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Ideas are worthless, and execution is worth everything

Ideas are worthless, and execution is worth everything

It’s funny how an article from 2005 can still be so relevant today. About eight years ago, Derek Silvers (the founder of CDBaby)¬†wrote about how ideas are worthless by themselves, and only become worth something when they’re multiplied by great execution. I’m tempted to post his article in full because […]

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Become More Awesome

10 currencies you own that are worth more than money

10 currencies you own that are worth more than money

Money talks, and it’s one of the strongest motivators out there. But there are a ton of other currencies that can heavily influence other people in addition to money.

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Become More Awesome

The most terrifying question you will ask yourself today

The most terrifying question you will ask yourself today

I was going to make this one of those blog posts where I ask you to grab a pen and a piece of paper (“I’ll wait”), ask you to write down a bunch of garbage and then answer a question, but I decided against it. No one ever actually grabs […]

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Time

5 ways to be more productive the next time you do the dishes

5 ways to be more productive the next time you do the dishes

It’s a simple equation: the dishes need to get done, because if they don’t get done, they pile up and then you get sad. But here’s the thing – activities that eat up a lot of time but only a little attention are incredible opportunities to be more productive.

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Energy

Is more conflict the key to becoming more productive?

Is more conflict the key to becoming more productive?

If you’re anything like me, you love TED talks and productivity. So when I was stumbling around on TED.com and found Margaret Heffernan’s talk about productivity, my brain almost ate itself. In a nut, Heffernan is a successful businesswoman who has been the CEO at five large companies, and she […]

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Meditation/Mindfulness

4 Ways to Surf the Internet Mindfully

4 Ways to Surf the Internet Mindfully

Second only to Narnia, the Internet is the most magical, make-believe place in the world. And because it’s so magical, it’s incredibly easy to get lost in it; jumping around from one distraction to the next – from pictures of food, to cute kittens, to cute girls on Facebook, to […]

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Time

The Two Minute Rule

The Two Minute Rule

However you manage your schedule, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of adding absolutely everything to it because, man, that feeling of crossing something off of it just feels so good. The two minute rule will save you from that trap.

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Energy

13 things to do ‘because it’s Thursday’

13 things to do ‘because it’s Thursday’

This blog is about becoming more productive, but too much productivity can add rigidity to your life. Being a bit more impulsive can help you push back against that rigidity.

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