April 07, 2020
There is no shortage of content.
Essays, stories, tips, tricks, hacks, virtual happy hours, think pieces, memes, and hot takes.
So many of them are simultaneously trying to help you adapt your day, fix your work, and tune-up your productivity while simultaneously siphoning time away.
I’ve sifted through a lot of this content and hopefully I can help you quickly separate the good from the not-so. Below are a few links for you to take in, but before you do, remember that there’s no quick fix, no “hack”, no software that will change the way your run your day. Whether you’re at home or in an office, it takes focus and habits. If you get those going, hacks and software are the flair that makes it fun.
- Wired’s Brian Barrett has the single best article I’ve read about adapting to working from home with "How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind”. It’s concise, smart, and straightforward. No B.S.
- This is just good advice packaged as a “trick”. It’s not a trick. It’s a habit. “Screw it, let’s do it.”
- On my reading list is “Digital Minimism” by Cal Newport. It’s a concept I love and practice in my own way. I’m looking forward to reading from someone who went deep on the topic.
A quick personal update:
Since I started this business, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great clients. In the past few months since the year started I’ve changed my day job. I've transitioned myself fully from a bustling office environment to complete remote work. I’m building new habits for myself and I’m available to help you on your transition to a new way of working.
Here’s a direct quote from my client Alex, a CEO I worked with not long ago:
"I finally feel like I have a handle on the million+ things going on in my life….I think the system you helped with is working. I feel like I have better insights/control into the pile of work that has to be done every day, week, month, etc :-)”
I’m available to customize a coaching plan for you. Reach out and we can chat about your goals and talk about the better days ahead.