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The Clear Mind and the Box in the Garage

In this post we looked at a procedure for getting a clear mind, and I emphasized the need to get absolutely everything out of your mind, and onto a piece of paper, so you can sort those items into three lists: “delete”, “to be done”, and “maybe later”. In this post I want to highlight […]

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5 Steps to a Clear Mind

Have you ever tried working on a project only to find thoughts from all the other areas of your life intruding in your mind, making it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand? This kind of distracted state can be debilitating. It might be a sign you have ADD and could benefit from any […]

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Just In Time Deep Planning

If you want to work more effectively, and with less negative stress, then you need to use good planning tools and good productivity procedures. The more complicated your projects are, the more important it is to make sure you have good tools and procedures. Many (probably most) project planning tools allow you to define projects […]

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The Clear Mind Procedure (Illustrated)

Hey all. I was playing around with the tool at, and thought I’d try my hand at illustrating the Work With Flow “Clear Mind Procedure”. After an hour, I came up with this. Not the prettiest graphic in the world, but I think the illustration makes the procedure very easy to understand. If you […]

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Clear Mind, Effective Action Exit Survey

Hi. Jim Stone here. If you’re reading this page, you probably just finished reading “Clear Mind, Effective Action”, and are now checking out the “Fractal Heads” blog. If you don’t mind, I’d like to stop you for a couple minutes first and ask you for two favors. First, if you liked the ebook you just […]

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5 Ways To Maintain FLOW When You Work

Have you ever had a time when you just sit back and realize that you are completely enjoying your work? Your emotions are positive, energized, and entirely aligned with the task at hand. On the other hand, have you ever been completely stuck? Perhaps you were frustrated, anxious, confused, tired, overwhelmed or maybe even completely […]

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