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How to Use 43 Folders
Merlin Mann | Sep 5 2008
A very simple guide to leaving here quickly so you can get back to making something awesome.Ask yourself…
This is not an insult or put-down. It’s a useful question. Please, think about it, then search the site to see if we have anything that might inspire you to make something awesome today.
Looking for specific answers to what sucks for you today?
Still sucking? No problem. Here’s more places to scratch around.
Our Most Popular Posts — Okay, technically, it’s the most popular from January 2007 til now. But, you know. You get the gist.
Maybe just get away from the computer for a while by taking a nice walk. Without your phone. We’ll still be here when you come back. Promise.
How to Know When You’re Done Here
You’re done here whenever you’ve found just enough information to get you back on track for today. If we don’t have the right fit for you, we sincerely hope it won’t take you half a day of surfing to figure that out.
We love having you visit with us here, and we hope you’ll return many times — whenever you think we might have something that might help you get over the hump. But.
The Only “Productivity” That Matters
The best advice we can offer is to just put your head down, push yourself harder, and try to figure out what you need to change today to get a little better.
“Productivity” isn’t about about making more widgets per hour or being efficient and organized for its own anal-retentive sake. Real productivity means getting faster at moving the crap off your desk so you can have room to focus on the creative work that only you can do.
Figure out how to do that every morning, and you’ll be ready to go pro.
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