How much is your time really worth?

Common time management advice is to “know your hourly rate”. The idea is that if you know how much an hour of your time is worth, you can make better decisions with your time and money. Lots of articles have been written on how to figure out your hourly rate. If you earn a salary, … Read more

Create a Quick Win List to Regain Momentum

Ever hit a rut where you can’t make any progress? You put aside a project for a few days, and then can’t get back into it. Or you’ve hit a roadblock which is sapping all your energy. How do you get back in the flow and regain momentum? One method: Create a “Quick Win” list … Read more

How To Determine Your Most Important Task

Many productivity systems use the concept of a Most Important Task–the task that is most critical to helping you achieve your goals. While I think Most Important Tasks (MITs) can be powerful, they can also be challenging. How do you determine exactly what is your Most Important Task? Can you just pick one of the … Read more

My Time Management Failure

Today I’m going to own up to one of my own failures with time management. You might think that someone who is building a service to help people manage their time better would be good at time management.  Normally, I am. I’m building Day Optimizer because the process of creating a daily schedule has dramatically … Read more