How To Beat Your "Lizard Brain"

Published on October 20, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Never take Resistance lightly, underestimate it or fail to take it into account.


“The lizard brain is the reason you’re afraid, the reason you don’t do all the art you can, the reason you don’t ship when you can. The lizard brain is the source of the resistance.” ~ Seth Godin


Looking For The Perfect Productivity? Stop Putting Out Fires

Published on October 13, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Are you being productive or spending the day putting out fires?

continuous improvement

“Prevention is better than cure.” ~ Popular saying


How To Improve Your Attention Span

Published on October 06, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

You will only master your personal productivity when you are able to pay attention to everything in due time, without being distracted by other options.

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It is a reality that nowadays, in an unconscious but relentless way, the only thing we do is to train our brain to reduce its attention span. Our environment has become a cacophony full of distractions and it is really hard to ignore all the noise for a long time.


The Stop-Doing List

Published on September 29, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything at the same time.

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“To get what you want, stop doing what isn’t working.” ~ Earl Warren


Why You Should Always Carry a Notebook

Published on September 22, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

You might have not thought of the handwritten note habit as a productivity hack. Think again, please.


Technology is everywhere; in your office, in your home, in your handbag, in your pocket and probably very soon, on your wrist or your glasses. Since today technology is available at all times, there are more traditional ways of doing things that are getting lost. And that is good on some occasions and it is not so good in others.


Your Calendar Is Not a To-Do List

Published on September 15, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Using the calendar as a task manager is a common mistake. Here are some compelling reasons not to do it.

A while ago, I argued on this blog that using email as if it was a to-do list is, from my point of view, a very unproductive organizational approach. Each tool is designed for a type of use, and using email as a system of personal organization is like using a fork to hunt whales.


To What Are You Giving Your Attention?

Published on September 08, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Keeping your focus on the task you are performing is essential to cross it off in your to-do list.


“If you don’t pay attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ~ David Allen

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