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Deep Work And Shallow Work

Deep Work And Shallow Work

Our the ability to focus without distraction is becoming increasingly rare and valuable in our ever-connected world. Cal Newport calls this Deep Work and he contrasts it with shallow work:

  • Deep work means those professional tasks that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit done in concentration mode (no distractions)
  • Shallow work relates to the tasks that do not require much cognitive work (logistical-style tasks) performed while distracted most of the time. They don't bring much new value in the world and are easy to duplicate.

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Setting Up A Deep Work Routine

Setting Up A Deep Work Routine

In order to have a deep work routine, you have to decide the following:

  • Where you’ll work and for how long.
  • How you’ll work once you start to work.
  • How you’ll support your work.

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Social Media Hinders Our Ability To Focus

Social Media Hinders Our Ability To Focus

  • Sending too much time on Social Media breaks up our time and reduces our ability to concentrate.
  • Social Media take away time you could be spending on higher-impact activities. It’s a zero-sum game.
  • If you want to eliminate the addictive pull ...

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Busyness Is Not An Indicator Of Productivity

Busyness Is Not An Indicator Of Productivity

Knowledge workers usually lack explicit indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable at work, so they turn back toward an industrial indicator of productivity: doing multiple tasks in a visible manner.

But doing lots of tasks is shallow work. P...

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The 4 Deep Work Philosophies

The 4 Deep Work Philosophies

  • Monastic: isolate yourself for long periods of time without distractions; no shallow work allowed
  • Bimodal: reserve a few consecutive days when you will be working like a monastic (you need at least one day a week)

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The New Law of Productivity

The New Law of Productivity

High-Quality Work Produced = (Time Spent) x (Intensity of Focus)

The New Law of Productivity states that the amount of knowledge you can create is limited by your ability to focus without distraction. This means that if you want to be productive, you need t...

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Why Downtime Is Crucial

Why Downtime Is Crucial

  • Downtime aids insights
  • It helps recharge the energy needed to work deeply
  • The work that evening downtime replaces is usually not that important

It's important to have a shutdown ritual, to ensure that every incomp...

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CAL NEWPORT

“The tycoons of social media have to stop pretending that they’re friendly nerd gods building a better world and admit they’re just tobacco farmers in T-shirts selling an addictive product to children. Because, let’s face it, checking your “likes” is the new smoking.”

CAL NEWPORT

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How to Engage with Deep Work

How to Engage with Deep Work

Our ability to focus deeply is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice.

There are some things we can do:

  1. Set up a routine for work
  2. Value Downtime
  3. Eliminate Distractions, mainly social media

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Very important book, especially when we are bombarded with distractions.

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