Ready for a productive day.
Ready for a productive day.
That dark, wet spot over there is bad news
My stomach tells me that eating the whole bag of M&Ms was not a good idea.
Nicholas Bate is the master of helpful advise in bite sized lists. I’m already waiting for the second part of the list Covid–19, 101, 1–10m
8. Your business will continue to be a blend of high-tech and high-touch. The former must be fast, easy and responsive. The latter must be fast, easy and attentive.
10. A phone call without visual distraction can be surprisingly productive. Try it.
For his 68th birthday, the amazing Kevin Kelly shares 68 bits of unsolicited advice.
There is no limit on better. Talent is distributed unfairly, but there is no limit on how much we can improve what we start with.
So true: Autonomy demands accountability
So, I propose a different definition of productivity: It’s about selecting a specific focus for every interaction—and taking actions that arise out of that focus.
In other words, productivity boils down to intentionality.
This coincides closely with my own definition of effectiveness: intention management.
Usually when organizations talk about a VUCA environment, they are simply covering up bad planning, collaboration and organizational practices.
If you apply the growth mindset to organizations, you should stop talking about VUCA.
You can’t control the future:
When the future doesn’t cooperate, we spend even more time trying to change the next bit of future so that it ends up more closely matching the future we were hoping for.
What if, instead, just for a little while, we simply did our best?
I am too busy now, but when I have the opportunity (probably this summer) I would like to migrate this blog from WordPress to micro.blog.
What I believe in:
While there are many benefits to using software tools, there are many hidden costs as well. Consider all the time you’ve spent researching, learning, evaluating, upgrading, and maintaining various software tools. Are you getting a good payoff for your investment when you consider the total time you’ve had to invest?
Now add the additional time you may have lost from digital distractions when you use software tools, especially on an Internet connected device. How often did you break away from using a genuine productivity tool to check email or social media or to look something up online?
40 years of experience working from home compressed into 10 pieces of solid advice:
Every morning, I’d have breakfast and dress as if I were going to “the office.” Then, I’d leave my house, locking the door behind me. I’d get in my car and drive around the block. Then, I’d get out of the car, go up the stairs to my front door, unlock it, and head for my office, where I was ready to work.
Sometimes, if you can’t muster the discipline to work, you must fool yourself. That’s what I was doing. You may have to do it, too.
These days, give yourself permission to be human.
Stop Trying to Be Productive × Taylor Lorenz
I was born in 1971, so you can imagine my interest in the site WTF happened in 1971.
6 tools that are more powerful than to-do lists for productivity × Stephanie Vozza
I am worried about my fellow Dutch citizens. The general idea in the Netherlands is that they have the coronavirus under control, but they have not.
The death numbers are following Italy’s numbers and today arrived at the point in which Italy went on lock down (which was already rather late).
Furthermore, the Netherlands are a small country. This amount of deaths has placed them at the 5th position on the ranking of deaths per 100.000 habitants (after San Marino, Italy, Spain and Andorra).
Why doesn’t the Dutch government want to take action?
New circumstances make for new routines.
One of the new routines in our family is taking some time after dinner to listen to the song of the day created by these three guys.
Featured in The New Yorker: The Group Making Beautiful Quarantine Songs on a Barcelona Rooftop.