Productivity Hacks

Getting It Done Okay, we’ll admit it – juggling looks fun, but that doesn’t mean you should try it with your day! We’re taking a look at a few of our favorite approaches for getting things done and staying on top of your to-do list. As an added bonus,...

Trapped Time

Small Tasks You have a morning meeting on the other side of town, and you have no idea how long it will actually take to get there. So you arrive 45 minutes early (ooof), and suddenly have a pocket of trapped time. How do you spend it? This week, we’re taking a...

The Arena App: Project Planner

Simple > Complex Finally! The simple view of your complex life is available in The Arena App: Project Planner, Version 2.0. This new version includes a 7-day outlook for planning, improved lists, and a data import/export function for use with CSV or JSON. Keep...

Back to School 2019

And So It Begins The beginning of the new school year always seems to sneak up on us. As children, we reveled in newly sharpened pencils, blank notebooks, and dividers ready to be labeled. Now, as parents of school-age children, we still revel in the newness. And as...

What Moves People Into Action

Plan the Day You do everything you can to plan your day in advance so that when you get started, you know what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. But then something happens and it manages to throw off your entire day. So how do you get back on track? What...

Thrivner Book Club | Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By: Brené Brown In Dare to Lead, author/researcher Brené Brown ties together the research topics explored in her previous works to inspire readers to become leaders. Brown has a way of weaving a compelling...

Thrivner Book Club | Educated

EducatedBy: Tara Westover Educated by Tara Westover is the story of Dr. Westover’s past, growing up in a very strict Mormon household, not attending school until college, narrowly escaping multiple family tragedies, and her tales of survival through it all. We chose...

The Paper Planner

Planning In our most recent blog post, we took a look at how The Arena App stacks up against some of the other ways people plan their work. We compared Arena with keeping all of your projects in your head, in a paper planner, on your calendar, and on sticky notes. For...

Thrivner Book Club | Becoming

Becoming By: Michelle Obama Michelle Obama’s debut memoir, Becoming, provides an intimate look into her life growing up on the South Side of Chicago, her time in Ivy League schools, her career moves, and balancing life with her husband Barack and their daughters. Mrs....

Arena and the Competition

Competing in the Arena Welcome back to the Arena blog! As part of our return to sharing some of our favorite information, we are taking a look at how The Arena App stacks up against the competition. While developing Arena, we took a look at several important aspects...