Outsource your thinking

I’m a big believer that the more you can free up your brain, the better. It improves your thinking, mood, awareness of things around you, and more. If you follow any of my work, you also know I’m a big fan of outsourcing. But outsourcing is not limited to work you do,...

Doing less filters out the BS

The past few weeks, I’ve been on a rampage towards eliminating things from my life, from negativity to tasks I shouldn’t be doing, and more. Specifically, I have taken Dan Sullivan’s advice to have no more than three important things on my task list to get done in a...

Is getting more done the right goal?

Spend any amount of time studying productivity, and what you’ll find is a lot of advice about how to get more stuff done. It’s an attempt at control. We hate the idea of going through our day, having only accomplished 10 things instead of 11. Or 3 instead of 4. Or 49...

Don’t Hit Goals—Build Habits

One of the best insights I’ve ever received (H/T Jason Fried) is that goals are, quite often, meaningless. We set arbitrary goals, and one of two things happens: We hit the goal, then set a new one immediately. We fall short of the goal, and beat ourselves up. This is...