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Thing We Like: Dogs In The Office

Thing We Like: Dogs In The Office

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Dogs In The Office? A recent article in Crain’s examined the idea of having dogs in the office. The results were very positive. They found that having dogs at work improved productivity and enhanced the team’s sense of community. I work from home, and my Jack Russel and Boston Terrier named Sylvain and Oscar respectively (pictured above), are constant companions. I find that having them around is very beneficial for me and my work output. They are the cause of regular unscheduled, but not unwanted, distractions. Now this may seem counterintuitive because we often discuss ways to remove distractions, but they do…

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This is How We Do It: Running Errands from My Couch

This is How We Do It: Running Errands from My Couch

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One of the Fundamentals of Less Doing is to stop running errands. I thought it might help to go into more detail about how I use three, that’s right only three, websites to replace 90% of typical errands and ensure that I almost never run out of anything. Three of My Favorite Websites Amazon.com If you don’t know what Amazon is, then I’m not sure how you figured out how to get here. I love Amazon because they offer virtually everything under the sun that isn᾿t perishable. (If you live in Seattle, you can buy perishable goods from them as…

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Fundamentals of Less Doing: Interpersonal Relationships

Interpersonal Relationships

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Fundamentals of Less Doing is a series of articles detailing how we think about productivity from a conceptual level. If you are new to Less Doing, the Fundamentals series is a great place to start. There is a hiccup that comes with this lifestyle. When you are constantly working on very specifically improving your life, tailoring everything to work for you and fit your schedule, and free yourself to do whatever you want, whenever you want…it’s easy to lose sight of the people in your life that make all that time worthwhile. Granted, for many of you that’s not necessarily…

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