How to Get More Done While You Get Healthy

Posted by Pascha Apter on Apr 17, 2014 4:24:00 PM

It’s easy to forget that we humans are physical beings.

Many entrepreneurs and knowledge workers spend their days indoors, hunched over their keyboards, valiantly trying to subdue their hydra-like to-do lists while their minds whirl at a million miles an hour. 

Gentle reminder: That overworked brain lives in your body. You can improve your brain’s ability to perform – and your success and day-to-day happiness, too – by taking care of your physical health.

Contrary to popular belief, being more productive isn’t about becoming some sort of lifehacking, app-wielding superhuman so you can plow through an epic to-do list and collapse at the end of the day, satisfied because – why, exactly? You got more stuff done?

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Topics: Productivity

Forget S.M.A.R.T. – Make Your Goal G.I.A.N.T.

Posted by Pascha Apter on Feb 27, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Think about the last goal you set.

If you have any interest in self-improvement, growing a business, or achieving, well, anything, you’ve probably read about the study that says people who write down their goals are guaranteed to be zillionaires and everyone else is doomed to toil in a cube farm until they’re 85. (Something like that, anyway.)

You’ve probably also heard ad nauseum that your goals need to be S.M.A.R.T.
That is, specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.

Sounds sensible, right?

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Topics: Productivity


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