Productivity is really about what you don’t do.
— Jocelyn K. Glei
Every time you switch your focus from one thing to another, there’s something called a switch-cost. You’re not able to think as deeply on something when you’re being distracted every few minutes. And thinking deeply is where real insights come from.
— Dr. Earl Miller, professor of neuroscience at M.I.T.
“Throw all the stuff from your kitchen “junk” drawer into an empty box. Leave the box next to the kitchen for a month. Whenever you need something out of the box, put it back in the drawer. Things that are still in the box a month later, you probably won’t ever need again.”
– Peter Walsh, Australian-American professional organizer
We wanted to make the best for the most for the least.”
— Charles and Ray Eames
“Experiences become a part of our identity. We are not our possessions, but we are the accumulation of everything we’ve seen, the things we’ve done, and the places we’ve been.”
Excerpt from “You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things” by Travis Bradberry
A problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
— John Steinbeck