background preloader

Discover A Better Way of Working

Discover A Better Way of Working

Study Hacks On Sam Harris and Stephen Fry’s Meditation Debate February 19th, 2019 · 44 comments A few weeks ago, on his podcast, Sam Harris interviewed the actor and comedian Stephen Fry. Early in the episode, the conversation took a long detour into the topic of mindfulness meditation. Harris, of course, is a longtime proponent of this practice. What sparked the diversion in the first place is when, early in the conversation, Fry expressed skepticism about meditation. Typically when we find ourselves in a chronic state of ill health it’s because we’ve moved away from something natural that our bodies have evolved to expect.Paleolithic man didn’t need gyms and diets because he naturally exercised and didn’t have access to an overabundance of bad food.Mindfulness mediation, by contrast, doesn’t seem to be replicating something natural that we’ve lost, but is instead itself a relatively contrived and complicated activity. Harris’s response was to compare meditation to reading. Read more » Myth Confirmed

8 pensamentos que mudarão a sua vida Neste mundo são várias as pessoas de sucesso, umas mais conhecidas outras nem tanto, mas todas com algo para nos ensinar, sobretudo quem procura ter mais sucesso e ser alguém na vida. Foi através destas pessoas que se fez este artigo com alguns pensamentos que mudarão a sua vida por certo. Pensamentos que no último dos casos lhe trarão algum tempo de reflexão, de luta interior de pensamentos e que no final o conduzirão a uma conclusão em relação à sua vida. Sem dúvida um artigo com informação bastante valiosa! O tempo não me preenche, eu preencho o tempo! Parâmetros e prazos a cumprir, definem tempo, mas geralmente não de uma forma eficaz. As pessoas que me rodeiam são as pessoas que escolhi! É comum lidarmos com pessoas que pura e simplesmente nos deixam loucas por alguma razão, mas somos nós que escolhemos quais são as pessoas que nos rodeiam. A experiência é irrelevante. Imaginemos que você tem “10 anos de trabalho em web-design”. Os voluntários ganham sempre

HBR - Accomplish More by Doing Less by Tony Schwartz | 7:40 AM December 13, 2011 Two people of equal skill work in the same office. For the sake of comparison, let’s say both arrive at work at 9 am each day, and leave at 7 pm. Bill works essentially without stopping, juggling tasks at his desk and running between meetings all day long. He even eats lunch at his desk. Sound familiar? Nick, by contrast, works intensely for approximately 90 minutes at a stretch, and then takes a 15 minute break before resuming work. Bill spends 10 hours on the job. By 1 pm, Bill is feeling some fatigue. It’s called the law of diminishing returns. Nick puts in the same 10 hours. Nick takes off a total of two hours during his 10 at work, so he only puts in 8 hours. Because Nick is more focused and alert than Bill, he also makes fewer mistakes, and when he returns home at night, he has more energy left for his family. It’s not just the number of hours we sit at a desk in that determines the value we generate.

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done Katia Verresen's new client had a big problem: He needed to find three to four extra hours in his day. This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for an oversubscribed startup founder, but his ability to fundraise and recruit the best talent depended on it. By the time he met Verresen, executive coach to many such founders, he was drained, pessimistic, dreading every week before it started. Even though tech culture champions sleeplessness, overtime and burnout, Verresen has seen how this mindset can lead to failure. To turn it around, her first order of business is to collect as much data on her clients as she can and funnel it into a plan with one goal: Maximizing energy. But the proof is in the pudding. Her method has turned Verresen into one of the most sought after coaches in the business. Filling Your Buckets Maintaining and using energy wisely might seem like obvious advice, but it’s hardly ever heeded. Physical Energy: The foundation of everything you do.

