"iDoneThis keeps me honest." - Our Interview of...
Here at iDoneThis, we are huge fans of Daniel Pink, author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Drive. We admire his thought leadership on the changing world of work and are so excited that he records his daily accomplishments with iDoneThis. Below, we interviewed Dan on the important stuff - why he does what he does and how he gets stuff done. Dan, we know that you...
New Year's Habits
We probably didn’t need scientists to actually come up with a figure (80% failure rate!) to know that New Year’s resolutions don’t stick around. The key to change is not making some grand declaration of an ideal, that this is the year you’re going to lose x number of pounds, stop procrastinating, find Princess Charming, or any of these popular resolutions. Resolutions are often too abstract or...
You Don’t Need An Army When You Have Seal Team 6 →
Sometimes, you can get more done with less.
Painless Timekeeping for Lawyers
For lawyers who shudder at the very mention of the word “billable”, timekeeping ranges the negative spectrum from the worst chore to the bane of lawyerly existence. The best way to keep track of your time is contemporaneous entries for accuracy’s sake, but that’s just not how a lot of people work. Timekeeping gets in the way, breaking any work flow mojo. It just isn’t a priority given the...
The 10 Ways to Know Whether Your Job is Meaningful →
How do you measure the meaning of your work?
Grit vs. Talent in Progress →
“Very often when we talk about the skill of ‘productivity’ what we are really talking about is ‘self-control’ — the disciplined ability to choose to do one thing at the cost of not doing another (perhaps more tempting thing).” As the nature of work changes to more flexible design, we must learn when not to exercise our freedom. via The 99 Percent
Ameliorating the Human Condition with iDoneThis...
A few months ago, we started to occasionally send your old daily dones to you as a reminder of just how much progress you’d made. Some of you told us that you loved it. For you, we made iDoneThis Memory. Every morning, we’ll email you and remind you what you did on that day either 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year ago. To turn it on, just go your Email Settings and...
A Stupid Idea, One Year Later
iDoneThis had the humblest of beginnings, and in a year’s time, we’ve gone from a stupid idea to having helped people get over 500,000 things done. It’s been an incredible year. On December 17, 2010, Rodrigo wrote me the following email. The title of the email was “stupid idea”. A daily “what did you achieve today?” email. We send the email...
iDoneThis: Not Just for Science Fair Winners
The following guest blog post was written by Kable Jones, aka krunkster on iDoneThis. Kable is a firefighter with a 150-day streak of getting stuff done. Although the overachievers of the world likely fill their calendar boxes with ease, the rest of us may occasionally stare at the IDT email with an “oh no” feeling. Nonetheless, maintaining an IDT streak need not, in fact, require constant...
Search Your Dones
iDoneThis: You do not yet realize your importance. You’ve only begun to discover your power! Join me, and I will complete your training! With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy. You: I’ll never join you! iDoneThis: If only you knew the power of the Daily Done. Dundee never told you what happened to your father. You: He told me...