Book Notes: “The Pomodoro Technique” by Francesco Cirillo | Focus & Productivity

the pomodoro technique by francesco cirillo (book summary)

The Pomodoro Technique was created by Francesco Cirillo, a professor at Berlin School of Economics and Law and owner of Cirillo Consulting, a firm that focuses on increasing business productivity. But that's not how the Pomodoro Technique originally started. It was first conceived when Cirillo was just a panicked university student who waited until last minute to …

How to Make the Best Decisions for Yourself When Results are Not Guaranteed

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How do you know you’re making the right decision when the future is uncertain and success is not guaranteed? This question comes up most when it comes to something you would like to have happen, not something you have to do regardless. For things you know you have to do (like get that degree, find …

Apartment Checklist (Free Printable + Notion Template)

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With all the changes that's happening out there, if you're out in the market looking for a great new apartment to move into, you've come to the right place. Below are a couple of checklists that may help you stay focused on what's important to you on your hunt for your next oasis. Bonus Tip …

The Most Important Personal Finance Habit Everyone Should Adopt (+ Free Printable to Help You Establish It)

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The most important step in managing your finances is actually the basic first step that many fail to do: track their finances. Without judgement, without repercussions, just simple recording. But it's that simple habit of documenting transactions that lead to huge insights which can create the biggest ripples of positive changes for you financially. All …

Book Notes: “The Dip” by Seth Godin – Knowing When to Quit

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I was always under the impression that successful people finish what they started. In "The Dip", Seth Godin posits that successful people are really serial quitters. They’re just better able to determine when to quit and when to stick with something to the very end. And in his book, summarized below, Godin outlines a criteria …

Printable – Daily Expense Logsheet

Best way to get a handle on your expenses is to keep track. Accompanying Article: What Being 40k in Debt Taught Me about Personal Finance Excerpt: "I once had a friend who was extremely generous. She bought her sister a laptop, her parents whatever they wanted and just as she was about to run out …

Writing Method: 7-Point System by Dan Wells (Printable Summaries)

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Last year, Dan Wells, author of "I Am Not A Serial Killer" went over a story structure he found in the "Star Trek Narrator's Guide: Roleplaying Game", which he renamed as the 7-Point System.  He generously shared his PowerPoint presentation which can be found here (which includes 2 story examples), but as usual, I felt having a summarized …

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