Over dinner during this past New Year's Eve, a group of us sat around the table and all went around and said "For me, this is the year of ______________."
Every person filled in the blank with their theme for the year - their guiding principle.
For me, this is the year of generosity.
This year is all about being generous with . . .
This is Part 5 of 7 in my productivity week series.
It's all one connected organism.
It took me a long time to realize that.
I wish I had realized it sooner.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .