Posts Categorized: Psychology

Focus

As the flip side to my introspection yesterday on distraction, today I’m looking at focus. It’s appropriate because I’m starting Week 1 of my life pivot on Monday and one of my assignments for this week is working on my focus. How better to start the week than with focus? I can’t think of anything… Read more »

Distraction

This is a personal post involving some introspection on my part, so it may not be of use to everyone. If not, I apologize, but I’m going to be a bit self indulgent in this post. I am currently attempting what amounts to a “pivot” for my life in general. I have spent the past… Read more »

Don’t Turn the Other Cheek

Growing up I was always taught that when someone treats you poorly that you have to be the better person. It’s also what most religions seem to teach. I’ve never bought into that. Not even as a child. I always believed that actions should have consequences. Maybe it’s because, when I was a little kid,… Read more »

Think Inside the Boxes!

I happened across an article on LIfehacker the other day by Robby Macdonell, which really resonated with me. It advocated “Location Boxing” to get your brain to switch gears between different styles of thinking. The suggestion is that when you need to switch the type of work you are doing, changing your physical situation can… Read more »

Who Am I?

I contemplated this question when I took this morning off from work and the internet to spend some time at the spa with my wife. She had signed us up for a couple much needed massages. My wife, being the health and exercise minded person that she is, suggested we work out before. After a… Read more »

Perfectionism Is Dangerous!

I was reminded the other day by an article by Joshua Rivera of Lifehacker that you have to be careful about trying to achieve perfection in whatever you create. He linked to a video with the late David Foster Wallace from when he spoke on the topic of ambition on the PBS show, “Blank on… Read more »

Catch-Up Weekend

It’s time for another catch-up weekend for me. That is a weekend where I power through a bunch of tasks that I haven’t been able to accomplish over the past few weeks. You know the types of tasks I’m talking about. Those scores of quick tasks that you never get to because you’re just so… Read more »

Too Busy? Automate More!

Every day is packed with activities. Work to do, appointments to get to, events to attend, chores to get done and there never seems to be any free time. Our lives are too busy and all the technology we surround ourselves doesn’t seem to make it better. In a world with computers, dishwashers, washing machines… Read more »

Communicating While Delegating

One thing has been made clear to me over the years. Communication is not as simple as telling someone something. It isn’t about what you say, it’s about what they hear or how they interpret what you say. Jessica Stillman wrote an article about this phenomenon for Inc.com and her take was that when you… Read more »

What’s Your Point?

I was reading a short piece from Geoffrey James on Inc.com today entitled “Rule No. 1: Get to the Point.” His main assertion was that people are busy, so you shouldn’t waste their time beating around the bush and using excessive business cliches and jargon. I agree with that statement, but I think there is… Read more »