I’m pretty sure that people universally despise clutter yet almost all of us let it invade most parts of our life. (My brother-in-law is one exception as he keeps the cleanest house you have ever seen which is quite a feat with two children.) There is always something more urgent to do than cleaning. But… Continue reading Three places clutter kills concentration
There is a concept known as luck surface area that suggests that the more you do, and the more you tell people about it, the greater your chance for success. Spend your time creating and communicating with your peers and you will be recognized for it. The idea that being busy lowers your chances for… Continue reading Reduce busy work. Increase luck surface area.
(This is one of a series of posts about productivity books and the lessons I took from them. The series is: Getting Things Done, A Sense of Urgency, and The ONE Thing.) Being productive doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice. A to do list doesn’t mean you can’t be spontaneous. It is possible to be… Continue reading Productivity Books: Getting Things Done
I finally did it. After years of dreaming about a zero-item inbox I actually decided that I was going to achieve it by the end of the day. That didn’t happen. I was able to achieve zero-inbox bliss within a week of making that decision. And the closer I got the better I felt. I… Continue reading Zero-Item Inbox Bliss