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Shallow Work

Shallow Work

It is the low-value work that is done in a distraction-ful environment and most of the time it is done by multi-tasking. 

Shallow Work - 

  • Low productivity work.
  • Adds no improvement over time.
  • May be automated in near future.

If we continue to do more shallow work then our ability to perform deep work decreases over time. Here we use 'business' as a proxy to 'productivity'.

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Deep Work Strategies

  1. Decide What is Deep Work for You: Which task you want to in 'Deep work' mode.
  2. Schedule Distractions: In your calendar set the times when you will check your phone or other distractions.
  3. Deep Work Ritual: Make deep work your d...

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#1 Monastic Deep Work

Here you leave everything and go to somewhere you are disconnected from the world - live like a monk to focus only on one thing. (It is not always possible for everyone.)

In 1970 Bill Gates isolated himself from the world for 8 weeks and where he had created the first v...

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#3 Rhythmic Deep Work

#3 Rhythmic Deep Work

In this type of Deep work, you block a specific time each day in your calendar to perform Deep Work. At first, it may be 1-1.5 hours but when you start to do it regularly you can stretch it to 4 hours.

If possible try to schedule your time for early...

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CAL NEWPORT

“If you don’t produce, you won’t thrive—no matter how skilled or talented you are.”

CAL NEWPORT

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The Core Abilities for Thriving in New Economy

  1. The ability to quickly master new things.
  2. The ability to produce at an elite level term in both quality and speed.

For both of these abilities, you have to do Deep Work.

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#2 Bimodal Deep Work

#2 Bimodal Deep Work

This type of Deep work is for those who are not able to follow Monastic Approach. 

Here, when you need to perform Deep work you go to a separate place (which must a different place from where you spend most of your time) and do your work for 12-72 hours (not continu...

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Social Media Detox

Just try it as an experiment - 

  1. Quit all social media (e.g. Twitter, FB, Snapchat, Instagram) for 30 days.
  2. Don't tell anyone that you are doing it.

After 30 days ask yourself these 2 questions - 

  1. Would the last 30 days have been ...

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Deep Work

Definition: 'Professional activities performed in a distraction-free environment that pushes your cognitive abilities to their limit. Those efforts create new value, improve our skills, and hard to replicate.'

Deep work - 

  • Stretches your mind.
  • Gives meani...

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CAL NEWPORT

“If you service low-impact activities, therefore, you're taking away time you could be spending on higher-impact activities. It's a zero-sum game.”

CAL NEWPORT

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4 Methods of Deep Work

There are 4 different methods for Deep Work -

  1. Monastic Deep Work
  2. Bimodal Deep Work
  3. Rhythmic Deep Work
  4. Journalistic Deep Work

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CAL NEWPORT

"Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on.”

CAL NEWPORT

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Cal Newport

“What we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.”

CAL NEWPORT

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#4 Journalistic Deep Work

#4 Journalistic Deep Work

Here you just work like a journalist - whenever any incident occurs you have to go. That means here you perform deep work whenever you get free time.

Cal Newport, the author of this book, uses this method for his work.

Here you are most free to do deep work a...

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