Google Keep – Productivity Friend or Foe?

I’m a fan of Evernote. In fact I’m so much a fan of Evernote that I have been known to tweet to the effect of “For those of you not using Evernote, how do you cope?”.  But for those of you who don’t know Evernote, it’s note-taking app… It’s a note-taking app in the same […]

Smart Phone Working

There’s a lot of stuff online about being more productive by using your SmartPhone (personally I use an iPhone) as a piece of office equipment, so that you can work from where-ever you are, whenever you want/need. Great, as far as it goes. But here’s the problem – what if the benefits of working like […]

Bonus episode: Hunting The Missing Mojo

No matter how big your plan for changing the universe and no matter how much you love what you do, there are days when you just feel ‘meh’. Your mojo has just upped and left.  So what do you do when that happens? You can’t be productive without your mojo. I asked a range of people, […]

Episode 012 – Odd things we say in my family

I’m not making any claims, but no one has seen me and Batman in the same room, at the same, time, right? 😉 In this episode I explore a couple of sayings we use around here to help us get things done and to help us figure out what we need to get done. Productivity […]

Grinding productivity out

Some days you just have to grind it out. There, I’ve said it. No matter how enthused you are about your ‘big idea’; no matter how much you love your job; no matter how grand the world changes are that you’re working on; some days you’ll not be on top of your game for any […]

Working on a Train

Let’s face it, we’ve all travelled by train, sometimes with a clear conscience, sometimes feeling guilty. So what is it that makes the difference and what is it makes best use of your time? I’m not making a huge claim that this is the only way of maximising your train-time, but it’s certainly a good […]

More productivity by being someone else ;)

Sometimes other people are more productive than we are. Why don’t we pretend to be them? 😉  Yeah, I know, I know… it’s not a long term solution and I’m not suggesting you go around fibbing about your name and faking an ID but there’s a dirty trick you can use to increase your productivity… […]

Productivity: Stop being such an egotist

So what’s the big idea? There are times in our lives, I know, when absolute precision is needed. Let’s face it, when I ask my accountant how much VAT I owe this time, an approximate answer isn’t good enough.  I can’t pay the HMRC “about three thousand”. But let’s face it, for most of us, […]