Are you crossing off someone else’s todo list and ignoring yours?

helping others become smarter

Are you crossing off someone else’s todo list and ignoring yours? Do you need to improve your team performance? Do you plan in delegating more but you don’t know how to start? Stop sending immediate answers.  When you deliver immediate answers, what you are really doing is helping people cross off actions from their todo list and procrastinating what is on your todo … Read More

Rehab from smartphone dependence

baby with smartphone

The challenge: one week without a smartphone I want to be smarter, so (as per previous post), I decided to complicate my life a little. I’m experimenting the effects of smartphones on my efficiency by exchanging for a week my two smartphones for a very basic Nokia. Days Setup, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 I invite you to follow me … Read More

Be smarter by complicating your life

Long an narrow foot suspended bridge

You are smarter than you think, but the fear of failing limits your successes. With small steps and some courage you can achieve great improvements and better visibility. Courage comes when you go outside of your comfort zone and this can be done by complicating your life. This post is about courage, trust and discovery.

Do you have time to study? Yes you do!

Very big book

You have time to study Wake up one hour earlier than the rest of the family (6 am for me), go out running/walking for 45 minutes while listening to an audio-book about something you want to study. This gives 45 minutes of study, 45 minutes of sport and if you buy bread and croissants a great morning breakfast for the family.

How to start having a LIFE, work, sleep balance


The first step toward a LIFE, work and sleep balance is to visualize your current life and decide where you want to be.

How to keep LIFE, sleep and work in harmony

Hi, my name is Frank Contrepois and my goal is to help you find enough time to do what is important for you while succeeding at work.