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Self-Improvement

My First Week in Mastodon

My First Week in Mastodon

One week ago, I created my first Mastodon account @stevenschwenke@digitalcourage.social and used it as my primary microblogging service, which was Twitter (@...

The Three-Project-Rule

The Three-Project-Rule

During the last months, I have been working in a couple of different teams in parallel. Getting things done in such a setup needs another kind of organizatio...

New-Stuff-Lockdown final Status Report

This is the final report about my temporal stop starting new projects. (update #1, update #2). Progress Update Before digging into details, one thing is cl...

Time Budget

Time Budget

This is a short article about a concept that could have massive mind-hacking effects. Years ago, when I first organized workshops for my employer, I got a “t...

Don't Snack Candy Tasks all the Time

Don't Snack Candy Tasks all the Time

The other day, I wrote about “Candy Tasks”. These small tasks that can be completed in a few minutes and without much effort. If finished, they provide a nic...

New-Stuff-Lockdown Status Report 2

Earlier, I decided to temporarily stop starting new projects to allocate resources to where I can make the greatest positive impact, and I reviewed my progre...

New-Stuff-Lockdown Status Report 1

Earlier, I decided to temporarily stop starting new projects to allocate resources to where I can make the greatest positive impact. This is the promised sta...

Initiating new-Stuff-Lockdown

The last months have been great in terms of good stuff happening both in my private and professional life. I’m very happy with the multiple projects I’m work...

Clifton Strengthfinder 2.0 – Introduction and my Personal Assessment

Since recently, my employer msg DAVID is using the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 to improve the personal development of each employee and also promote better c...

Self-reflection - How I Learn

Self-reflection - How I Learn

It’s the eve of my first visit of a conference that focuses on web development topics (EnterJS in Darmstadt, Germany). A couple of months ago, I would not ha...

When and how I use Timeboxing

For the last two weeks, I’ve been testing a new tweak for my self-management: Timeboxing. This article explains the principle and summarizes my insights. Wh...

Full-Time Event in Another City - Arrive a Day Early and Depart a Day Late

Full-Time Event in Another City - Arrive a Day Early and Depart a Day Late

Given you visit a full-time event in another city, maybe a fair or a conference. What do you do when that event comes to an end? Do you rush to the airport t...

New Mission Statement For My Work As A Software Developer

New Mission Statement For My Work As A Software Developer

There have been a lot of changes in the last months. My work as an employed software developer kind of got to a new level because of the changes in my projec...

Working in the Zone

As you might have noticed, my posts haven’t been as regular as usual in the last time. The reason for that is a new project that needs a lot of caretaking. M...

Minimizing (organizational) Variables

Gaming is part of IT. For me, it is a quite important one because my career started with computer games. While playing strategy games I noticed an interesti...

Making a dent in the universe - as a Java Developer?!

A couple of days ago, I finished reading „Rework“ by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. The book is about their enterprise 37 signals and mainly addr...

Six tipps for a successful start in a new project

Six tipps for a successful start in a new project

After changing the company I work for, I became member of a new project team a couple of weeks ago. In this article I want to describe what tools I used and ...

New GTD and ZTD Links

I just added two links to the ZDT article: The GTD-Blogger Leo Babauta and the (german) Zen to Done is a good place to start with GTD.

SVN Repository With GTD-Templates

“Getting Things Done”, or GTD, is one of the most influencing books regarding self-management. With friends I set up a repository for templates. For more in...