The situation: you find yourself in a funk. I'm not talking about the Pepé Le Pew kind of funk - that just requires the generous application of soap and water. The kind of funk I'm talking about is where you're almost inexplicably sad, slightly depressed, or down about something. This happens to … [Read more...] about 21 Ways to Quickly Short-Circuit a Funk
I mentioned in How Heatmapping Your Productivity Can Make You More Productive that I thought most personal planners got time wrong and presented all blocks of times as being equal. Later that day, I was thinking about how to capture the rather inchoate ideas in A Special Theory of Relativity (it … [Read more...] about What Preschool Taught Us About Time Management
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 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
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.