How To Be a Productive Entrepreneur

Published on August 18, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

The largest risk for failure that an entrepreneur has is a poor execution of plans, and that is where GTD can help you.


You need something more than a good idea

The problem with many entrepreneurs is that they value their ideas more than actually carrying them out. Of course, a brilliant idea has a higher probability of turning into a great empire, over just a good idea. But a brilliant idea that is not executed in a efficient manner, turns out to not be valued very much. On the other hand, a somewhat decent idea that’s executed in a masterly manner, will probably end up producing a very profitable company.


Processes: An Overlooked Productivity Tool

Published on August 11, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Describing your work unlocks many opportunities to boost your productivity.


A while ago I wrote about how processes allow you to be more productive, but I think the issue is important enough—and generally ignored enough—to be addressed again with further arguments.


What Systems Thinking Is And Why You Need It

Published on August 04, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Sometimes we think we understand a problem but we actually do not understand anything. It is just an illusion.


Systems thinking tries to understand the rules that determine how different systems—some seemingly unrelated—behave, how they interact and how they influence each other.


The Three GTD Models

Published on July 28, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

To master the art of self-management you need to master these three work models.


GTD is not more than the combined use of three work models that David Allen defined as a result of years and years of coaching others to become more efficient in their jobs and in their lives.


Cut The Crap And Take a Vacation!

Published on July 21, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

There are many reasons why you must take a vacation (even if you think you should not).


After the last economic crisis, it seems that we must learn to be more productive, to do more with less. In recent years this has led, mainly small businesses and self-employed people, to limit somewhat their vacations.


20 Strategies To Stop Procrastinating

Published on July 14, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

I have compiled a list of 20 strategies that, independently or combined, will help you stop procrastinating.

“Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible” ~ George Claude Lorimer

Although, as I explained last week, procrastination can be approached in a positive way, the fact is that, in general, procrastination is an enemy of your productivity that hinders you tapping your potential.


How to Procrastinate Productively

Published on July 07, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

If you need to procrastinate, do it well!


Procrastination is a behavior whose consequences can be significantly negative. However, it seems that there are ways and tricks to transform this behavior into productive activity. At least that is what certain theories about positive procrastination say.

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