What I learned this week, July 16, 2021

Coal and coke fire, Frisco, Texas.

What Kind of Burnt Out Are You? (And Why It Matters)

Different types of burnout require different solutions.


Classic Songs Reimagined as Vintage Pulp Book Covers


Time Management Won’t Save You


How bacteria are changing your mood


Time blocking 101: A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your daily schedule

You can probably count on your fingers the number of times you’ve completed 8 hours of work in an 8-hour workday. Whether it’s endless meetings, constant emails, or coworkers popping in for a “quick chat,” your productivity rarely makes it through the day.

The problem is that when you design your to-do list for an 8-hour workday but end up with just 1-2 hours of productive time, you’re going to be in trouble.


loteria card

Deep Habits: Use Index Cards to Accelerate Important Projects

The Depth Deck

The idea behind the depth deck is simple. Identify one or two deep projects that are important to your professional life.

For each project, identify one or two concrete next steps that:

  1. require deep work;
  2. are self-contained in the sense that they have a single focus and a clear criteria for when they’re completed.

Stylish bike rider, French Quarter, New Orleans

Garland, Dallas County tag team on another trail to connect Garland to Richardson

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