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10 Productivity Haiku

I don’t think I’ve written a haiku poem since the seventh grade. Today I wrote ten. I hope they help you work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.


I am not poet
I fail at life when it counts
Yet I continue


Close that browser tab
It will be on sale again
Perhaps in the Fall

California Pizza Kitchen

You shouldn’t do that
You know you shouldn’t do that
Dude, do not do that

More Than One Way a.k.a Income Streams

Moleskinning it up
Scribble scribble scribble scratch
Sell yarn on Etsy

Bombay Area

My project needs work!
I am an entrepreneur!
Calling India…

Barry Schwartz

How do I decide?
All of these options puzzles
Just pick one dammit

T is for Tomato

Pomodoro time!
Tasty break tasty break, good!
Now do it again.

More Than One Way a.k.a Location Independence Love Song

My laptop, my friend
Around the world on a cloud
Google Documents


Just say no. FORREALS.
Yes Men are liars. FORREALS.
Too much going on…

Zen Habits

Leo Babauta
Leo Babauta Leo
Leo Babauta

Please share your own haiku in the comments!


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Impressions of Japan, Man.

The Great Wave at Iwanuma

There are rifts between us today.


And you.

They have nothing to do with the rumbling of the earth, yet recent events bring topsy-turvy hearts and severed powerlines topside. Thoughts of elevation and moral higher ground. We are separated by space and timezone but connected by infinity, though we forget that sometimes.
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Fears. Feats. Battlestar Galactica.

Jim impersonates Dwight in a scene from The Office

What scares you? If you’re like most warm-blooded human beings, you’re afraid of something. Some people are afraid of the dark, afraid of speaking in public, or scared stiff every time a spider scurries near their feet…did you just check? Those are some of the more common fears. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, close to 7% of American adults have a social phobia. Even more have a very specific fear…of something. Some of the weirdest ones I found were:

  • Geniophobia: Fear of chins
  • Barophobia: Fear of gravity (Did I miss the first baby born in space? How is this fear even possible?)
  • Mnemophobia: Fear of memories (again, whaaat?)

While our fears may not be as extreme as Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (fear of long words) and worthy of appearing in the final round of a spelling bee, some of the other phobias I found hit a little closer to home: Continue reading


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First is important

First is important.

First is new.

Being first is risky. The first animal to break from the herd is often the first one hunted and killed.

First is exciting! Your first blog, your first sale, your first show. It’s opening night!!

First is terrifying. Your first blog, your first sale, your first show…gasp! It’s opening night…

First is unique.
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