background preloader

Personal Growth & Time Management

Facebook Twitter

The Brain. The Mind is a Metaphor: As It Were. As It Were · 2006-09-27 by Brad Pasanek Must we mean what we say? In the case of metaphor, meaning is underspecified, patently false, or—according to some theorists—somehow transmuted. Somehow changed. Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain - George Lakoff. Ask Yourself These Three Questions to Reinvigorate Your Motivation. 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower.

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day - Ron Friedman. If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: mise-en-place.

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day - Ron Friedman

The “Meez,” as professionals call it, translates into “everything in its place.” In practice, it involves studying a recipe, thinking through the tools and equipment you will need, and assembling the ingredients in the right proportion before you begin. It is the planning phase of every meal—the moment when chefs evaluate the totality of what they are trying to achieve and create an action plan for the meal ahead. A Free Self-Management System to Stay on Track. Superhero designed by Moriah Rich from the Noun Project Being in the zone means that you’ve become so absorbed in the activity at hand that it’s impossible to concentrate on anything else.

A Free Self-Management System to Stay on Track

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Setting Better Outcomes with a Simple Format and Guidelines. Outcomes and goals are key to everything that we do, but few people set them properly.

Setting Better Outcomes with a Simple Format and Guidelines

This article is about setting better outcomes in the context of daily outcomes within Agile Results, but the principles can be applied to any productivity system or goal setting methodology. Tony Schwartz: The Myths of the Overworked Creative. Time is finite, but we act as if it were otherwise, assuming that longer hours always lead to increased productivity.

Tony Schwartz: The Myths of the Overworked Creative

But in reality our bodies are designed to pulse and pause – to expend energy and then renew it. In this revelatory talk, energy expert Tony Schwartz debunks common productivity myths and shows us how to regain control over our energy so we can produce great work. Tony Schwartz is founder and CEO of The Energy Project, a company that helps individuals and organizations fuel energy, engagement, focus, and productivity by drawing on the science of high performance. Tony has written four bestselling books, including The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, published in 2010, and The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time, co-authored with Jim Loehr.Tony has also published widely about leadership, engagement, and culture change. Top 10 Qualities of Extremely Successful People. Why It's Worth Making Time for This Lengthy Morning Ritual. Discover How You Really Spend Your Time. Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain - George Lakoff.

No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere. As a serial entrepreneur, I’m addicted to ideas.

No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere

I feed off of ’em. And nothing makes me more upset than having a great idea… and losing it. Ideas never happen at opportune times, and having the proper idea capture tools can make sure that you’ll capture all your ideas for later processing. The problem with ideas is that they’re situational. 8 tips to make your life more surprising — from a “SurprisologistThese Are The Things That Make Up A Successful Person And An Unsuccessful Person.

Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100. The List of 100 is a powerful technique you can use to generate ideas, clarify your thoughts, uncover hidden problems or get solutions to any specific questions you’re interested in.

Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100

The technique is very simple in principle: state your issue or question in the top of a blank sheet of paper and come up with a list of one hundred answers or solutions about it. “100 Ways to Generate Income”, “100 Ways to be More Creative” or “100 Ways to Improve my Relationships” are some examples. How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity. How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time. “How do you eat an elephant?

How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time

One bite at a time.” If you’ve ever ran more than a few miles, you probably understand why you need to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the start of a race will be exhausted far before they cross the finish line. The same principle applies when trying to get work done. How to Train Your Brain and Boost Your Memory Like a USA Memory Champion.

Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days. Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day.

Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days

And when you have a seemingly insurmountable load of work, it can be a quite a challenge to even know where to start. But remember that history’s most legendary figures — from Beethoven to Beyonce — had just as little (or just as much) time as you have. Using the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey, RJ Andrews at Info We Trust designed some enlightening visualizations of how history’s most creative and influential figures structured their days. Unfortunately, there is no common prescription for the perfect schedule, and each person had a very different set of rituals. Here’s How The World’s Most Brilliant Minds Scheduled Their Days. Sources:

Here’s How The World’s Most Brilliant Minds Scheduled Their Days

Traits of the disciplined mind. Time Management Tips: How to Find the Right Mindset to Succeed With Time Management. For the past several years I have worked with time management techniques.

Time Management Tips: How to Find the Right Mindset to Succeed With Time Management

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer. I have to agree that my most productive days are those where I don't allow myself to read the news, check e-mail, facebook, etc., right after I get up. However, that happens because I've got a ton of stuff to get done, and the outside world takes a back seat until my workload is under control. Developing self discipline. Time management series Self-discipline Self-discipline can be considered a type of selective training, creating new habits ofthought, action, and speech toward improving yourself and reaching goals.

Self-discipline can also be task oriented and selective.View self-discipline as positive effort, rather than one of denial. How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits. 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower.