How to Kill Procrastination

How to Kill Procrastination

Procrastination is largely driven by subconscious emotion. If you can identify what’s triggering your procrastination, you can implement strategies and tools to kill stop procrastinating. Jeff Finley, today’s featured coach, shares how he can help you kill procrastination using the same techniques he did to build a business, write two books, produce a podcast and play in three bands. Get…

Workout When You’re Least Productive: Productivity Tip from Evan Williams

Takeaway: You’ll get more done if you work according to your circadian rhythm instead of working 9-5pm.  Evan Williams isn’t at work in the middle of the day. You’ll find the founder of Blogger, Twitter and Medium at the gym instead.  The potential for productivity fluctuates at different times of the day for different people. Clue into your energy…

Experiment with New Habits Regularly: Productivity Tip from Buster Benson

Takeaway: Experimentation is the best (and only) way to learn what habits make you more productive.  The godfather of behavior change apps Buster Benson learned a lot when building quantified self startups like 43 Things, Health Month and 750 Words. He discovered his most productive habit, writing, by trying new habits until he found the productivity hack that worked best for…

Hack the Science of Behavior Change: Productivity Tip from Marshall Kirkpatrick

Takeaway: If you know the first principles of behavior change, you’ll have the knowledge (aka superpower) to change or build any habit.  Marshall Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Littlebird, went further than most people do when building habits: he learned the science behind how our body and brain create new behaviors. He picked up some of…

Optimize Your Daily Routines: Productivity Tip from Joel Gascoigne

Takeaway: You can plan your daily schedule so that different habits support each other, maximizing the benefits you receive from all of them. Joel Gascoigne, the founder of Buffer, is famous for strictly adhering to his morning and evening routines. It’s because Joel knows that missing his 10pm bedtime means he’ll sleep late (and lose his most…

Build Tiny Habits: They Can Be Surprisingly Powerful: Productivity Tip from Chris Messina

Takeaway: The smallest habits like looking people in the eye during conversations can be your most effective productivity tools. Chris Messina, UX Designer at Google and the inventor of the Twitter hashtag is improving his communication skills with the habit of making eye contact with people during conversations. Say what? Messina has all the tech and tools at his disposal…

Meditate – It’s the Productivity Trick People Are Afraid to Talk About: Productivity Tip from Loïc Le Meur

Takeaway: Meditation can increase your productivity by improving creativity, ability to focus, and your health. Loïc Le Meur, the founder of the LeWeb tech conference, steered away from meditation at first because it didn’t seem like a habit he could relate to. He didn’t know anyone who openly meditated, which made it harder to imagine regular meditation in his…

Schedule Easy, Small Tasks as Work Breaks: Productivity Tip from Erin McKean

Takeaway: Interruptions can boost your creativity if you schedule them at the right times.  Erin McKean, the founder of the online dictionary Wordnik, interrupts her schedule with small, easy tasks in order to increase her productivity. What’s the science behind “productive” distractions? Dr. Shelley Carson of Harvard University discovered that focusing on a problem limits creativity because you become more…