Jon Lane is on the show this week. He’s part of the fantastic support team at Harvest and probably the most remote worker I’ve ever talked to. Hint – he takes a boat to get from his home office to town.
We also talk about Hurricane Sandy and how it affected the Harvest team. With power outages throughout the city, the Harvest team worked around the clock to keep their app up and running.
It’s time to stop blaming our surroundings and start taking responsibility. While no workplace is perfect, it turns out that our gravest challenges are a lot more primal and personal. Our individual practices ultimately determine what we do and how well we do it. Specifically, it’s our routine (or lack thereof), our capacity to work proactively rather than reactively, and our ability to systematically optimize our work habits over time that determine our ability to make ideas happen.
Only by taking charge of your day-to-day can you truly make an impact in what matters most to you. I urge you to build a better routine by stepping outside of it, find your focus by rising above the constant cacophony, and sharpen your creative prowess by analyzing what really matters most when it comes to making your ideas happen.
On Friday May 17th, 30 Made in New York tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of WalkaboutNYC. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public, however spots are limited and require a RSVP.
These innovative Made in New York companies invite you to tour their workspaces and see how they work:
“The science behind coffee and why it’s actually good for your health: at the end of the day, it does seem quite clear that coffee is NOT the villain it was made out to be. If anything, coffee may literally be the healthiest beverage on the planet.”—via lifehacker