How To Eliminate Tasks – Two Classic Ideas & One That Might Get You Fired

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey One question that keeps popping up from time to time is some version of: “How can I minimize the amount of tasks/things I have to do?” When it comes to time management there are two main […]

Convincing Others Is A Waste Of Time – Yet People Still Try

“Convincing yourself doesn’t win an argument.” — Robert Half You run into them every once in a while. That person who insists on convincing you that their way of seeing the world is somehow superior. Why do the do that? Well, one can only speculate. It could be anything from them having a need to “be right”, […]

Skin In The Game – Feels Like This Needs A Revisit

“If you aren’t in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” — Brené Brown I admit it. What follows is an asshole adjacent thing to do. Fortunately it might make for a good lesson. Some months ago a piece I wrote got sent out in a newsletter. It reached about 150.000 […]

Is *Insert Activity* Wasting My Time…? – A Question To Substitute That Question

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” — Auguste Rodin If you find yourself asking a question framed as: “Is *insert activity* wasting my time?” The answer is: Nope. However, I can understand why some people would feel that way. Like any medium or form of entertainment that we can spend our […]

Adopting Influences – How To Turn Them Into Habits

“There is no influence like the influence of habit.” — Gilbert Parker From time to time artists can express a frustration with not being able to adopt and incorporate their influences into their music. After some listening it usually comes down to wanting to be able to do it “right now”. Well, it takes time. It doesn’t […]