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Be Successful First Thing in the Morning. Again and again, it is proving to me that if I begin my day by immediately doing the most important goal for that day, the day will be a tremendous success.

Be Successful First Thing in the Morning

How about your pet project? Do you think that you will ever finish it, if you don’t put in effort consistently? Just wake up, and start working on the most important goal. Just for 5 minutes. It will be more – but the 5 minute target removes all excuses. The science behind how your productivity is chosen by what you eat. Every 7 years our body will change completely.

The science behind how your productivity is chosen by what you eat

This means that each and everyone of your cells will have been renewed and exchanged for another one that your body has produced.

tDCS/Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation | Life Hacks/Etc

Biofeedback, Brain hacking [brmlab] Nootropics. Quantified Self Guide. Digifit The Digifit ecosystem is a full suite of Apple apps that records heart rate, pace, speed, cadence, and power of your running, cycling and other athletic endeavors.

Quantified Self Guide

Data can be uploaded to the well established training sites Training Peaks and New Leaf. The ecosystem is is split up into the Digifit™, iCardio™, iRunner™, iBiker™, iSpinner™ and iPower™ apps. To utilize the full functionality of the app you must purchase the Digifit Connect ANT+ dongle and and the purchase of an advanced functionality App. URL: Quantified Self Guide. John Amschler Hi I'm a Wireless Technology Designer who likes to make great technology useful for everyone!

Quantified Self Guide

I track Sleep, Activity, Weight, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate Variability, Location, Computer time and other data using Zeo, BodyMedia Fit, Digifit, Withings, Pol. Self-Tracking Tools Review 2. This is the second article of a series where I review several self-tracking tools.

Self-Tracking Tools Review 2

I will go on a little tangent this week. To make it clear what I look for in different tools, I will discuss the different aspects of self-tracking tools to consider when making a selection. These considerations are based on my own experience tracking myself, feedback from users of tools that I’ve built, and from my research in human-computer interaction and personal informatics. First thing to consider is what question about yourself are you trying to answer and would the self-tracking tool collect the right data to answer your question.

Trackers/Data Gatherers/Etc

6 things I do to be consistently happy. Now that it’s almost two years since I first had the idea for Buffer, and with the year and a half before that which I worked on my previous startup, I’ve started to notice a few patterns amongst the ups and downs that come with building a startup.

6 things I do to be consistently happy

One of the most important things I’ve learned during this time is that I perform the best when I’m happy. It really does change everything. Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing. Why I Don't Do Unpaid Overtime and Neither Should You. Published: 02/26/2012 As a programmer in the U.S. for 30 years now I have spent some of that time working more than 40 hours in a week, which is not all that common in this industry, and when I was salaried I rarely if ever got more pay.

Why I Don't Do Unpaid Overtime and Neither Should You

No more, I now find the whole idea nauseating. I am not talking about running your own business, or working at a startup or other business entity where working more hours might get you a big payout. I ran two small software companies from the mid 80's to 90's and we did work a lot of hours; but all of us shared in whatever we made and in the second company worked under contract so the more we worked the more we got. But that's not the point of this post. If I worked at some big technology company and agreed to some salary, my expectation is that I am being paid to do my best for a standard work week, which is generally considered (at least in the U.S.) to be 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

What does this mean for the employee? What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Mornings are a great time for getting things done.

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. Your supply of willpower is fresh after a good night’s sleep. That makes it possible to turn personal priorities like exercise or strategic thinking into reality. 7 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Increase Your Productivity. We’re all busy people.

7 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Increase Your Productivity

Some people, though, are busier than we’d ever imagine, yet are somehow are able to stay on top of things so well they seem to go about their life in a lackadaisical manner, while we struggle to produce good work and maintain a household. What’s their secret? Why do they seem to have everything figured out; always unstressed and ready to go? Leverage. Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek. Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup. "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup

" - Jim Rohn A long time ago, I came across the amazing quote above, which was said often by Jim Rohn. It stook in my mind, and as the years have gone on, I feel I’ve increasingly started to learn the true meaning of it. How I manage my todos, priorities and calendar. I find it a constant battle to keep my priorities straight. There’s always 100+ things pulling at my attention and if I’m not super-focused, I end up working on stuff that doesn’t matter. My top three priorities are … Dehydration (Brain Fog/Etc) How to murder your productivity. In this post, you are going to learn proven techniques that you can immediately put to use.

Never Stop Hacking. This is a quick post, something that I have to get out of my mind and onto paper (err, the internets!). I was thinking earlier today about what makes me happy--really, truly happy. I had just stopped coding, and was feeling frustrated that my builds weren't working like I had hoped. I decided to go onto IRC for some procrastination, and ended up chatting with a really good friend. My friend (who will remain unnamed), is an extremely smart fellow. One of the smartest I've ever had the pleasure of talking to. The desire to learn new things. Design Your How: Set Three Goals. Last week we talked about the importance of having predictable ‘office hours.’ The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?

It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Switching From Coffee to Caffeine Pills. Lifehacks. Sort - Self Hacks/Productivity. Health. Health/Healthy/Health Food Info/Diets | Food. The quantified self: Counting every moment. Self Knowledge Through Numbers. The Quantifiable Self.

About 400 people interested in serious self-tracking meet for the inaugural Quantified Self conference in May this year. Self-tracking means monitoring quantities like your weight, sleep, location, messages, genes, body chemistry, performance, productivity, or any other of a thousand metrics. Self-trackers arrived from all over the world to share and explore the whys and hows of self-tracking. Self knowledge through numbers we call it. The rise of programmable self. Automate Your Most Annoying Errands with These Tools. Are You a Zen Coder or Distraction-Junkie? « Owl's Blog on .NET development. What you do when compiling can ruin your life. And not just when compiling, but when waiting for any short computer operation to finish.

That time is ridiculously tiny compared to the rest of your workday, yet it can have a huge impact on your productivity and well-being overall. Yes, that’s a big fat claim.

Sleep/Waking Up Early

Zeo sleep experiments. Someone suggested that instead of running experiments serially, with limited sample sizes (because I am impatient to try the next interesting suggestion), I could instead take a step up in statistical sophistication and use a factorial experiment design: use multiple experimental interventions simultaneously for a much larger sample size, and then run ANOVA analyses rather than simpler two-sample t-tests. No less than R.A.

Coffee. The Misconception: Coffee stimulates you. The Truth: You become addicted to caffeine quickly, and soon you are drinking coffee to cure withdrawal more than for stimulation. Mmmm, a warm cup of coffee with delicious cream, topped with a frothy head. Ability to Learn Is Affected by the Timing of Sleep: Scientific American Podcast. Nootropics. Modafinil and startups.