“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” a wise man once said, and even though that was a long long time ago, it still stands strong. Continue reading building the new
How you do anything is how you will do everything.
Little things matter and compromising on some of the things you do will lead over time to lower and lower quality in everything you do.
everything moves so fast and you feel bombarded by information
before any one task is finished three more “important” or “urgent” tasks pop up
you feel overwhelmed by… well, by life
on average your mind is lost in thought half of the time, thinking about what you could do, if you could just get to it
stop. mute your phone. close your email client. close twitter and facebook, it just doesn’t matter
take 5 minutes off and have a walk
write the things that you need to get done and once you wrote something down, let it go. stop thinking about it
take one thing at a time. give it your full attention. try it for 20 minutes
be mindful. wholly commit. you’ll be amazed
slower is actually faster. every time
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit
There’s a quote I like from the movie Cowboys & Aliens. It’s about divine presence and intervention:
Well, surely you don’t expect the lord to do everything for you. … You gotta earn his presence. And then you gotta recognize it. And then you have to act on it.
It’s the same with experience, First you have to earn it, then you have to recognize it and then you have to act on it.
Even if you’re just a developer, a little product management will open your eyes.
I know, you think it’s all about marketing, and it is, sort of, but from time to time an article series like Practical Rules for Product Management makes it fun, even for non marketers. So, enjoy:
Moving slow lets you finish faster.
Asynchronous communication doesn’t make you less productive, it makes you more productive.
Meetings for the sake of meeting are just poison. They just take everybody out of their flow.
If people tell you that it’s important, it’s critical, it can’t wait, it’s high priority, take it with a grain of salt.
Few things in life are important or critical, people make them appear that way.