Spare 15

What do you do with a spare fifteen minutes? Quite frequently, I’ll… Continue a Whatsapp conversation Skim the news See who’s been coming to DriverlessCroc Catch the next few minutes of whatever podcast or talk on youtube I’m listening to…

The time and the energy

As in, “I don’t know where you get them.” I can’t make more time*, and you almost certainly know more than I do about managing your energy. But here are a couple of thoughts about doing stuff – and having…

The Daily

If you haven’t, go and read Seth Godin’s posts here and here. It sounds hard, but daily turns out to be easier than weekly or fortnightly. If you do it daily, you don’t miss. Daily writing. Daily exercise. Daily prayer…

The level of your systems

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. James Clear – Atomic Habits If you want things to be easier tomorrow, it really helps to have strong systems in place.…

You snooze you lose

… is a fact of life. It means if you’re not alert, you’ll miss out. It doesn’t mean that it’s okay to snatch something out of someone’s hand just because they’re not looking, or that we shouldn’t set something aside…

Old year’s resolutions

What can you tick off already? Good work on those. What do you need to quit – stop doing, stop trying to do, draw a line under, declare an amnesty for yourself, admit that it won’t get done, and let…

The last ten minutes…

…before you leave the house is not the time to start moving faster. Strange things happen to time in the last ten, and the minutes go twice as fast. Thrash early. Start acting with last minute urgency with twenty minutes**…

The end in mind

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Steven R. Covey’s first habit of highly effective people is to begin with the end in mind. Where do you want to go? What do you want to build?…

Seeds

Try thinking about your words and actions as seeds.  One way to do this is to start at the end. Ask yourself “What kind of plant do I want to grow?” And try to plant the right seed in the…