We can win the Game of Life differently

By |2023-12-31T16:18:19+13:00October 12th, 2023|Marketing, Play, Productivity|

People feel life is meaningless when they don’t have goals, rules, and feedback. (These are the 3 attributes of games, according to Dr Jason Fox, that I describe in-depth in my short ebook Gamify Your Work.) Playing the game of life, and doing work that supports your lifestyle, is only made meaningful if we have goals to [...]

Reward Yourself for Inbox Zero

By |2023-12-31T16:17:41+13:00August 10th, 2023|Articles, Blog, Productivity|

I was in the middle of mighty-tasking when I had a brilliant idea. This idea had nothing to do with the project I was working on. If I had stopped to tend to this idea properly, it would derail the state of flow I had achieved. I did not want to sacrifice my current project for a [...]

The Urgent vs the Important: How to Prioritize Your Time

By |2023-12-31T16:17:08+13:00June 22nd, 2023|Articles, Play, Productivity|

As the military general in charge of US operations in Europe during World War II, Dwight Eisenhower had many difficult days. He had to handle shifting priorities in complex, uncertain situations. His leadership was characterized by a keen understanding of the difference between urgency and importance. “What is important is seldom urgent and what is [...]

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