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The Reason My New Scarf Is In A Chinese Landfill

"Okay guys, are we sorted out? I've got a few more things I've got to do this evening."

There's nods all-around. We just got our new office set up, and our first fulfillment staff just came in to sign the employment contract.

I pack up my computer and walk out from the glass-doored meeting room into the main room and head to the coat rack. I put on my winter coat, button it, and put on my ushanka Russian-style hat.

Then I remember - good, Tony's here.

Stop Shoveling Sand Into The Ocean And Overcome Overwhelm

Overwhelm is downright nasty. Few things cripple otherwise productive, creative, and enterprising people like being overwhelmed.

The worst state of overwhelm is probably when you start feeling like you're "shoveling sand in the ocean." It's when you're far behind schedule, but it seems like even working at maximum efficiency and intensity for an indefinite period of time won't make things any better.

It's an ugly place to be.

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