Daniel Pecan Cambridge on Procrastination
Right now, there’s not much more I can do other than wait for me to write the letter. Daniel Pecan Cambridge, in The Pleasure of My Company, by Steve Martin
Time Management for Creative People
Time Management for Creative People. Step 5 is “getting things done by putting them off until tomorrow.” I have that step nailed cold. Hat tip: Life Hacker.
Definition: Productivity Theater
Productivity Theater: Activities that provide the appearance of productivity while actually producing little or nothing. Commonly abbreviated as WFH.
No laptops in meetings
Where I work, most meetings are teleconferences with the participants sitting in their cubes at their computers. The computers seem to make paying attention nearly impossible, whether it’s getting other work done, checking out the stock price, or just cruising the web. Those in the know have learned to state a person’s name before asking…
Making an Empty Inbox
For eight straight weeks, my inbox was empty. At least, it might as well have been; I wasn’t checking it. I was on sabbatical. Having been back from sabbatical a few weeks, I’m watching my inbox get clogged with those difficult to answer e-mails, those large tasks, and just some plain junk. Inbox Zero is…
five.sentenc.es advocates limiting e-mails to 5 sentences or less to prevent e-mail overload. Can you do it?
Quote of the Day — David Allen
Bright people have the capability of freaking out faster and more dramatically than anyone else. David Allen, Getting Things Done I’m conflicted — should this be comforting, or not… ?
LikeItMatters: Trimming the Attention Sails
“You are what you pay attention to.” I’ll have to read the post again. Hat tip: 43 Folders.
I used to have “Getting Things Done” on my to-read…
I used to have “Getting Things Done” on my to-read pile. Maybe I should add it again.