Last week I was browsing through the archives of Rands in Repose and discovered an article about performance that argued for a more frequent performance check-in than the usual once-per-year. I thought it would be interesting to try the included “Professional Growth Questionnaire”, so I spent 30 min or so today and filled it out. The results were actually quite interesting.Continue reading
I’m a bit of a productivity and task-management nerd. Unfortunately, this means lots of change and experimentation with new systems, programs, plans, etc. Over the years I’ve waffled between various systems, but for 2018, I decided to stick with one system and try to use it as long as possible. Instead of becoming a purist for one specific productivity method, I’ve instead combined the best elements of a few different systems and tips that I picked up over the years, and mashed them all into something I like to call my “daily pages”. Continue reading
God’s love helps us receive and interpret our circumstances instead of having our hearts controlled by them. Rather than looking at our schedules and hoping for a good day, or creating a plan to make a good day, we look to the satisfying love of God that he generously offers each morning.
– Matthew Westerholm, Evaluate Your Day Before It Begins on desiringGod.org
I’ve been catching up on the Whims That Work podcast amongst my other higher-priority podcast listening, sort of cherry-picking episodes and listening to Drew and Joe discuss things on 2x speed. On my ride home from work today, I picked up a few ideas from the episode titled Do the Work at the Beginning.Continue reading
Over the last week, my wife and I chose to turn off the alarm clock and wake up when our bodies naturally woke up in the morning. Partly this was due to a more relaxed schedule for me at work, and also because we had some inconsistent evenings with later bedtimes. This unplanned “experiment” started out innocently at first, when we genuinely forget to turn on the alarm clock on Sunday night, but deliberately choose to keep it off for the rest of the week… because, why not?Continue reading
I don’t have an email app on my smartphone right now - and that’s OK. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, my emails stay out in the cloud and wait for me to get to them, even if it takes a few hours or even a day. In my not so distant past, I can think of a time when I would have been horrified not to have my email available on my phone. But right now, there’s no sign of an email app, and I’m pretty happy with that!Continue reading
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