Quote I’m Pondering in July

I’m trying something new. Every month I’ll post a quote to my blog and spend the month journaling about it. Quote It’s easy to get distracted when you don’t have a clear vision for what you want. – Josh Bartolomucci July 7th, 2017: My friend Josh said this in one of our weekly 1:1’s and … 

 

Today We Bought a Longtail!

We’ve been biking, walking, or taking public transit – in other words, “car-free” – for almost 7 years. Since moving to Champaign last year we started biking as a family more than ever. Between moving four people and groceries it was clear that we needed something a little more substantial. That’s why we decided to … 

 

Expecting Unexpected Tasks

Last week I introduced the key to peak productivity via the Ivy Lee Method. Following the technique may help you prepare a plan to tackle the most important tasks for the day, but what about unexpected tasks? There will inevitably be something that demands your attention that will require you to change your plan at the … 

 

Peak Productivity with Ivy Lee

With the help of my friend Ivy Lee, I’ve been more productive than I ever thought possible. He died in 1934, but his advice continues to help people achieve peak productivity every day. I’ve been using his wisdom not only to get things done but get the most important things done every single day. (If you’re … 

 

Praying for Wisdom and Discovering Productivity

I pray most mornings before I start my work day. Prayer is undeniably something I’m called to do as a Christian, but it also makes me the best, most productive human I can be, too. I feel the most energized during and after prayer. Praying for wisdom For years, I’ve been deliberately praying for wisdom while claiming … 

 

Hello world!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a personal blog, so I’ll just start by sharing my reason for writing and set some expectations. I’ve always heard that the best way to be a better writer is by writing consistently every day, even if it’s just random rubbish in a journal. So about a year ago, …