Over the past few years, I’ve been trying various techniques and methods to try to manage not only a full-time job, but also a pretty lucrative side-job. However, the main problem that comes up over and over again is almost a sort of crashing experience – almost like falling off of a cliff. In fact, [...]read more 2 Comments
Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you are looking for another Catholic site that melds work, productivity, and spirituality – then look no further. The Daily Saint, run by Mike St. Pierre, is a fantastic blog/podcast that really hits at the heart of the Catholic word ethic. He has a plethora of resources [...]read more 16 Comments
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Although there are a lot of Catholic GTD lovers out there (yes, trust me there are), I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, GTD is leaps ahead of other productivity systems, but the system of choice for this Catholic is Autofocus. Now, I know what [...]read more 1 Comment
Coping with stressful changes, your vocation, and the real reason why you need a productivity system
We live in difficult times, and stressful changes are sometimes imposed on us by people and circumstances. Sometimes, too, we choose to changes our life, it gets difficult, and we feel like we’re biting more than we can chew.
These scary times might contain a hidden treasure, offering us the opportunity to think back about what truly matters, find the real function of a productivity system, and make our vocation a real thing.
Sometimes, in order to get something done you need a little push. But we don’t always have the funds to pay for a personal coach, so there needs to be another way to get things done on time and efficiently. Well, there is one thing tends to motivate just about everyone: guilt. Good Old Catholic [...]read more 1 Comment
Every new year we come up with new things that we would like to change – and that is no surprise. It is also not surprising that most of the goals that we would like to complete fail within the first two weeks. There is a very simple reason for this: big life-changing goals are [...]read more Be the first to comment
You and I need to be leaders! What else can I say? Leadership is the single attribute that will grow your career, help everyone around you, and save the world. Why do I say that? I say it because it’s true. Leadership and decision-making is a rare commodity among in the workforce and within the Church. If you don’t believe me, why the heck do you think companies pay thousands of dollars per employee to have them go on weekend retreats where they learn team building and fall back into the arms of someone they “trust”? Leadership is powerful, and the driving force behind any successful venture.read more Be the first to comment
Okay, so I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting a little thick around the mid-section. Now, you are probably thinking, ” No way Dean, you are both sleek and svelte. I refuse to believe there is an ounce of fat on that wonderful temple of the Holy Spirit of yours!” Sadly, it’s true, I have been gaining some major pounds because of my desk job. But that’s okay, I know just how to fix that – the productive way!read more 11 Comments