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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.

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Without explicit feedback on the impact of various behaviors to the bottom line, we will tend toward actions that are easiest in the moment.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 pu...

  • 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 i...

Identify the key elements that determine success and happiness in your professional and personal life.

Adopt a tool only if its positive impacts on these factors substantially outweigh its negative impacts.

  • 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)

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

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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Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
Shallow Work:...

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Introduction: Deep Work Defined

1. Deep Work

  • Performing activities in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit.
  • These efforts cr...

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Importance of Deep Work

In the future, work that requires repetition will be replaced by machines.

Only 3 types of people will survive. These are following:

1. People who can learn hard things fast.

2. People who are best at their work or are producing high quality work.

3. Peopl...

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