Category Archives: life maintenance

In support of Yak Shaving

Yak shaving is heralded as pretty much “the devil” of trying to get things done.  The anti-yak shaving movement will identify this problem as being one of focus.  The moral of the story they give is “don’t yak shave“. Originally posted in … Continue reading

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Instrumental behaviour: Inbox zero – A guide – v2

This post is modified from the original. Original post: Instrumental behaviour: Inbox zero – A guide This will be brief. Inbox zero is a valuable thing to maintain.  Roughly promoted around the web as having an empty inbox. An email inbox … Continue reading

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New year’s resolutions: Things worth considering for next year

Original post: New year’s resolutions: Things worth considering for next year This post is duplicated in full from the original. The beginning of the new year is a natural Schelling Point and swiftly approaching. With that in mind I have created … Continue reading

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A purpose finding exercise

I had a friend confused and come to me asking for suggestions on how to find her purpose.  I love these questions because it’s a journey I have also been on.  There is no solid answer to that but there … Continue reading

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Lost purposes – Doing what’s easy or what’s important

A friend came to me with a startup as her main goal.  I am keen on my coaching skills so I would from time to time ask her what the top 3 most important things she could be doing today … Continue reading

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Turning the dial to eleven

I have a local lesswronger, he likes to use the phrase, “turning the dial to eleven”. I think XKCD emphasises it well: There’s something sweetly satisfying about turning the dial TO THE MAX just to see what it does. The really beautiful thing … Continue reading

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Empirically assess your time use

Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a: Empirical time management Part 3: The time that you have Part 4: What does that look like in practice? 168 hours You and me both buddy.  We both have equal … Continue reading

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Should you share your goals?

It’s complicated. And depends on the environment in which you share your goals. Scenario 1: you post on facebook “This month I want to lose 1kg, I am worried I can’t do it – you guys should show me support”. Your … Continue reading

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Cholesterol in the body

I measured my cholesterol.  It’s a bit high at 5.5mmol/L.  But I was wondering what that means… So I figured I would run the numbers. I weigh 73.2kg today.  If you make the assumption that humans are a homogeneous blob … Continue reading

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Burn rates

Burn rate is a term used to describe a startup that is not yet making more money than it spends.  It makes a lot of sense if you can imagine a company like Uber thinking, hmm – we need users, … Continue reading

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