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HOW TO GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME — The 4 Hour Work Week — Animated Book...

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Cal Newport: "So Good They Can't Ignore You" | Talks at Google

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The World's Best Athletes Need Coaches, and You Don't?

Excerpt From: Eric Schmidt. “How Google Works.” iBooks.

“In the summer of 2002, when Eric had been on the job as Google CEO for about a year, he wrote a self-review of his performance and shared it with his team. The document included highlights (“developed proper business processes”), objectives for the next year (“run the clock faster without compromising the future”), and areas where he could have performed better. The last category included several points, but one self-critique stands out as the most important:

Bill Campbell has been very helpful in coaching all of us. In hindsight, his role was needed from the beginning. I should have encouraged this structure sooner, ideally the moment I started at Google.

This was a 180-degree turnaround from a year earlier: When Eric started at Google, board member John Doerr ”“suggested that he work with Bill as his coach. Eric’s reply? “I don’t need a coach. I know what I’m doing.”

Whenever you watch a world-class athlete perform, you can be …

Be ruthless to the things that dont matter

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BE RUTHLESS TO THE THINGS THAT DON'T MATTER"How many have laid waste to your life when you weren't aware of what you were losing, how much was wasted in pointless grief, foolish joy, greedy desire, and social amusements—how little of your own was left to you. You will realize you are dying before your time!"
-SENECA, ON THE BREVITY OF LIFE, 3.3b

One of the hardest things to do in life is to say "No." To invitations, to requests, to obligations, to the stuff that everyone else is doing. Even harder is saying no to certain time-consuming emotions: anger, excitement, distraction, obsession, lust. None of these impulses feels like a big deal by itself, but run amok, they become a commitment like anything else.

If you're not careful, these are precisely the impositions that will overwhelm and consume your life. Do you ever wonder how you can get some of your time back, how you can feel less busy? Start by learn-ing the power of "No! "—as in "N…