It’s ironic but true. You can now find such an enormous collection of productivity tips and philosophies on the Internet that carefully shifting them to find what works best for you will bring your productivity to a complete halt.
Nonetheless, a refreshing and challenging post from Matt Raible deserves a mention.
Despite the fact (or, perhaps, because of it) that the author “grew up in the back woods of Montana with no electricity” and is “mostly Irish”, it is one of the best lists of nine productivity tips and six life tips that I’ve read in a long while.
It’s refreshing because Matt is not pushing any particular barrow. The advice reads like it has been distilled simply from his own experience as a successful (and mostly happy) self-employed programmer.
It’s challenging because reading about how someone else does stuff always makes you think about how you do stuff yourself. Why, all these years, have I not been opening a beer for focus at 11 pm as Matt suggests?
Lifehacking (as they say) at its best.
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