Friday Links for 07-04-20

From the Web…

I’m starting a semi-regular Friday links feature for this blog, hopefully to point you towards some great personal development resources around the web, this site and on paper.

Zen To Done (ZTD): The Ultimate Simple Productivity System – Leo, over at ZenHabits has an interesting post series about his new productivity system, ZTD. A modification of the ever-popular Getting Things Done (GTD) system by Dave Allen, this one focuses on building the habits of organization and productivity one at a time.

Ririan Project – A great blog if you haven’t already found it is Ririan’s website. It features a list of tips on different subjects for self-improvement. I did a guest post, 7 Little Known Ways to Drastically Improve Your Learning a few days ago.

Ben Casnocha – I’ve mentioned Ben a few times in articles, but I’ve never given his site a proper link. He’s a 19 year old entrepreneur and blogger. His writings are usually more thought-provoking than informative, which in an increasingly information dense world is rare.

From the Archives…

My archives are getting a bit bulky, nearing 300 articles. As part of Friday links I’d like to include a post from the archives you may have missed.

Learn By Doing – Improvement comes from doing, not just reading.

From the Shelf…

A few weeks ago I finished reading Dale Carnegie’s bestselling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. Although his specific tips for handling people may seem like common sense, there are some interesting points to reflect on. Here are a couple interesting points I got from the book:

  • Remember that a persons name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  • Get the other person saying, “yes, yes” immediately.
  • Ask questions instead of giving direct orders

You can get the book from Amazon here: How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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