i.e. vs. e.g.
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Have you ever wondered about the difference between the i.e. and e.g.? Here’s a quick-and-dirty rundown of how to use these properly.
- i.e. stands for id est
- This translates to in other words or that is
- i.e. is used to clarify a statement
- EXAMPLE: I bought my favorite fruits (i.e., cherries and strawberries) for the smoothie.
- e.g. stands for exempli gratia
- This translates to for example or for the sake of example
- e.g. is used whenever you’re going to list examples
- EXAMPLE: I love all kinds of weather (e.g., rain, sun, snow, etc.).
A quick way to remember
- i.e. can be replaced by the phrase “that is”, and both have the letter i in them
- e.g. starts with an e; the word example also starts with an e
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4 Practical Steps for Planning for Tomorrow
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Let’s talk about the practical steps you should take when planning for tomorrow.
I got this process from a phenomenal book called Work Clean.
Work Clean by Dan Charnas
- This book vaulted into my top 5 favorites almost instantly
- It’s written from a culinary perspective, but anyone can take away a ton from this book
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Daily “Meeze” (Mise)
- A daily “meeze” or “mise” is a 30-minute daily planning session
- It’s based on the culinary principle of mise en place, a french term for “put in place”
- Here’s the outline of the steps you should take in completing your own daily mise
1. Clean your station
- Put things away
- Organize desk
- Tasks into inbox
- Sort inbox
- Log action items on task list
2. Sharpen your tools
- Reschedule incomplete tasks on your calendar
- Sort actions into projects on your task list
- Order your projects by next action
3. Plan your next day
- Schedule next actions on calendar
- Don’t over-schedule
- Schedule breaks
4. Gather your resources
- Pull everything you need for tomorrow
- Organize those things so they’re ready
A quick video
Here’s a quick video with Dan Charnas explaining the daily mise:
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