Introducing Matt Ames, the new co-founder of Day Optimizer

Building a startup is hard work. I’ve been developing Day Optimizer over the past few years alone. Many of you have watched as I created a structured methodology aimed at helping you build realistic daily plans, and then implemented that methodology into the desktop + mobile web application that is … Read more

Why “Zero Notifications” Is Unproductive

Yesterday I was a guest on The Mark Struczewski Podcast. One of the things we talked about was the “zero notification” productivity hack, and why it was unproductive—it wastes time to check for updates which are important but infrequent, and sometimes important and urgent situations arise that require attention. Yet, … Read more

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things Guest Spot

I was recently interviewed by Keri Roberts on the Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things podcast about my entrepreneurship journey over four businesses, including Day Optimizer, my current startup. Some of the topics we covered include: What worked and what didn’t with my previous businesses How to know when you need … Read more

One Big Tip Guest Spot

I was recently interviewed by Jeff Mendelson on the One Big Tip podcast. Some of the topics we covered include: The difference between task management & time management The importance of scheduling your tasks The Day Optimizer 3-step planning process for creating a daily schedule The value of a schedule … Read more

Trevor Lohrbeer interviewed on Tactical Leadership by Zack Knight

Tactical Leadership Guest Spot

I was recently interviewed by Zack Knight on the Tactical Leadership: Building Better Businesses podcast about decision patterns, load-balancing your priorities using a daily schedule and clarifying the vision of your future. Some of the topics we covered include: What a 100-year goal is, and what it means Why it’s … Read more

ADHDoers Guest Spot: Productivity & Time Management

I was recently interviewed by Maurice on the ADHDoers podcast about time management and productivity. Some of the topics we covered include: How to use timers as mindfulness triggers, and why the alarm tone you choose matters How to level up (and down) your productivity system using The Stoplight Method … Read more

7 Techniques for Prioritizing Your Tasks

Key to good time management is prioritizing what needs to be done when. Today we’re going to discuss seven techniques for helping you decide your priorities and what to do first. 1. Divide & Conquer When you have a long list of things, it can be hard to figure out … Read more

The Power of Staging Areas

Too often when we tackle a task, we attempt to finish it. Most of the time, that’s a good thing. But the converse is also true: often we won’t start a task because we don’t have time to finish it. And that can lead to missed opportunities. Staging areas give … Read more

Word: Dream

What Is Your 2020 Motto?

MottoA short expression of a guiding principle; a sentence, phrase, or word expressing the spirit or purpose of a person Choosing a motto to define your year has become a common life planning technique. A succinct word or phrase provides a theme for our year and gives us something to … Read more

The 3 Phases of Gaining Momentum

Too often when we try to get something started, we aim for perfection. That desire to get things right can often backfire and cause us to take no action at all. Today I’m going to give you a roadmap to help you get started, then improve over time. Planning is … Read more