🔗 The Just One Thing (JOT) Method

The JOT Method Here’s how it works: Take a pen or pencil and turn to a blank page of a notebook. Write today’s date in the upper left-hand corner. Think of one simple task that you’ve been putting off. Write it down underneath the date. Do that task and only that task. Don’t write out a to-do list. It’s easy to let yourself get distracted by all of the other undone tasks you aren’t doing....

April 1, 2024 · 1 min · 155 words

🔗 The Wilderness

The Wilderness It’s a period of time where I’m pretty lost, and I don’t know what to do. I have feature lists, I have open bugs to fix, and I have an outline of where the app is going. But I feel mentally incapacitated, like I’m getting nothing done. I call this “The Wilderness”.

September 30, 2014 · 1 min · 54 words

📜 Inspiration is perishable… Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk

Inspiration is perishable… Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk: It has an expiration date. Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson (via REWORK: The new business book from 37signals. ) If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now. You can’t put it on a shelf and wait two months to get around to it. You can’t just say you’ll do it later. Later, you won’t be pumped up about it anymore....

February 21, 2014 · 1 min · 75 words

📜 The instinct to produce great work doesn’t require a fancy notebook

The instinct to produce great work doesn’t require a fancy notebook. Seth Godin (via Seth’s Blog: A productivity gap )

December 27, 2013 · 1 min · 20 words

🔗 The Only Two Secrets to Motivating Yourself You’ll Ever Need : zenhabits

The Only Two Secrets to Motivating Yourself You’ll Ever Need : zenhabits And those two things are so deceptively simple that you might decide to stop reading after I name them: 1) make things enjoyable and 2) use positive public pressure . Also, reframing things can go a long way into motivating someone to do something they really don’t wan’t to do!

May 3, 2013 · 1 min · 62 words