Tag: productivity

What’s Broken?

I like to pretend that I GTD. If I’m honest I only half-heartedly utilize such a system because I don’t make the appropriate amount of time to do so. I feel GTD is misunderstood in some ways, the primary being that it’s supposed to magically make your to-do list appear in a well organized way […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

The Background Noise Was Louder than I Realized

Given the recent resurgence of the “LOL IS IT GIF OR JIF” battle a lot of this article resonates with me. I recently watched a talk that outlined the exponential increase in content production over the past decade or so. Now more than ever we need to be very targeted in our approach to content. […]

Posted: May 23, 2013

How Plans Kill Productivity

This is a great piece that resonates well with me. When I was part of a larger team at an agency we’d hit this roadblock often, and the same results would surface. It’d be cyclical though. Out of nowhere everyone on the team would be pumped about planning a project top-to-bottom before we got started. […]

Posted: January 23, 2013

Why Programmers Work At Night

One of the hardest habits for me to break has been staying up late writing code. It’s like it’s some sort of addiction because you feel like you’re actually getting things done. The trouble for me is the many side effects that result from staying up late for selfish reasons. A destroyed sleep schedule interferes […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

16 Productivity Apps and Productivity Tools Used By Shopify

http://www.shopify.com/blog/6644078-16-productivity-apps-used-by-shopify I love talking about process and a big part of process for me is the tools that support it. I have to consciously work to ensure I’m not focusing too much on my toolset, however. I believe there’s a fine line between tools helping and hurting you. Not because the tool is sub-standard, but […]

Posted: January 02, 2013

Overcoming Project Guilt

Overcoming Project Guilt. There’s a trend about work patterns, dedication, and finding a “balance” when it comes to work and life. The trouble with such a broad topic is that it’s so subjective, so situational. The advice you’re reading in one article will do anything but correlate to the next, but it might be great […]

Posted: October 22, 2012

There’s No Such Thing As Work / Life Balance

There’s No Such Thing As Work / Life Balance – Nerdburn – A design, code, and startup blog by Shawn Adrian. There is lots of awesome in this article, but something that really hit home for me is this bit: So, if you want continual feelings of happiness, then break your time into highly contrasting […]

Posted: October 16, 2012

How to Be a Better Procrastinator

How to Be a Better Procrastinator – WSJ.com. This is a really interesting piece to me. I know I’ve mentioned a number of times that I’m a self-identified procrastinator. I haven’t, however, done much research to find out what that actually means and how it applies to my day-to-day. I relate really strongly to a […]

Posted: September 04, 2012

Why Procrastination is Good for You

Why Procrastination is Good for You | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine. I hate how much of a procrastinator I am. I always have been, since way back in school. For some reason I can just let things slide by until the absolute last minute which then results in what must be lower quality […]

Posted: July 30, 2012

The Value of Time

The Value of Time by Jack Groetzinger. I’ve struggled with this concept for a long time. When I first discovered ‘billing by the hour’ I think it took a strange root in my mind. Everything became about hours, it was all a tradeoff because “I could be working” for those hours. That’s a really dangerous […]

Posted: July 20, 2012