Last year I bought, in some sort of moment of defeat against the capitalism of productivity tools, a product called The 5 Minute Journal after hearing a few people talk about it. (Important note: since I bought it the creators
Every year I take a weekend to myself and go on a personal retreat. This tradition started years ago when I took a sick day from work and rode my bike from Atlanta to Alabama and back. When I returned
Last year I wrote, but I also wasted a lot of time not writing. I read more and wrote a book while procrastinating writing another one. Looking back I can see a good deal of fake work performed – work
Most people agree that a “to do list” is a great way to track work tasks whether it be shopping lists or work lists or people that you need to tickle this week. But for most workers, especially
We have all been there – you are busy all day but as the day ends you still haven’t done The One Thing that you really should have finished today. What were you doing all day? Fake work.
My productivity tip of the day is pretty simple and exists in two parts: Take real breaks; and always know when you are on a break. Know when you are on a break If you are building a chair its
In a previous entry I mentioned that you should have certain infrastructure readily-available when you work from home. After I wrote it this idea kept bouncing around my head that is a lot more important: how you treat your home
We recently did a home refactoring project to make it better fit our family as it exists now with some new requirements (two kids and one work from home Dad more than originally anticipated). The core idea was to create