5 Evernote Notebooks Every Young Leader Needs

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I am an Evernote fan boy. There, I said it. I’ve written about Evernote many times in the past. You can see those posts here. As I change the way I process information and as I lead more and more, I’ve adjusted how I organize just about everything I do. Right now, here are 5 Evernote notebooks that I’m using more and more. They’re a great start for any young leader that needs some organizing… ... Continue Reading

6 Ways a Project Manager Can Maximize Impact

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I don’t really know where it started. I guess somewhere along the line I had more to do than time to do it so I decided I had to get myself in gear. Over the last few years, I’ve used countless apps, ideas, software, and programs to try to manage the projects and contexts that I work in. I’ve learned a few things over that time. One of the biggest things I’ve learned about productivity is that you’ll never get anything done if you spend all of your time backtracking because you forgot what you ... Continue Reading

The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: Small Changes that Impact Productivity [Series]

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[This is part 4 in the RPG Productivity Player's Guide series.] Min-maxing is a well-known strategy in RPG’s. It means creating the most effective character for the particular game you’re playing by minimizing unwanted traits or characteristics and maximizing the wanted skills. The interesting thing is that little changes can have a big impact on the game—which is why min-maxing requires a perfect understanding of how the game works. A small increase in physical strength may make a world of ... Continue Reading

The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: Nuking and Spiking to Create Maximum Impact

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[This is part 3 in the RPG Productivity Player's Guide series.] When playing a game, sometimes you’re content to simply have fun while playing, while at other times you want to make progress as soon as possible. If there’s an enemy bothering you, or a target you need to destroy to advance, nuking it with a powerful spell or an actual nuke may be your best course of action. Nuking and spiking assure maximum impact on the target. Let’s translate that into real life. The goal of this series is to ... Continue Reading

The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: 4 Ways of Looking at Prioritizing [Series]

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[This is part 2 in the RPG Productivity Player's Guide series.] So you’ve got your megaplot figured out and you know how the game is supposed to end. How to finish the game with a maximum result? It’s about prioritizing your productivity. Every day we have to make decisions about what to do and what not to do. There are only 24 hours in a day and I haven’t met anyone lately who didn’t have more than 24 hours worth of work on his plate. So how do you choose what to do? You prioritize. ... Continue Reading

The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: What’s the Megaplot? Finding Goals in Life [Series]

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[This is part 1 in the RPG Productivity Player's Guide series.] In this first episode of our RPG Productivity Player’s Guide, we'll start with the search for a megaplot. Every RPG has a megaplot, an overarching story that guides the game and determines the ultimate outcome. Games differ on how strict that plot is or how much leeway players have in creating their own story. In real life, it’s pretty much the same. I don't want to get morbid, but after you’ve died, people will tell the story of ... Continue Reading

The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide [Series]

The RPG Productivity Players Guide

The title of this new blog series seems to be a contradiction in termini, meaning there’s an inherent tension in the title itself. How can you possible equate playing RPG’s with productivity? It all depends on how you view productivity. To me, productivity doesn’t mean getting as much work done as possible. Or working the maximum amount of hours in a day. Or crossing off as many to do’s as you can. Productivity to me has everything to do with being effective and efficient. It means ... Continue Reading

The Perfect Pomodoro App for Any OS

The Perfect Pomodoro App for Any OS

Recently, I’ve been using the pomodoro method (and some interesting variations of the classic system) to supercharge my productivity. One of the core factors that helped me with the pomodoro technique was adding an app to my devices which helped encourage me to stick to the time and take away the thought process of setting times etc. However, with all the apps out there some people asked me which I use and why. So here is a quick list of pomodoro apps worth using: ... Continue Reading

How I Work: Chess Hoyle

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I'm a visual learner.  While I can stumble my way through learning something new on my own, I learn best by watching others work and figuring out why they do things the way they do.  In that spirit, we at ChurchMag thought it would be a good idea to let you peer into the work habits of some of our writers with the hope that you'll pick up some new ways to get things done. ... Continue Reading