Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Pull Some Weeds

06.02.2011 GTD

Go outside and pull a few weeds. Do not check your email. Do not tweet about pulling weeds. Take no photos. When you’re done, you can go back to your desk and do all of these things. At you’ll have at least pulled a few weeds. Now look at your desk, your desktop, your work […]

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Writers’ Workshop: How To Create Motivation For Yourself

06.01.2011 blogging

I am a writer, I do it for a living, so I frequently talk with other people who want to be writers too. And almost always I find that their conversations come around to motivating themselves. They want to be writers, but it’s difficult to find the time to write. They want to be writers, […]

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Maturity And Relaxed Productivity

05.31.2011 GTD

Maturity has nothing to do with getting older. Maturity is simply more time spent on a task or topic, deeper experience and understanding, more depth. Immature means not ready, untested, unprepared for the contingencies. We all start there, but no one has to stay there.  Understanding only the surface, if that, keeps one immature. And […]

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Making The Commitment To Software That Works

05.30.2011 Business

One of the great mysteries in life is why people use PCs and Microsoft Windows. But perhaps it’s not that big a mystery after all. Just look around. I find myself frustrated and struggling with various bits of software and functions from time to time and rarely do anything about it. It often takes something […]

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It’s OK To Miss Things

05.19.2011 GTD

Did you see that program last night? Have you been following X’s tweets? Do you believe what Y wrote on Facebook? No, you did not. You cannot possibly watch, read, listen to, or participate in everything.  You just can’t. So quit beating yourself up about it or trying to do it all. I’m not recommending […]

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