Top 10 Posts of 2015

Here are the top 10 posts of 2015 at the Daily PlanIt:

  1. Free Tools
  2. Home Page
  3. Time Management 101
  4. Identify Emotions
  5. Run Your Day Like an Athlete
  6. Practice the Four Agreements
  7. Personal Development Tools
  8. GTD Essentials
  9. Top 10 Personal Development Sites
  10. Measuring Productivity

When I reviewed the top posts of 2014 I concluded that three skills: communication, productivity and goal setting, contribute the most to three important areas:

  1. happiness
  2. personal development and
  3. skills for success

When I saw that productivity contributes to success in so many life areas, I really intensely focused on it this year. I put together a collection of videos to learn more and created infographics to summarize the results of studies.

Another discovery this year was the strategies for motivation from Alex Vermeer, which are summarized with 25 quotes and affirmations you can receive when you sign up to receive updates from the Daily PlanIt.

The updates include a link to the monthly Flipboard editions which compile highlights from the Daily PlanIt. I also share information about all kinds of skills at the Daily PlanIt Facebook page, and invite you to join us there too.

A shiny, newly updated post on how to do An Annual Review includes a free printable Annual Planner for charting results of regular reviews, and an Annual Metrics Chart, just in time to keep you on track for 2016.

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2015 Book Roundup

booksTo prepare for planning goals for 2016 I am reviewing the past year. Here is a look back at the top five books I read in 2015.

  1. 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman – Getting the Important Stuff Done
  2. Start by Jon Acuff – How to Be Awesome in 10 Steps
  3. Give and Take by Adam Grant – Book Review
  4. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson – Top Ten Ways to Improve Productivity
  5. The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry – Finding Your Sweet Spot. I didn’t write a post about this book, but I especially liked the concept behind the Personal Idea Pad. It was a good reminder that combining ideas to come up with new ones is fun, and should be part of a regular review.

I plan to keep track of the books I read in the upcoming year with a printable My Reading List from Money Saving Mom. (pdf) For a free printable annual metric chart and annual planner for tracking regular reviews, see an annual review.