Personal Leadership and Productivity
I wanted to share what flipped in my head around being ADD.
If time is your enemy, it plans you. If time is your friend, you plan time.
You can develop your ideas for new businesses quickly, and that’s awesome. You build the “MVP” (an app, mockup website…) But then you have to start promoting it publicly to your Twitter following or newsletter… suddenly you lose interest. Then the product dies, half-baked. Then you move on. Repeat…
If you think of motivation on a spectrum, I would put "Self Improvement" on one side (this is health, happiness, wellbeing, joy etc.) and Achievement (Material success, external validation etc.) on the other side. [Self Improvement] <--—>[Achievement] Self Improvement = Happiness, Wellbeing, Joy, Play, Calm-mind, spirituality, relationships... Achievement = Building a business,-->
Email is turned up to a 10, Twitter is turned up to a 10. The news is polarized, speculative and constantly hammering on themes that are an emergency today and forgotten tomorrow. No wonder it's tough to focus. Not to mention being stuck inside with work... So in 2020, everything
Conditional to any great creative work is a vision that you can see in your head but can't complete with any immediacy. It's the vision that anchors us and helps us find our way forward because by seeing the finished product, we can see where we are off. However, when
There are a few things I can’t be trusted with. One of them is Dark Chocolate – I’ll eat the whole bar if it’s nearby. That said, when I only buy one bar per week at the grocery store, I tend not to eat more than that, even
Since 2013 I've worked for myself, and so I've experimented with all different types of setups and routines. I'm fairly obsessive about understanding even subtle changes to my energy, productivity or wellbeing. If you think about Olympic athletes, they train each day to stretch the limits of their ability, and
1. First, we all work at home, on a global scale due to this lockdown. Forced into remote work, companies are scrambling to adjust workflows and bring them online. Long Zoom, Slack, and remote collaborative tools. 2. Then, many rules change around online work. We see productivity gains both personally
Today is just a constant stream of improvements to the suite of resources available to us. With each of these areas, our capacity grows drastically, and we create an extension of ourselves that creates leverage for the work that each of us does. 1. Tools – Imagine sewing by hand, when