Text playlist #3 — 2018-04-04

Here is a bunch of links to articles I read and found useful. No categorization of prioritization this time 😉

The Many Ways Our Memory Fails Us (Part 1)
Recently, we discussed some of the net advantages of our faulty, but incredibly useful, memory system. Thanks to Harvard’s brilliant memory-focused psychologist Daniel Schacter, we know not to be too harsh in judging its flaws.

This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus  – by Eric Barker
Have you said any of these recently? Maybe that wasn’t the word you were expecting. But reactivity is a problem people have been contemplating for thousands of years. And, yes, it’s a bigger issue now than ever.

Your Users Deserve Better — An Inside Look at Remind’s Customer Obsession
Four years ago, Remind Co-founder Brett Kopf searched for “teachers who use Twitter” on Google. He compiled a list of 500 names and reached out to each teacher one at a time. Within weeks, he had scheduled Skype calls or coffee dates with half of them. His methodology was simple.

Your Editorial Calendar is Not Your Content Marketing Strategy  – by Michele Linn
More and more, I am hearing marketers talk about how they have a strategy . . . and then proceed to say they are set because they have an editorial calendar. At the risk of sounding ranty, I’d love to yell from the rooftops: An editorial calendar is not a content marketing strategy!

Time Tracking Experiment: What I Learned After Analyzing Every Minute of My Life for 30 Days  – by Zapier
“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives,” wrote author Annie Dillard. “What we do with this hour and that one is what we are doing.

The Subtle Art of Getting Your Work Noticed  – by Zat Rana
In 2007, Steve Martin stopped by the Charlie Rose show. For those who don’t know, Martin got his start as a comedian, and he later built that into a career spanning across television, movies, music, and even writing. He is known for his offbeat and eccentric style.

Self-Confidence for Men: The Ultimate Guide
The sharply dressed man opens the double doors with a flourish. He walks into the upscale bar in a slow motion powerful-but-relaxed stride. An easy smile on his face, he looks around the room, clearly feeling at home. He’s brimming with self-confidence.

How to be a Lifetime Creative in a World Where Work Gets Stolen (FS221)  – by Chase Reeves
Recently we’ve experienced some work being stolen. Creative ideas getting plucked up and sold elsewhere without attribution. This isn’t new for us. Nor is it new for many who do work online.

Cato: Lessons From a Self-Made Man  – by A Manly Guest Contributor
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni, co-authors of Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato. Cato the Younger—the great Roman soldier, senator, and Stoic—was a hard man to like.

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think  – by Tim Urban
The first day I was in second grade, I came to school and noticed that there was a new, very pretty girl in the class—someone who hadn’t been there the previous two years. Her name was Alana and within an hour, she was everything to me.

There’s More Than Enough Time, When You Use The Time You Have  – by Benjamin P. Hardy
Have you ever been so busy that you struggled to notice the needs of those around you? Even those most dear to you? Even worse than being over-busy is being distracted by things with little or no value — like mindlessly surfing the web when your child wants to play.

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