batch processing

Try batch processing to complete a large task

Our minds are only capable to really see one thing at a time. Just like they are able to do only one thing at a time. We constantly switch from object to object and...
whispering dishes

Whispering dishes reminded me not to shout

Whispering is more powerful than shouting. Shout and your message will be lost. When the transmitter and receiver are focused, even the softest messages will be heard. How can we apply the principles of...
state of flow

Get into a state of flow and do some great work

Flow is the state in which we are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The state of flow is perfect for doing focused work. In this blog I will...
the story of the old carpenter

The story of the old carpenter

When I ask somebody at the office "Hey man, how are you?” I often get the answer “Very busy!” For a while now I stopped replying with “Oh, good!” Instead I say “I am...
time management

Time management does not exist

Do you have the feeling you don't have enough hours in your day? Do you keep procrastinating and forgetting stuff? Having trouble completing tasks? Take control and start using time management! But is it...
productivity setup

My personal productivity setup

There are a lot of apps and tools out there that do nothing but distract you. Thankfully there are also many that actually help you focus and be productive. If you use them right....
place to focus

Create your place to focus

Sometimes getting things done is a simple choice. A choice for you to create that place where you can sit no matter what the external circumstances are. A place to focus. Nobody else will...
open-plan office

The skill to work in an open-plan office

Our office spaces have changed dramatically over the past few decades. They have gone from more formal looking separate offices - with an actual door you can close - to places that resemble our...
rituals

Five rituals that help you focus on your work

Being able to focus on your work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also give you a competitive advantage over those that are not...
multitasking

Stop multitasking and start working smarter

Do you think you are a multitasker? You are not. Multitasking is a myth. Our brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously but switches tasks quickly. Costing more time, making more mistakes and draining energy....

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