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Month: June 2011 (Page 1 of 2)

Why You Can’t Exercise Too Much

Deadlift

” Our major finding is that repeated very intense exercise prolongs life span in well trained practitioners. Our findings underpin the importance of exercising without the fear that becoming exhausted might be bad for one’s health.”

These are the findings from a University in Spain studying Tour de France riders.  Stop using the excuse that you’ll do to much.  The best thing to do is start SOMETHING and refine it as days go by.

See also Wired’s article on this.

 

5 reasons why side projects are good business

This article is great motivation for anyone looking to put some spare time towards a side project  or business idea.

1.  New Skills.  2.  Connections and Networking.

Click here to read more.

 

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Many have pondered how to delete their Facebook account but haven’t been sure just how to do it.  Here is a great article with the steps to do so.

How to delete your Facebook account – Adam Dachis

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study: How Jennifer tripled her rate working 1/3 the hours by mastering the art of networking

Most of us suck at networking.

We think it’s sleazy.

We’re not sure what to say.

Case Study: How Jennifer tripled her rate working 1/3 the hours by mastering the art of networking.


Workaholism: an occupational hazard for web workers? — Online Collaboration

Among the joys of web work is the freedom to create a more porous boundary between your personal and working life. Need to pop out to take your kids to swim lessons in the middle of the day? If you’re a web worker, that’s not a problem. Or conversely, if you have a huge deadline looming, you can say goodnight to your better half and pop open your laptop to get an extra hour of work in.

Workaholism: an occupational hazard for web workers? — Online Collaboration.


Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Daily Routine – Lifehacker

Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Daily Routine – Lifehacker.

1. Wake Up

2. Make Breakfast Fast and Cheap

3. Go to Work Late (or Early)

4. Better Organize Your Work Day

5. Cut Out Tedious Tasks at Work with Text Expansion

6. Enjoy Your Time at the Office More

7. Stay Productive All Day

8. Upgrade Your Exercise Routine

9. Do Your Chores Faster and Easier

10. Solve Your Sleep Problems

Good Hours, Not More Hours – The Simple Dollar

This article hits pretty close to home.  My main hours where I’m “on” are about 10-1, and 3-6.  When are your ‘good hours’ of the day?

While you may be at work longer or at different times try to keep your main projects scheduled for when you’re firing on all cylinders as it were.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2011/06/04/good-hours-not-more-hours/

19 apps to boost concentration – WebWorkerDaily

While some people view apps as only a distraction they can be a useful tool when approaching them with a balanced view.

Check out this post from WebWorkerDaily with 19 great apps to help boost productivity by increasing concentration.  My favorite sections are the site blockers and timers.

Read on at http://gigaom.com/collaboration/19-apps-to-boost-concentration

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What’s Your Start-up’s “Bus Count”? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming

 

 

 

 

1. Myth: You have to hire “ninjas”.

2. Myth: Programmers need to work in quiet, without interruption.

3. Myth: Start-ups run hot, so we’re just gonna have to burn everyone out.

4. Myth: Looming deadlines necessitate shortcuts.

5. Myth: Developers should take ownership of their code.

6. Myth: You need a quirky hiring process.

7. Myth: Specialization is essential.

What’s Your Start-up’s “Bus Count”? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming

Seth’s Blog: Which of the four are getting in the way?

You don’t know what to do

You don’t know how to do it

You don’t have the authority or the resources to do it

You’re afraid

Once you figure out what’s getting in the way, it’s far easier to find the answer (or decide to work on a different problem).

Stuck is a state of mind, and it’s curable.

via Seth’s Blog: Which of the four are getting in the way?.

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