even start? For productivity: Have two lists! Here's how that's done with PlanPlus Online: One list is your “Master List.” These are ALL the tasks you have to do. [...]

Only write down five things at a time on your to-do list2019-01-10T18:56:55+00:00