Daily Gleanings (11 June 2019)

Michael Thomas discusses the importance of sleep for knowledge work through the lens of a couple key anecdotal narratives. Todoist has published a helpful introduction to “GTD practices and what [they] think is the most intuitive way to implement the[se practices] in Todoist.” The essay comments, in part, that “the key to GTD isn’t the […]

Daily Gleanings (30 April 2019)

In episode 173 of the Minimalists’ podcast, the Minimalists discuss digital clutter with Cal Newport based on his new book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (Portfolio, 2019). The discussion focuses a good deal on the negative impact of social media on our ability to focus on the work and relationships […]

Daily Gleanings (17 April 2019)

From Greg McKeown via Twitter: “Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.” The extent to which we allow our attention to be drawn off from where it really should be is the extent to which we also become less effective in that area. INTF has announced that a new […]

Are You Free to Focus? (Part 2: Stopping)

Last week, we began reviewing some of the highlights of Michael Hyatt’s new book Free to Focus. If you missed this introduction, be sure to go back to read it for the context it provides on what we’re discussing this week. Image supplied by Michael Hyatt and Company Hyatt divides his advice in Free to […]

Daily Gleanings (8 April 2019)

Charles Quarles’s Theology of Matthew: Jesus Revealed as Deliverer, King, and Incarnate Creator (P&R, 2013) is available this month for free from Logos Bible Software. Matt D’Avella hosts a short (< 9 min) video with Greg McKeown that introduces some of the key lines of thinking around essentialism. For additional discussion, see previous posts about […]

Setting (and Limiting) Your Goals for the Year

What do you want to accomplish in the next 12 months? As we greet the new year and look forward to making the most of it, it’s important to take some time to identify—and limit—what we most want to do with it. Otherwise, we’re liable to get to the end of the year and have […]