The other day I was in the gym and I saw something that inspired me to write this blog post: a man who was reading the newspaper between sets. Actually, he wasn’t just sitting and reading the paper.[Read more…] about Multitasking is a Myth
Everyone in the world of tech is obsessed with “innovation.” It’s a popular word with a nebulous definition. Some people think of it as coming up with unique business ideas, others view it as taking existing ideas and making them ten times better, and so on.[Read more…] about The Science of Original Ideas
Are you reading this right now because you’re trying to avoid doing something else? How much time have you spent idly surfing the web or using social networks today?
Do you feel like that accomplished anything? Even if you’ve been good today, I’ll go out on a limb and assume you’ve spent a fair amount of time wandering around aimlessly when you could have been doing something more interesting.[Read more…] about A Short Guide to Willpower
Have you ever considered starting a big project, only to make a U-turn when confronted with the amount of work that would go into making it a reality?
If you answered “yes”, how did you handle that reality check? Did you decide you’d take care of it some other time, when you had more time, money or energy?
I know I have, and I want you to have the tools to get past what keeps you from giving your dream projects a shot.[Read more…] about The Science of Starting Big Projects
One of the single most devastating and widely-believed myths is this idea that not sleeping is the mark of dedication. A real man/woman, the thinking goes, doesn’t need more than a few hours each night.
If they really, truly want to be successful, they shouldn’t bend in the face of sleep deprivation. It makes you stronger, and only the weak need sleep.[Read more…] about Why Sleep Is Not Optional