Friday Focus Archives

  • Productivity vs. Presence

    Productivity. It’s a word we all know and something we all strive for, but at what cost? Today, we’re going to show you how you can not only be more productive, but also gain a sense of presence in your life:   I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how ...
  • EMAIL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FROM TOP CEOS – WEEK 8

    Over the last few weeks, we’ve shown you how some Top CEOs manage their email. Not inspired yet? Well, here are a few more tips you can use to manage your email:   Use some copying etiquette. Unfortunately, there is little discretion used when considering whom to copy. State your intentions to others in the team.  Tell ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 7

    Over the last few weeks, we’ve shown you how some Top CEOs manage their email. Not inspired yet? Well, here are some general tips you can use to manage your email:   Get rid of the junk. Of my average 400 emails per day, easily a third are spam. The rest are important messages I want to ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 6

    When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the bane of your existence. So how do top CEOs like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux? This week, we’ll discuss how Ryan Holmes conquers his email with “inbox bankruptcy” and how Eric Schmidt replies to every email ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 5

    When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the bane of your existence. So how do top CEOs like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux? This week, we’ll discuss how Chad Dickerson uses a system for remembering contacts, while Kara Goldin simply wakes up early to ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 4

    When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the bane of your existence. So how do top CEOs like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux? This week, we’ll discuss how Tony Hsieh employs a team of “email ninjas” to handle his mail and how Katia Beauchamp ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 3

    When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the bane of your existence. So how do top CEOs like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux? This week, we’ll discuss how Jeff Bezos manages email with just adding one character and how Arianna Huffington has just 3 ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 2

    CEOs of some of the largest companies in the world receive hundreds of emails a day. They must have some systems in place to manage this mountain of mail. This week we’re going to show you some of the common steps that these CEOs may take to have a healthy inbox:   t’s all about the content of ...
  • Email Management Strategies From Top CEOs – Week 1

    We’ve shown you how to make sending emails more efficient with our ‘Email Templates’ series. But what do you do with all those emails you receive? Starting this week, we’re going to show you how some of the Top CEOs manage their email and how that can help you as well! This week we see how New ...
  • Track Your Commitment, Not Progress, to Achieve Your Resolutions

    Well, it’s that time of the year again. Today, you’ll probably be one the many who set themselves goals for the rest of the year. But, whatever goals you’ve set, it may be better for you to track your commitment, rather the progress you’ve made, towards that goal. Here’s how you can avoid the progress trap ...
  • The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making

    We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels like time is slipping away by the hour. Ever wonder why? This week we’ll show you some of the most common time management ...
  • 3 Reasons Your To Do List Is Stunting Your Growth

    The To-Do list is traditionally where productivity begins. But is there a wrong way to do a To-Do list? In short, Yes. This week on Friday Focus, we’re going to show you how making a To-Do list the wrong way can stunt your growth and how you can make one that actually gets done:   I know, it ...
  • The Tools we use – Asana

    Companies are built around teams and when working in a team communication is important. But how does this translate to team that work remotely? This is a question that we’ve had to face ourselves and we’ve overcome this obstacle using Asana. What is Asana? Well……   Asana is a modern web application that keeps teams in sync, a shared task ...
  • 3 Ways to Use the Internet In a Productive Way

    Sometimes social media and smartphones and the “always on” mentality of the Information Age can feel overwhelming. Do you ever get time to think anymore, or are you just jumping constantly from one digital task to another? This week we’re gonna show you some of the ways you can use the internet productively:   Digital tools and the ...
  • Steve Jobs used to ask Jony Ive the same question almost every day

    A few weeks ago we showed you the value of saying ‘No’. This week we’re going to show you how Steve Jobs used it to advise his second-in-command, Jony Ive, on how to be more focused!   Steve Jobs once called Apple design chief Jony Ive his “spiritual partner,” and the two execs had an incredibly close ...