Blog Posts, page 8 of 9

A Guide to Drinking for Adults

In my younger days, I had mixed feelings about going out for drinks. Lately, though, I love bellying up to the bar. Just not the way you do it.

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Me Against the World

The idea of “me against the world” is strange. It implies that I pose a threat to The World and, therefore, must be stopped. But is that true?

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I'm Not a Phony

Confidence is kind of a dirty word these days. Talking about our strengths and abilities makes us feel like impostors. We're all insecure. I'm sick of it.

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It’s All Jazz

Every time I make a plan, it’s virtually guaranteed that something will go wrong. This was a significant stressor for me — until I learned to improvise.

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The No-Distractions Productivity Experiment Results and Stats

A few days ago I planned an experiment in which I turned off email, the phone, and chat programs to focus on high-concentration work. These are the results.

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See the Tree Coming

When you hit a tree, you can blame the tree, avoid the tree, or learn why you didn't see the tree in the first place.

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Too Busy for Fun

How turning down chances to hang out with my friends so I could keep working actually made me less productive, and what I'm doing to balance work and life.

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Losing the Weekend

I needed a reality check about why I work through the weekends, and what a weekend actually means to me.

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Enough with the Sad Stories

When I was a kid, I loved the heavy, dark, sad movies. Now I just want a story to make me smile, even if the plot is completely ridiculous.

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The No-Distractions Productivity Experiment

Yesterday I sat down and designed, developed, and wrote content for a new site. Now I need to find a way to stay this productive consistently.

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