Time Management Tips: How to Find the Right Mindset to Succeed With Time Management | The Best Time Management Tips For the past several years I have worked with time management techniques such as lists, prioritization, planning and so on. But it wasn’t until I adopted a Quadrant 2 mindset that I really started seeing results. The phrase “Quadrant 2” comes from Stephen Coveys book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People . Every task you need to do can be split into one of the 4 quadrants: 1. How to tackle the different tasks Each task needs to be tackled in a specific way, at a specific time and handled right. them the repercussions could be bad. tasks as you do when working in Quadrant 1 but without all the stress and pressure of the first quadrant. working on time management I want you to remember this mindset, use all the exercises we discuss to further increase the time you spend in Quadrant 2 and decrease the time you spend in the other Quadrants. on how to become efficient you should join The Time Management Expert Course. I have something you are going to be interested in checking out. Comments

Creative coaching, creativity, productivity Feedback Matrix - Communication Skills from MindTools Using Feedback Constructively Which way do you go after receiving feedback? © iStockphoto Susanne: Hi, thanks for meeting with me today. As I mentioned, I wanted to talk with you about the construction plan you submitted yesterday. Charles: Thanks, it's great to hear feedback like that. Susanne: Well, I'm glad you feel that way. Charles: I'm really sorry. Susanne: That's seems reasonable. This sounds like a "textbook" feedback exchange – just how it's supposed to happen. However, while it seems ideal, we don't know how well it actually worked. Have you ever been part of a conversation like that? ... for the complete article: Mind Tools Club members, click here. Join the Mind Tools Club to finish this article AND get 1,000 more resources Join now for just $1, first month "When I started using Mind Tools, I was not in a supervisory position.

10 Proven Strategies of High-Performance Teams [INFOGRAPHIC] Ronald Brown is a successful startup CEO with an extensive background in technology and consumer marketing. His new book, Anticipate. The Architecture of Small Team Innovation and Product Success is available via iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Who drives product innovation? The answer is small, entrepreneurial development teams — better known as "agile teams" in the high-tech industry. These types of teams are obviously essential for startups, but many large companies approach team-building in the same way, especially those that lead the industry in terms of product revenue. What are the essential elements — the genetic structure, if you will — of a high-performance team? Image courtesy of iStockphoto, francisblack

How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science You make goals… but then you procrastinate. You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Seriously, what’s the problem? Why are we so good at thinking of what to do but so terrible at actually doing those things? The problem is you’re skipping an essential step. The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. We can’t ignore our emotions. And we can’t fight our feelings. Via The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking: …when experimental subjects are told of an unhappy event, but then instructed to try not to feel sad about it, they end up feeling worse than people who are informed of the event, but given no instructions about how to feel. So what does the unavoidable power of feelings mean for motivation? In their book Switch, Chip and Dan Heath say that emotions are an essential part of executing any plan: Focus on emotions. 1) Get Positive It’s optimism.

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. Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)? The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour. I know this from my own experience. If you’re a manager, here are three policies worth promoting: 1. 2. 3. It’s also up to individuals to set their own boundaries. 1. 2. 3.

Act One The Stop - Keep Doing - Start Process - Communication Skills Training From MindTools Simple Questions for Improving Performance MBTI® is a trademark of the MBTI Trust Inc. (see "Stop – Keep Doing – Start" provides action focused feedback. © iStockphoto/pagadesign Feedback is essential for our professional growth: It helps us identify and build the skills we need for success. But asking for feedback can be daunting, particularly when we fear that it might not be wholly positive. In this article, we'll look at "Stop – Keep Doing – Start", a tool that helps us ask for focused, action-based feedback. Overview The SKS (Stop – Keep Doing – Start) Process is the formal name for a short set of questions that you can use when you ask for feedback. What should I stop doing? Phil Daniels, a psychology professor at Brigham Young University, is credited with devising the process. Tip 1: Stop – Keep Doing – Start was initially devised as a way of requesting help and feedback. Tip 2: How to Use the Process What Should I STOP Doing? What Should I KEEP Doing? Tip: Key Points

The Happiness Project