No. Don’t. Stop.

Work that gets scheduled gets done. Your calendar isn’t only for the commitments you make to others; it’s also a place for the commitments you make to yourself. Intellectually, this concept isn’t difficult to understand. In execution, it’s difficult. While we wouldn’t dream of disappointing someone with whom we had a scheduled appointment, we rationalize...

Want to Be More Productive? Build Your Editorial Calendar

Photo by Joe Lanman (via Creative Commons) I used to work in journalism, and I still remember learning about the concept of an “editorial calendar” during my first internship, at Boston magazine. Months in advance, we’d set the agenda: September was always the “Best of Boston” issue, with reams of award winners; other months were designated...

How DIYers Can Get It Done Without Facing Divorce

Image: derschlosi Have you ever taken on a task that you were convinced you could complete in “no time at all” only to be faced with the inconsiderate conclusion that it was going to take considerably longer, and more resources, than anticipated? Let me share with you a recent example from my own life and...