Can You Train Yourself to Innovate?

John Hall

Productivity

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

As the saying goes, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” After all, if nothing changes, we stay neutral. And, that’s a problem. Growth becomes stagnant. It’s impossible for us to evolve. We don’t improve for the better. In short, this isn’t good for me, you, and quite frankly the world. But, can you actually train yourself […]

How to Help Employees Work From Home With Kids

John Hall

Productivity

Monday, July 12th, 2021

I remember many years ago, when I was still considered a kid myself, hating the Staples “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” back-to-school commercial. It reminded me that the summer was coming to an end, which meant no more fun. Of course, my parents didn’t argue with the commercial — and totally related […]

10 Must Listen to Productivity Podcasts

John Hall

Productivity

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

I’m an avid reader,  but sometimes, I’m just not in the mood. With all of the Covid stress this last year, I noticed that I’ve listened to more and more audiobooks, even for pleasure reading. When I just listen, rather than a hard copy book reading, it’s like last week. I spent hours each day […]

How Hybrid Work is Affecting Workplace Trends

John Hall

Business Tips

Friday, June 25th, 2021

The corporate landscape is changing right before our eyes. Numerous adjustments were seen in real time as companies grappled with the events of 2020, but the truth is that said events only accelerated changes that were already taking place. One of those is the rise of remote and hybrid working conditions. Hybrid work is, of […]

Top 25 Calendar Experts You Should be Following

John Hall

Calendar

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

The purpose of a calendar has always been to calculate past or future times. Centuries ago, this had life or death implications as it let our ancestors know when to plant and harvest crops. It then evolved to remind us when festivals or religious ceremonies were to be celebrated. Today? We rely on our calendars […]

Improve Your Focus, Improve Your Productivity

John Hall

Productivity

Friday, June 18th, 2021

We all have those days when we convince ourselves that we aren’t as productive as we should be. Maybe it’s because you compare yourself to others or have fallen off the productivity rails. Regardless of the cause, we might hit the panic switch and frantically embrace new systems and processes. In reality? The root of […]

10 Ways to Remove Your Digital Clutter

John Hall

Productivity

Friday, June 11th, 2021

The global pandemic seems to be abating — but the wind has kicked up some dust. I was cooped up at home all last weekend. I decided to make the best of it by getting a jump on my upcoming week. You know, laundry, meal prep, tend the kids — and planning my schedule. I […]

Get Rid of Brain Fog Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

John Hall

Productivity

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

All things considered, things are going well. I’m fully vaccinated — so are most of my family, friends, and team. And, it’s been gorgeous outside. However, I’m flat-out exhausted. Even after getting a good night’s rest, I don’t want to get out of bed. I also feel like I’m not as productive as I should […]

Be Unreachable, Be More Productive

John Hall

Productivity

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

I made a mistake the other day. I didn’t turn off my phone when I was trying to work. And, guess what happened next? It rang. Since it was from a solicitor, I didn’t care about answering it. Still, it interrupted my flow. Even worse? I also received a couple of email notifications and texts […]

9 Ways to Make Your Virtual Events Less Lame

John Hall

Startup

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

I get it. 2020 was extremely long and an unprecedented year that will change the world forever. Now, we are moving along well in 2021 — but we are still dealing with the explosion of virtual events. The COVID-19 pandemic launched these virtual platforms into the stratosphere. Take Zoom, as an example, that reported a […]

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