Right Now in Before Breakfast

Ending your day well can set up a great day tomorrow

How to answer “What do you do?”

Smart small talk can build relationships

Prototype your next step

Use a tip from the book Design Your Life to figure out what’s next

Try 40-minute meetings

Think beyond 30 or 60 minutes to shape a smarter schedule

Plan your 2020 vacations now

Figuring out all your days off can boost your vacation happiness

Write a gratitude letter

A simple but profound strategy can spread more joy this holiday season

Don't get ahead of yourself

Not everything needs to be figured out far in advance

Should you raise your goals over time?

A listener who’s meeting his goals asks if he should set tougher ones

Master the introduction

Bringing people together is wonderful, when done right

Build a gratitude practice

How to give thanks all year round

Why I’m not simplifying the holidays

Special occasions deserve extra time and effort

Get out of your inbox

Become a wiser email recipient

Make the trip

Visiting friends and relatives is a good use of time

What’s your winter back-up plan?

Stay productive through winter obstacles

Send those holiday cards

The case for mailing holiday greetings

The true cost of email

Email is far from free. Here’s how to reduce the cost. 

Learn to love winter

Stop complaining about the weather and embrace this time of year

Stay healthy, stay productive

Keep cold and flu season from wearing you down

Give the gift of time

Build your community and relationships this holiday season

Time blocking: How to get more done

Giving blocks of time a purpose can lead to great things