The ‘Coffee Shop Effect’: Why Changing Your Location Boosts Your Productivity

I hit the coffee shop a few times a week and it’s always some of my most productive time of the day. I’m starting a new book and one part will deal with how you build a place that allows you to do good work.

I’d love to hear what you’ve done to build a productive workspace.

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything |

I’ve said before that if you want to get 5 Figure projects you need to do smaller ones well. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you’ll suddenly execute well when you get more money. You’ll do the same job you’re doing now.

Our 3 Biggest Challenges of Implementing Scrum & How We Overcame Them (TPS191) — The Productivity Show | Getting Things Done (GTD) | Time Management | Evernote — Overcast

It’s always interesting to see exactly how someone uses a process. Here is a look at how Asian Efficiency does Scrum and some issues they have.

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211: How Hidden Networks Can Transform Your Life and Career — Read to Lead Podcast | Business book author interviews with award-winning broadcast industry veteran Jeff Brown — Overcast

Networking sucks. Most of us cringe when we think of it. This is a great talk with an author about how networks work so that you can leverage them better.

Beyond Black Box Management – Study Hacks – Cal Newport

Cal Newport talks about the cognitive demands of climbing via Alex Honold. Close to my heart because I try to spend so much time focusing for my work. This focus lets me build two newsletters and write books and release podcasts and serve clients and still run 50-80km a week in the mountains and not work weekends or evenings. What are you doing to focus?

How to Save the Day, Repeatedly, with a Notepad – Michael A. LaPlante – Medium

You must know that I keep a notebook because I wrote a book on how I do Analogue Productivity.

The weight of integrity · Paul Jarvis

This particularly struck a chord with me:

There’s a universal desire to have our ideas, opinions and work treated with respect and given significance. We want to be seen as experts and true professionals—we want what we do to have enough weight to matter.

I think that much too often we equate significance with money or some type of fame. Sure we need money to pay for things, but having millions doesn’t mean we have any more significance.

The Art of Living Below Your Means So You Can One Day Live Above the Standard

Note that to make his dream work they did dog sitting among other things that were not really the dream that had set out too. What are you willing to do to make your dream work? If it’s nothing but the exact dream, it’s time to get a job and be a grown up.

Philip Glass: “I expected to have a day job for the rest of my life”

Another good note that living your dream may mean doing a bunch of stuff to make it work in the bank account department.

212: Grow Your Business, Attract More Clients, and Make More Money — Read to Lead Podcast | Business book author interviews with award-winning broadcast industry veteran Jeff Brown — Overcast

This podcast was master class in growing your service business revenue. You need to listen to it and take notes.

Catapult | Do You Want to Be Known For Your Writing, or For Your Swift Email Responses?

I am also slow on email, though I do respond to most things eventuality. I decided that email was something I could safely suck at.