You don't love yourself enough or you'd love your nature too and what it demands of you.
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 5.1
Our nature demands that we get out of bed in the morning.
Our nature demands that we exert our bodies.
Our nature demands that we tackle hard challenges.
Our nature demands that we do our work, and . . .
It's Friday afternoon and I am working remotely in Oregon's high desert.
Standing Desk Life Wherever I Go
I woke up early this morning and hit the road for the three hour drive.
By 10:00 AM I was plugged in at my quiet and peaceful "desk" with a beautiful view.
In an hour or so when I wrap up, I won't be rushing out the . . .
how to be sustainably productive
This is Part 5 of 7 in my productivity week series.
There is no separation between mind and body.
It's all one connected organism.
It took me a long time to realize that.
I wish I had realized it sooner.
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 . . .
creating space for focus and flow
In my previous post I wrote about the challenges of the modern workplace.
Such challenges are especially relatable for knowledge workers, but from people I've spoken to across industries and trades, it seems that many of us can relate to some extent.
Inspired by Cal Newport's latest book Deep Work (which admittedly I haven't . . .
Against the Modern Workplace
The modern workplace can be an existential minefield.
Urgent trumps important.
Productivity trumps true value.
Multi-tasking trumps single-minded focus.
Interruption trumps silence.
Notifications trump airplane mode.
Meetings trump flow.
Their agenda trumps your agenda.
Before you know it, your days are sliced up into a million pieces.
It . . .