The Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro® Mentoring with Francesco

The world of my perceived possibilities and the utilization of my abilities has been enhanced to the level that I know that when I look back on my life there will be two significant periods of accomplishment, pre-pomodoro and post-pomodoro periods. It's just that powerful!

Lee Sullivan


My work involves helping people become aware of the difficulties they are experiencing in their relationship with time, following them every step of the way as they resolve them.

More than 30 years ago, when I started to observe my relationship with time and how time could help me look after my mind and its dynamics, I stopped fighting against time and time stopped being a problem.

I know how it feels to fail when it comes to time. I know the feeling of having to procrastinate, of following up on any interruption whatsoever simply as a way to avoid working on the task you need to deliver. I know what it means to make yourself work 14 hours a day. I know the frustration that comes from the illusion that this behaviour will resolve your problem with time.

But I also know what worked for me and I described that in my book: The Pomodoro Technique.


You do not need to make yourself work more, run, speed up or fight against time. Doing this makes you even less productive and will cause you to feel frustrated and exhausted. The root of the problem with time lies not in the force you exert to "keep your time under control" but in what pushes you to not to take care of your mind: not breathing, not taking breaks, not observing yourself.

The solution to managing time can only be found in a radical change of your point of view. And it is easier than it seems. By acquiring adequate tools and working on yourself and your own needs, time can transition from being seen as an enemy to being seen as a friend. We can use the time to observe ourselves, make our minds work better and by doing so increase our focus. This leads to a real improvement in productivity. Time can help us respect our deadlines. In a gentle way. One Pomodoro at a time.

Every person is unique, a one-off. So together we need to find what works for you.

If you like what you have read so far and you can identify with it, at least in part, write to me and we can start to plan your individual journey together.

The mentoring programme is organised online. I devote two days to this programme. Fridays from 2pm to 10pm Central European Time and Saturdays from 8am to 12 midday Central European Time.

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