A Review of the iPhone Field Guide by David Sparks

David Sparks is a productivity legend. And it’s not just about productivity – it’s about meaningful productivity. David churns out field guides, maintains a podcast, creates youtube videos, works as a full time attorney, and still spends time with his family....

John Keats on Achievement

John Keats (1795-1821) “… several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously—I mean Negative Capability, that is when...

Procrastination, Play and Workflow Lecture

If you’re up for a live presentation, sign up for my talk at the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago on April 21st from 1-4pm. I’ll be presenting the Being Productive course with psychoanalytic concepts along the way. It’s good for 3.0 continuing education credits...

Free Agents podcast

I had the pleasure of talking with Jason Snell and David Sparks on their kick-butt podcast Free Agents. Free Agents is their way of thinking through the ins and outs of what goes into being an entrepreneur or solo practitioner in the world today. Changes to the...

Taking on New Years Resolutions – Examples in Diet and Exercise

Ah, the New Years’ Resolution… It’s that time of year where many of us decide to improve ourselves. With a loud proclamation of intention, we take several steps forward and, just as often, fall on our collective faces somewhere in the coming weeks or months. Our...