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Life’s Lessons

Stop Beeping and Start Batching

Written by Paul on April 27th, 2008

This is the third in a series of posts about the lessons I wish I’d learned earlier in life.

How many times have you been working on something only to be interrupted by a beep from your cell phone or a bouncing icon on your desktop?

Here’s how I got my productivity back and you will too:

  1. Turn off all email alert sounds on

Here's why you always wait for the last minute

Written by Paul on April 17th, 2008

This is the second in a series of posts about the lessons I wish I’d learned earlier in life.

Anyone remember getting assigned a project in school? You’d think to yourself, “I’ve got plenty of time, it’s not due for 6 weeks!” Then, before you know it, you’re cramming in the entire project on the night before it’s due. (I was a master of this throughout my school years.

The 80/20 Rule

Written by Paul on April 12th, 2008

This is the first in a series of posts about the lessons I wish I’d learned earlier in life.

This may come as a surprise but I’ve all but given up on achieving a real work/life balance. Rather, I’ve started to benefit tremendously by introducing a little imbalance into my day. I’m referring to the 80/20 rule of time management, which is rooted in something known as the Pareto Principle.

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Some lessons I wish I learned earlier in life

Written by Paul on April 4th, 2008

As I get older, I realize I’ve learned some lessons that I wish I had picked up sooner in life. Most of these lessons were learned through experience, many through the various mentors (Thanks, guys!) I’ve had along the way and a few from various books I’ve read here and there.

When most people today hear the word “lesson,” they usually don’t think of it as a good thing. Teaching a lesson may be looked at as being bossy or perhaps …

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