- 9 Wonderful Ways to Get Started in the World of Personal ProductivityPosted on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 in FeaturedOne day, an innocent worker goes online and decides to see if there are any tips out in the big wide world on getting more done, more quickly, more often. But soon, the poor sod becomes entangled in a complicated trail of information; a few quadzillion blogs on the subject, millions of books, and a whole lot of fancy terms like “ubiquitous capture” and strange rituals such as weekly reviews and inbox processing.
- Your Expertise is Worth Money: 5 Sites You Can Write ForPosted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 in FeaturedPlenty of people start blogging with the hope of making some money off their expertise. But it can be difficult to turn a profit on blogging: until you’ve built up a significant readership, you can expect only a few cents worth of Google AdSense revenue. There are certainly easier ways to earn money by writing about your area of expertise.There are plenty of sites that will pay for your short articles, although several have some drawbacks.
- Looking at the Little ThingsPosted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 in FeaturedThis year has turned out to be a year of tremendous challenge for me. I realized that the career I’d spent my adult life cultivating was not quite as fulfilling as I’d hoped, and at the same time my relationship started buckling under pressures both from within and without.Change, it seems, was in order.If you listen to popular wisdom, especially as expressed in movies and TV shows, profound change comes from profound events.
- Increase Your Motivation by Framing TasksPosted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 in ProductivityIn Getting Things Done methodology and most other personal productivity systems, dividing projects and large tasks into the smallest tasks divisible is considered a basic, fundamental concept. These systems tell us to divide a task into individual actions until we get close to a point where we can’t break things down into any further actions.The point is to focus the brain on something small enough to tackle right away.
- In Uncertain Times, Prepare Yourself for New OpportunitiesPosted on Friday, November 7th, 2008 in FeaturedWe live in uncertain times. Global financial collapse, rapid relocation of industries, emerging markets, political unrest, and just the fast pace of change in the Information Era in general all mea that things you take for granted today might be completely different tomorrow.Now is certainly not a time for rigidity. The career you’re working in this year might not even exist in 2010.
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Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas
Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:
- Gather new material, both specific and general.
- The Mental Digestive Process
- Drop it
- Poof, the idea appears
- Work it
Kirby also brought out his own thoughts – drop down every ideas you have in mind – You mind is not always as good as paper and sometimes it only stays for a short period of time. After you’ve dropped your ideas into your notepad, you will also have extra chances of linking and modifying your ideas together.
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas – [Goodie Bag]