Simplify: Life and The Arena App

Preparation: Make it Simple Now that we are officially into the last month of the year, time feels as though it is speeding up, and we have a limited amount of it to finish everything. While this is not actually the case, it doesn’t seem to make that feeling any...

Don’t Break the Chain

Productivity Advice Several years ago, comedian Jerry Seinfeld offered a piece of creative advice to another aspiring comic, Brad Isaac: The only way to be a better comedian is to write more, and the best way to write more is to write every day. But that isn’t where...

Using a List to Relax More This Holiday Season

We’ve all been there: You committed to way too many holiday parties, can’t remember who wanted Dare to Lead, only have time to put up the decorations in two rooms instead of the whole house, and made a to-do list, but it’s too late to start. So now what? You...

Thanksgiving Planning

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house or you’re packing up the car – and the kids, the pets, the kitchen sink – to travel somewhere else, this time of year can seem particularly hectic if you don’t plan ahead. Of course, there’s no guarantee...

Zen to Done with The Arena App, Part 2

A Quick Recap A few weeks ago, we posted Part 1 of our series on how The Arena App works with the Zen to Done (Babauta, 2011) method, covering the first tenants. This week, we’re taking a look at the remaining ones, and how you can use Arena to help keep you on task...

Zen to Done With The Arena App

Zen to Done One of the biggest hurdles that many of us encounter in our days is the ability to just start a project. The methods of both Zen to Done (Babauta, 2011) and Getting Things Done (Allen, 2015 (2nd edition)) point out that most of the time, the largest part...