What You Have To Do

What you have to do is exactly what you decide you have to do. And that part is up to you. Do what will get you the result you want. Scrap the rest. Most of the time (following the Pareto principle, here) we spend 80% of the effort to get only the last 20% of the...

If You React, You’ll Always Fail

What happens when someone criticizes your idea, writing, or product? Do you get defensive? When you’re listening to the blasphemer who is bashing your hard work, are you just waiting for your turn to talk? Are you listening to win? The sooner you regulate that...

Stop Missing This Major Productivity Lesson

You’re not going to like this . . . but it’s true. Tell me, how often does this happen? When you read a blog post on productivity, you’re tempted to download a new app, buy a new book, start a new routine, ad infinitum. “The app I’m using...

The Only Time Complaining Works

Let me be crystal clear: Complaining is a failed attempt at processing what’s you’re going through. Complaining is explaining the pain you’re feeling through rumination. Analysis of this granularity is only helpful if you’re going to find a...