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October 28, 2014

Time Blocks and Short Lists

Normal to-do lists fail because there is no timeframe. The deadline is “sometime” and there’s no definitive amount of time to dedicate to the task. Change that. When you come up with a list, also indicate how much time you are willing to spend on each task. I like to use two very powerful, simple tools for […]
October 15, 2014

Do Nothing

Sometimes, do nothing. Technology makes us more connected and less connected as humans with each other than ever before. Look at any line of people waiting and you’ll see at least three quarters with their heads pointed down at their phones. Waiting rooms: phones, magazines, newspapers–though to be honest I’m just happy anyone is reading anything. […]
May 16, 2014

Work or Play? Pain or Pleasure? Can you even feel the difference?

When it comes to training, there is a lot to be said about moderation, sustainability and general caution. However there is a time and a place to get after it, and a time to take it easy. I find the same to be true when it comes to getting things done and actually enjoying your life. […]