Need to Get More Done? Take a Few Days Off.

Need to Get More Done? Take a Few Days Off.

Everything that I would have chipped away at throughout the week, got handled in one day. I was on some sort of high. Feeling good. Confident. There were many times when I stopped and thought, “This might be the best work I’ve done in a long time.”

A Method for Checking Email that Might Actually Make You Productive

A Method for Checking Email that Might Actually Make You Productive

Think of it as the difference between abstinence-only programs and actual sex education. The former buys into a false belief that you can prevent people from doing it. The latter addresses reality. 

When it comes to our phones, why not accept the fact that we’re mentally weak, embrace reality, and figure out a better way? 

Why Is It So Hard to Be Consistent?

Why Is It So Hard to Be Consistent?

There are lots of reasons why we’re inconsistent in our lives. Typically, we chalk it up to being a human, but that’s the lamest excuse of all. Sure, we’re all inconsistent, but should we really just accept that? Isn’t there a better way?

What if the problem isn’t the consistency itself, but in lacking a good strategy (or having no strategy at all)? In this case, inconsistency is just a symptom of a deeper problem...

A Guide to Not Blowing It: The Art of the Email Introduction

A Guide to Not Blowing It: The Art of the Email Introduction

Accepting the offer to be introduced to a few people, I realized I had a new problem: I didn’t know how to handle email introductions. It wasn’t that I thought they were over complicated. I just hadn’t done one...ever.