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...

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Commitment is really hard. And trying out new things can be difficult, especially when you have lots of external pressure and the internal motivation is not necessarily there. Can you relate? If you find yourself in that sort of situation, I think one of the best...

Shapeup for Clients: The Heartbeat

One of the core tenants of Shape Up is the Heartbeat. The Heartbeat was invented as a way to keep the entire team in the loop of current projects and progress. Writes Jason Fried: A Heartbeat summarizes all the work the team did over the last 6-week cycle. It’s...