Links I Love: August 11, 2013

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/iPad and enjoy :)

Links I Love

Original image source: Mike Licht

CAREER

4 Step Guide Towards Becoming a Superman: The Entrepreneur Way. (Under 30 CEO)

This is a course advertisement, but I liked just the general principle: Work Like You’re On Vacation. (Human Business Works)

I really liked this interview with entrepreneur Miki Agrawal, who also happens to be a Cornell alum. She has great advice on work-life balance and networking! (Daily Candy)

I was terrified to move when I had two jobs in four years! Things have definitely shifted in the last few years. Can You Switch Jobs Too Much in Your 20s? (40 / 20 Vision)

I know (and love) BYOB, but this new acronym is certainly presenting a challenge to company IT departments: Why You Can’t Fight BYOD. (Forbes)

Interesting examination of workplace social dynamics: Bullies vs BFFs: Why Hostile Workplaces Are Destroying Productivity. (Greatist)

PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Overwhelmed? Jill from Screw the Nine to Five wrote a great guest post on How To Overcome Overwhelm Without Surrendering to Daily Bouts of Ugly Crying (The Uncaged Life). Meanwhile, Marie Forleo just featured an awesome video workshop titled How To Deal With Overwhelm from her archives that was new to me – and I loved it. (Marie Forleo)

How I End Every Day With Zero Emails (Under 30 CEO). And: Spend (a lot) Less Time on Email. (Dana Byers)

Somewhat related: The Power of Putting Hard Stops on Your Activities. And somewhat related to that: 5 Ways to Make Your Important Tasks Non-Negotiable. (Time Management Ninja)

Identity-Based Habits: How to Actually Stick to Your Goals. (Buffer Blog)

The Only 5 Productivity Tips You’ll Ever Need to Know. I definitely wouldn’t say “the only“, but it is a good list. (Levo League)

HEALTH/FITNESS

I love listening to podcasts while running, and now I even feel better about how productive that is! – How Exercise Can Help Us Learn. (New York Times)

I experimented on myself. Here are 4 things that did help me sleep. I love the idea of a bedtime alarm! Though I honestly think I’d probably hit snooze on that more than my regular one… (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

Related: How naps affect your brain and why you should have one every day. (Buffer Blog)

Why do crazy people sign up for Ironman triathlons (or marathons)? I loved this inspiring post by a first-timer: Taking Chances. (Kara Runs)

My pedometer made me a better mother. (MizFit)

Already have a pedometer but think you have no time for extra steps? 13 Unexpected Ways to Fit Cardio Into Your Routine. (Greatist)

TRAVEL

When I worked in airline revenue management, I got so many questions from friends on how I set prices. This is one of the best analogies I’ve yet seen. If Paint was sold like Plane Tickets. (Baetzler)

But some airlines are still trying to figure out new services that help the customer rather than just confusing them. This is great! JetBlue Airways Announces Bags VIP. (Hospitality News)

We all complain about US airports, but it turns out that In Airport Efficiency, Asia and Europe Trail U.S. (Wall Street Journal)

I’ll take some of these in my airports! A New Airport Dining Option: Food Trucks. (USA Today)

Especially when the other option is this: The Long Life and Quick Demise of the Airline Peanut. (Skift)

My marketing demographic has a new label: super-commuter! ‘Super-commuters’ are a great catch for hotels. (USA Today)

Given the need for that label, does this really make sense? The Coming Death of Business Travel As We Know It. (Skift)

MISCELLANY

Cool charities and great way to get rid of clutter! Letting it Go: The Great Blogger Giveaway. (Pancakes and Beet Juice)

How to Not Hate Dating. I actually like dating, but now that I think of it, it’s probably because I don’t care about it as much as I should. (The Atlantic)

10 Ways To Change For The Better — Without Changing Your Mind. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

6 Life Lessons You Learn From Mario Kart That You Should Commit To Memory. (Thought Catalog)

My mom and I used to watch Gilmore Girls together every week when I was in high school, and I loved being the same age as the fictional Rory so I got to go through the same experiences at the same time. But when I read 25 Signs You Are Actually Rory Gilmore? #1 is literally how I spent last night – Indian food + Modern Family! (Thought Catalog)


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Comments

  1. 1. Don’t even get me started on my employer’s aversion to BYOD. They don’t want to give me a Blackberry (for some good reasons, some arbitrary ones), and I would be happy to use my iPhone on my own dime (no, really, I would), but it isn’t allowed for security reasons. That I don’t entirely buy are an issue. I just want to sync my work email and my calendar! I don’t even need intranet access, or access to my folders! Currently I have to settle for a bookmark to my web email, which … well, it serves the purpose. I’ll probably eventually get a work-issued Blackberry, but it seems like such a waste when I already have a smartphone.

    2. I was at my first job post-grad school for 3 years, and then my next 3 jobs were 6 months, 15 months, and 15 months. I’ve been at my current job for 11 months and I can see this one going the distance of 3 years or more. The shorter duration jobs served their purposes and taught me important things, but I was unhappy/dissatisfied at each of them for different reasons. At one point, I found myself regretful that I left the 3 year job, even though I was in a position where I was no longer growing in that job, because I did love that job. HOWEVER, all of those experiences in between? Got me to where I am now, a job where I am growing leaps and bounds and I LOVE (even more than that first job), which is really amazing. So, long story short, don’t job hop lightly, but don’t be afraid to make a leap if you think you need to make a change. Time limits are arbitrary.

    3. I forwarded the email article to my work email. Probably defeats the purpose. :)

    • 1. I have one smartphone for both work/personal, which I prefer to carrying two around. But my pet peeve is when coworkers TEXT me about something. Since when is texting a form of business communication?? If it’s something crazy urgent, fine, but I really wish that we could just trust each other to check work email frequently (which I do!). When I’ve complained to people, the response is, “ohhh that’s why I have a separate work and personal phone.” Well, that’s why I have separate work and personal EMAILS, but when you text me, I assume it’s personal.

      2. And that was exactly why I thought long and hard and decided to move after my second job! I weighed the risks and benefits and thought it would work as long as I stuck around my new job for a while – and it’s now been four years and I’m not thinking of moving, so it seems like it worked out well :)

  2. As usual, awesome links. You’re helping me find some awesome new blogs too. Love!
    Alex @ Alex Tries it Out recently posted…Currently: AugustMy Profile

    • Hooray for Feedly helping me to read them all, and Buffer for letting me share them easily!

    • Wait, how do you use Buffer to do that? I use them to schedule my own tweets, but not share others.
      Alex @ Alex Tries it Out recently posted…Currently: AugustMy Profile

    • I have the app installed so that whenever I’m reading in Feedly (either on my phone or in my browser), I can just do one click and share to Twitter, Facebook, and/or LinkedIn. Then I have a formula set up in IFTTT to export everything I share in Buffer to a Google Doc, and that’s what I review to create my weekly links post.

    • Nice! That’s a great idea. I learned fairly recently about IFTTT but haven’t yet figured out the best way to use it. I’ve always liked the idea of doing links (been doing Friday Finds on & off for a year or so) but gathering the links was almost more trouble then it was worth.
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  3. Thanks so much for the shoutout, I appreciate it! It means a lot to me to be included on such a great list!! :)
    Kara recently posted…Looking for the SparkMy Profile

    • Your Ironman was amazing, and I think it’s especially inspiring to see the thought process behind it. So many people say, “oh I could never do that,” but you show exactly how it’s done :) Congratulations again!

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