Posts About Productivity

Working consistently with some advice from Jerry Seinfeld

Research is showing over and over again that you become an expert only after years of hard, consistent work. Some have even put a quantity on what it takes: 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. (Not just showing up for 10,000 hours, but working hard for 10,000 hours.)

It’s difficult for me to admit this publicly, but sometimes I’m just not feeling it when it comes to work. And it’s hard for me to “trick myself” into following a certain behavior. I’m sure I’m not alone, so I’m going to share a little piece of advice that has been helping me out for a few years now.

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Balancing a day job and starting a business

Many (lucky) entrepreneurs like myself need to work a day job while trying to start their business. A start-up doesn’t usually rake in the money immediately, so the bills need to be paid somehow.

I’ve made a few observations lately about where I’ve gone wrong in balancing my priorities over the past few years and how I want to adjust the course. I need to get this thing going!

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Tip: Add a triple-tap AC adapter to your laptop bag

Per Matt Cutts’s post a year ago, I purchased a “triple-tap” AC adapter to put in my laptop bag.

Now when I’m at an airport or coffee shop with my laptop and need to plug in, I’m almost guaranteed an electrical outlet. If an outlet is completely filled, all I need to do is ask someone if they mind splitting the outlet with me.

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Netflix and its 2 week design iterations

Netflix

User Interface Engineering wrote an excellent article about how Netflix publishes changes to their site every 2 weeks. Highly recommended. I’m envious of Netflix.

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Focus on less to handle your extra long task list

If you are an entrepreneur, then you know what it’s like to have a super-long to-do list. People tend to rely heavily on you for your skills and ideas. Here’s some great advice to make you feel less overwhelmed.

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