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January 13, 2022


12 minutes

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Maximizing Your Work Productivity

Everyone loves to feel productive when they’re at work, but that can often feel like a daunting task. How can we be more productive, and what’s the goal with productivity anyway? This episode takes a practical approach to help you be more effective in your business.

What is the goal with productivity?

  • Make the most of time
  • Not just to stay busy
  • Keeping your mind like water is a key to staying productive.

Email productivity

  • Is Inbox Zero a realistic goal?
  • Emails aren’t messages, they’re actions

Task management

Taking notes

  • Disposable notes —> trusted systems.
  • What are the best ways to take notes?

Deep work

  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Mickey is better about “deep study” than deep work.
    Things like Kindle, reMarkable and help with that.
  • Task switching is tempting, but it’s the enemy of productivity.
  • Deep work takes intentionality, but it always yields the best results.

How to do deep work

  • Find a space that’s free from distractions.
  • Shut the door.
  • Clear off your desk.
  • Turn off notifications.
  • Put on music or white noise in headphones.