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Clean House in a Year

Full Disclosure: I'm not using this method at the moment. I want to get the kids more involved, and specific requirements seems to work best. We're using the list Motivated Moms. To that, I add things that I want to get more attention (cook supper), and subtract things we don't need (replace hand towels every … Continue reading Clean House in a Year

The 10% Rule for Paper

In my last post, I described the 10% Rule for clearing an email backlog. For paper, the process is a bit different, mostly because it's harder to see what's there and to pull things from the middle, but also because there's more walking around when dealing with physical items. First, I divide it into 3-inch … Continue reading The 10% Rule for Paper

The 10% Rule — How to Bust a Backlog

I'm recovering from the 1st vacation of the summer (which was preceded by a two-week crunch on two important projects). As usual, there's a huge backlog of email, including all sorts of little things I thought of while away and emailed myself about. The 10% rule rocks for this type of backlog, where most tasks … Continue reading The 10% Rule — How to Bust a Backlog

Bad Advice — The Bits I Forgot

Don't expect to be able to do all the neat things in a single job. Ain't gonna happen, and even if you can, it's a bad idea. Eggs in basket. If your job folds, then all the things you enjoy and that keep your life interesting, and that keep you interesting, fold with it. Remember … Continue reading Bad Advice — The Bits I Forgot

Bad Advice

I very narrowly avoided suggesting on his blog that the blogger re-evaluate his desire to be fully self-employed, given all the struggling he was doing with motivation, tasks he really didn't want to do, and lack of enjoyment. And then I read another blogger tell 18 year olds to take the path less traveled rather … Continue reading Bad Advice

How to Write a Press Release for Your Event

Or, how to help me help you. I manage two guild websites. Both sites have a Coming Events page. I also do publicity for three guilds, so I've sat on both sides of the desk, and seen a wide variety of requirements. Like all communication, you need to think like your audience. Give the editor … Continue reading How to Write a Press Release for Your Event

Weekly Virtue: Review Sincerity, Prepare for Justice

This week was Sincerity. Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. It's interesting how that ties into my latest mis-step. Sometimes being sincere hurts others. I recently realized (and may have realized before, and will probably forget -- it's something that my brain keeps rejecting) that things … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review Sincerity, Prepare for Justice

Weekly Virtue: Review of Industry, Prepare for Sincerity

Last week was Industry. Industry. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. To put it mildly, and looking only at a limited area, I rocked! It's wound down, now, but for a few weeks I was in an accountability group experiment. Three of us sent daily (or hourly … Continue reading Weekly Virtue: Review of Industry, Prepare for Sincerity