10 Ways to Use iDoneThis this Holiday Season
We’re well in the holiday party season, and whether you’re still looking for gifts for fellow productivity nerds or looking forward to some time off, here’s a tongue-in-cheek list of how iDoneThis can help cut down on holiday stress by keeping you organized from our chief-iest of chief happiness officers, Ginni. 1. Tell your office Secret Santa about what you really want...
How Crashlytics Helps Mobile Developers Focus on...
Crashlytics provides real-time crash reporting for mobile apps, down to the exact line of code that caused the crash. We chatted with Rich Paret, Director of Engineering, about how Crashlytics is leading the pack at an interesting stage of mobile development. Current mobile performance management options run thin due to a knowledge gap that arises after somebody downloads an app. Rich...
Take some small step today, and value each step you take. You never know which...– Dr. Tamar E. Chansky, in Jane E. Brody’s NYT’s Well Blog post, When Daily Stress Gets in the Way of Life. Dr. Chansky suggests taking a small step and acknowledging it as an effective way to deal with paralyzing anxiety. “If you’re worrying about your work all the time, you won’t get...
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.– Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit
Welcome Tony Doran to the iDoneThis Team!
We’re super excited to welcome Tony Doran to the iDoneThis team! Tony learned about us by landing on one of our popular guest blog posts on the science of motivation, discussing the significant impact emotion has on us at work and how managers misunderstand what motivates employees. The post resonated with Tony because he was in a stressful working situation himself, with management issues...
How to Master the Art of To-Do Lists by...
I rather used to hate to-do lists but found it odd that I still continued to use them. Was my half-hearted exercise in list-making just a futile exercise or productivity-flavored self-torture? The to-do list is an inescapable, age-old productivity tool. It is our very human attempt to create order in our disorderly lives and an expression of our ability to impose self-control. Most of us,...
’Tis easy to frame a good bold resolution; But hard is the Task that concerns...– Take some comfort in the fact that Ben Franklin, the genius who did everything, still found the doing part a little tough!
The main thing that marks the Developer is that they are comfortable making...– Todd Henry of The Accidental Creative breaks down three different productivity types - the Driver, the Drifter, and the Developer. Drivers are motivated by the task at hand. They want to get stuff done, nose to the grindstone. Drifters are multitaskers of life, diffusing their focus on many...
Nobody does their best thinking sitting at their desk. Your desk is for executing; do your thinking elsewhere. — Justin Jackson (@mijustin) July 26, 2012 Justin Jackson reminds us that desks are workstations. Take your thinking, procrastinating, eating, and even sitting elsewhere. It’s common wisdom that you should keep your working space and sleeping space separate for the sake of the...
[I]n many ways, time is a much more valuable resource than money. You can earn...– Robert C. Pozen, Harvard Business School professor and author of Extreme Productivity, on the importance of time management and working smarter, not harder, because time is an irreplaceable resource.