One of the great things about having your own blog is that you can designate holidays within your own micro-publishing empire whenever you like. So I am officially designating October 1 as List of 100 Dreams Day.
If you’ve made it to Chapter 2 in 168 Hours, you know that the List of 100 Dreams is an exercise dreamed up by career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levin… read more »
Writing 168 Hours, it was very important to me to use real people with their real names. Many self-help books are filled with morality tales of, say, “John” who wants to use his time better, follows the author’s instructions and bam! Life is perfect.
But, of course, life seldom works this way. I find it more interesting to see how people rea… read more »
There’s a lot of literature out there on how to be more productive. It’s full of tips and tricks, like making to-do lists, possibly while you’re watching TV (per a recent post on Dumb Little Man). But over the years, I have found that the best productivity “trick” is to actually get better at what you do. That is, you recognize w… read more »
One year ago today was apparently the busiest day in recent memory on NYU Hospital’s labor and delivery floor, because my induction (scheduled as I was 41+ weeks with nothing happening) was pushed back twice. I was sent tromping back and forth to my doctor’s office with my suitcase. Good times. But little Sam finally appeared around 10PM, so tod… read more »
I wrote a few months ago about trying to think of ourselves as master craftsmen. You identify your professional skills, and then treat your work as craft — something in which you take pride, and which can be improved upon with focused effort.
Of course, the metaphor can keep going too! In the Middle Ages, craftsmen had their guilds — associations… read more »