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What's the magic behind you?

 
pawan chopra
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Hi All,

I wanted to ask this to all those genius people. Who are writing books, working for organizations and also contributing to open source. I am kind of surprised how do you manage your time.

I have seen people having family still they contribute to open source, write books, they give presentations at conferences. They reviews books. They work for company. And best of all they are fit as well so they take care of health as well. Its all amazing but what is the magic behind all this? How they manage their time?
 
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I have 5 clones. One to go to work. One to take care of my kid. One to do the gardening. One to post on coderanch. One to have sex with my wife
 
pawan chopra
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Feels like I need to over ride clone method :P
 
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I'm going to have one more clone just to eat pie
 
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I have 5 clones.

You're Doug Kinney!
 
Jayesh A Lalwani
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Oh yeah.. that was a Micheal Keatom movie, right? Yeah just like that!!
 
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Best not get those clones mixed up Jayesh. You'll get expelled from the ranch.
 
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pawan chopra wrote:And best of all they are fit as well so they take care of health as well.

Well, that lets me off the hook!
 
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Coffee.
 
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Jelle Klap wrote:Coffee.

Agreed, lots and lots of coffee.

I'm with you Pawan, I'm amazed at how much people do with thier time. I do work full time, work on personal projects, and take care of my health but I don't also author book and I don't have kids. I do have two dogs. Not quite the same as kids but they are a hand full.

For me, I try to pick the things that are the most important to me and focus on those. Then if I have time left I will get to the other stuff. It also helps to find things you enjoy. If you are doing many thing but you enjoy them all, they do not seem as much like work and don't seem like they take a lot of extra effort compared to those things you don't really enjoy. If it's not something you really enjoy it will take more effort (mental effor) for you to get through it and you will tend to be worn out from it and less motivated to keep doing it.

That being said, I need a nap.

 
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On iTunes, find the movie called "Time Management" by the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. That should give you a lot of ideas to start with.
 
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Scott Winterbourne wrote:For me, I try to pick the things that are the most important to me and focus on those.


I think that's just what those other people do, the ones that pawan asked about. I've read a large number of books which say something like "I dedicate this book to my wife Mitzi, who I haven't talked to for the last two years while I wrote this book". (Exaggerated for effect)
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:I think that's just what those other people do, the ones that pawan asked about. I've read a large number of books which say something like "I dedicate this book to my wife Mitzi, who I haven't talked to for the last two years while I wrote this book". (Exaggerated for effect)


Haha I think you are right.
 
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Well nobody seems to reveal the secret Other than clones ....Guys this was a serious question...
 
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Guys this was a serious question...

Too bad this forum is called "Meaningless Drivel", then.
 
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I'm sure that y'all knew it was coming:
 
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But to enter a serious answer, for me, it all stems from simply being deeply interested in my craft.
 
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I will say it is due to Mr.s Smith (if anyone tells her I will deny it). Without her encouragement and tolerance, especially tolerance, I wouldn't have done many of the things I have accomplished. But Bear nailed it -- it helps to have an intense interest in what you are doing.

Regards,
Robert
 
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I thank pie for everything I am in life. Everything I have done in life is in pursuit of pie
 
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Then I will go with Mango cupcakes. I just love them

 
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Mmmmmmm, mango!
 
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Why would you put mango in a cupcake? Mangoes are best eaten raw like God intended.
 
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:Why would you put mango in a cupcake? Mangoes are best eaten raw like God intended.


Just try it once.....to me its like OSX user interface on linux operating system. Its just too good .....Lol may be stupid example
 
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