5 Books That Will Help You Be More Productive

Published on April 21, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

I am sharing five books about personal productivity that I find really interesting.

I read over twenty books each year; books on productivity, business, programming, design, economics, and fiction novels. Besides being one of the small pleasures of life, reading helps me learn things I would not learn otherwise. It helps me improve many aspects of my life.


Dealing with Stress at Work and Life

Published on April 14, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Do you have negative feelings about your work? Have you lost motivation and commitment? You probably suffer stress.

Unfortunately, we have increasingly assumed that working under a lot of pressure is the most natural thing in the world. It’s like part of the game. It’s like something included in our salary. Are we paid to suffer? No way! The pressure with which people work in many companies, and the stress that comes from it, are problems that affect both the employee and the company, and both should try to solve them.


Little Changes

Published on April 10, 2014 by David Torné Llorens

Productivity is also about to harness those small opportunities we have at hand.

Habits are a fulcrum to make your life better. But changes always cause resistance, right? If instead of a change, you see it as a subtle adjustment to the way you work, you may create the habit less traumatically. You do what you usually do, but in a slightly different way.


10 Reasons Why GTD Works

Published on April 07, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

GTD is a successful personal management system for good reasons.

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead

In the headline that accompanies the title of his latest book Making It All Work, David Allen uses a word game to indicate that the principles, practices and productivity techniques of its GTD method are equally applicable both at work and in personal life, and moreover, something fantastic occurs when you manage to integrate it all together: “winning at the game of work and the business of life”.


Peter Drucker, on Self-Management

Published on March 31, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Peter Drucker made ​​brilliant contributions to the world of management in general, and self-management in particular.

“The need to manage oneself is creating a revolution in human affairs.” ~ Peter Drucker, 2005

Peter F. Drucker (1909 ~ 2005), Austrian-born American, was probably the most influential business management author of the twentieth century. His books on management are studied in the most prestigious business schools and have served as inspiration for countless entrepreneurs and corporate executives.


Keystone Habits

Published on March 24, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Keystone habits explain why some people suddenly lose 40 pounds while becoming more productive at work and still getting home in time for dinner with their kids.

If you are interested in being more productive and you feel it is too hard for you, you want to know the psychological mechanisms by which habits are governed, since your personal productivity depends on them.


The Matrix of Self-Management

Published on March 17, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

The effectiveness of self-management depends on your level of control and perspective.

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra

In his latest book, Making It All Work, David Allen says there are two key elements in personal management: control and perspective. Or, as he called them in his first book, the horizontal and the vertical focus.

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