All posts tagged ‘time

Improve My Asset Management

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” —Jorge Luis Borges My main asset is time. I’m putting […]

Why You Should Reduce Your Working Hours

The sea is like work: There’s enough for everybody. —Farin Urlaub, Am Strand (“At the Beach”) The term transition originates in the 16th century and is derived from the Latin verb transire, “to go across”. On the one hand, this seems adequate as I “went across” to live on an island this summer. On the […]

Universal Productivity

“The universe, the Greeks believed, was not indifferent. The gods take an interest in human affairs, and intercede for good or ill in our designs.” – Steven Pressfield This post isn’t about being universally productive.1 It’s about how the higher forces of the universe conspire to help us get our work done – if we […]

The 3-Step Guide to Tempo Giusto Business

Do one small thing right now. Relax. No third step required. P.S. Some Background to this Snarky Post In business, it’s easy to freak out. Especially if we’re pinched for money. Especiallisimo if we’re small and seemingly unimportant to the overall turning of the world. The common recommendation to avoid feelings of smallness is to […]

Out of the Headlights

I got some interesting reader comments by email for last week’s post, Deer in Headlights. One common objection was: “But it’s not my fault!” Of course it’s not. At least not exclusively. Deer in headlights isn’t just a hart problem. It’s a hard problem. And it’s also a herd problem, from all I can tell:1 […]