Archive for the ‘4-Hour Workweek’ Category

The best thing I’ve ever written—The Guide to NOT Checking Email. Until Friday, it’s yours.

November 20, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

The Guide to NOT Checking EmailA few days ago I announced AwayFind.  That was the technology.  But that’s less than half the story to killing email interruptions.

The rest: an immediately practical, very readable, and quite beautiful 26-page guide that may not be available in 48 hours…

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Mastering the art of being a slave to your body…and scheduling your whole life around it

October 20, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Sleeping at one's office desk It’s 4pm, and I could use a nap.  B-bye.

Our body forces moods and energy levels upon us that just don’t work with real world schedules.  Or perhaps those schedules are insufficient.

Sometimes it’s better to be a slave to your body: the benefits are huge.

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Extreme friendships for extreme growth–the fastest way to go the distance

October 6, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Climbing: Reach Further There’s a formula for change that I’ve come across in the past year: embrace people with diverse and seemingly extreme views.

Someone a couple steps ahead might bring you forward a few inches.  Someone a mile in the distance can change your life.

If you’re the product of the people around you, then it makes sense to have a few outliers in your friends.

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The core of a productive workflow, explained in 30 seconds

September 15, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Moleskine Task ListAt the core of getting organized and staying on task, there are really only a few requirements.

Rather than a dozen ninja lifehacking tips, this post will help you to identify the core strengths and weaknesses in your process. I feel that these five things define the workflow of a productive knowledge worker:

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Should “productivity” play a role in your friendships and relationships?

August 25, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Mapping out a line of people When it comes to friendships and relationships, is it fair to apply principles of productivity…or is it not only a waste of time but perhaps even harsh and potentially damaging?

I say if you’ve got a system that works for you, then by all means apply it to the people in your life, too.  It’ll not only help your sanity but your relationships.

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Do you know The Experts?

June 9, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

experts_signs Whether it’s building a business relationship, following their advice, or seeking inspiration, it helps to know who’s “made it” in your field.

In asking around amongst friends, it seems they don’t know The Experts, or consider them well out of reach…not realizing that these people serve as both role models and character foils to the careers they’re building.

So here are some ideas around finding and, perhaps, getting to know The Experts.

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How to win hours back every day – a presentation and resource guide

May 29, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Time... Today I’m presenting at the TECH cocktail Conference in Chicago, and the following is a guide to the timesaving material that will be discussed.

Whether you’re viewing this from the conference or just stopping by from elsewhere, I hope this will serve as a resource for:

  1. Time-saving software tools
  2. Tweaks to win back time from popular applications
  3. Techniques for manufacturing time every day

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Why don’t you just GO HOME?

May 23, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Dog go home... I know your secret because it’s mine, too: even busy, hard-working people finish everything they need to.  We (well, if you’d call me hard working) get to a point where we could do more work, but no deadline or emergency has tied us to our desks.   The best thing in this circumstance is to leave work and do something else.

The fact that I have to spell this out and even write this post is the problem.  Face it: many of us are little worker bees who don’t feel right about taking a break during traditional business hours.

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Fresh air in, dirty smelly stuff out

May 21, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

giant green fan Though it’s the best time of the year to be outside here in DC,  fresh air comes in many other forms.  Surrounding yourself with that is what keeps me breathing easier–and generally sane.  So what the heck am I talking about–and how do you find it?

Fresh air for me has many names,

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Why AwayFind? To escape from email (quick clip from SOB Con 2008)

May 8, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

AwayFind - away to escape...a way to be found The following is a short video that explains why I created AwayFind (and touches on how to batch your email). I delivered this as a presentation to the School of Blogging Conference in Chicago (under the parameters of 20 slides presented in 5 minutes). I hope you’ll enjoy this, and will participate in the private beta. Feel free to skip to 0:42 for the meat of the presentation…

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