Are You a Member of ‘The Cult of Speed?’

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This is what’s backward; the way we rush hither and yon 24/7. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness, refers to life today as the cult of speed. It’s how he describes our societal and technological obsession with getting places faster, acquiring the latest gadget as soon as it’s available, and getting more things done is less time. Sound uber-cool, right?

Here’s the problem – It’s just not true

Everything we’ve been taught about mass consumerism, getting more done in less time, and the need for 24/7 connection actually ends up hurting instead of helping us. The truth is you can’t multitask for very long without one task or commitment suffering; you truly don’t need the new iWhatever on the day it’s released; and you simply can’t get more done in less time.

What’s true is the burnout we experience from following this false map.”

Pause. Breathe. Act.

That’s the tagline for my site because the secret to a productive and happy life lies in slowing down – Slowing down is the only way to discover and focus on what’s important. That’s the singular truth that will set you free from the obsessions dictated to us by the mass media and today’s workplace that demands more and more productivity.

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Hi. I’m Barry, and I write about this and other topics.

I’m Barry, Baz to my friends, and I’m a big fan of all things slow….and believe it or not, by slowing down and enjoying each moment you’ll actually become more productive.

Who knew?  😎 

I’ve written extensively here about Bullet Journal and about other tools that require us to slow down, pause, and consider our choices – tools such as:

  • Pen & Paper (so old school, right?)  😎 
  • Meditation & Yoga
  • Mono-tasking & Focus
  • Simplicity & Minimalism

These are the tools that previous generations relied on to create the world we inhabit. These are the tools for those interested in uncovering greater meaning in their lives and achieving a greater contribution. 

Think contribution instead of productivity

Productivity is an ego-centric term while contribution is softer and more people-centric. That’s what this site is about – its about using slower tools to increase your contribution.

If you’d like to join the 1,900+ already on board and learn more about increasing your contribution to the world, please use this form to do so. I’d love to have you be a part of this movement.

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