Time Management

  • Your To-Do List: Where Important Things Go To Die

    By Kevin on February 25, 2016
    The first problem with recording tasks on a to-do list is that it doesn’t distinguish between items that take only a few minutes and items that require an hour or more. So when you randomly look at your list and ask, “Hmm, what should I tackle next?”, you are very likely going to pick the quick and easy items, not necessarily the thing that is most important.
  • Proper Priorities

    By Kevin on February 18, 2016

      In the hilarious 1991 movie City Slickers, the Jack Palance character, Curly, gives a secret to Mitch (Billy Crystal). Holding up his index finger, Curly explains that you need to figure out your one thing and stick to it. Of course the secret is both to have “one...

  • Kevin Harrington’s Time Management Advice

    By Kevin on February 2, 2016

    How do self-made multimillionaires think about time? If you’re like most people who want to improve their time management, you’re always on the lookout for a list of tips, tools, and systems that will increase your productivity and add hours to your week. But if you’re like me, you’ve...

  • 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Productivity

    By Kevin on January 25, 2016
    I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.
  • 6 Things Successful People Do To Get And Stay Motivated

    By Kevin on January 18, 2016

    How do highly successful people get and stay motived? How do they tap endless reserves of energy and optimism, encouraging all those around them as well? They say, “Success leaves clues” and I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with Marine Corps generals, Congressmen, Olympians, Fortune 500 CEOs and...

  • A Psychologist’s Secrets To Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

    By Kevin on January 11, 2016
    Research suggests that approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions yet only 8% actually achieve them. How can you join this elite few? How can you actually follow through on your plan to lose weight, get organized or to spend less and save more?
  • 9 “Smartcuts” To Accelerate Your Success

    By Kevin on December 28, 2015

    Have you ever looked at someone who achieved rapid success, and with awe or even jealousy, wondered, “How did she do that?” You know what I’m talking about. How did Gina get promoted to VP when she’s ten years younger than you? How did Ramit get the Sales Director...

  • How To Sync Outlook Calendar With Google Calendar

    By Kevin on December 9, 2015

    Ultra-productive people don’t use to-do lists, but they DO live from their calendars. Time blocking and planning and working from your calendar is key. But what if you’re using two different calendars, one for work and one for personal? One of my productivity students, Karen, specifically asked me, “My...

  • 3 Ways To Send Gmail Email Without Seeing Your Inbox

    By Kevin on December 3, 2015

    You know how you go to open Gmail to send a message, but quickly get distracted by reading and replying to the new messages in your inbox? Well, for all you productivity ninjas out there, here are 3 ways to send an email without having to open and get...

  • Time Management Secrets of 13 Olympic Athletes

    By Kevin on November 30, 2015
    How do Olympic athletes maintain their focus, discipline and energy? How do the unsponsored athletes juggle their rigorous training with their “day job” and family obligations? What are the time management and productivity secrets of Olympians?

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