A quote for the weekend

juggling some five balls in the air

Have a fantastic weekend.  “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the … Read More

Efficiency tools – my selection

GTD - Getting Things Done

Hi everyone, day 1 of 30 Here are the tools I like or liked to improve efficiency: Nozbe – for todo lists OmniFocus – for todo lists, better than Nozbe but only for Mac Evernote – note taker, anywhere, anytime. It is also where I put all my scanned paper and interesting articles and websites Slack – to keep global teams in sync Office … Read More

Work-life balance in a virtual company

virtual company

The search for the ideal work – life balance has become much thought about, debated and sought after. Working in the field of Executive coaching, we spend significant time with clients understanding ‘what good looks like’.  When we look at our whole lives, what does an ideal work-life balance look like? Read the rest of the article

Burnout – how to avoid it

Learn to slowdown before your body pull the emergency stop

I define burning out as the moment when you mind and body trigger the most fundamental alarms it has: fear and pain. In this article I’ll explain the methods I’ve applied to avoid burnout in the last 6 years.  

2015 Statistics of FrankContrepois.com

Thank you

Hi everyone and thank you! Thank you to you, reader of Frank Contrepois You are part of a community of 4000+ persons reading more than  8000+ pages! I feel very humble and grateful for the 100+ hours of your time you dedicated to reading my articles. Thank you for reading the 36 posts of this first year of FrankContrepois.com Thank … Read More

What to do if you cannot sleep due to stress

Too many thoughts

Turning and tossing in bed, eyes open, looking at the ceiling, with too many thoughts and no clarity. A frustrating and tiring experience that is often accompanied by low productivity, bad mood and limited results the following day. As a reader of frankcontrepois.com you need to act and avoid losing so much time and energy without at least knowing the why. 

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

Procrastinate

Discover the war in our heads between a captain, a monkey and a monster and the result that impacts our long term success. A fantastic article that made me feel guilty about how often I procrastinate. Enjoy! Thank you, Richard, for pointing this article to me. [reminder]Do you have a great content about productivity to share? Send it to me … Read More

Best practices for efficiency: calendar

For many, opening the calendar is a source of stress, too many meetings, too little time and too much to do. It doesn’t need to be this way. The calendar is a fantastic tool to keep your priorities under control and it only requires very little effort to make it work for you and not against you.       

Mental Clarity – Start having a life

Mental Clarity

Your life is full of events to attend, projects to follow, things to do urgently, newly arrived top priority activities, phone calls, meetings, customers, promises,  dinners, and so much more. Creating a feeling of stress, anxiety and bad sleep (my measure for stress). But there is a methodology – which I use [and swear by] – to stay on top of all your … Read More