Tear Up Your Todo List

06.12.2014 GTD

Sometimes when I look at the backlog on my DVR I feel overwhelmed. So many things that I need to watch! If I don’t get serious I’ll run out of space! And then I remember that they’re just TV shows, not obligations. So what if I don’t watch them? And If I have a series […]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Throw Something Else Away

05.20.2014 Simple Productivity

One of the most helpful things that you can do to make your self more productive is to accomplish something. If you followed my advice from yesterday you threw something away. Congratulations! You accomplished something. Let’s do it again. Pick something else, something without purpose or use, and dispose of it. Give it away. Recycle […]

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Solve Problems By Not Solving Them

04.01.2014 Business

When friends are struggling with a seemingly insurmountable problems I often tell them this old joke: Question: How do you get down off an elephant? Answer: You don’t. You get down off a duck. And the usual reply is a frown and a puzzled “I don’t get it.” The joke has two important components: the […]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Put Away Business and Self-Help Books

03.24.2014 Business

Business books bore me. So do diet books, learn how to get rich books, improve yourself in three easy steps books. Eventually, you will, as I have, come to a simple realization: reading books like these are a form of procrastination. Put these books away. Take a deep breath. And just do the work.

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The Bad For You Cafe—Occasional Indulgence & Excess

03.17.2014 Food and Cooking

Sometimes I think of opening a diner. I’d call it “The Bad For You Cafe.” On the menu would be a whole range of comfort foods and indulgences. Biscuits and gravy. Chicken fried steak. Mac and cheese (with emphasis on cheese). Everything that one might crave and swear to never eat again. If you want […]

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