Here’s an interesting post from Merlin Mann, one of my favorite productivity gurus on how he’s going to improve his approach to the web:
…To be honest, I donâ€™t have a specific agenda for what I want to do all that differently, apart from what Iâ€™m already trying to do every day:
- identify and destroy small-return bullshit;
- shut off anything thatâ€™s noisier than it is useful;
- make brutally fast decisions about what I donâ€™t need to be doing;
- avoid anything that feels like fake sincerity (esp. where it may touch money);
- demand personal focus on making good things;
- put a handful of real people near the center of everything.
All I know right now is that I want to do all of it better. Everything better. Better, better.
#2 resonated the most with me – continually evaluating return on investment (whether it’s time, money, emotional investment or whathaveyou…) should be a continual process.