“Our generation admires people who are creating products and companies that do things to make the world a better place.”
“If you’re good at it, self-generated thought [mind wandering] can be life-affirmingly constructive.”
“If there’s a road that leads to perfect, the road that travels in the opposite direction leads to launching. Nothing will ever be perfect—not your product, service, messaging, etc. But the only real way to test it is by getting your work in front of people. Flaws can be adjusted, but the only way to find them is to get your work out there.”
“The biggest payoffs from making a bucket list don’t come from taking great vacations—vacations are great anyway—but from upgrading life’s more mundane experiences.”
“The productivity of a person who’s working on something that they care about…is so much higher than someone who’s not.”
"Some have claimed that Mayer’s not an accurate representation of a woman working in technology. Above all, a high-fashion woman like this could certainly not be relatable. But who’s to say what a role model should look like? It’s always going to be something, and it’s time to live and let live and celebrate the increasing diversity of those among us who dare to lead and be themselves along the way.”
“What matters about people is their magnetic leadership, their aptitude for helping those following in their footsteps, and their passion—how they choose to package that is their prerogative.”
Here are a few tips to help you be happy and productive today:
- Priority: productivity czar David Allen’s secret to getting things done
- 8 simple ways to get happier at work
- How delusion makes you more productive
“It’s scary to do things your own way, because it feels more personal. But I know firsthand that carving your own path is the only way to do meaningful work.”
Here are a few productivity-boosting tips for all of you busy cats!
- How using 15 minutes of downtime can realign your work-life balance
- The ultimate sign of success: the open calendar
- The truth about how much workaholics actually work
Have a great day!
“When building your team, don’t hire a skill set, instead choose people that you wouldn’t mind going for a hike with after work, and trust that most people will step up to the plate and learn the skills that they need.”
“Great entrepreneurs aren’t fearless. Instead, they acknowledge their fear (even if they feel scared of everything) and try new ideas anyway. It’s the best way to succeed on your own terms.”
“More usually, though, the reason for letting go of a goal is that we’ve evolved away from the goal, or we thought it sounded good at the time and it no longer does.”
"That’s fine," says Fast Company contributor Laura Vanderkam.
What you do at lunch can either make or break the rest of the day. So here’s what successful people do at lunch.
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Here is a basic run down of why you can’t stay focused…
- After 12 seconds of effort, your neurons are running on empty.
- They first look to glial cells for lactate, a readily used sugar.
- If glial cells can’t find lactate, they look for glycogen, which they store up at night and later convert to energy.
- If your neurons can’t find lactate or glycogen, they get exhausted—enabling other parts of your brain to call for attention.