I turn thirty today, and it seemed worth a moment of reflection. That said, I’ve struggled to decide what I want to say. On the one hand: I’m actually quite happy to be thirty. My twenties were a great decade, but I’ve gotten tired of the reflexive condescension people throw your way when they realize … Continue reading On turning thirty.
Thinking about ways to better channel my energy—less ranting, more productive problem solving.
Some days I find it hard to get going, and I dismiss all the small things that hold me back. Those problems are real, but they don't mean I'm helpless.
When I write my to-do list every morning, I put down everything I could to to achieve a truly terrific day's worth of work. As I go through the day, I cross off tasks, and often re-write my list several times. Each time I re-write it, I make a more accurate list of priorities. I re-focus. I get more done.
By working ahead, I hope to create better content for readers and feel less stressed. Here's to hoping I make it happen in 2017.
About a year ago I gave up the snooze button on my alarm clock. Seriously, everyone should do this.
"Superman does good." Sure, but shouldn't we all? This is how I'd like to respond the next time someone corrects me for saying I'm "doing good."
Productivity is an experiment. That's why I'm refining my process, hoping to increase efficiency by improving the marginal factors holding me back.
If you want to keep a goal to yourself, stake your reputation on it. Stay accountable to yourself, and let others know you're trying.
I ended up in a conversation with a colleague recently who brought up both Maslow's Hierarchy and Stephen Covey's time management quadrant from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Even if you're unfamiliar with the habits, you'd still probably recognize his categorization of priorities. Imagine a quadrant which divided activities based on two criteria: … Continue reading Time Management and Maslow’s Hierarchy