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...
productivity

My ultimate guide to personal productivity

To be successful we need to get things done. For me that basically comes down to three things: knowing what to do, knowing when to do it and actually doing it. Everybody can learn to...
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...
nature-inspired offices

Build nature-inspired offices for your employees

Some companies think that their employees want to work in a place that resembles an indoor playground. They build large open-plan offices that are filled with fun stuff. But fun and work do not...
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...
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...
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...
internal clock

Watch your internal clock and know when to peak

A long time ago we were more in sync with nature. We relied on our internal clock and knew exactly what the best time was to take action or to rest. These days we...
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...
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...

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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...