Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

You can spot the difference

March 9, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Two very different dogs, sort ofYou can follow the same steps and get different results.  One reason for that is the intention.  People can see your intent just as clearly as you can.

And if you can’t see it, maybe it’s worth looking for.

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When right is not good enough

February 8, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

In finding the critical path, there are things to ignore and omit.  Going against the ways you’ve learned before might not seem obvious, but it may be the only way to move forward.

The essential requires balancing the details and making what feels like sacrifices…but aren’t.  The right might not be good enough when the clock ticks on.

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The 17th Street Dance and Building a Life

January 27, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Dancing in the streetIt’s 12:30am on a Wednesday.  I just biked 17th street for the first time.  All tonight was the product of deliberate things that came together.

Pick your thing.  Show up.  Stick with it.

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Tim Ferriss schools Aristotle by breaking down the failed New Year’s Resolution

January 18, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Smoking in the dropzoneBy 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.

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Submit. Send. Hey, can I buy you a drink? It’s 2011: show up.

January 4, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Show up (I took this at a SXSW 2009 event)That world-changing goal is right in front of you–on your calendar, in your tasks, on your mind.  But it’s not happening.

There are hundreds of reasons to hesitate on creating it, shipping it, or reaching out to the person who will make a difference.   But one reason in particular that I hope to work on in 2011 is showing up.  Here’s how.

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A Year in Review: 2010 – lessons in patience and process that you can apply

December 27, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Nehle, tired after a big year.This was a year of change.  But that change wasn’t from some big events or actions, it was from patience and process.

Here’s a review of 2010—but feel free to skip to “slogging to speediness”—those changes are what got me through 2010 and may help you, too.

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Pausing in May for three big questions

May 12, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Pause, by Eran Finkle Momentum is inevitable.  You wake up one more morning the product of the months before it, and the previous “you” seems like a specter of years ago.

Sometimes you have to pause to examine both your position and your velocity.  It’s time for three important questions.

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Grappling with a state of uncertainty

March 7, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

La Croix It’s difficult to define progress when surrounded by uncertainty.  Without a clear picture of progress, it’s challenging to focus and move ahead.

A lot of work-life, at least for me lately, is uncertainty.  I’ve begun to accept that it’s a matter of perspective.  I’ll explain how I get there, hopefully it can help you, too.

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I’m delivering a Productivity Killers how-to call tomorrow (free, w/300+ folks) – what should I cover?

January 25, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

The anti-GTD cat, by Ashley Dryden Happy Monday.  We’re 7% through the year–are you 7% through your goals?  Let’s make this happen together.

Tomorrow at 6pm EST, over 300 people will phone in to Jason Drohn and I go through the top seven productivity killers—and offer solutions.  It’s free, too.

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Forget means to an end, and find the meaning of life

January 11, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

The wisdom found on my walk to Barcelona Activa every day this past summer (in Llacuna) I needed more guidance for 2010 than just ‘swim’.  So I began seeking out something more concrete.

In the process I found what had invisibly guided the past year, and may be the key to every decision I make going forward.  Perhaps I found the meaning of it all. Continue reading…