Updated April 30, 2017. Original post 2015.
This is a thing that I like. I didn’t come up with it, a smarter person did. His name is Peter Bregman and he’s the guy who came up with this to-do list made of six boxes.
I’ve created a to-do list that’s made of six boxes — one for each of my five areas of focus and… Continue reading
1. Not all work is important work, but it’s easy to waste your time on details. Learn about the difference between deep work and shallow work. Focus on the deep work. Limit the shallow work. Say no to wasting time on details.
2. Organization doesn’t matter as much as action. Say no to busy work that keeps you from taking action.
3. You are your own greatest
I have let this habit lapse for the last couple of months. So I’m writing about it to make myself start doing it again.
I like Sunday nights.
End of the week, new beginning ahead. Time to sit down, look at the week ahead, consider both my ideals and my reality, and think about how it’s all going to mesh.
It’s a good time to consider that there are always more
Producing creative work, freelancing, starting and running your own business is difficult, demanding work. If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’re guaranteed to flounder and get frustrated and have more than your fair share of failures. Continue reading
Get more productive, as productive as those CEOs should be (even if they’re not) by borrowing some of their good habits. Continue reading
This is an approach you can use to get what you want out of an area of life, if what you want is
a) to go deeper and be more focused in a particular area, or
b) to spend fewer resources maintaining a particular area.
If what you want is exploration, new connections, a widened network, increased and broader possibilities, access to a wide variety of elements/experiences, interaction… Continue reading
And help you justify those excuses. And give you ideas for some more.
We don’t want to make people feel bad. Really.
And some of those excuses are legitimate, right? It’s nicer to agree. Sympathize. Give out pats on the back.
Why rock the boat? It creates so much drama. So we don’t call each other out on our whiny excuses. We nod and smile at… Continue reading
You can start by asking: “Will you help me with _______ ?”
- You can barter: stuff for work or stuff for stuff.
- You can trade: work for work.
- You can network: ask other people how to get help. (“Do you know someone who could help me…?”)
- You can offer: there are plenty of people out