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Productivity is Personal
  • What works for me—or Jeff Bezos, probably will not work for you. And even if it does, it will probably change one day.
  • There is nothing wrong with learning new systems of efficiency. B...

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4 Principles of Productivity

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Productivity is a tricky balance. On the one hand, if you treat yourself like a slave, flagellating yourself, locking yourself into a quiet room and not allowing yourself to have any fun, ever, the...

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Productivity is a Personal Thing

There’s nothing wrong with learning new systems of efficiency. But at the end of the day, productivity is a very personal thing. What works for me—or Jeff Bezos, for that matter—probably won’t work...

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  1. Personal Values . First and foremost, you need to figure out what exactly you stand for—that is, what you value. Values are a com...

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There’s this puritanical ideal of “more work is always better” that permeates the modern culture of work to an almost psychotic degree (especially in the United States).

Studies have shown th...

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Eliminate Distractions While You Work

The modern world is quickly dividing us into two groups: those who control their own attention well and those whose attention is controlled by someone else, especially technology.

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Schedule Time for Work - And Goofing of
  • If you schedule your work ahead of time—every week or day or whatever works best for you—you gain more control of the attention you’re giving to work.
  • There is nothing wrong with a lit...

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And here’s the thing: developing a system of getting things done is a constant work in progress. It takes experimentation, constant trial and error. Something might work for you for a few weeks—or ...

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