How do you ‘finish’ focus time?

I’ve talked a bunch about focus time and that you need it. That you need to block out a few hours, I like three, and focus on the task at hand. But some of you have had questions. Here’s one from Lucas: Quick question about your focused time. Writing a book isn’t so different than […]

Facebook as crux tech by @matthewlang

There’s a section of people that still see Facebook as the “default service of the Internet”. Facebook is probably easy to set up but other than that the only perceived benefit it has for these organisations is the numbers. They think most people are on Facebook, so they use Facebook. Good thoughts from Matthew. I […]

Don’t Underestimate Thinking Time

You can never underestimate the value of thinking before taking action, especially when you’re about to invest labor, capital, time, and your reputation. – Paid To Think1 How much time are you putting aside to think about your business? To dig in deeply and make sure that your goals are the right goals for your […]

Tough Times Happen to our Heads

When it comes to mental health, we aren’t quite as understanding as we think we are. According to a study published by the Center of Disease Control, 57% of the general population believes that society at large is caring and sympathetic toward people with mental illness; but only 25% of people with mental health symptoms […]

Recovering from overwhelm with @chrisbowler

Sometimes the right answer is to look for new tools and techniques. But most of the time, the answer is to get out of the trenches and see things from the big view. If you bring old habits to new tools, you’ll just end up in the same place. Rarely is a new tool the […]

Salvaging Bad Projects and Creating Customer Moments

When people assess an experience, they tend to forget or ignore its length — a phenomenon called “duration neglect.” Instead, they seem to rate the experience based on two key moments: (1) the best or worst moment, known as the “peak”; and (2) the ending. Psychologists call it the “peak-end rule.” – The Power of […]

Did you forget how to read?

Interesting article on the difficultly we have with reading now. Because of the distractedness that we engage in, it’s so hard to focus on a book. One of the best things to happen to me in the last 12 months was that the iOS 11 update made my 6S Plus so slow and so battery […]

Do You Know How to Grow into Your Success?

But then it gets hard. Rules change, markets change, the economy changes, and people with new ideas come along. If we haven’t been paying attention and adding to our knowledge and skills, we find ourselves getting cynical and resentful and frustrated. It affects our attitudes and our production. Over time, we end up feeling as […]

It’s Time to Start Reading Above Your Weight Class

you know the books where the words blur together and you can’t understand what’s happening? Those are the books a leader needs to read. Reading to lead or learn requires that you treat your brain like the muscle that it is–lifting the subjects with the most tension and weight. How To Digest Books Above Your […]

Dealing with conflict well – assume the other side is smarter than you

Dealing with conflict in a productive way is the greatest challenge we have as a society and as individuals. – PLAY NICE In Your Sandbox1 In conflict, we often resort mostly to name calling and thinking that the other side is stupid. It’s not going to work people. The other side is not stupid, in […]