Guest Post by Courtney Gordner, DEG Contributor (Editor’s note: I love Courtney’s new post! Even if you do not live with someone who has special needs, I highly recommend that all of you reading this get involved with The Friendship Circle, or organizations similar to this one. It is a […]
I’ve listened to Tara Rodden Robinson talk about vulnerability so many times. I’ve heard her shed tears so many times on the GTD Virtual Study Group. She’s talked to me and the world about being authentic, about being real. I know that both myself and thousands have learned from Tara. I’ve written about being authentic before on this site and in my books. I’ve always felt as if I understood its meaning. Her talks on this topic have always moved me.
But I recently witnessed an amazing event that opened my eyes and challenged me to ask whether I had really learned.
Don’t give up on any idea, whether it’s a brainstorm or a project that you have begun and perhaps put on hold. This is especially true if you really believe your idea will benefit others and if you can possibly get paid for it. If you have invested in this […]
I just finished reading Cal Newport’s thought provoking book, So Good, They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Mr. Newport defies the conventional career advice we’ve heard countless times: live your passion. He debunks the advice Steve Jobs gave at a Stanford lecture […]
We all strive to be really good at our jobs. We strive to be really good at being a partner, a spouse, a parent, a grandparent, a friend, et cetera. We strive to become really good at being productive and so, we download lots of new shiny apps in the […]
It happens to all of us at some point – our productivity system breaks down. In this post, I’ll talk about the “Three R’s” to help you get back on track.
Be prepared. No, I take that back. Be over prepared. Be zealously and unforgivably prepared in everything you do in your life. Be tenacious and unrelenting with your passion. Why? Because you deserve it. Life is too short for compromising your passion. It is too short to think about what […]
Life is about choices. For every action there’s a reaction – whether it’s good or bad. The choices you make in your lifetime will impact another person or several people. It can be positive or negative. But know this – what you do does have an impact on other people. […]
By Rebecca Wise GirsonDespite what we’ve been led to believe, we cannot have it all. Fortunately in life we encounter many things not worth having. The challenge lies in making the distinction between who and what is worth holding onto and who and what should be kicked to the curb. I’m […]
The question in the title is a loaded one and a bit existential in nature – and yet, it still raises a very good question. As a productivity author and presenter, I am hopeful that through this post, if I can inspire change with at least one person who reads this […]