Why I Say “No”​ Most Of The Time

< 1 min read Productivity Starts With “No”. Some questions deserve an immediate “yes”. Like when my daughter asks me to send her invisible parrot on a superhero mission. Or when my wife asks me to go on solo-daddy-duty tonight while she binge-watches Parks & Rec. I always say, “Yes” in those situations. For everything else, I start with “no”. […]

The Stupidest Thing I Ever Did As a Business Owner.

2 min read In 2007, I worked as a freelancer at the biggest, baddest¹ agency in town building Flash websites. I would show up every morning, sit in my cubicle, write code, and make big bucks.² And I was miserable.³ The illustrious views from the 25th floor of that downtown highrise were stunning, yet I felt trapped behind […]

Perhaps the Nicest Thing You Can Do To Your Desktop Today (and it only takes 30 seconds)

2 min read Did you open up your computer to this? Photo by: saaby, Creative Commons V2 Ugh! Me, too. The solution to a clean computer desktop is so super duper simple and has been staring at you since…forever! Here’s my before: And here’s my after: And I didn’t even have to delete anything! I use a folder called, […]

1 Simple Tactic That Has Doubled My Productivity

3 min read Every now and then, I learn something that changes things in a big way for me. I like to share those life-changing things in the hopes that you might find them helpful, too. Back in June, I made a basic change to my daily routine that has resulted in a doubling+ in the value of […]