If you are like me, you are always reading productivity articles. The Medium tag “self improvement” doesn’t go far enough. Where is the #bujo tag?
I must confess, I am a productivity junkie. From as far back as I can remember I have been obsessed with becoming more productive. Steven Covey. David Allen. Marie Kondo. Recently I read Atomic Habits, by James Clear, Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg, and Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. I thought I was getting down to the essence of what I needed. Habits are the cornerstone of behavior and these books are the place to…
I’m a sucker for a good online course. Todd Brison is teaching the concept of Smart Notes in Roam to Tim Denning in this course. It’s closed now. It doesn’t always open up, but when it does sign up quick.
The basis for the course is using a Zettlekasten by Niklas Luhmann. He was a very productive scientist who published 600 of articles and 50 books. He was a prolific writer of scientific literature that few people have duplicated. How did he do it?
Luhmann created the Zettlekasten. What is it? It is a database of notes. Each note an…
Boost Your Self Esteem with this Easy Planning Tool
There is an easy way to make sure you have a balanced life. Use an Unschedule! An Unschedule is where you schedule all the things you do for yourself first. You account for that time before you put any meetings or projects on your calendar. Dr. Neil Fiore introduced the idea of time blocking but in a way that you block out fun activities first. In his classic book The Now Habit he called his technique the Unschedule, and you will love it.
As I was walking to work this morning a man stopped me in the street. He was about my height and he walked with a noticeable limp. Oh, and he had only one eye. His left eye was missing, only the lids were there. I had never seen him before in my life.
He asked me, “Do you know ….. where a murder happened?” was all I understood.
“Pardon me?” I asked, wondering if I was next. “Who is this guy asking about murders in Wellington?” I thought to myself.
He repeated, “Do you know the name of a suburb…
We are often told that there is more to life than winning. And with a growth mindset, winning isn’t the goal at all. What is the one thing that all successful people do? I discovered this quite by accident.
At my first job in Japan there was a sign on the door as you left the office that sticks with me until this day 30 years later. It read, “Rules for Teachers: 1. Wear a tie. 2. Be on time.” I broke rule number two so often that I almost got fired. I was 23 and getting up early wasn’t…
Whether you believe in climate change or not, measuring your carbon footprint is something customers want you to be doing. Are you?
Consumers of all kinds of products and services want you to measure you carbon footprint. Then they can decide which company cares more about the environment. Consumers also want to reduce their own carbon footprint, so they are looking for ways to do that.
“New Zealand is to become the world’s first country to bring in a law forcing its financial firms to report on the effects of climate change.” -BBC News, 14 April 2021
That means any…