The last two weeks have been riddled with distractions, or maybe just a distraction: the election. It’s been difficult to focus. Even famed time-blocker and Deep Worker Cal Newport has copped to distraction in the past week. (He said he scheduled for it). Frustration runs high for me when I’m not sticking to my … Continue reading Distraction
It’s worth saying, going it alone doesn’t work well. Even a diamond, the quintessence of a hardened solitary object requires outside pressure to form. But not just that. It must be found and unearthed. It must be appraised and polished. It must be set in a foundation, or placed on a luxurious velvet … Continue reading Going it Alone
Most of the problems that arise for me when I’m aiming to make a change, stem from uncertainty. Uncertainty visits again, and again when I’m aspiring to a change. But It isn’t a problem in itself, unless I’m in the habit reacting to it as a problem. It’s the many, many ways … Continue reading Uncertainty isn’t the Problem
I’m in the fourth week since I’ve begun planning my week out in advance. Last week I noticed, I spent much time erasing and rearranging my time each day. I began to suspect it would be worthwhile using two sheets instead of one. One to track my plans, the other to track my actions. It … Continue reading Cleverness Complicates
Some days it’s harder to concentrate than others. Some days it’s enough to show up and punch the clock. Every day doesn’t have to be your best day.