11 steps to more effective meetings

It’s hard to find anyone who would say that they love meetings. In fact, most people would probably say the opposite. Ask a colleague what they think about meetings and you’ll probably hear a combination of: they start late, they run long, there’s no purpose, there’s no outcome, the information is irrelevant, I could have been … Continue reading 11 steps to more effective meetings

Why you need to keep your work space clean and organised

People tend to focus too much on what app they can use to boost their productivity, when often it’s their physical environment that’s holding them back. Studies have shown that the average worker loses about an hour a day to disorganisation. Consider for a moment what that means in productivity terms. Let’s say for argument’s … Continue reading Why you need to keep your work space clean and organised

3 Epic Time Management Techniques for New Freelancers

Freelancing is a tough business. Don’t get me wrong, escaping restrictive office hours and horrible bosses and embracing the creative freedom that comes with doing what you love and are truly good at makes it all worthwhile. But, at the end of the day, it’s still work and tough work at that. As a freelancer … Continue reading 3 Epic Time Management Techniques for New Freelancers

Why you should stop worrying about being a procrastinator

I’ve struggled with procrastination my whole life. When I was young, I wasn't called a procrastinator, I was called lazy. I even referred to myself as lazy. I recently had a realisation that I think all so-called ‘procrastinators’ should have. One that's changed the way I look at my work and the way I do … Continue reading Why you should stop worrying about being a procrastinator

How to manage your energy, instead of your time

In the early pages of their book The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz share a turning point in the trajectory of their business working with world class athletes. After years of helping athletes perform consistently at a high level under competitive pressure, Jim and Tony were invited by a number of … Continue reading How to manage your energy, instead of your time

How to be more motivated, creative and productive than ever before: a short guide to working from home

In 2014, I quit my office job and moved away from my home country (Australia) so my family and I could chase down some dreams. Since then I’ve settled in to life in one of the most remote (and beautiful) places on the planet. You know, one of those places where I could post those ‘living the … Continue reading How to be more motivated, creative and productive than ever before: a short guide to working from home

3 quick tips for working smarter

Working smarter is all about efficient systems and processes, good organisation and avoiding distraction. Here are a few ways I keep on top of things based on these work smarter principles. 1. Create systems for managing email I cut my email traffic in half by using a CC inbox. I created a new folder and called it ‘CC Inbox’ … Continue reading 3 quick tips for working smarter