December 14, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
Scheduling conflicts and jetlag are what usually come to mind when people speak of timezones. But they can play a crucial role in productivity, too.
Like an offensive line that makes room for the star player to act, the right timezone frees you to make the play.
September 15, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
I’ve spent nearly ten years working with distributed teams. Working from San Francisco, DC, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona has offered me perspective, freedom, and a unique sort of productivity.
But there are two common problems that will sabotage any distributed team’s progress. We fight them every day at AwayFind, and here’s what we’ve learned.
September 12, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
I kick ass…but not at most things. I have no regrets…except for a few.
It’s no secret our greatest asset is time and our greatest predictor of success how we spend it, yet most of us have grown into our roles and task lists without giving it much thought.
January 18, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
By now, many resolutions have been broken. Radical change is difficult, and it doesn’t happen overnight.
But there is a reliable process for building the right habits. In The 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss pulls from lifehacking and game mechanics to break it down.
October 14, 2009 by Jared Goralnick
Most people could use more career independence. Many have some big idea they want to offer the world. A few thrive on building authority by taking on greater responsibility.
But these do not necessarily go hand-in-hand—they often make for a risky and stressful formula. If you want freedom, impact, or authority, let’s talk about some paths to these beyond the “go launch a business” suggestion we hear all too often.
June 8, 2009 by Jared Goralnick
I haven’t blogged lately because I’ve overcommitted. When I figure out how to say “no” to more things, I’ll be sure to write about that. But I have figured out how to make better use of the time I do spend working and relaxing.
The following is a video of me from WordCamp Mid-Atlantic talking about both productivity at work and balance in life. Though the presentation was initially geared toward blogging, there are 13 minutes I’ve highlighted that I hope you’ll enjoy.
February 6, 2009 by Jared Goralnick
Applying concepts of productivity to simply work more is missing the point.
Tonight I delivered a presentation at Ignite Baltimore that addressed applying concepts in productivity to make for a happier life.
January 8, 2009 by Jared Goralnick
Radical change does not happen every day, but when it comes to your influences and relationships, it’s easier than you think.
If you’re like me, much of your information comes from the web, and you choose who to subscribe to. And if you’ve been online for a while, there’s a good chance that those you paid attention to way back when are less relevant to who you are today.
December 29, 2008 by Jared Goralnick
This is an entry about me. About a year of change as well as growth, and about what I’ve learned.
I’m going to explore what expectations were met and what themes reoccurred. Thank you again for your time.
December 15, 2008 by Jared Goralnick
When you’re making a decision, especially an important one, there are often ‘necessary evils’ as part of the equation. On the one hand, the ‘evil’ may sound like a ‘cost of doing business,’ but it may be more serious than that.
Perhaps you should strongly consider just how ‘necessary’ the ‘evil’ is.