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Define "Work"

Define "Work"

David Allen's threefold nature of work:

  • Pre-defined work: Work you've set up ahead of time.
  • Work as it appears: Work that interrupts you.
  • Defining work: You sit down and think about what work you need to be doing.

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Remain in Your Flow

Remain in Your Flow

If anything important happens in the world, it will come your way many times. 

There's no need to hit refresh every 5 minutes on news sites. Somebody will tell you. 

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Effectiveness Vs Efficiency

Effectiveness Vs Efficiency

  • Effectiveness is goal orientation. It's picking something to do. This is doing the right things—picking a goal and doing that goal.
  • Efficiency is doing things in an economical way, process-oriented.

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Scott Hanselman

"Effectiveness is doing the right things, but efficiency is doing things right. That means effectiveness is picking a direction and efficiency is running really fast in that direction."

SCOTT HANSELMAN

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The Four Ds

The Four Ds

  • Do It
  • Drop it
  • Delegate it
  • Defer it

Only do it if it's going to take a minute and it's been scheduled. Otherwise, just drop it, delegate it and defer it.

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"If it's not helping me to make money, if it's not improving my life in some way, it's mental clutter and it's out."

CHRISTOPHER HAWKINS

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Resolve Inbox Issues

Resolve Inbox Issues

  • Change the way emails appear in your inbox: set up a folder for emails that you're Cc'd on and a folder for emails that come directly to you.
  • Don't reply to emails in the morning (or at night): it teaches people that they should expect future replies from you at that time. 
  • Keep your emails to 3-4 sentences.

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Multitasking is a Myth

Multitasking is a Myth

When you're multitasking you are actually doing something called task-switching, which requires context switching. And this harms your productivity overall.

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Scott Hanselman

"Hope is not a plan. Hope is nothing but waiting and letting life happen to you."

SCOTT HANSELMAN

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