CNPodcast: Retrospective #25

In the latest retrospective, I explain what’s been happening during the break, share my inherent distrust of airlines and detail how I’m handling the quarantine and what’s changed about my future plans.

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CNPodcast #55: Productivity Physics

In this week’s episode, I take a light-hearted approach to discussing the physics of productivity. I’ll highlight some of the more popular rules that govern us and how our awareness of them can improve our work

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Mythical Man Month

Brook’s Law

Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule)

Parkinson’s Law

Hofstader’s Law

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CN Podcast #47: Creating Small Things

In this week’s episode, I talk about the value in creating small things and how you can use it to increase your likelihood of success. I’ll share some of the advantages of starting small and using those wins as building blocks

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Aspiration and Inspiration

As aspirational people (those who want to do), we often look to the inspirational people (those who have done it) for the keys to success.

We would do well to learn from those who are in media res (those who are in the middle of doing).  

Their stories provide the context of their decision making w/o the fog of memory, sanitization nor embellishment .

It’s why we love the the hero’s journey. We can follow the story as it unfolds. It’s exciting and we don’t know how it’s going to end.

Though it’s tempting to dismiss people who “haven’t made it yet”, I encourage you to reconsider and take advantage of what their journeys have to offer.

The Best Time

The best time to look for the next opportunity is when you already have one. 

The best time to start your side hustle is when you don’t have to depend on it for income.

The challenge is that there’s no sense of urgency.

You have comfort.

You have consistent income.

Things are getting taken care of.

Eventually, you’ll “find the time” to work on it, right?

As someone who’s been frustrated with his progress, I had to finally get fed up with the feast/famine cycle of client work to finally make a change.

I encourage you, MAKE the time to get that project going TODAY.

CN Podcast #46: Finish The Season

When setting goals it’s important to establish boundaries to avoid negative thinking about your journey. Committing to a certain period and then evaluating afterwards is good for a number of reasons. In this episode, I talk about the importance of “finishing the season” 

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CNPodcast #45: Streaks, Consistency & Habits

Streaks can serve as both a motivation and a deterrent if you’re not careful. Sometimes it pays to take that sick day. In this episode, I talk about the struggle to leverage streaks in the pursuit of consistency.

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The Difficulty in Changing What Works

We are typically incentivized to change when we aren’t getting the results we want. We are more often to criticism and alternate methods. But what about when we receive criticism and things are going incredibly well? In this week’s episode, I talk about Tyler Perry movies and the difficulty of changing what works.

#change #success #process #collaboration #adversity

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