How To Get Things Done

Let me guess, you have too many things to do and too little time to do them, right? Getting things done is a hot topic amongst most professional circles. How do we maximize our results given the limited time we have? Easy, Lower your standards.

Perfection is the enemy of good enough. How many hours of your life have you thrown away trying to perfect something? Unless it was a labor of love, you most likely wasted a lot of valuable time. Time you could have spent doing more valuable things, like sleeping.

You have to realize the point of good enough. It’s where you’ve done enough to complete your goal to be able to move on to other things. It’s where any additional time spent yields little or no improvement. It’s where you can shake your hands clean and be content with what you’ve done.

Don’t think that you should settle for mediocre work. On the contrary! Do your best with as little effort as possible. If you have extra time, then go crazy putting on those little touches that make things that much better. But don’t obsess.

Unplug Or Forfeit Your Life

Your life is defined by the choices you make. Your ability to choose is being sucked away from you with little resistance on your part.

If you watch television on a regular basis, you are plugging in and letting go.

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Rogue Agent:Week 2.5 Review

This is a midweek review since I didn’t review the 2nd week. This last week has been different than expected. I had an out of town guest and then a trip to Reno, which I’m still on. I must say, this last week has been a dramatic shift in priorities.

I have found myself taking more time to enjoy the moment, one after the other. Bird watching, drawing, and deep meditation on spiritual thoughts.

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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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Brenden’s Life Update Mar 18

Well, I’m married now. I love it. Lacy is my best friend and we’re having a ton of fun starting our new life together. We are getting all the basic essentials for our new house here in Las Vegas. We’re keeping it simple, though. A lot of our friends and family gave us very nice gifts, money, and mismatched furniture. It’s been great. We also had an awesome honeymoon in Catalina Island, Ca.

Besides all that, life is good in general. I am slowly working on Small Presence and reconsidering other projects of mine like,,, and so on. I’m trying to see what can be done with this blog as well. I think I’d like to try to develop it in to a community for new entrepreneurs. We’ll see how that goes. My own goals are not as ambitious as they once were. I’ve found my own  goals in life are rather simple and consist of making enough money to pay the bills and save up for other things like world travel and my ministry(which is an important part of my personal life, that is my faith).

I’ve been a little behind on posting here first because of my honeymoon, but second because I’ve been sick with a nasty cold. I’m back to 90% capacity, though. I’ll be posting here more soon. I have plenty of drafts, just need to find time to finish them. I’ll probably start re-posting relevant articles from other blogs soon to start building awareness of my own blog here.

This blog still serves as my epicenter for escaping the rat race of daily secular work. I live a simple life, plan to continue living simply, and desire to provide for my wife and myself. I hope I can develop this vision of my ideal life sooner rather than later as I am still involved in a full time work week.

What about you? Do you have any aspirations for working less or living more simply?