Learn how to heat map your productivity! Download the Productivity Heat Map in the Content Library of our free Mighty Networks community. Productive capacity is different from what you’re actually producing. The way I think about it is that it’s the amount of productivity that you’re capable of … [Read more...] about How Heat Mapping Your Productivity Can Make You More Productive
In my overview of Aristotelian ethics, I noted that we become more virtuous through practice. This post gives activities and suggestions that help you practice courage. The virtues are interconnected in a very important way. It turns out that working on one virtue has reciprocal effects on other … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Practice Courage
The question "Why am I productive?" very rarely comes up when we're talking about productivity. Usually, it's when we're not productive that we ask why we're not being productive. Asking the question in the negative like that often gets us to quick fixes, but very often does not answer it in a way … [Read more...] about A General Theory of Productivity
A while back I started a series on "Learning to Play a Song." Those who were following that may have noticed that I haven't done anything with it for a long, long time. What happened? After doing some brainstorming about what to write about, it quickly became apparent that I had way more content … [Read more...] about What Happened to the "Learning to Play a Song" Series?
Jurgen at Time to Write has written a brief review of Paul Lemberg's Be Unreasonable that can be found here. Something he wrote really stood out to me: While people believe that systems are the death knell for creativity, the opposite is true. Systemized companies standardize the routine, relieving … [Read more...] about Time to Write: Why You Should Be Unreasonable
I had a forehead slap moment last Tuesday when I was proofreading a letter my wife had written to a military officer. She's doing some research on families of Army National Guardsmen who have deployed, and she needed to write a letter to an officer to keep the research on track. She asked me to … [Read more...] about Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing for Non-Academics
I'm at an all time high for RSS readers (don't laugh at my meager numbers, or do if it makes you smile), and I think that's probably one of the only measures to determine how well a blog is doing. Some think that traffic is the real way to measure how well your blog is doing, but I don't. There … [Read more...] about Question to RSS Subscribers: What enticed you to subscribe to this blog?
Table of Contents for This Series This is part three of a three part series on the Identification and Removal of Leeches. This part covers financial leeches and concludes the series. How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How … [Read more...] about How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches
Dustin @Lifehack has pointed out that the model for personal productivity that I proposed yesterday seems to be an academic model. While I see where he's coming from, I think there's a much larger question to consider: is the Internet and its knowledgeworking minions killing the role of … [Read more...] about Is the Internet killing Academia?
I commented (again) on Dustin's article Personal Productivity in the 21st Century over at Lifehack. His question was regarding whether there is another model for personal productivity systems besides "cranking widgets." I replied: I think we have a working model and it's just difficult to … [Read more...] about Follow-up: Lifehack: Personal Productivity in the 21st Century
Dustin posted an article about Personal Productivity in the 21st Century over at Lifehack. I was going to comment on it on the blog, but my commentary got a bit long, so I decided a trackback would be better suited. As I blog more and more and try to get more traffic, the "cash value" of the ideas … [Read more...] about Lifehack: Personal Productivity in the 21st Century
Table of Contents for This Series How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches This is part two of a three part series on the Identification and Removal of Leeches. This part covers … [Read more...] about How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches
I won't make it a habit of hoisting what I find funny on you all too much, but if you've never seen or heard of Flight of the Conchords, you have to watch this clip. There are four segments that make me crack up everytime: "Junkies with monkey disease who's touching this monkeys, … [Read more...] about Flight of the Conchords: Think about it.
Update: This post originally said "contact page revised." It should have been "about." Sorry for the confusion. I've just redone my about page. It's been lame for a long, long time, and since I've noticed more people looking at it, I decided it was time to rework it. You can check it out here. … [Read more...] about About page revised!
Table of Contents for This Series How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches The thought of an icky leech crawling on them makes most people shudder. It's such a horrible thought! To … [Read more...] about How to Identify and Remove the 4 Different Types of Leeches
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One of my projects got stalled Tuesday, so while I was waiting on the reviewers to get back to me (turned out they never did and I could have been done much sooner), I started pushing the ball forward on the Basement Project (Angela and I have been finishing our basement for some time now.) I wish … [Read more...] about Is It Worth Keeping All of These Stupid Boxes?
Joel over at Lifehack gives a bit longer survey of good leadership traits. It seemed to me that he hit all of the major points I talked about in yesterday's post, sans the picture with the stooge in glasses. Apparently leadership is on the hive brain. … [Read more...] about How to Lead People for Results – Lifehack.org