Friday, November 10, 2017. Issue #149
Stop Doing Busywork. Do More High-Value Work | Medium
In an era of extreme busyness, the only conceivable way to live a meaningful and a purpose-driven life is to stop doing busy work. Trying to keep up with the overwhelming pace of today’s world keeps us in a constant state of busyness. It’s time-consuming. You simply can’t do it all and respond to everything and everyone.

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s richest person displayed an unprecedented level of candor during an interview..

This statement has become a perennial mantra of sorts, blazoned across everything from trade show booths to billboards to websites for software companies. I don’t disagree with the statement. But, the majority of conversation about the way in which the world of work..
What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas. Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer...
There was a time not too long ago in my life where I thought that working as hard as I could on whatever I cared about would lead to success. This is what I was taught — this what we’re all were taught. Invariably, I didn’t work as hard as I’d expected and figured I didn’t care enough. 

Maximizing your productivity is not about working as hard as you can for as long as you can. Balancing both your dedication to work routine and your ability to take breaks are crucial for quality results, thoughtful breakthroughs, and maintaining mental well-being.

We all probably know someone who is intelligent, but does surprisingly stupid things.  My family delights in pointing out times when I (a professor) make really dumb mistakes.  What does it mean to be smart or intelligent?  Our everyday use of the term is meant to describe someone...
One of the more unlikely museums in London is located in the basement of the Treasury, between 10 Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster: the Churchill War Rooms, the underground complex from which Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his ministers and generals fought World...
John Cryan was originally trained as a neuroscientist to focus on everything from the neck upwards. But eight years ago, an investigation into irritable bowel syndrome drew his gaze towards the gut. Like people with depression, those with IBS often report having experienced early-life trauma..
As a solopreneur, freelancer or small business with a team of employees, the chances are that most of your clients have you working on small projects with quick turnaround times. Oftentimes, this is ideal; you complete those projects...
A book I’m reading: Busy, How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe. The opposite of busyness is a sustained, focused attention and deep engagement in activities that really matter to us. In Busy, Crabbe draws on solid psychological research to address one of the great problems of modern life: we're too busy. 
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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