Category Archives: focus

Can You Compartmentalize?

When re-reading Getting It Done by Andrew J. DuBrin, PH.D., I came to a section on dealing with procrastination. One suggestion is something I’d like your feedback on. He said you can make progress with procrastination if you “compartmentalize spheres of … Continue reading

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How to Create the “Not To-Do” List

Back in March, I wrote about pruning some things from life in order to have more time to write. (See my former post “The ‘Not To-Do’ List”.) In order to make time for anything new in your life, it requires … Continue reading

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Taking Effective Action

In the August edition of Randy Ingermanson’s free (wonderfully  helpful) newsletter, there was a link to a free e-book describing a new time management system Randy is using. (For back issues of Randy’s newsletter, go here.)  Since “free” is one … Continue reading

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Writing Under the Influence

Back in high school, I watched people try to be more social and outgoing instead of shy wallflowers by drinking. They got talkative, and yes, they certainly tried things they would never have done sober. They looked and sounded silly–or worse–to me. Being … Continue reading

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Attention!

I am re-reading my Simple.ology notebook. Yesterday I was reading the “Law of Focused Attention.” Here are some quotes that stood out to me:  The things we really want in life sometimes require a lot more attention than we are … Continue reading

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