One Year of Daily Blogging: Lessons and Insights

Today officially concludes my one-year daily blogging challenge that I committed to a little over a year ago. I started on December 24, 2019 and have published a new blog post or video every day since them. So that’s 374 days in a row if you include today’s post. As you can verify from the…

Your Relationship With Text Messaging

How would you rate your current relationship with texting on a scale of 1 to 10? A 1 means you really need to improve how you use this tool. A 10 means you’re using the tool in a way that works very well for you, and other people who text you understand and respect your…

Overcoming Digital FOMO

One reason people succumb to digital clutter like clogged inboxes and excessive browser tabs is that they’re being too clingy with digital content. There’s an overwhelm of digital content, and you may feel the need to capture and save lots of it, hopefully to be digested later. Having an intelligent capture system can help, but…

Signs of a Weak Capture System

A common sign that you have a weak or under-utilized system for capturing and organizing your tasks and projects is that you’re trying to use some non-system as a substitute. This includes bad habits such as these: Leaving browser tabs open that aren’t related to the current task Leaving emails sitting in your inbox after…

One Browser Tab Only

It scares me when people tell me they have 10+ web browser tabs regularly open at the same time. For some it’s well into the dozens. This isn’t intelligent behavior; it will have a negative impact on your mental functioning if you make this a habit. How is it possible to have 10+ browser tabs…

Heartstorming

Heartstorming is brainstorming with the heart (or the emotional part of your brain). The mental kind of brainstorming is good for generating problem-solving ideas. It’s useful for mapping out the logical space of solutions. Generate lots of ideas, and sift through them to pick the best ones. That kind of brainstorming, however, is terrible for…

Give the Truth a Voice

Here’s quick video about using the “cards speak” standard to give the truth a voice in your life – and the importance of separating truth from power when making decisions.

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Quick Daily Evaluation

Here’s a quick video lesson to help you improve the quality of your days by asking yourself one simple question at the end of each day.

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