Too much time in the office

While I have nothing against promotions, sales, or projects, it’s just a fact that humans are absolutely terrible at working that way. We’re lousy focusers, we spend far more hours at the office than needed, and we’re horrible estimators of how long things will take. This is all people I’m talking about — it’s how […]

Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice isn’t a lot of fun, and it’s not immediately profitable. It means being in the pool before sunrise, working on your swing or stride when you could be hanging out with friends, practicing fingering or breathing in a windowless room, spending hours perfecting details that only a few other people will ever notice. […]

Create Large Chunks of Time

Most of the really important work you do requires large chunks of unbroken time to complete. Your ability to carve out and use these blocks of high-value, highly productive time is central to your ability to make a significant contribution to your work and to your life. From Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy

Technology is a Terrible Master

Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Technology becomes the enemy when we give in to an obsessive need to communicate continually. This compulsion to stay plugged in leaves us all psychologically breathless. We have no time From Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy

Deep Work – Definition

Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate. From Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work Hypothesis

The Deep Work Hypothesis: The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive. From Deep Work by Cal Newport