To Hell with Infinity! The Internet is Shrinking and We Don’t Seem to Care

Imagine having access to all the world's information in your pocket. Think of all the millions and millions of websites. All the .coms and .blogs and .lols (yes that's a real extension). Imagine the weird, quirky, strange, helpful, shocking, scary websites -- websites that cover the full scope of humanity from the best to the… Continue reading To Hell with Infinity! The Internet is Shrinking and We Don’t Seem to Care

Are you checking or producing?

I put off writing the sentence you're reading now by checking to see if some online bills went through. I spend most of my time thinking I'm being productive, when really, I'm being administrative. You know blogging is scary when you procrastinate by checking to see if your bills finished processing. I spent most of… Continue reading Are you checking or producing?

Dalton Mabery — Faith, Consistency, and Productivity with Intent (#36)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube "I've got to offload everything I'm doing, and just focus on a couple different areas." Today on the show I'm joined by Dalton Mabery (@daltonmabery). Dalton Mabery is digital creator with a podcast, blog, and newsletter in which he regularly shares tips on digital… Continue reading Dalton Mabery — Faith, Consistency, and Productivity with Intent (#36)

You Know Too Much And You Produce Too Little – A Chapter from The Book

Here's a free chapter from my newest book, "But I Have No Original Ideas." You're stuck because you have too much information. You're spending hours on Farnam Street trying to find the perfect mental model. You're reading essays and articles and books on productivity. You're building another brain because the first one wasn't good enough.… Continue reading You Know Too Much And You Produce Too Little – A Chapter from The Book

A conspiracy theory

You're not in control. They are. Not a big pyramid with an eyeball. Not a group of men in suits sitting around a glossy table in a dark room plotting to keep you poor. It's whoever wrote that outrage tweet. Or that political manifesto on Facebook. Or that comment on your profile picture about how… Continue reading A conspiracy theory

23 minutes

It takes 23 minutes to refocus after being distracted. By default, opening a new tab in Google Chrome shows you a distraction page - a list of 10 of the websites you visit the most. That's 10 ways to lose 23 minutes. Enter Momentum. It's my favorite productivity app of all time. If you liked… Continue reading 23 minutes