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November 11, 2017

At Grade Your Day, we focus on personal productivity as a means to achieving personal growth.  So what is personal productivity, and how is it different than plain-old productivity? 

Joshua Riddle posted a great definition of personal productivity on the workawesom...

October 13, 2017

Last year, we started tinkering around with a spreadsheet that would eventually lead to the idea behind our app. We want to share that early spreadsheet with you, so you can started tracking your habits and grading your day. We call this the GYD Beta Sheet, which you c...

September 10, 2017

If you've ever slowed down after seeing a "Your Speed" digital radar display strategically placed by local police, you've experienced the power of a real-time feedback loop.  In 2011, Thomas Goetz's Wired article, titled "Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops," p...

August 15, 2017

One of the tools we are using to develop Grade Your Day is Airtable, a fantastic task/project management tool that works across all devices. Airtable has templates for all kinds of projects--everything from Agile project management to everyday life.  It has wonderful f...

August 11, 2017

Did you ever wish you had an owner's manual for your brain?  There are two books we think could qualify for that title.  The first is Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow (which we'll save for another post).  The second is the much more approachable Your...

August 11, 2017

“Habits can be changed, if we understand how they work,”  writes Charles Duhigg in his excellent book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.  Rebuilding the patterns that lead to habits is the key to making fundamental behavioral changes.  In t...

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