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.
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.
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.
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?
You must know that I keep a notebook because I wrote a book on how I do Analogue Productivity.
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.
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.
Another good note that living your dream may mean doing a bunch of stuff to make it work in the bank account department.
This podcast was master class in growing your service business revenue. You need to listen to it and take notes.
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.