Book Review: The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne

Which self-improvement books do you recommend for time management and productivity in life? A productivity book I really enjoyed was The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne. I’ve followed Craig’s work for nearly a decade. He is the creator of the Turbulence Training fitness program and now heads up the popular personal development site, Early to Rise. Over … Continue reading Book Review: The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne

The One Skill You Should Practice Every Day to Become Successful

What skill should I learn for 1-2 hours a day, that will help me become successful? Deep work. Deep work, in short, is deliberate, focused, uninterrupted, “cognitively demanding” work. In his book Deep Work, Cal Newport describes that this skill is not only critical to realizing your dream work situation (because it is the only … Continue reading The One Skill You Should Practice Every Day to Become Successful

The Most Productive Way to Spend Time on the Internet

What are the most productive ways to spend time on the Internet? Two ways and two ways only: create valuable content and consume valuable content. The internet is a smorgasbord of news, information, and entertainment. If you are not deliberate and intentional with how you spend your time on the internet, it can consume your … Continue reading The Most Productive Way to Spend Time on the Internet

The 3 Rules of Willpower (and How to Make Them Work for You)

Willpower seems to be this mystical power that some people are born with and others aren’t but that’s far from the truth. The reality is that some people just do a better job of exercising willpower because of the way they go about their lives. I was reminded of the “rules” of willpower after listening … Continue reading The 3 Rules of Willpower (and How to Make Them Work for You)

Why You Should Cycle Your Priorities and How to Do It

Throughout the week, I use a strategy I like to call priority cycling. With priority cycling, you don’t put an equal amount of effort into each of your priorities every day. All priorities are still present, but some get bumped higher on the list than others depending on what you have going on. My top … Continue reading Why You Should Cycle Your Priorities and How to Do It