How To Find Your Optimal Productivity Zone

The Comfort Zone Where things are predictable, safe, and boring. It’s unlikely you’ll grow here, because there isn’t enough stimulation.  The Learning Zone Where your senses are heightened enough to absorb new information, and things are exciting, challenging, and...

What To Do When You Don’t Have Enough Time

I was talking to a friend yesterday about my projects. He caught me saying: “I’m spending this much time here, that much time there, and now I have no time left to do any of this other stuff that I want to do.” Yep. I said I didn’t have enough time. Ouch. That’s one...

Feel Guilty: It Helps . . .

I crashed today. I have been overworking, for sure. Long days and few days off. I’m used to 60-80 hour weeks, but it can grind you when it’s physical work or after too many weeks in a row. I took today off and I’m taking off tomorrow, too. The trick...

What To Do When Your Work Sucks

It’s true. You’re not always going to perform at your peak. That’s the thing about peaks. It’s the next thing, after the peak, that’s the most important, though. It’s what you do when you are no longer at your best. Guess what? Here’s the unpopular and kinda scary...

How To Figure Out If It’s Worth Your Time

Good reasons to quit: Because you don’t believe in the product. Because you have other priorities. Because your reasons for starting.   Bad reasons to quit: Because you messed up and everyone will think you’re a fraud. Because you didn’t realize how much work it...