Steve Jobs Diet Cheat Day: Focusing is about...
Look. Who doesn’t like Steve Jobs? Not us. We love Steve Jobs. Changed the world, etc. And yet… and yet there is no shortage of inspirational Steve Jobs quotes and videos and stories on Tumblr. So we took a pledge, “Easy on the Steve Jobs reblogs.” And yet… here we are. Reblogging a cool Steve Jobs video. Sue us. Mofo makes a point. You can’t do everything....
The sloths are coming... eventually
You can only get away with being super slow if you are this cute. So let that be a lesson to all of us procrastinators, slow sippers, occupy bed blanket-ers. from: lindseykirkbride
How do you stay creative?
Especially #7, take breaks. (You get into a total rut and diminish returns on thinking. But my favorite is 15, collaborate. hrrrthrrr: Some inspiration to start your week with. I fully support everything on this list! Especially number 24. Anyone know who created it?
Rethinking due dates and time in projects
“Just use Start Dates to plan what you think you should do, and reserve Due Dates for things that actually have to get done. (To keep this straight, I use a “Due” perspective to show what’s actually due, and a “Do” perspective to show what I’m planning to do.” christopherdwhite: “Worse, indiscriminate use of Due dates dilutes their value and undermines any task-planning system. Need...
Why do people hire you?
“But what businesses really want isn’t just a solution to their problem, they want someone who can solve the problem better than they could on their own.” - The #1 Thing That Successful Freelancers Always Do from abetterfreelancer
Nick Nolte. Philosopher.
“The secret subject of any story worth telling is time, but you can never say its name.” gq: This Is How Nick Nolte Says Hello “When you start thinking about death more than sex,” reflects Nick Nolte, “you know you’re getting old.” Nolte, who is 70, sits at a table in the garden of his Malibu home, mulling it over. “At 70, you crest that hill. In the sixties you’re still...
More money in less time is good, but why?
“The money, per working hour, is generally much better being a freelancer — at least in my experience across the pond, your labor market may differ. Here is where money becomes a defining issue. If your are free lancing just to make more money for your time without a deeper understanding of why you are pursuing your own cause then I’d suggest you’re missing out on a chance to be even better...
Merge PDFs to make an easy to manage "book."
Now this is more efficient and easy to manage than a million PDFs when you’re on a study binge. /via onethingwell Gelatin > Gelatin automatically merges PDF files. Drag and drop your files to the app, it takes care of the rest. You can do the same thing with Preview, but it’s relatively fiddly, and Gelatin is free. [Mac App Store](http://1tw.org/scyuei) Via...
Freelancers: spend time selling
“Most freelancers probably don’t think of themselves as a sales person–at least, not at first. Yet, sales is a vital part of running a freelancing business since it is how freelancers get clients. No matter how uncomfortable, all freelancers need to know a little about.” From: 10 of the Most Surprising Things About Freelancing /via abetterfreelancer
Do freelancers have time to train their own staff?
“Excuse #3. I Don’t Have Time to Train Someone …Here’s another good excuse, and I’m guilty of thinking it myself. Again, there are ways to get around this obstacle. Of course, the most obvious one is to hire someone who doesn’t need a lot of training. Other than that, here are some ideas: Use video to record training–Make a screen capture video to show how you want things done. By...
Beautiful time anxiety
“even the time allotted to a normal, happy life is far too short for such a journey” merlin: “My grandfather used to say: “Life is astonishingly short. Now, in my memory, it is so compressed that I can hardly understand, for example, how a young person can decide to ride to the next village without being afraid that—apart from accidents—even the time allotted to a normal, happy life...
Time to do it right
We’re about respecting time. This quote hit home. moneyisnotimportant: “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” -John Wooden One of the best time savers is spending an extra few minutes doing something right the first time.
Time management and email
Not that anybody has time management issues with email. *Whistles innocently…* minimalmac: “Make sure you have a consistent set of useful behaviors in place before you try to solve your problems with plugins and apps. Is email causing you trouble because you are ignoring the basics? Do you have a habit (such as checking every time a new message arrives) or a lack of one (such as not...