Offline Chris Tien Jinn

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  1. One step forward .... one back?

    09/26/08 20:58:06 | 0 Comments

    Well, it was a good theory. Within a day or two, my simple system of index cards had grown to a stack of index cards, which is harder to carry and to sort through than a nicely organized, database on my computer and handheld device.

    This process, however, threw a light on the real problem - too much stuff to do. Too much stuff to organize. Too much stuff to remember. Too much stuff to take care of. In short, before I can organize and...
  2. Decluttering: Time Management Software

    09/18/08 18:33:36 | 0 Comments

    Today, I bit the proverbial bullet. I deleted time management software off of my computer, my iTouch, and my Blackberry.

    Relief battles with anxiety. I rejoice in the feeling that I do know what needs to be done next. That knowledge is truly in me and not in a device somewhere that I might drop or forget. If I drop myself, well, then I'm done for and who would care about my time management capacity anyway?

    To augment my...
  3. A Year of Letting Go

    09/17/08 22:11:32 | 0 Comments

    Last week, I dropped my eldest (and only) child off at college. It was not a traumatic experience for either of us. She was ready to be off on her own and excited for the new opportunities as well as the new responsibilities; I was ready to let my latest (and best) student take flight. I skipped the obligatory speech about how she was a better person (Jedi) than I would ever be, but I did tell her, honestly, that I was proud of her.

    But this transition is an important one for both...