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How I Stopped Being Productive: Kanban

Updated: May 16

This week, when I started a three-week training program in Kanban for a new group, I remembered my promise to write about the book that became game changing for my task management and for my practice. My first meeting with Kanban happened a few years ago. It was love from first sight.


The book 'Personal Kanban' by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria literally revolutionized the way I had been managing tasks.



If you haven't read this book yet. Read it and try in a real-world application. You'll love it. The results will exceed your expectations. You will become not just productive but effective. You'll do the right things at the right time.


Applying this to my life helped me see opportunities, finish my work, and become satisfied with my outcome.


Here are the benefits of Kanban in my personal life and career:


✅ Visualizing helped me to reduce the noise in my head.

✅ Limiting work in progress prevents me from being overwhelmed.

✅ It's easier to organize my tasks using a board.

✅ Visual features like priorities, due dates, and descriptions on colorful cards help me keep focused on what needs to be done.

✅ The analysis of performance metrics enables me to improve my performance.


Implementing the Kanban method in our everyday life saves valuable time that we can better spend on leisure activities. Throughout the last years, we experimented a lot with my clients and found unique approaches to task management to satisfy diverse needs and personality types.


What is your Kanban experience? Share it with me in the comments 😀


Send me a message if you need assistance implementing Kanban in your personal and professional life. It's a pleasure for me.


If you're interested to learn more, you can watch my videos from Time/Task Management Series:

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