#61 ๐ŸŽ When one BIG THING is all it takes ๐Ÿซ 

In brief ๐Ÿฉฒ

  • Journal: A face like Freddy Krueger
  • Practical: Just the One Big Thing, and maybe a few lesser things
  • Art: Knowledge turned upside-down, over time
  • Listen: One solution to the podcast paradox

From the journal ๐Ÿ“–

From time to time I get a Google Photos reminder of the time I got photodynamic therapy to remedy sun damage on my face. I look hideous: scarlet and shiny with skin flaking off. I look like Freddy Krueger. It cracks me up that this comes up on my phone as โ€œRemember this dayโ€. Am I supposed to be nostalgic? โ€œOn this day, two years ago, your face was partly burned off.โ€ Thanks, Google. So personalised.

You can do this ๐Ÿฆพ

Getting stuff done can be tough in the modern workplace. You make a list and plan out your day, but quickly get blown out of the water by parachute tasks (they just land out of nowhere) or expectations of same-day delivery (when people want you to drop everything to do their thing right now).

Unfortunately a list is not enough. A list without priorities is just a catalogue of potential tasks. Remember mail-order catalogues, for books or tapes? You couldnโ€™t select everything in the catalogue, because (1) it would be too expensive, and (2) not everything in the catalogue would be to your tastes. You have to choose.