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The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity ~ Book Summary & Review (Part 1 of 2)

I picked up a new productivity book titled The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity (library)(Amazon). Co-written by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne, the book claims to address the factors compromising our ability to make great accomplishments: the overwhelming … Continue reading

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Not Time Management but Emotional Management

I started getting interested in the so-called “self help” literature sometime in college.  A friend of mine had recently broken up with a micro-managing and judgmental guy because he was constantly criticizing her and trying to get her to “better” … Continue reading

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How I updated my “habit chains”

My last two posts were summaries of Jeremy Dean’s book, Making Habits Breaking Habits.  I wanted to write a little bit about how I’ve incorporated some of his ideas into my daily life since then. I mentioned this earlier but … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Law and Time Boxing

In my last post, I gave 4 truths to help my sister manage her anxiety about school and family related time management. They were: 1. Worries are not facts. 2. Worries are not destiny. 3.  So, stick to the Pareto … Continue reading

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The Pareto Principle: 80/20

The other day, my sister expressed her fears that she’d be quickly outpaced by her new graduate school classmates.  Unlike most of her young and childless peers, my sister has two very young children and cannot reasonably devote her full … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done

I finally sat down with David Allen’s famous productivity guide, Getting Things Done. The book is so famous and has so many acolytes that I don’t really want to duplicate the effort in summarizing and praising his method.  If you’re … Continue reading

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Mantra

The word “mantra” used to strike me as an embarrassingly cliche throwback to 1970s hippie culture.  Or, that old SNL skit about Stuart Smalley building up his self-esteem by standing in front of a mirror and chanting “I’m good enough, … Continue reading

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