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Personal Leadership and Productivity

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Planning Your Time (Mondays)

If time is your enemy, it plans you. If time is your friend, you plan time.

Planning Your Time (Mondays)
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When You're Quick to Start, Quick to Quit

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…

When You're Quick to Start, Quick to Quit
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Self Improvement and Achievement

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,

Self Improvement and Achievement
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It's Difficult to Focus

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

It's Difficult to Focus
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Shifting Your Time Horizon

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

Shifting Your Time Horizon
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Know your Strengths, Accept Your Weaknesses: Productivity Through Understanding

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

Know your Strengths, Accept Your Weaknesses: Productivity Through Understanding
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Training Remote Productivity

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

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Work, Efficiency and Purpose

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

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Work Today: Tools, Community, People

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

Work Today: Tools, Community, People
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Today's Tools

Zoom is what everyone is talking about. Based on the numbers, my guess is you’ve been using it. Yeah, and you even changed your background. But what about Krisp [http://krisp.ai/]? Krisp is a plugin that automatically silences background noise for both you and the caller. You could