Are you feeling the Christmas stress in ministry already? Here are three things to stop doing immediately to win back time. Number of Tasks v Number of Hours For most pastors and church leaders, Christmas brings additional tasks. You may be preaching at more services and organising additional community activities such as lunches, winter shelters, … [Read more...] about Christmas Stress in Ministry? Stop!
Productivity Blog Posts
Productivity blog posts to equip you for personal effectiveness, especially in Christian ministry.
These productivity blog posts often focus on small changes in habits that can make a big difference to your personal effectiveness.
In these productivity blogs, I aim to provide you with tips that will help you get more quality work done and to reduce the amount of time you spend on unnecessary tasks.
There are productivity blog posts to help you set short term and long term goals, as well as deal with your daily to-do list, helping you to plan your time so that work on your most important priorities.
There are articles that deal with the art of delegating well, so that others benefit from increased responsibility, and you are freed to focus on what only you can do.
There are lots of productivity blog posts on how to reduce distractions, a big productivity killer in the workplace today. Learn how to leverage technology and engage with social media in ways that don't leave you unfocused on and unengaged with the important work you have at hand.
Some of the productivity blog posts deal with discovering the best tools for a job, whether it's managing tasks, planning your schedule, or dealing with things like email.
If you want to increase your personal effectiveness, then why not check out these productivity blog posts and try out a few of the tips and see if you can enjoy the benefits.
How do you ensure you have the right priorities in ministry? Use your "yes" to prioritise the most important tasks you do each week. Competing Calls on Your Time As a Christian leader, it is likely you have significant and competing calls on your time. You know your priorities. Based on Ephesians 4:11-13, I believe mine to be equipping my people for the work of ministry, … [Read more...] about Using “Yes” to Match Your Priorities in Ministry
Do you ever return from a fabulously relaxing and refreshing holiday to the dreaded inbox with a backlog that's grown whilst you've been away? Are you using your out of office holiday message to ensure your productivity doesn't stall in the first few hours after you return? Here's how I try to beat the backlog with my out of office holiday message: 1. Preparation is … [Read more...] about How to Beat the Holiday Email Backlog
Are you overwhelmed by email? Over the past twenty years, email has become a staple way for us to communicate. But many of us feel like we're drowning in it. It doesn't have to be this way. Let me throw you eight lifelines that have saved me from drowning in it. 1. Check Email Only Twice a Day Normally, I check my emails at around 10:30am and 4:00pm every day. These times … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Stop Email Dominating Your Work
The Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt and his team, and the productivity principles behind it, are the best productivity tools I have added to my locker in many years. Over the past three weeks, I have been posting photos on social media of my Daily Big 3 in my Full Focus Planner and a number of friends have enquired about the Planner. So, I thought you might like to know! … [Read more...] about Full Focus Planner: The Productivity Principles
Michael Hyatt's Full Focus Planner developed by both Michael and his team is the best productivity tool I have added to my locker in many years. It's even changed the way I use my digital productivity tools. Over the past three weeks, I have been posting photos on social media of my Daily Big 3 in my Full Focus Planner and a number of friends have enquired about the Planner. … [Read more...] about Full Focus Planner: The Difference It Makes
Do these numbers mean anything to you? 12, 23, 36, 53, 73, 96? Or perhaps you would prefer them in "old money"? 40, 75, 118, 175, 240, 315? What might they have to do with margin? They are the braking distances for cars in metres and in feet at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 miles per hour, according to the UK's Highway Code. Faster Means More Margin On Sunday, on Twitter, … [Read more...] about You Need More Margin
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder where the time has gone? Do you look at your to-do list and wonder why it's not gotten any shorter? Do you end up squeezing more hours out of the end of your day or getting into work incredibly early the next day, just to keep up? How does that happen? Are you perhaps plagued by interruptions? The Problem of … [Read more...] about Eliminating Interruptions
Going on holiday is a major key to productivity and effectiveness. But many people wear not taking their full annual leave allocation like a badge of honour. "I'm just too busy to go on holiday," they say, with pride. "I haven't had a holiday in 6/12/18 months. I have too much to do". Of course, sometimes these things I said in despair, and not with pride. You get to the end … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons You Need a Holiday