"There are two locales in a pitcher’s universe – on the mound and off the mound. When a pitcher is on the mound he should be thinking about only two things, …
In March I formed three habits with the intention of improving productivity and mindfulness. These form a foundation for the building of new habits in April. In March, I: Avoided posting to Twitter and Facebook. Created a habit of ubiquitous capture. Created a process habit (inbox 0). Avoided posting to Twitter and Facebook Avoiding Twitter and Facebook posts … Continue reading Three New Productivity Habits
There was a time where Rails conventions were more closely followed. Here is a gentle reminder of some of the well-known and accepted benefits of staying on the rails of convention.
A lack of information and a fear that the perfect choice is not available are two roadblocks to action. If you wait for perfect information or the “perfect” option, you will never take action. So, instead of waiting for [...]
Instead of spending a year searching for a block of 200 hours to work on a project, invest thirty to sixty minutes each day on it. After a year you will be surprised how the small blocks of time add up to hundreds of hours or productive, quality work.
Whether choosing which car to buy, which job to take, who to date, or which sandwich to order; there is no shortage of endless information and data that you could consume, tabulate, study and otherwise obsess over. Fear of making the wrong choice prevents us from acting on a decision. So one reason we gather … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Make Decisions Faster
Effective Time Management Should Be this Simple When it is time to sleep, sleep soundly. When it is time to work, work with focus. When it is time to play, play with passion. Not only can it be this simple, but it should be this simple. To get the most out of your day - … Continue reading How to Gain Fourteen Minutes per Day
The Problem According to Techcrunch, Twitter, CNN, Facebook and other major and reliable sources, we are "never not working". We don't take vacations. Lunch breaks are a thing of the past. Everyone's out of shape because no one is playing. No one is sleeping. Everyone has trouble focussing at work because of lack of sleep and … Continue reading A Time Management Plan and System
In re-reading 4-Hour Work Week I came across this quote: There's no difference between a pessimist who says, "Oh, it's hopeless, don't bother doing anything," and an optimist who says, "Don't bother doing anything, it's going to turn out fine anyway." Either way, nothing happens. - Yvong Chouinard, founder of Pategonia