Add the big picture to your todo list

Long term

Right now, you have agreed with yourself and others more than a fifty things to do. From changing the bulb in the kitchen to create the best product for your company. It’s easy to lose the meaning of the task after some days (Why do I have “Call James” on my call list?) or the priorities of tasks if you … 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.       

Doctor says, “You cannot work more than 4 hours a day”. what do you do?

What is important at work

Imagine that you are at the hospital, talking with a doctor about the impact of work on your health. Doctor says, “You cannot work more than 4 hours a day”.  

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

Next article is in August

Anya and I got married in France on the 18th of July 2015 and we are now on honeymoon in California. I thought I could find the time to write a couple of articles,  but with all the things to do and see, it is not going to be possible. So I’ll be back to you in August, rested and … Read More

3 rules to double your productivity

GTD - Getting Things Done

Creating a todo list that doesn’t work is easy, creating one that works is easy too! In this article I show 3 rules to create a todo list that works and creates time for what is important.

How to survive a crisis and get the positive out of it

heartbeat line

FrankContrepois.com is about living a life where changes are opportunities and crises do not stack up. Overcoming a crisis is the fastest way to improve. It’s how we survived as a specie,  a crisis will make your body generate the right hormones (like adrenaline) that will push your brain and body to evolve, resulting in a better YOU. A big change just happened or … Read More

Live a harmonious LIFE and forget work life balance

LIFE is too complex to be balanced The idea of work/life(style) balance has been extremely useful to introduce priorities and goals outside of work. It is not surprising that work/life balance has gained momentum when the majority of people started to marry for -real- love, when going back home became a positive experience and staying at work to avoid home became the exception. Work/life balance was … Read More

First step to create a team culture

Team rules as in kitchen rules

Congratulations, you’ve been assigned a new team! It might be a temporary thing, or a long term relationship, but it starts today. And today you’ll have to make your first impression, create a team culture from the first team meeting. You want to deliver a pitch that will energize, give a sense of direction and will establish you as a leader. But what is the … Read More