If you’re a misfit like me, the typical productivity advice just hasn’t worked for you.
You know what I’m talking about, the standard narrative of:
- Create one inbox for processing everything.
- Batch all like tasks together.
- Use a system to manage yourself.
All of this advice is great, but it doesn’t work for the ADD stricken, creative misfit, right-brained tribe.
Don’t get me wrong, this stuff is awesome for certain people. I have many friends that absolutely thrive on GTD and the standard productivity hacks and tricks. But what if those don’t work for you?… Click to read more
Note from Jonathan: Sometimes it seems like your mind just runs wild with abandon. And to make matters worse, it seems like everyone and everything around you is constantly fighting your attention.
So, how do you win the battle for your mind? Enter Tom Morkes, a man that jumps out of helicopters for a living and spends his time geeking out on neuroscience and how it affects human behavior. Tom is a Trailblazer graduate, a PTE lifetime member and an incredibly smart guy with a lot of wisdom to offer in this post (there’s a special call to action you should really pay attention to at the end).… Click to read more
We rented a cabin by the river for a few days; packed up all our essential belongings and spent a few days in solitude reflecting, ruminating and scheming on our plans for 2013. We called it a Visionary Quest.
Rather than doing the typical boring resolutions-making at home, Dustin and I decided to do something a bit different this year (which somehow led to handstands on the dance floor with a toothless rodeo cowboy, but I’ll get to that later).
I’m going to share with you the exact process we used to identify and correct all the problems in our business, and the steps we took to create a strategic, doable plan we’re excited about executing in 2013.… Click to read more
The funny thing about freedom is that it often feels inextricably tied to security and what’s known.
Freedom seems infinite, endless; one lives by the seat of their pants, traverses the open road, destination unknown.
But we don’t truly feel safe to explore and venture out without an anchor making us feel safe to do so.
Have you ever noticed that most relationships with two wild, free-spirited and carefree people rarely ever works?
The majority of successful relationships I’ve witnessed are where one half is earth and the other wind.… Click to read more
It’s easy to set a big, awesome goal to work toward.
You might want to quit your job and start working for yourself. Maybe you want to travel the world, or just start waking up early on a daily basis (hey, getting out of bed can be pretty damn hard some days).
What’s not so easy is sticking to what you set out to do and continually recommitting yourself to your vision.
It’s especially challenging when there is a big, looming chasm between where you are now, and where you want to be.… Click to read more