I’ve written 21 posts about how I stopped being such a dingus.
I write about building strong teams, healthier working lives, effective habits, and more. In these posts, I share actionable strategies written from real experience.
The pressure to “get it right” when making content can be brutal. If we reframe content creation to be a process, it doesn’t have to be so rough.
If your goal is to be more consistent with content, your instinct may be to make a plan. But trying to plan your way to a creative habit is a mistake.
If you’ve got big ideas and can’t seem to get people to buy in, it might not be your idea. You might just need to draw the box smaller.
Getting things done right is critical, but how you get things done matters. Learn why toolkits are a better approach than checklists when creating processes.
Are we successful because we grind? Or in spite of it? Learn how the grind might be holding you back instead of giving you the boost we might expect.
How can we combine our knowledge of human behavior with critical thinking to give our customers, our teams, and ourselves the best chance for success?
Every year I write a personal retrospective to take a look at where I've been and set goals for where I want to go next — posted in public for the curious.
How do we know we’ve planned enough? It’s impossible to plan perfectly, but a solid plan is still critical for getting things done.
The “right” or “wrong” decision depends on who you are. How can you be more sure you’re making the right decision for you? Know what you’re optimizing for!
The best chefs rely on mise en place to guarantee every meal comes out right. It’s also a killer productivity hack. Here’s how you can start using it today.
If we hope to turn our Big Ideas™ into meaningful progress, we need to become ruthless, murderous editors.
I set goals at the beginning of 2019. This is a check in to see how I’m doing, what I should keep up, and what I should change to make sure I get where I want to go.
Every negative emotion I’ve felt (or caused) can be traced back to violated expectations. Learning to set better expectations is a business superpower.
Yak shaving, meta-work, and why they might just be the most important part of making meaningful progress.
How can we design systems that are friendly to beginners, but accessible to experts? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution — we need layers of abstraction.
Goals only matter if they’re measured. I’m learning from last year and setting measurable goals to make 2019 my best year yet.
If we want to solve problems effectively, we need to know which part of the problem to focus on at what time — and when to shift focus elsewhere.
What do dirt floors have to do with going to school? And what does any of that have to do with working more effectively?
Underneath the things we do, there are almost always deeper reasons. In order to make the best decisions and live the best life, we should figure out what they are.
For many of us, 2017 was a pretty rough year. In this post, I’ll take a look at my 2017 experience, and how I’ll use that information to improve my 2018.
Success is not how much money you make. It’s not how much stuff you own. It’s not your job, your status, or your rank against the neighbors. So what is it?