Tag Archives: Productivity

How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century’s Answer to Tumblr | Atlas Obscura

“Welcome to the world of the zibaldone. A strange melange of diary, ledger, doodle pad, and scrapbook, these volumes—along with similar ‘hodgepodges’ and ‘commonplace books’—served as a pattern for interior life from the 14th century onward, bringing comfort and inspiration to everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Lewis Carroll.”

Source: How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century’s Answer to Tumblr | Atlas Obscura

Six Ways to Help People Change | Greater Good

“If you want to influence other people’s behavior, then you need to develop trust. The core of trust in persuasive interactions is authenticity—the degree to which people think that the public face you have adopted fits who you really are inside. When people feel you are telling them things you truly believe, they are less likely to be skeptical of their interactions with you.”

Source: Six Ways to Help People Change | Greater Good

Reduce Your Stress in 2 Minutes a Day | Greg McKeown | LinkedIn

“…the key is to do less than you feel you want to. If you feel like breathing for two minutes, do it for just one minute. If you are up for a day of really listening to people deeply, do it for the next meeting only. Leave yourself eager to try it again. What you want is to develop a sustainable habit: a stress-free approach to reducing your stress.”

Source: Reduce Your Stress in 2 Minutes a Day | Greg McKeown | LinkedIn

Marginalia, the Anti-Library, and Other Ways to Master the Lost Art of Reading – 99U

“In my own life I can say I had similar books. The magnitude was not the same, but in relative terms the impact was still there. Each one of these was for me, what the economist Tyler Cowen calls a ‘quake book.’ They shook my entire world and then, as it happened, were responsible for a great deal of success in my career, relationships, and my happiness.”

Marginalia, the Anti-Library, and Other Ways to Master the Lost Art of Reading – 99U.

Fight Overwhelm with a Mind Map of Your Month – Original Impulse

“If you’re like me and practically every creative person I know, you’ve got more going on than you can reasonably handle. Yet we seem to be missing the message – adding more and more to do doesn’t always  feel great. Overwhelm is a real stressor and can degrade the quality of our days.”

Fight Overwhelm with a Mind Map of Your Month – Original Impulse.

“Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

“Many years later I realized that if I had written only a couple of pages a day, I would’ve written 500 pages at the end of a year (and that’s not even working weekends). Any contribution you make on a daily basis is fantastic.”

via “Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Email guidelines for the world. [read. follow. pass them along.] | Alexandra Franzen

“What this means is that every email is an opportunity to be extraordinarily respectful. If you are going to use up a portion of someone’s minutes, use those minutes wisely, thoughtfully, and with purpose.”

Email guidelines for the world. [read. follow. pass them along.] | Alexandra Franzen.