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Weekend Reads: Oct 29

As most of you know, I recently started a new job. Getting settled in to a new job isn’t always easy. It actually requires serious thinking to set priorities and determine how to be most valuable + productive. Here’s what I’ve been reading to get me into the right mindset.

Time Management Matrix by Stephen Covey: Urgent v Important (illustrated with XKCD comics)Sid Savara.
+ We should focus most of our time on not urgent but important tasks like exercise, planning, our careers, maintaining relationships
+ We should minimize / eliminate time-wasting and/or busy work

Deep Habits: Plan Your Week In AdvanceCal Newport.
Deep Habits: The Importance of Planning Every Minute of Your DayCal Newport.

+ At the beginning of the week, plan for the entire week as a starting point
+ Dedicate time at the end of each day to adjust the schedule for the next day
+ Your day can be rearranged, but at least you have visibility into what is being rearranged

Brainpickings: The Daily Routines of Great WritersMaria Popova.
+ Everyone has a different routine; find yours
+ Routines are necessary for creativity
+ Breaks are necessary; do your work, step away, come back



  1. Hi Cassandra, How are you? I am interested in speaking to you about the Advanced Diploma in Energy program that you took at NYU. Perhaps you can share your views and point me in the right direction. Could you please share your email so we can discuss it further? Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks in advance.

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