The Download for August 23, 2016

“Find a job you like and you will add five days to every week.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Austin Kleon: Creative work has seasons.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: How to be an expert

Harvard Business Review: The two things killing your ability to focus

Executives across the world stumble through each day in much the same way. Two major challenges are destroying our ability to focus.

First, we increasingly are overwhelmed with distractions flying at us from various connected devices. Smartphone and tablet use is spiking, and we now use digital media for an average of over 12 hours per day. This hyperconnected state does not allow us to process, recharge, and refocus.

Second, we rely excessively on meetings as the default form of interaction with other people at work. Studies indicate that we spend anywhere from 35%–55% of our time, and sometimes much more, in meetings. If we want to stay focused on truly meaningful activity, something has to change.

The Financial Diet: 5 side hustles for different personality types (that won’t crush your soul) 

The Muse: How artistic people (with non-artistic day jobs) work creativity into their days

Quartz: If you’re going to vent about your problems, do it the right way. 

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