Morning routine, bottlenecks, and more.

This is a list of some of my favorite articles I read this week. 

This is a list of some of my favorite articles I read this week. This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week

Benjamin Hardy:

We all need to work within the constraints of our unique contexts. However, if you work best in the morning, you gotta find a way to make it happen. This may require waking up a few extra hours earlier than you’re used to and taking a nap during the afternoon.

I have the most energy and am most productive in the mornings. I do best when I tackle my difficult work in the morning, then checkin with my team. I do my admin work in the afternoon.

I typically exercise in the mornings, but I am testing out exercising in the middle of the day, before lunch, and then doing admin work in the afternoons. So far, I get more work done, and my runs have not suffered.

Read the post on Why New Strategies Come Up Short

Sasha Dichter:

Most of the time, our new strategies come up short not because we don’t have enough good new ideas, but because we’re scared to let go of the old ones.

This is happening in my industry. It’s something we face at Envoy too. I have to remind myself that I created a company because our competition was not evolving. If we don’t innovate, someone else will.

Read the post on Bottlenecks

Seth Godin:

Figure out which parts of the approval process truly benefit from your unique judgment and skills, and which parts are merely your fear at work.

It’s hard to delegate something I am good at. I have to remind myself that I am good at it because someone else once delegated it to me.

Read the post on Apple News +


Full access to hundreds of magazines and leading newspapers. All in one place.

I signed up for the free trial and will be writing a review about it once I gather my thoughts. I read a ton, and I hope this is as great of service as it sounds.

Read the post on A Complete List of All the Magazines Available for Apple News+ in the U.S. (So Far)

Federico Viticci:

To create this list, I manually opened each magazine and annotated whether its latest issue was using Apple News Format or the standard, PDF-like format. Magazines that support Apple News Format are labeled with "(ANF)" in the list. The split between Apple News Format magazines and standard magazines is fairly even: 125 magazines are using the richer Apple News Format in their latest issue, while 126 of them are relying on traditional PDFs (likely the format the old Texture service was using).

In simpler terms, this means that 49.8% of the magazines I counted in this list are using Apple News Format. As I wrote in my overview earlier today, I hope more and more publishers will switch to the mobile-friendly, more versatile Apple News Format in future issues.

On the Apple News + train…the native magazines are so much better than the PDF copies. I can’t wait to see more go that direction.

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