Friday, Feb 1, 2019. Issue #214
Blue-Chip Time Investments That Can’t Go Wrong | Medium
Time is the ultimate currency. Like our money, our time is ours to waste, spend or invest. We all have the same number of hours every. But it’s what you decide to do with that time that directly impacts your success in life. It’s not how many hours you spend, but how you spend your hours that counts.
How effectively we use our time can make a significant difference to our personal and professional productivity. Working smarter, not harder, is the key to effective productivity, and in turn, to better results and an improved life. When I worked in a corporate environment...
I’ve written a lot of stuff here in the past ten years. 1254 articles. Four books (and another on the way). Five courses. Hundreds of videos. Additionally, I’ve written at least another 100-200 articles for other publications over the years. Being prolific has two main benefits:
As the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California, there were long stretches of the day when eating became hard to fit in, as were bathroom breaks. Each day was a full onslaught of updates on important cases, calls to return, emails to read and interviews to schedule. 
Last fall, I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for a pair of glasses that block screens. Ironically, I found myself glued to screens more than ever. I was growing a community of more than 2,000 backers, answering inbounds from reporters, fans, and critics, all while managing our internal team...
There’s a foundational practice in software development called the DRY Principle: Don’t Repeat Yourself. In short, whenever you catch yourself writing the same code twice, there’s an opportunity to be more efficient. We could all benefit from using this principle in our own lives. 
Trying to be perfect is a waste of time. Many of us feel constant pressure to adapt perfectly to our environments, especially our workplaces. Don’t waste time, we’re told. Maximize the output of your moments. Minimize your energy expenditure. If you aren’t getting great, someone else is...
Adam (real story, fake name) was a good employee who was given a plum project he believed could get him a promotion and a raise. Taking it seemed like the proverbial no-brainer: Work hard, nail the assignment, get more pay. He knew he’d have to put in long days and...
Never once at the start of my workweek — not in my morning coffee shop line; not in my crowded subway commute; not as I begin my bottomless inbox slog — have I paused, looked to the heavens and whispered: #ThankGodIt’sMonday. Apparently, that makes me a traitor to my generation.
As newborns, we enter the world by inhaling. In leaving, we exhale. (In fact, in many languages the word “exhale” is synonymous with “dying.”) Breathing is so central to life that it is no wonder humankind long ago noted its value not only to survival but to the functioning of the body and mind...
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