I don’t always focus as much as I should. I'm working on it. I often find myself jumping around different tasks and tabs and windows and notes.

But every now and then (and more frequently mind you), I put all of my resources into one thing. And boom, it’s done in no time.

This is simply a note to myself to spotlight instead of flood. Get it done.

Remember folks, it's not enough to simply feel productive.

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Pardon the language but Daniel Duane said it well when he said...

Vague goals beget vague methods; the unfocused mind is the vulnerable mind, deeply susceptible to bullshit.
— Daniel Duane

Items of Want 042

This is the reminder we all need. I personally have added one of these stickers to my laptop and another to my trusty Stanley thermos. If you're not familiar with She Explores, you need to check things out. And don't be swayed by the name or the tagline. If you're at all inspired by the great outdoors, I highly recommend the She Explores Podcast; quality production with uplifting stories.

The Marion

My wife is adamant about not living in a tiny home so I think I need to find a refuge to call my own. I'm not exactly handy but I'd love to build The Marion in my backyard and have a place for the occasional retreat. Not that I'd be in the dog house or anything but I think it's important to have a space uniquely your own.

The Decision Maker

Do you have trouble making decisions? Well you're in luck. With this tool of decision making power, you can simply let fate decide. No more waste of cognitive load. Just don't use it for evil.

Funny Basswood Cat Back Scratcher

I'm in permanent need of someone to scratch my back and since my wife has a day job, I'm left to deal with things on my own. This device scratches that itch quite well (pun intended) and is way more appealing to look at that those of the usual variety.

Iron & Air Magazine Subscription

As much as I love technology, I still prefer reading in physical form. Maybe it's the feel of thumbing through the pages or the smell of the paper, but print is fantastic. And it's not dead yet. Help keep it alive and support your favorite quality magazine. 

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Items of Want 041

[Since they're sold out of this model, their Stained Glass Paisley comes in as a close second.] One of my beliefs is that every man should carry a hankie. I use mine for everything, and I mean everything. These hankies from Skar Hanks look unlike anything I've seen before and I would love to add one to my back pocket.

Tom Sachs Bic Mini 4-in-1 Pen

The Bic 4-in-1 pen is a classic and this particular one is the official pen of Space Program: Europa. Need I say more?

Antsy Labs Fidget Cube

While I'm not the biggest fidgeter, I know I would totally get into this little gadget. A plethora of fidgeting options in a portable device at a super reasonable price.

99% Invisible Raycats Sticker

I was a fan of the design even before listening to its backstory but the history just makes it even better. Now I just have to order 2 or 3 extra to curb my sticker anxiety. Yes, sticker anxiety is a real thing.

Conw Eleric Exto ACDC Extsion Cord

I've never seen an extension cord that looks as interesting as this one and I love it. It's simple but seems solidly built. It also stands out so I'm sure it won't get confused with anyone else's.

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