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Second rule of improv: Be spontaneous. I was never one who liked...

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Second rule of improv:Be spontaneous.

I was never one who liked making mistakes. So when I first did some improvisation my natural inclination was to stockpile good ideas and use them when it was my turn. I just had to be one step ahead of the game. But, fortunately, we did some exercises that went faster and faster until it wasn’t possible to stockpile and I had to, well, improvise. And right then I got it. The tremendous liberation, fear and confidence that comes with believing that you will do the right thing in the moment without knowing what it is beforehand. A confidence worth having.

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First rule of improv: Accept offers. The general principle of...

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First rule of improv: Accept offers.

The general principle of accepting offers is amazing for design, teamwork, getting on with other people and generally being a nice person. Children are amazing at this. Watch them playing with others and they can’t help but do it. Somewhere along the way we forget how to do it so easily.

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Is It Worth the Time?

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Don't forget the time you spend finding the chart to look up what you save. And the time spent reading this reminder about the time spent. And the time trying to figure out if either of those actually make sense. Remember, every second counts toward your life total, including these right now.
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heracek
3958 days ago
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Stop wasting your time!
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cmg
3960 days ago
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New Meeting Handout
Birmingham, AL
bravejoe
3960 days ago
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Nice information!
Somerville, MA
noam87
3961 days ago
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And here I was not automating those pesky 1 second tasks based on misguided intuition... I've been a fool!
Toronto, Ontario
superiphi
3962 days ago
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when is it worth spending time to delegate or automate? PS: shows I was right to fight for almost 2 days to automate some of my data tasks though. Ha!
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
macjustice
3962 days ago
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Printing this one out.
Seattle
KieraKujisawa
3962 days ago
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It's amazing how true this is...
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 USA
internetionals
3962 days ago
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Nice! Now only I need is a scale for making things less error prone.
Netherlands
benzado
3961 days ago
If you have to take time to correct errors, that's really part of the time to do the task. So making something less error prone is really shaving time off the task, even if an optimist doesn't see it that way.
adamgurri
3962 days ago
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nice
New York, NY
chrishiestand
3962 days ago
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excellent reference
San Diego, CA, USA
acdha
3962 days ago
I'm disappointed that the alt text didn't mention personal productivity software…
Tlaloc
3962 days ago
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Sehr praktisch ...