Episode #10: Get Productive, and Get Fit!

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…

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Getting It Done Like the Saints: St. Gianna Beretta Molla

With the pro-life battle raging in the U.S.  legislature, I thought that it be fitting to look at the life of the most popular pro-life saint (they are all pro-life, obviously) from the 20th century.  I venture to say that just about everyone who is Catholic and actually practices their faith knows who St. Gianna…

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List of Lists: 10 Ways to Hack Your Habits

I have always been jealous of how many of the saints were able to get a thousand things done in a day, do so on 2-4 hours of sleep, and when they weren’t praying they were able to learn more stuff in a few days than a normal human could in a few years.  Of…

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My Favorite Productivity Web Apps of 2009

The web is full of tools out there that claim to help you to be more productive, and for the most part they are right.  The problem is that with all of these applications, it is very easy for all of your tasks, events, and documents to become fragmented. It’s hard to resist the urge…

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Learning to Do, and Not to Do

Video runtime: 5 minutes For the past few days, I have been wracking by brain as to how a Catholic view of work and success could be sharply distinguished from a secular view. There are a whole host of people out there like Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferris, and Ramit Sethi that have great ideas on…

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Productive Catholic Book Review: Trust Agents

Originally, I was hesitant to do book reviews on this blog because I wasn’t sure if they were appropriate for it’s theme. But after reading Trust Agents, my tune was changed. In fact, this particular book – while its direct subject is not productivity – it indirectly teaches its readers to leverage social media to…

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Share Your Productivity with Producteev

The Getting Things Done™ framework is great and has revolutionized the way many people handle tasks and projects.  But, wouldn’t it be nice to collaborate with others who also use GTD in a way that is seemless and easily accessible?  Producteev™ allows you to do just that – and more! 

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Simple To-Do Lists Don't Work (At Least for Men)

Imagine this: You just finish with one of the busiest days that you’ve had all month.  You studiously write all of your outstanding tasks neatly on lined paper so you won’t forget what you need to accomplish tomorrow, then you pack up and head out. The next morning you sit at your desk, pull out…

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Optimize Your Monthly Finances: Credit Cards

Video runtime – 5:24 Part of being productive is getting rid of the barriers that divert you from the significant things that you should be doing. For many of us – especially nowadays – a big hindrance to productivity is money. Rather, it is worrying about money. In this video, I will offer some tips…

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Ultimate Singletasking: Unplug to Increase Your Focus

As most of you probably know, singletasking is the new multitasking.  But sometimes it’s difficult to remain focused on a single task when you have so many outlets in which others can easily demand your time.  Cell phones, Internet access, and even person-to-person contact can distract you from an important project.  Darrell Etherington suggests that…

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