My Weekly Review Template

Taking an hour or so every week to unplug from doing turns out to be really hard. When I finally get the time to sit down to do a weekly review, I find myself jumping into quick tasks and catching up on work that has piled up throughout the week. This is why I have […]

Hard work vs. effortless work

Sometimes we resist taking a next step because a task is going to require hard work. Elbow grease. Effort. On the one hand, doing hard work is what we’re here for. Hard things are worth doing. High-capacity people like to take on projects that are challenging, complex, and multi-faceted. On the other hand, focusing on […]

Did you get my message?

Dealing with people who don’t reply is frustrating. However, when we ask “did you get my message?” it turns out we have a trust issue. When we check in with people to ask if they saw our message, it’s a sign that (1) we don’t trust that they’re going to see it — or — (2) see it as quickly as […]

Keyboard shortcuts are excellent investments

Like any learnable skill, it takes practice to figure out how they work. However, there’s an exponential benefit of learning your favorite applications shortcuts or setting up custom ones for yourself. It is an investment when you choose to learn an application’s keyboard shortcuts. You will reach a point where you see a return on […]

Change your behavior on these dates

If you’ve ever wondered the best time to start a new habit, it turns out there is a magical quality to beginning on certain dates. Which ones? According to the research, these dates are called temporal landmarks can help you get a fresh start quickly. No need to wait until January 1 of the next […]

Don’t compose your messages in Slack

Pro tip: instead of writing your communication out in the app you use to send it, use a distraction-free app such as Apple Notes, Word, or Nisus to do the thinking.  The same goes for your social media posts, email, critical texts, and anything that requires detail. This has a few benefits: No accidental deleting. Sometimes these apps […]