Mindup is a collaboration tool for holding better meetings.

And it’s quite relevant given the current environment where remote work is quickly becoming the standard.

So what can you do with Mindup?

1. Connect your calendar

Mindup currently supports Google Calendar and Outlook — a practical move since these are the most popular calendars out there.

The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker was originally published in 1966. Although the book offers timeless advice for productivity, today we have new tools that make it easier to implement.

In this book summary, we’ll review the most important tips from the book and provide suggestions for modern tools and frameworks that support its main principles.

We’ll look at each chapter in turn and summarize the key points so you get all the main ideas in one actionable summary.

Ready? Let’s go.

This article was originally published on Prodivy.com.

Chapter 1: Effectiveness Can Be Learned

According to Drucker, the effective executive is defined by practices rather…

I usually know what to do and I usually don’t do it.

This is a common problem for, well, humanity. So I’ve decided to share my own method for (finally) getting disciplined. It consists of four steps:

  1. Prepare your mindset
  2. Establish your desired outcomes
  3. Establish the immediate next step to your desired outcomes
  4. Execute and repeat

Step 1: Prepare your mindset

Accept that anything big which is worth doing will take you a while. Therefore, you need to make a commitment to yourself that no matter what new opportunity shows up, you will not change direction. …

Back in 2016, I made a leap of faith and quit my job to become a freelance writer.

This was a hard transition. I was reading books about copywriting during the day and delivering Indian food in the evenings, despite having experience and a degree from a good university.

As soon as I bundled up a decent portfolio, I spent 2–3 days sending proposals on Upwork and got my first gig — rewriting 10 news articles for $50. Many people will tell you this was the best feeling they ever got but for me it was bittersweet.

Is this what…

I was listening to a podcast with Dan Pink a while ago. He’s the author of several best-selling books like Drive and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.

All in all, 4 of his books have made it to the New York Times bestsellers’ list. So it’s safe to assume the guy knows a bit about writing.

As a young grasshopper myself, I made some notes during the podcast in order to improve my own writing. And luckily, I recently came across these same notes.

So in this article, I’ll share with you my key lessons from this podcast…

You know sitting for long periods of time slowly kills you.

But in our quest for convenience, we’ve built an infrastructure full of seats, chairs, stools, sofas, and benches.

  • You wake up and sit down for breakfast and coffee.
  • You sit down in your car.
  • You sit down in your office.
  • You sit down for lunch.
  • Sit down in your office again.
  • Sit down in your car and drive home.
  • And yes, sit down in the gym — on the exercise bike or weight bench.

You get the point.

Even if you’re relatively active, you can probably relate to most…

How to stop doing work about work and start finishing your projects.

Here’s a big problem:

As your responsibilities grow, so does the need to manage your time and energy.

So you try a bunch of different productivity tools, apps, and methodologies…

Until you find or build a system that kinda works for you.

Usually, this involves a task manager, note-taking app and your calendar.

You might add in some custom tags, project names, different priority levels… and have both a team setup and your personal one.

Now, breaking down your long to-do list into manageable tasks with their own time and place feels pretty damn good.

It’s a boost to your…

Over the past few years, I’ve spent countless hours creating and refining my productivity system. And so I have strict rules for organizing information— you can read about them here.

But I always felt like something was missing.

In a nutshell, my productivity flow looks something like this:

  1. Put everything you need to remember in a single place.
  2. Review this place on a daily basis.
  3. Put each item where it belongs (whether it’s a reference, task or calendar event).

I must admit, this works pretty well. So what’s the problem?

To make this system work, I’ve always used 3 types…

YouTube recently announced a new algorithm change that forced many vloggers to “spin-off” their personal videos into a separate channel. In simple terms, YouTube will reward channels that have a clear focus so it’s good to separate your personal content from your specialized “business” content — whatever your niche may be.

To be clear — I’m not producing any content for YouTube and maybe you don’t too. This algorithm change just got me thinking about personal branding and how to structure your projects in general. Why?

Because Google-owned YouTube has most certainly done the math behind their decision. Providing a…

The root cause of many problems is information overload. This can be eased by exporting your thoughts to paper or specialized software. To keep your data organized for maximum productivity, you need just 3 tools:

  1. A place to capture notes (for everything you need to remember).
  2. Task manager (for things to do).
  3. Calendar (for events that have a specific date and time).

Whether you use a paper notebook or specialized software for this, the important things is making a decision. Don’t fall into the trap of choosing the perfect productivity apps. Instead, fit the tools to your system.

Speaking of…

Trifon Tsvetkov

SaaS Content Marketer | Productivity Geek

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