Be less efficient, get more done

efficient ([e^]f*f[i^]sh”ent), adjective – Causing effects; producing results.

Have you ever noticed that the more you do the less you accomplish? Let’s think about this together.

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Speaking your mind is surprisingly rewarding

Too many people are too afraid to really, truly speak their mind. Too much risk in how others might take it. You might even expose yourself as the true moron you’ve always been! Oh dear!


If you remember anything from what I’m saying here, remember that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. If you speak your mind, you will never fail!

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Paperful #2: Pomodoro Technique

In the next article in the series on going paperful, I am going to share a technique that will make you 150% more efficient than you were before. It has for me. Warning: The following isn’t so much an official guide as it is my adaptation to/combination of a few different techniques. This is not a tutorial. This is an introduction into a way of working efficiently. That said, I give you the primary inspiration for this article: The Pomodoro Technique.

The Pomodoro Technique is rather simple, but has many underlying benefits. I’m only going to overview how it works and what is needed.

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Paperful #1: Index cards for more than indexing

So many people today are trying to go paperless. I commend them for their altruistic attempts to reduce their carbon footprint, but some things are just better done on paper. In this series, I will highlight many beneficial uses for paper that will help you be more organized and less anxious. I call it going paperful. Going paperful is using a minimal amount of paper to gain the maximum amount of efficiency and effectiveness.

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How to track your passwords securely

The majority of my daily activity is online. Banking, reading, research, communication, entertainment, work, and so on. At first it was rather easy to manage my online accounts. I only had a handful I used and I would only use one of four passwords. But then I started managing my clients web accounts like database, emails, etc. I continued to research competitors of my own projects; so I added more accounts. These new accounts needed user names and my most common one, my first name, was taken more and more.

The list grew much larger and more complex than I had expected.

The Question

How do I track all of these passwords and accounts?

There was only one solution.

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