Why todo lists are terrible for getting things done

I took the kids on a canoe trip a few years ago… We paddled downstream and when we got to our destination they wanted to paddle back up (just for the fun of it). To humour them I turned the canoe around and started to paddle upstream. Of course I got no help...
Slaying The Dragon Of Procrastination

Slaying The Dragon Of Procrastination

Whether it’s work, new projects, mowing the lawn, shaving your legs or grocery shopping, or even something as small as eating lunch or taking a break and going for a walk – we all do it…   We procrastinate.   It comes in all shapes and sizes –...
The Importance Of Vigilence

The Importance Of Vigilence

Meet up with your family at Christmas and the invariable question is “so… what have you been up to”… And the invariable answer is “oh I’ve been pretty busy”  To which they always respond “Oh, That’s Great!” Busy is synonymous with action, with activity and...
Can you 8020 your personality

Can you 8020 your personality

Can you 8020 your personality? Let me ask you a question: If I was to ask your best friends what you are like, what would they say about you? Are you funny? helpful? loyal? kind? hard-arsed? tough? sweet? As children we all come up with strategies which help us...
parkinsons law 8020s evil twin

parkinsons law 8020s evil twin

Why Parkinson’s Law Could Be The Best Thing For Your Life… Or The Worst Depending On How You Treat It Cyril Northcote Parkinson coined the phrase “parkinson law” in 1958. Simply put it states that work will expand to fill the allotted time.  I remember a couple of...
elegance

elegance

The Pareto Principle or otherwise known as the 8020 rule is this big management concept used in many businesses around the world to minimise production defects etc. Yet the rule shows up in all sort of places in your life. …and if you take it to heart… go looking for...