Don’t Be Busy

The most useful and counterintuitive productivity advice I was ever given was don’t be busy. Do less things. Commit to fewer responsibilities. Don’t try to fill your schedule up. It’s strange advice because busyness is one of the things we most associate with productive people. Think of the CEO who works 100 hour workweeks or […]

Why Focusing Can Often Feel Lazy

A lot of ideas sound right when you hear them, but don’t feel right when you do them. This is often because they have unseen side effects that aren’t immediately obvious when you first learn them. One such idea is that focus matters more than time management. That is to say, it’s better to have […]