human skills

Human skills will beat the robots

Are you afraid robots will steal your job? They might but that's okay! Let them do all the dirty, boring repetitive work. Grab the opportunity to develop your unique human skills and create your...
technological distractions

Technological distractions and a pint of beer

Imagine Einstein having a smartphone. He would not get any work done. Or Rembrandt constantly making selfies on Instagram. Would The Night Watch ever be finished? The irony is that the technology that has...
confuse movement with progress

Don’t confuse movement with progress

How many things did you do today that really helped you to make progress? We spend too much time glued to our smartphones. As hamsters running on a wheel. Busy, but not really going...
iPadOS

The new iPadOS helps me focus

The recently released iOS 13 on my iPad Pro (now called iPadOS) makes a huge difference and turns my iPad Pro into a true productivity tool! In this blog I share the three things...
automate tasks at work

Automate tasks at work and save tons of time

Do you remember to sharpen the saw? Just like the lumberjack, you can save a lot of time at work if you invest in perfecting the tools you use. One way to perfect them...
time to focus

When is the best time to focus?

Timing and productivity go hand in hand. Did you ever take the time to stop and ‘listen’ to your body for an entire day? When is the best time to focus and be productive?...
pitfalls of video calling

The five pitfalls of video calling and how to avoid them

Video calling is a great way to continue meeting your coworkers and clients when you are forced to work from a distance. But we have to be aware of the things that can go...
Sorted 3

Sorted 3 to-do list – my first impressions

I have been using to-do list apps for years now. Today I switched from OnmiFocus to Sorted 3 and in this blog I describe my first impressions. My switch from Omnifocus to Sorted 3 OmniFocus Time is...
open-plan office

The shock when we moved to an open-plan office

A long time ago I worked in the IT department of a large company. I thought I was lucky because in the year I was working there management decided that we moved from a...
T-shaped

Be T-shaped: don’t be a specialist or a generalist

When we talk about focused people we often think of specialists. People that concentrate primarily on a particular subject or activity and do that incredibly well. They are quite different from generalists that are...

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Why having the right job is important for you and society

Having a job is important for your wellbeing. But did you know that having the right kind of job is even more important? The...