One of the things that David Allen stresses, and I believe, is how all the little things on our mental to-do lists get in the way of our ability to think and focus. I like his two minute rule – the notion that if it takes two minutes or less, just do it.
Well, I have let several two minuters pile up – things I want to share with you – and now I am making that right by getting them all down here.
I was nudged into doing this by reading Dwayne’s recent series of posts about how he has made GTD (Getting Things Done) work for him in hybrid form. Here’s the latest post – scroll back to see the others, too. If organization and personal focus are a challenge, these posts are must reads.
I don’t know why, but this post from fellow Seattlite David Anderson called Wardrobe Triage, really tickled my brain. Once a geek, always a geek! (I mean that in the nicest way, David) Even though I jest, this kind of cleaning out is a really good idea. The two year rule, alone, would reduce my closet space by lots.
Evelyn wants us to take it slow. I love the way she weaves sex, food, and marketing into the same conversation.
Great post by Rob over at Businesspundit called, Management: What Really Works. Here’s a snippet:
The sad thing is that many businesses don’t have even one of these three. I’ve seen companies where the direction is schizophrenic, accountability is non-existent, and the culture is one of backstabbing and mistrust. That is a very natural way for any group of people to interact when people have poor self-knowledge and lousy critical thinking skills.
You gotta know what the three things are, right?
I SO want to stay at this hotel. So cool.
Ellen, over at Brain Based Business, shares an interesting book that debunks learning myths and shares what’s so and what’s not so related to learning trends and predictions. This is a topic that I could go on and on about, but will save that for another post.
Business Innovation Insider offers this post called, When is a breakthrough really a breakthrough? I think this is the wrong question. A better question, in my mind, is which beliefs about breakthroughs will best enable our success and progress? Who cares how we define a breakthrough and whether our accomplishments meet a certain threshold of greatness or newness. If I can experience more ah-ha moments and speed momentum toward my goals by calling wee skips in progress breakthroughs, then SUPER. Don’t get me started on the topic of breakthroughs…….
This Management Issues post discusses the virtues of working for small and medium sized companies. I agree!