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The One Thing | Turning Pro

The One Thing, simply put, features one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.

If there’s a writing style that is better than Steven Pressfield’s clear and intent prose, I’m yet to discover it. If there is anyone who can inspire me to do more while saying less, I’d be amazed.

Turning Pro1 is a beautiful, brief and terrifying book. If you don’t absolutely have to read it, if there isn’t something buried deep within you that needs doing, steer clear. If you’re comfortable, don’t read this. If you you’re ready to take your game to the next level pick up Turning Pro right now, devour it and then go do it.

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The One Thing | Brett Kelly’s Ramble on Tragedy and Luxury

The One Thing, simply put, features one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.

I had no intention of posting today, but in a moment of late-night procrastination I was knocked on my ass by yet another Brett Kelly gem.

Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing, but if you have no intention of doing so, at least make sure you read this:

Those of us who have the opportunity—the luxury, even—to pursue what is true and beautiful and profitable both for us and the world around us have a duty to do it. [...] It’s a blessed thing to be in a position to do your art and experience the adventure that this life has to offer.
And to not take hold of that… to squander such a unique opportunity…

That’s tragic.

But seriously, you owe it to yourself to read and really consider what Brett is saying here. I know I will be.

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The One Thing | Paperless by David Sparks

The One Thing, simply put, features one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.

The thought of going paperless is as tempting as it is terrifying. Thankfully David Sparks (a.k.a. MacSparky) offers up a roadmap that even the tech terrified can follow to help eliminate as much paper as possible from their lives.

Long time readers of the site know that I have a contentious relationship with paper. No only did I start reading the book immediately, I finished all 27,000 words in a single sitting. It’s a useful, logical and thorough look at every aspect of going from paper laden to paper free. I’ve made great strides in my own paperless workflow, but I still picked up a ton of tips and tactics.

Aside from being well written and helpful, it’s also a beautiful experience that sets the standard for the new iBooks platform. With 32 screencasts and a slew of photo galleries and interactive images, it feels more like an interactive learning experience than a book.

If you’re even remotely curious about reducing paper or want to eliminate it entirely, Paperless is for you. And it’s just $5 in the iBookstore.

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The One Thing | The Productivityist Manifesto

The One Thing, simply put, features one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.

When someone coins a term, there’s temptation to poke fun. When my podcast co-host Mike Vardy does it, temptation is an understatement.

When Mike first started using the term “Productivityist“, I would crack or joke or ten. When he first sent me his manifesto, The Way Of The Productivityist, I shut up and started nodding.

If you’ve been looking for a realistic, yet still idealistic way to be more productive, The Productivityist Manifesto was made for you. Do yourself a favor and go read it now.

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The One Thing | John Cleese – “A Lecture on Creativity”

The One Thing, simply put, features one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.

Insight often comes from unexpected sources. In this case, it comes in every instant of this video with John Cleese (well, every instant excluding the lightbulb jokes). Listeners of the always excellent Back To Work podcast1 have probably already seen this. As for the rest of you, carve out some time… you’re not going to want to miss this.

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  1. ok… so I guess this week it is “The Two Things” []

The One Thing | Fish: A Tap Essay

The One Thing, simply put, is a new series featuring one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.

A big thank you to Patrick Rhone for pointing out Robin Slone’s heartfelt and innovative app-based manifesto, Fish.

On the internet today watching something twice is a radical act - Robin Slone On the internet today reading something twice is an act of love

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