About

He helps brands and agencies do marketing more effectively at SDL Social Intelligence

He helps people better manage all their STUFF and figure out ways to do things better, faster and with less pain as a freelance productivity consultant

He posts regularly to his Tumblr blog on stuff he’s interested in like productivity, creativity, human behavior, happiness, economics, and culture (sports, music and technology)

He posts video tutorials (mostly on Evernote)

He loves The Wire, The Black Keys, sipping tequila, Gary Clark Jr., playing guitar, Granland.com, reading Kurt Vonnegut, and Washington  memes.

You can contact him here, or tweet him here

25 Things I Believe In

  1. Systems and processes are freeing not constraining.
  2. Focus on what you are doing, shun distractions, practice deliberately and do the hard work others will not.
  3. If you have a nagging problem focus on putting more energy into it and caring more. The tactics, or how to solve the problem will come naturally.
  4. Information that isn’t actionable is more of a burden than beneficial. It’s a nice-to-know.
  5. Invest time to set things up at the beginning.
  6. Fight shortsightedness; think long term.
  7. Energy is the biggest influencer of productivity.
  8. Great execution over great ideas.
  9. The role of management is to help workers automate tasks.
  10. The most productive organizations are able to take care of their employees best.
  11. Time is money and productivity saves time.
  12. If organizations were more productive they would grow more and fix the unemployment problem.
  13. Write everything down, you will not remember.
  14. Carrots and sticks do motivate, but employees that care are the most effective.
  15. Verbs > Nouns.
  16. Quality wins over quantity pretty much every time, for every thing.
  17. Lifestyle change over dieting.
  18. It never hurts to ask.
  19. Leverage your strengths, ignore weaknesses.
  20. Iterate, Iterate, Iterate. Always be searching for a more efficient and effective way to get the same results.
  21. Do now, ask for forgiveness later.
  22. Always perform at your best re: Joe Dimaggio quote, “There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best.”
  23. Nothing (a product, company, service or yourself) is sold without marketing and promotion, no matter how good that thing is.
  24. Ignore Everybody. Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to other people. Everybody has a unique situation.
  25. Be Curious, Be Resilient, Be Creative.