If there’s one pattern I’ve come across in dozens of articles, books I’ve read, and the 100’s of people that I’ve interviewed, it’s that the most prolific, productive and successful ones don’t depend on to-do…

If you’re an ambitious, goal-oriented person, it’s possible that one of your New Year’s resolutions was to read more books. Books are the gateway to imagination, to worlds we may not be able to access…

What you do the day before matters just as much as what you do each morning. In fact, what you do the night before makes it much more likely that you’ll actually accomplish what you’re…

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an evangelist for deep work. It’s enabled me to: The…

A self imposed handicap most people aren’t even aware of: Majority of our waking hours are spent on demands that other people have placed on our time. It’s 7 AM. The alarm rings. You roll…

On the days when I’m rigid about following this routine. I’m able to immerse myself in deep work for long stretches, and I’m more prolific, productive and creative. On the days when I turn on…

When we are amateurs our life was about drama, denial, and distraction — Steven Pressfield The amateur checks email, Facebook, and Twitter first thing in the morning. The professional avoids them as much as possible….

Despite no longer making much sense, the 8-hour work day remains the defacto standard for corporate America. Our aversion to it has resulted in books like Escape from `Cubicle Nation, The 4-Hour Workweek and movies…

When people think of the words Lifestyle Design images of working from a laptop, location independence, The Four Hour Workweek and digital nomads pop into their head. What they don’t think about is the actual…

People frequently cite the lack of time to work on any creative endeavor or project. But if you choose to focus on the quality of the time you put into your efforts rather than the…