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Being Productive Starts With Knowing Your Limits

"The first step to being truly productive is to be honest with yourself — have an honest assessment of what you are realistically capable of doing."

Thomas Oppong

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1:1 meetings
1:1 meetings

1:1 meetings matter. It is important to nurture that essential employee-manager relationship. But it still not easy to get right.

Under pressures, managers are still juggl...

1:1 category

The goal of an effective 1:1 is not an update from your direct report or for you to lay down some instructions. It's a conversation. It's a chance to hear about your direct reports' ideas for your product, their career goals, and possibly their opinion of their performance.

Keep a list of three potential topics ready for discussion. When they say they have nothing to discuss, you can jumpstart the conversation with one of your items.

Manager's best tool

Your most precious resource is your own time and energy. When you spend it on your team, it helps build healthy relationships.

Your job as a manager isn't to give advice or 'save the day.'' It's to empower your reports to find the answer themselves. If you want to understand what's going on, ask. Let her lead the conversation while you listen and probe.

Life happens in 4 stages
Life happens in 4 stages
  1. Mimicry: As children, the way we’re wired to learn is by watching and mimicking others.
  2. Self-Discovery:Learning what makes us different from the p...
The value of trauma

Transitions between life stages are usually triggered by extreme events: near-death experiences, divorce, failed friendships, death of loved ones.

Trauma causes us to step back and re-evaluate our deepest motivations and decisions. It allows us to reflect on whether our strategies to pursue happiness are actually working well or not.

Questions to ask before trying biohacking
  • Is it scientifically sound?
  • Is it logically sound? (i.e. is there a sound explanation behind the tactic?)
  • Is the estimated cost (risk, money, time/energy) ...
Sleep Hygiene

Objective: Get plenty of restorative deep and REM sleep on a regular basis.

Key tactics

  • Measure the stages of your sleep
  • Block blue light 3-4 hours before sleep
  • Have your bedroom dark and humid
  • Wake at exactly the same time each morning
  • Evaluate things that seem to help or disrupt sleep.
Optimal nutrition

Objectives: Minimize insulin levels, maximize glucose disposal, optimize various growth factors towards things we want (e.g. muscle) and away from what we don’t want (e.g. cancer).

Key tactics:

  • Do not eat sugar in any form. Sugar is poison
  • Do not eat processed foods. Eat natural food instead
  • Do not eat cheap industrially-farmed animal products
  • Eat mostly plants
  • Eat organic when possible, especially when discussing animal products
  • Try keto diet.