Productivity

Just get it done. Crush it. Finish. Ship.

I understand why these mantras are becoming more and more popular, we live in a world where attention is a scarcer than rain in hell.

Everyone talks about peak oil. What about peak attention? What will happen when we literally lose our ability to concentrate for more than five seconds?

So I get it, you’ve got to just find a way to get it done, and do the work whatever way you can.… Click to read more

How to Wake Up On Fire

Unfortunately, you already know how the story ends

You wake up with huge hopes. “Another beautiful day!” you tell yourself. You brush your teeth, grab your morning coffee and start the day with the best of intentions.

But somewhere along the way your energy and focus fizzles. You glance at the clock and are shocked. It’s nearing 4 o’clock and you’re feeling like “WTF just happened?!?!”

You scramble to do what you can, but it’s frantic and doesn’t amount to much.… Click to read more

Note: This is part of a series on momentum. You can view the full series here.

Warning: I’m going to call you out on this one.

You fail at your goals mostly for one reason. You know what it is too, don’t you?

You’re completely freaking unreasonable.

We all make this mistake though. We think we can do it all!

Our hubris and naivety leads us to inflated expectations of what we can achieve at a given time.

One change isn’t enough — we must transform everything!… Click to read more

Note: This is part of a series on momentum. You can view the full series here.

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” Bullshit.

Everyone wishes they had more hours in the day. But you don’t need more hours to get things done.

There is a simple way you can double the amount you accomplish, right now. And it doesn’t involve:

  • More time
  • More resources
  • More planning
  • More energy

It involves something much, much simpler than that.

Making decisions

But not just deciding what you want to do, in some kind of vague, esoteric way.… Click to read more

The success or failure of every project I’ve worked on has come down to one thing. The supply of an elusive, sometimes maddeningly mystical fuel source.

Momentum.

Even the word momentum has a beautiful, addictive quality to it when spoken.

Mo-ment-um. Yum.

It rolls off your tongue smoothly. It’s like the intoxicating sweetness of salted caramel, with a ZING of tart apple crispness.

It has the burning energy of muscles pumping, sweat dripping with a cool, exhilarating autumn breeze. Runner’s high does indeed feel a lot like momentum.… Click to read more