Man … sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. The Dalai Lama

Found in this pretty recommendable article: „Slow The Fuck Down

Do you really need a meeting? Meetings usually arise when a concept isn't clear enough. Instead of resorting to a meeting, try to simplify the concept so you can discuss it quickly via email […] The goal is to avoid meetings. Every minute you avoid spending in a meeting is a minute you can get real work done instead. There's nothing more toxic to productivity than a meeting. Getting Real by 37Signals

No meetings planned for today so far! So i’m looking forward to a productive day.

Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of 37signals

I Am Not a Web Designer

We need to get away from defining ourselves as the core service we provide. Yes, some of what we do may well be web design, but if we can define ourselves in the terms potential clients understand then they’re more likely to hire us.

When you’re pitching your job is to convince the client that you’re capable, not to walk in with a solution in hand. You don’t have the facts. You haven’t done the research. Don’t walk in with assumptions. When I walk into a pitch I have no idea how to solve a client’s problem, but I’m confident that I have a process for figuring it out. It’s the process that you pitch. Not the solution.
Mike Monteiro on handling clients // .net magazine

Responsive web design: a project-management perspective

After you first experiment with Media Queries and find out how easy they are to use, you may start thinking about some of your favourite web sites, and imagine how they would be made responsive. You may suddenly find yourself thinking that everything should be responsive; hell, you would make your family and friends responsive if you could!
But you need to take a step back, and exercise restraint: depending on the context and purpose of a project, it might be better to not go down the responsive route at all, or at least limit it. (…)