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Not Enough Time

Black Bass Hotel,Lumberville, Pennsylvania

Bye over-scheduled task list. You won't be missed. The problem is having too much stuff to fit into a small container (24 hours). If we look at task management and time management as simply a container organization problem, it becomes simpler. How do we fit all of the stuff we have to do into our small container? By simplifying. And letting go.zenhabits…

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The iPad Is A Consumption Device

iPad, Girl, Reading

ignore the code: iPad: A Consumption Device, After All? by Lukas Mathis Right now, for most of its users, the iPad is a consumption device. It’s not a PC replacement, and it’s not much better than a phone for gaming or watching movies or reading. That puts it into an awkward position. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s no reason the iPad couldn’t replace most PCs in people’s homes, and be better than those PCs at most tasks for…

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Rabbit Hole

Too much on my plate. Learning to say no. Helping people. Doing things that aren’t in line with your creative path.  These are all things that need to be addressed in my life and I’m guessing in yours as well.Lauri Novak Photography I’ve been at Level 11 in the Arcanum since May. I just need to take 10 new images and complete a critique to level up. But … it seems the summer is almost over and I barely have…

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Working Both Creatively And Productively

I'm probably not taking a huge risk in thinking you'd like to be more productive and more creative. Unfortunately the two seem to be at odds. What you do to increase productivity makes it harder to be creative and the things you do to be more creative often make you less productive. Working Both Creatively And Productively Tracking hours, invoicing, paying business bills and quarterly taxes -- these tasks keep me productive but allow little time for continuing to learn…

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What Will You Not Do?

When we take a moment to consider what our most important work is, we tend to think mostly about what we want to accomplish and do and be. But why not also think about what we will not do? What tasks and pursuits will we give up or entrust to others? What areas of our time, energy, and attention will we simplify in order to create the space and the margin to do what we want? We can do anything…

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