What kind of work should you do first thing in the morning?

“Your most important work, your highest-value work is the work that is most important to your team’s mission.” There’s a lot said among productivity pundits about the power of doing our most meaningful or most high-value work first thing in the morning. The theory being, and it’s backed by research, that we have the most cognitive … Continue reading What kind of work should you do first thing in the morning?

My 5 favorite videos from 2017: bitcoin, life’s journey, stoicism, procrastination & how we learn

Used in the right way, Youtube can be an amazing source of learning and personal development. The world changed a lot in 2017, and so did I. Here’s what influenced me. Ever wonder how bitcoin (and other crypto currencies) actually work? - 3 Blue 1 Brown Life is not a journey - Alan Watts The … Continue reading My 5 favorite videos from 2017: bitcoin, life’s journey, stoicism, procrastination & how we learn

The best articles from 2017 (as shared in The Monthly Review)

2017 was a big year. Now that 2018 is well under way, here's a recap of 2017's best articles from around the web, as shared by The Monthly Review. Enjoy! Productivity How to Make Your Mondays More Productive (and Less Stressful) Monday. It’s the day we all love to dread. Garfield famously hates Mondays, and … Continue reading The best articles from 2017 (as shared in The Monthly Review)

What do you want your legacy to be?: two steps to becoming indispensable

When you move on from your current job, what kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? It's a tough question to answer, likely because you've never really thought about it before. You should though. And, here's why. So many of us make the mistake of letting our careers happen to us, rather than being proactive and … Continue reading What do you want your legacy to be?: two steps to becoming indispensable

How to learn & move on from your mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but what separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the ability to deal with them positively. In fact, the truly successful don’t just deal with mistakes, they embrace them and learn from them. In the words of Dale Carnegie, author of one of the most important books on human relations in the history of … Continue reading How to learn & move on from your mistakes