Video of the Week...Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Would you like to motivate yourself, colleagues, or even your kids?  Before you automatically offer a reward, watch this week’s Video of the Week.  Author and lawyer Daniel H. Pink explains in his Ted Talk how to evaluate a task to decide whether an extrinsic reward will be effective, or could backfire, and what you should do instead of carrots and sticks. 

Video of the Week...Tuesday, May 29, 2018

How do you build trust?  And when you’ve lost it, how do you rebuild trust?  In this week’s Video of the Week, Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei explains in her Ted Talk the components of trust and, drawing on her experience trying to rebuild trust at Uber, explains how it can be done.  Along the way, she explains how to present your arguments crisply and the importance of authenticity in the workplace.    


Tick...tock...tick...tock. Are You Still Looking for Time?

Last week Keith R. Sbiral encouraged action by discussing the Apochromatik Time Tracker.  This week we flash back to a February blog post by Amy M. Gardner also discussing time and why tracking it helps you find more of it. You can read that post by clicking below.

Want another way to save time?  Sign up for the Apochromatik email list and for a limited time receive the Apochromatik Time Tracker download absolutely free.


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Video of the Week...Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Before you make plans for a summer vacation, check out this week’s Video of the Week.  Travel writer Pico Iyer explains in his Ted Talk why going nowhere can be as exciting as going to far-flung destinations.  Taking time away from work — and those incessant emails — is important both to your ability to see the big picture, and to your health.  And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still.





Make your Most Limited Resource Unlimited: Time Tracking

Make your Most Limited Resource Unlimited: Time Tracking

Do you have enough time in your day?  Your week?  Did you accomplish all of your goals last year?  Apochromatik has some exciting news that we will be announcing in the coming months related to this…but in the meantime, we want to briefly talk about how busy we all are.  And because you are busy, I’m going to make this post a really short 3 minute read.

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Bustle quotes Apochromatik's Amy M. Gardner

Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner was recently quoted by Bustle on habits of highly successful people.  Amy talks about time management, and why tracking your time periodically has such huge pay-offs.  If you want to give it a try, join our email list and receive a free downloadable time tracker.  

Video of the Week...Tuesday, May 1, 2018

In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains why a pre-mortem — thinking through potentially stressful situations before they happen — can help you avoid things going wrong in the first place or help you think more rationally when they do.  Check out his video, “How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed,” and consider whether his recommendations might be helpful in your own life and career.   


Video of the Week...Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, art historian Sarah Lewis discusses the importance of near wins in helping propel us toward both success and mastery, and why “[w]e thrive not when we’ve done it all, but when we still have more to do.”  Check it out and it just might help you appreciate your own near wins and realize how “[c]oming close to what you thought you wanted can help you attain more than you ever dreamed you could.”