What Can I Do Right Now?

Like many people, I can get stressed and overwhelmed. This is fairly common, I suspect, in many jobs because so many roles are about juggling and organizing multiple thoughts and priorities and tasks all at once. When it gets to be too much, I get what I call, task overloaded. I have tried to teach myself […]

Don’t Let the Little Things Accumulate

One of my first jobs was working at a pizza restaurant. There are many little tips and tricks you’ll learn over time at any job, and here’s an important one I learned when cooking pizza. As we would pull the pizza pans from the oven and transfer the pizza onto a cutting board, the pans […]

Be Productive By Not Being Productive

I’ll be honest, I had to force myself to write this blog post today. But I already skipped writing for almost two weeks, and I told myself that I could not have another sandwich today until I wrote and posted a blog post. And I have to learn to be disciplined and keep my promises […]

Prioritization, or “I’ve been too busy”

I haven’t written a post in a really long time, but the other day I made a commitment to myself to get back to being intentional about posting regularly. I was trying to decide whether to discuss it here or just start posting and pretending like nothing ever happened, but I eventually settled on discussing […]

Research? or Goofing Off?

I’m sure many of you have heard of the famous Google 20%. This is the concept that Google engineers are allowed to spend 20% of their time on whatever they want. The idea is that many of the company’s most innovative and disruptive initiatives come from such a policy, and it also helps with employee […]

Using Tech to Make Your Life Better

All last week I was out of the office on a business trip. ┬áNow usually when I travel like this, I basically write off the week as not really getting anything done. ┬áInstead I focus on what I’m traveling for, then just plan on catching up when I return to my desk. But this week […]