and the power of prioritization
The Power of The Personal Review
On a sunny morning in April 2015 I woke up early, took a shower, and grabbed my backpack like I do everyday to go to work.
But on that Saturday, I wasn't going to work.
I was heading across town to Portland's St. John's neighborhood - a neck of the woods I don't visit very often.
Over the next . . .
WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY?
Welcome to Productivity Week Part Two.
In Part One I shared my frustration with the silver bullet approach to productivity that is so pervasive these days.
Now I want to talk about what productivity means and why we should care about it.
I think there is some confusion about what productivity is and what it is not.
For . . .
If you've read any entrepreneurship blogs or business magazines or lifehacking manifestos over the past few years you are aware of the cult of productivity.
You've probably tried some of the productivity hacks, downloaded those productivity apps, and clicked on plenty of clickbait-y articles with the latest productivity secrets. I . . .
Next time someone asks you to hang out, instead of giving them a coded answer like "Yeah, crazy week, let's get together soon!" just be clear and honest:
"You know what, making more social plans just isn't one of my top priorities right now, but thank you."
"We've hung out a number of times now, and honestly I just don't feel like . . .
My last post - Why You Should Shop at Walmart - garnered a bit of a reaction. (I even lost subscribers!)
One of my readers responded and said:
Provocative piece and lots to disagree about.
Two things that jump out:
1. Walmart's reprehensible labor practices and pay scales 2. One reason their prices are so low is because they beat up . . .
The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season.
As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?
Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key lessons that the . . .
Recently an opportunity came across my desk.
I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.
Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.
Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good time. Thanks . . .