Productivity & Effectiveness

A framework for your week review

By Chris / December 24, 2019 /

I spontaneously made this as a tool for my own week review. I am finding it extremely supportive to take a full-spectrum look at my life each week (on a Sunday, for example). I will take a walk, and turn off all inputs. As I review my life, a bigger picture begins to emerge. What…

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Why did THIS popover work for me?

By Chris / December 24, 2019 /

Given that I just wrote about how annoying it is to get email signup popovers earlier that day, it struck me as odd that this one “worked” for me. When I saw this, I somehow wanted it, and did not feel annoyed by it in the same way. Now, I’m sure this is personal, but…

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The Flowtime Technique

By Chris / December 15, 2019 /

This week I discovered the Flowtime Techique, something invented by someone who wanted to tweak the Pomodoro Technique (which I have used on and off for years). Pomodoro has always been helpful at different moments when I just needed to focus. But then, it can start to feel like you are regimenting your life and…

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How we mess up website projects

By Chris / June 14, 2017 /

This post was originally published by me on Medium.com. I’ve built dozens and dozens of websites for small businesses over the past twelve years. I’ve seen a vast number of problems that can arise in the completion of those projects, and I have an idea why it’s so hard to get right. I know it’s…

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Phones for minimalism

By Chris / March 18, 2017 /

This is a beautiful movement. As we become more and more aware that more is not always better, people have begun to innovate in the other direction, by asking: How can we do less? As all productivity folks (or, spiritual teachers) have pointed out, our attention is a critical resource. The mind’s temptation to expend attention everywhere only dissipates…

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