• Christoph Hellmuth, almost 8 years ago

    First I was very suspicious of another click-bait article.

    But what followed was great ideas and a good article.

    Why don't you use a title like: "What could you do with 20% more time." "Be a better designer, while doing less"

    Or something like that.

    At least since a year, all this clickbait article titles are just annoying, and actually don't movtivate me to even start reading it.

    3 points
  • Mike HeitzkeMike Heitzke, almost 8 years ago

    It worked well enough for me to stop reading the article and actually start doing what I needed to do (after commenting here, of course).

    0 points
  • Mitch Malone, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    In economics, this concept is called scarcity, or not having enough of a resource (usually time or money). The inverse is called slack. Here, margin = slack.

    In their book Scarcity: Why Having So little Means So Much, the authors present evidence that scarcity literally changes how the mind works, usually for the worse in a lot of situations. If you're interested in this topic, I highly recommend this book.

    0 points
  • Jeremy TreudenJeremy Treuden, almost 8 years ago

    This is a really, really great concept. Thanks for posting! It is one of those things that should be obvious--we all strap our selves too thin. However, we all fall into this same trap over and over again. If you're serious about making this change in your life, take a listen to this message about building healthy margins into your life. It is a message that has truly helped me in more ways than I even know.

    My complete, fair and honest warning: this message also deals in topics of God and Religion... just giving a fair heads up. Regardless of what you believe, though, I believe this is certainly a more-than-helpful message for anyone.

    Anyways, here it is: http://www.hopeinjesus.org/hope-messages/item/226-crazy-busy-part-1-margin

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