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Focus on Quality of Your Work Not Quantity

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 that just about everyone only has 3-4 hours of truly productive work in them per day. So you should optimize your day around those 3-4 hours when you’re most creative and productive and be happy with whatever you get past that.

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Psychology of Productivity

  1. Personal Values . First and foremost, you need to figure out what exactly you stand for—that is, what you value. Values are a compass for your behavior and, therefore, the engine of your productivity.

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Productivity is Personal

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. But at the end of the day, productivity is a very personal thing

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Productivity is a Personal Thing

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 for you. And even if it does, it will probably change one day.

The goal is to uncover your ow...

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Productivity is Tricky

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, then you’re going to get burnt out and things will slowly come apart.

On the other hand if your a...

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Schedule Time for Work - And Goofing of

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 little relaxing or binge watching Netflix as long as you're being intentional about it and scheduling i...

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Change is a Constant

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 months or years—and then all of sudden, it stops working for you. Life happens, priorities change, v...

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Eliminate Distractions While You Work

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.

To put it bluntly, you can’t expect to be productive if you don’t control your own attention.

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Shockingly Unproductive

  • Studies show that employees spend more than five hours per day reading and replying to emailsWhile it may seem like urgent work, email is not the best kind of work.
  • The open office culture in many big and small companies is not conducive to achieving the stat...

Match Your Internal Clock To Work

Many studies on productivity point out that we are only doing 2.5 to 3 hours of productive work on any given day. While most companies and managers expect the 8 to 9-hour productivity on a daily basis, we need to let go of this 9 to 5 office culture.

We need to bui...

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