Do you want to live your life to the fullest? Take a look at this model and find the answers in these concepts. Definitions Vocation: a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action Profession: a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation Passion: a strong likingContinue reading “Purpose = Passion + Profession + Vocation + Mission”
Author Archives: Michael Potter
My 2020 Vision: Using the Note Habit
You have a vision for a better life today. You know you want a change but don’t know where to start or how to get there. Most people can’t articulate their life vision, mission or even what they value. A small percentage of people will have that information organized and rehearsed in their brain. That’sContinue reading “My 2020 Vision: Using the Note Habit”
Be the Man with Two Brains
Only in movies can a man have two heads. I’m going to recommend that you have two brains. The first brain is installed and you’re using it now very effectively by reading this post. The second brain requires only a writing instrument, some time and a habit formation. The idea of a second brain isContinue reading “Be the Man with Two Brains”
A true GTD app
I have been following the work of Franscico Saez and his software FacileThings 2. It’s always been a thoughtful and powerful app to be more productive. Recently the mobile version features have caught up to the web app and become a really useful tool in my work and life. A lot of popular apps makeContinue reading “A true GTD app”
Whats Saving My Life Now
Here’s my shortlist of “What’s saving your life right now?”1). Gmail- I’ve consolidated 7 different emails accounts into 2 and using Gmail to manage it all. 2). I have migrated from Apple iCloud to Microsoft cloud to Google cloud. I have to say that Google is the best experience of them all. Less work, lessContinue reading “Whats Saving My Life Now”
Year End Cleaning Up Notes
People love to create things but struggle with organizing and putting them away. I am in this camp. Sunrise and Sunset There are two important concepts in data management. The first one is the “sunrise” where information is created and becomes of value to people. The second concept is the “sunset” where data is organizedContinue reading “Year End Cleaning Up Notes”
I love Evernote and have been a paying customer since 2009. I’ve created over five thousand notes since then and have greatly benefited from using the service. For some time I have been waiting for Evernote to release a native handwriting solution and they just can’t seem to make it a priority. While I knowContinue reading “Goodbye Evernote”
Distractions are fun, annoying and dangerous. There is one habit that can clear distractions from your mind and help you get clear.
Speed Reading Is Dead
Resist the appeal of shortcuts to reading because you will miss the value in the details. No summary will give you life lessons.
I Miss The Slow Days
If your life is moving much faster than you wish, you can capture time in a bottle with this simple and actionable advice.
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