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The Productivity Equation

The Productivity Equation

There are 3 main elements that help us be productive:

  • Time 
  • Energy
  • Direction

And this course, there showed techniques and activities to keep these elements in shape or otherwise, all the effort we take to get things done will just end up being unproductive work.


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Without much time, we wouldn't be able to do many of our activities.

In these case, time-management techniques such as time blocking or task prioritization can increase the number of hours we have to spend on certain things.


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Multiply and divide your time

Multiply and divide your time

Multiplying your time: Doing something today that will give you more time tomorrow.

The Focus Funnel: A way to know how to approach a task.

  • Whether it can be eliminated, delegated, done today, or leave it for later.

Divide your time: Give a clear start and finish time to your projects.

  • It's better to have defined deadlines to avoid procrastination.
  • Time blocking can be helpful to work on specific activities during the day.


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We can have all the time in the world, but if we don't have the energy to do the work, we won't get anything done.

Activities that can improve our health and increase our energy are exercise, nutrition, and sleep.


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Train & Recover Energy


  • Exercise: It increases our cortisol levels and body temperature which means we will be more alert and focused.
  • Nutrition: Eat healthily and reduce the consumption of junk food.


  • Sleep: Getting enough quality sleep is important to consolidate knowledge and erase the waste of your brain.
  • Mindfulness: Directing your attention to the moment can improve your cognition and reduce depression, anxiety, fear  or pain.


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We can have all the time and energy to do stuff, but if we don't have a clear goal or objective, all that effort will end up being unproductive work. 

For this section, the key is to reduce distraction and increase traction to get closer to your goals.


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Productive Focus

Productive Focus

Traction: Getting closer to your goals.

Distration: Getting further from them.

To maximize your traction and minimize distraction we can use the pomodoro technique, distraction-free workspace, or deep work-mode.


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Some ideas and concepts from the course of The Productivity Equation from Mike and Matty.

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