When Perfect Is (and Isn't) the Enemy of Good

Jessica Greene / Published August 6, 2019

Perfect is the enemy of good. Done is better than perfect. The best is the enemy of the good.

You've heard some version of this, whether it was in your college philosophy class or, more likely, from your Silicon Valley boss. The idea, of course, is that striving for good—or...

How to Prioritize When Everything Feels Important

Jessica Greene / Published July 30, 2019

There's never enough time to do everything you want to do. It's a universal problem. And we all accept that fact and live with its reality until the worst-case scenario rears its ugly head: There's not enough time to do everything you have to do.

When everything on your to-do...

Your Commute Is Bad for You, Here's How to Make It Better

Jessica Greene / Published July 23, 2019

We've all been there: You tell people your commute is 45 minutes each way, but every day, there's a delay. An accident. A broken down train. Inclement weather. A barge hitting the bridge you have to cross to get to work and causing a four-hour traffic backup (true story).


Eat That Frog: A Practical Approach to Reaching Your Goals

Jessica Greene / Published July 16, 2019

Eat That Frog is a productivity method developed by Brian Tracy and described in his book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Both the book and the method get their names from a quote usually attributed to Mark Twain...

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Jessica Greene / Published July 11, 2019

When you want to start promoting your business, products, or content on social media, it's important to carefully consider which social media platforms to use. Quickly deciding to go with whatever apps you use personally—or trying to promote your business on every platform—can lead to wasted spend and effort that...

Productive Procrastination: How to Get Things Done by Putting Off Other Things

Justin Pot / Published July 9, 2019

Not to brag, but I'm pretty good at procrastination. I put off writing this article for three whole weeks after pitching it, even though I told my manager and all my co-workers it would be done in a couple of days (and then proceeded to claim it would be done...

How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity

Jessica Greene / Published June 27, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across this post:

bring back RSS Tweet

I was confused—RSS hasn't disappeared. I use it every single day. It's an integral part of my workflow that helps me stay up to date with news, come up with new ideas for content, gather sources...

Automate Airbnb and Other Property Management Workflows with Zapier

Deborah Tennen / Published June 25, 2019

Summer rental season is in full force: Families are taking their summer vacations, millennials are looking for their next adventure, and couples are booking their yearly getaway. As an Airbnb host, it's an exciting time, but it's also overwhelming.

The more you can automate, the better.

Hosts all over the...

7 Creative Ways to Visualize Your To-Do List

Jessica Greene / Published June 25, 2019

A long to-do list can be overwhelming. Sometimes, you might want to take a step back and look at the day, week, or month at a high-level, visualizing what's coming up rather than just plowing through a list of to-dos. But that's not always possible with a traditional to-do list...

The Guilt-Free Way to Take Time Off from Work

Jennifer Duann Fultz / Published June 20, 2019

The benefits of paid leave—for employers and employees alike—are well-documented, but even if your employer has a generous leave policy, it's not always easy to take advantage of it.

Whether you're planning extended parental leave or a just a week-long vacation, you may feel guilty about leaving your coworkers...