Who else finds this Google patent super creepy?
Derek Sivers discusses what it is like to live according to your values:
Once you realize that one value is more important to you than another, you have to ask yourself if you’re living accordingly.
What’s ultimately more important to you?
- Learning? Or creating?
- Money? Or time?
- Expanding? Or focusing?
- (… etc.)
Once you know which takes top place, consider taking it to an extreme, to its logical conclusion, and optimizing your entire life around that top priority, letting go of almost everything else.
This is so important. If everything is a priority, nothing is and your output will most likely be mediocre.
Garrett Dimon on quitting analytics:
What over a decade of number-crunching analytics has taught me is that spending an hour writing, sharing, or helping someone is infinitely more valuable than spending that hour swimming through numbers
This is so true. I do have statistics, but hardly ever look at them.
After reading this article I started a deep dive into what psychologists call the ‘perceived aversiveness of the task’.
You know, that little task that somehow feels very big…
Personal effectiveness basics: steps you can take to keep your concentration and accomplish everything faster.
One tidbit I liked:
Creating lists can be a double-edged sword. Lists can certainly help you keep track of and prioritize tasks, but if a lack of focus is due to feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be accomplished, then creating a long list of tasks may make things worse
The mind is a mysterious organ.
But there are some things we know about it… and then there are some myths.
I am going to try out this meeting structure in our next team meeting: How to host the best meeting of the week.
The mind is powerful:
If you think you don’t have time, you’re probably right.
If you think you have plenty of time, you’re probably right.
When considering effectiveness, most experts focus on attention management.
However, daydreaming offers additional productivity benefits.
Monty Python And The Holy Grail is available for free on YouTube