The “Meez” & 20 Words To The Promised Land.


If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much to boil hot water without attending to a ritual called: mise-en-place.

What is the first thing YOU do when you arrive at your desk?

What 20 word question can you ask yourself to distinguish between tasks that simply feel urgent from those that are truly important?

Find the answers here: How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day


Lean in? No. Lean Back.

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Excerpts From The EconomistIn Praise of Laziness:

“THERE is a never-ending supply of business gurus telling us how we can, and must, do more. Sheryl Sandberg urges women to “Lean In” if they want to get ahead. John Bernard offers breathless advice on conducting “Business at the Speed of Now”. Michael Port tells salesmen how to “Book Yourself Solid”…

Yet the biggest problem in the business world is not too little but too much—too many distractions and interruptions, too many things done for the sake of form, and altogether too much busy-ness. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess of meetings is the biggest devourer of time: they talk of vergaderziekte, “meeting sickness”. However, a study last year…suggests that it is e-mails: it found that highly skilled office workers spend more than a quarter of each working day writing and responding to them.

Which of these banes of modern business life is worse remains open to debate. But what is clear is that office workers are on a treadmill of pointless activity. Managers allow meetings to drag on for hours. Workers generate e-mails because it requires little effort and no thought. An entire management industry exists to spin the treadmill ever faster.

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Today’s Mantra

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This. Or that?


Simple illustration.  Various applications.

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And. It’s off to work…

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And, it’s off to work…

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What successful people do in their first hour of their work day?

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  1. Don’t Check Your Email For the First Hour.  Seriously.  Stop That.
  2. Gain Awareness, Be Grateful
  3. Do the Big, Shoulder-Sagging Stuff First
  4. Choose Your Frog (Tackle the terrible, weighty thing)
  5. Customer Service (Internal or External)
  6. Ask Yourself If You’re Doing What You Want to Do*

*When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

~ Steve Jobs @ a Stanford commencement speech

See full article @ Fast Company



Tall man but short character…

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Two words…

keep going

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This was soooooo talking to me…

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