“We don’t burn out because we work. We burn out because we forget why we work. We lose sight of our goal.” I want to share a short exchange I had with someone online last week. A software developer wrote that line above. It sounds deep. It sounds like he’s getting in touch with his… Read More On Purpose and Burnout
The U.S. government has no rules about paid time off for the private sector, employers are stingy with it, and employees don’t take it.… Read More Americans Suck at Time Off
Put important information into a system you trust and stop trying to store it in your head. … Read More Let Go of Trying to Remember
Five reasons you should throw all productivity advice out the window.… Read More Do Not Follow Productivity Advice
Project management, work management, task management, to-do app–how are they different and which one do you need?… Read More What is a Project Management App?
When real consequences are at stake, fear of failure is more than simply fear of shame. … Read More ‘Fear of Failure’ Is More Than Merely Emotional Worry
Fifteen days ago, I thought about how I need to workout more often. I do workout now, but only twice a week. It’s not enough. I really should go more often. It should be easy. I have a gym membership, and the gym is located a 10-minute walk from my apartment. Or I could jog… Read More Trick Yourself Into New Habits By Treating Them Like Tasks
Will increasing your productivity give you what you want? Let’s back up. What do you want? We’re taught that we should always be improving ourselves, our work, our ambition. There’s a cultural mindset that we can always be better or do better. It’s become a moral imperative that we must at least try to be… Read More Will Being More Productive Give You What You Want?
Relinquish control in these two areas to set yourself up for success.… Read More When Are We Better Off With Someone Else in Control?
The American identity is bound up by a continuous desire for improvement. Deep within our Americaness is the belief that everything, including ourselves, could and should be better than it is now. Stephen Fry gave an interview recently where he proposed and mused on this idea. It came about through a conversation about meditation. Fry… Read More Ever More Productive