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Distractions Never Stop

Distractions Never Stop

The average knowledge worker spends 30 percent of their time on email...

...and another 30 percent on team communication and internet activities.

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I recommend reading the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. It will increase your work productivity tremendously if you are able to practice lessons gained from the book.

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When You Seem Busy But ..

Even though it can make you feel busier than ever it won't lead to great achievement.

But if you can manage shallow work efficiently and avoid distractions you can prioritize long periods of complex thinking

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Achieve More In Less Time

When you leave room for long period of complex thinking with no distractions you are on to something.

Deep work is the practice of focusing on a complex task over an uninterrupted period.

  • Eliminating distractions and practicing deep work is a key to great achievement.
  • To focus on deep work, you need to effectively manage shallow work. Shallow work isn't complex and doesn't create value.

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Productivity Hacks

Why do some people accomplish so much more than others?

Georgetown professor Cal Newport studied the lives of great thinkers in history and found a common theme.

Many of these men and women went to great lengths to isolate themselves from distractions while they worked.

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What Can You Consider As Work ?

Emails and chats aren't deep work, which requires a complex task and uninterrupted focus.

Email and similar tasks are what Newport calls shallow work.

Shallow work is work that's done in small pieces and doesn't require your full attention.

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This ability to learn hard things quickly plays a key role in the attempt to become a superstar in just about any field.”

Deep work will help you learn hard things quickly. If you master hard things quickly, you will always rank among the top earners in your field. Once you learn what deep work is, you can start putting your energy into deep work and do great work, instead of just answering emails or dabbling in low-grade work activities. It is amazing to create something so good that nobody else can create it.

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The Chain method of productivity

The Chain Method that help you to concentrate on task with consistency.

The traditional way to do the Chain Method (given by Seinfeld) involves crossing off days in a calendar, preferably a big yearly one, each time you successfully complete your daily task or habit. The Seinfeld Method is a simple commitment device that can be used for initiating and maintaining any habit.

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Cal Newport

“What we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.”

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