The Benefits of a Distraction-Free Smartphone

Get your phone to work for you — not the other way around Photo by Rahul Chakraborty on Unsplash As I’ve written before, I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone. On one hand, I can’t live without it — I, like many other “knowledge workers” worldwide, rely on my…

Why I Sell Myself 1 Hour of Time Each and Every Day

And Why You Should, Too Photo by Brad Neathery on Unsplash There’s an undeniable shift in our culture and economy towards what has been termed “knowledge work.” If you’re in the workforce today, chances are your job revolves around what you know rather than merely what you do.…

Use this Trick for Instant Motivation

Benjamin Davies on Unsplash I’m sitting outside of my in-laws’ house, enjoying the fresh air of a beautiful California evening, thinking and dreaming about the year ahead. I’ve been busy setting personal and professional goals for the year. I have a decision to make: either get over my…

Double Your Focus with this Productivity Trick

The To-Do List is Dead. Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash We’re well into 2018 now, but thinking about the beginning of this year elicits memories of ads for gym memberships, healthy eating, and nicotine patches. It seems we all want to get in shape, eat healthier, and quit…

Detoxing from My Email Addiction

My name is Crawford, and I’m an email addict. It started out as a subtle affair: just a quick check of my inbox every now and then to see if there was anything at work that needed my attention. But over time, the habit got got worse. Over the…

Why My Phone is on Do Not Disturb 24/7

I have a love/hate relationship with my iPhone. Photo by Hilthart Pedersen on Unsplash In June 2007, Steve Jobs took the stage in an auditorium in northern California to announce Apple’s newest product: the iPhone. It was, as he said that day, not just a mobile phone, but…