We have a lot to do. In this “age of productivity,” we are expected to get things done at an incredible rate. We must find a reliable method to capture tasks and get them done on time. After years of searching for the right productivity tool, I found Nozbe.
I have tried many systems over the years. Things, Asana, Trello, Paymo, Producteev, Remember the Milk, Wunderlist, and much more. If you’ve heard of it, I’ve probably tried it. I use Evernote as a digital file cabinet but found that it doesn’t work well for tasks. I use Asana for Church projects but find it lacking for my personal needs. However, nothing compares to Nozbe for keeping my life in order and helping me get things done.
Nozbe has free and paid options. You can try the Pro option free for 30 days. I am enjoying new levels of productivity after years of trying to put up with the deficiencies of free or cheaper products.
Nozbe strikes an excellent balance between simplicity and function. Some tasks managers are too simple providing almost no options for sorting, tagging, next actions, projects, etc. Other task managers have many options but are confusing and awkward to use. Nozbe has a simple yet elegant interface with many useful options that are easily accessible. Projects, contexts, and tags make sorting easy. (more…)
Order vs. Chaos. The battle between these two wages every day all around you. Things left to themselves fall into chaos. Order is obtained by design and effort. Here are seven amazing tips that will help you set your life in order.
God brought order out of chaos during the creation of our planet. Genesis 1:1-2 God loves order. A quick glance at nature shows an orderly pattern. This order becomes more apparent the deeper you study creation. From the endless expanse of space to the smallest atom, God’s bias for order is clearly seen. He desires to help us create order out of our chaotic lives.
1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
One of the responsibilities of a pastor is to set the church in order and to keep it organized according to God’s teaching in the Bible.
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
Likewise, it is your responsibility to set in order your personal life and your areas of authority.
The world moves quickly around us. It demands our time and attention with no consideration for God’s commands or our highest priorities.
Either you will live life or life will live you. You must be the designer of your life. You must decide what is truly important and build your life in an orderly way to facilitate the accomplishment of those goals and the fulfillment of those relationships.
Money is the currency of life. We use it to provide, food shelter, clothing, etc. for ourselves and our families. It is hard to come by and easy to lose. Create a workable budget that will help you conquer your finances once and for all. Here’s how.
Proverbs 27:23–24 “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever:And doth the crown endure to every generation?”
The Bible tells us that we need to be diligent to know the state of our finances. Also, we are to pay close attention to them because they disappear quickly. A budget plans your spending. It protects you from impulsive spending and unwise purchases. A budget is a schedule for your money. A schedule is a budget for your time. You will be a slave to your budget or your bills. Choose your own fate and create a budget.
1. Figure your Gross income (before taxes) from all sources.
You must take care of yourself to take care of others. Don’t be a casualty of your desire to help people. Heed this powerful reminder.
Song of Solomon 1:6 “Look not upon me, because I am black, Because the sun hath looked upon me: My mother’s children were angry with me; They made me the keeper of the vineyards; But mine own vineyard have I not kept.”
This verse speaks of a woman who was a servant. She had responsibility and worked hard. Her skin was darkened from long days in the sun. She helped others to the detriment of her own responsibilities, yet people were still unhappy with her. Sound familiar? This scenario has played out many times over throughout history.
You must take care of yourself to help other people!
Life moves quickly. If you don’t plot your course through the chaos, you will get swept up in it. It has happened to us all. But you don’t need to live that way! A schedule of your time guides you to the future you desire. Here are tips to create a sustainable schedule and take control of your life.
Realize time is the most valuable asset God has entrusted to you and that you must spend it wisely.
Psalms 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
A schedule is simply a budget of your time.
Time is a lot like money. If it’s not budgeted, it will be wasted.