81. Start listening to Back to Work. 

QUOTE: 81. Start listening to Back to Work. Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin bring together a great talk show about productivity, constraints, tools, and communication. While each episode lasts an average of an hour and a half, listeners are entertained by the duo’s funny antics on the side. Unlike most of the other podcasts that offer quick actionable tips, Back to Work offers a deeper look at important topics, including work, identity, and expectations. Not your ordinary podcast.

Try this episode: Merlin and Dan talk about getting out of your own head.  [1]

REFLECTION

APPLICATION:
How does this proverb apply to my personal life?
How does this proverb apply to my professional life?
How does this proverb apply to my pastoral work?
How does this proverb apply to my relationship with and my understanding of God?

OTHER FLAVORS OF THIS CONCEPT:

SOURCES:
Productivity 101 is part of the Listicles Project – an attempt to bring into focus the archetypes of wisdom, the ideas about a topic which occur again and again in a conversation about a topic. The question is this: if we combined all the listicles written on a topic into one giant list, what discrete elements would be present? Each instance of a generic proverb will have a context and flavor contributed by the current author, which add value to the underlying archetypical proverb. I believe that there is a Generic Common Sense or Generic Common Wisdom; I’m hoping to bring it into focus.

[1] This blog post originates with an element from Jeff Haden’s excellent article, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on 1/9/2017. As it is so comprehensive, it’s an excellent starting place to identify and combine proverbs of generic common wisdom.
https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
As the initial proverb may be altered, here is the original quote: 81. Start listening to Back to Work. Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin bring together a great talk show about productivity, constraints, tools, and communication. While each episode lasts an average of an hour and a half, listeners are entertained by the duo’s funny antics on the side. Unlike most of the other podcasts that offer quick actionable tips, Back to Work offers a deeper look at important topics, including work, identity, and expectations. Not your ordinary podcast.

Try this episode: Merlin and Dan talk about getting out of your own head.

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