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In creative work, there is a big difference between having a regular deadline to produce *something* vs. a *specific* thing. Shipping/publishing regularly keeps you honest. Pre-determining direction is harmful: it sets constraints right at the moment when you know the least.

Shipping/publishing regularly keeps you honest. Pre-determining direction is harmful: it sets constraints right at the moment when you know the least.

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Solution 1: Cut Scope "Something has to get out but I don't care how--what I will compromise on is not the schedule and not the quality, but I will compromise on the scope." - @JamesClear pic.twitter.com/c48sD6N6ra

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Sometimes the cheapest option is to pay for someone else to do it.

Productivity is found in what you leave undone.

over 2 years ago

It's better to do less than you hoped than nothing at all. No zero days.

over 2 years ago

Do the most important thing first each day and you'll never have an unproductive day.

There’s something fake about most productivity advice. Don’t bother: - completing every todo list item - responding to every email - finishing every book It’s not how productive people actually live. These proxies for productivity have little to do with getting actual results.

People who get a lot done tend to do things right away.

Maturity is learning how to start when you feel like procrastinating and learning how to listen when you feel like talking.

Maintain a margin of safety—even when it’s going well. Rich people go bankrupt chasing even more wealth. Fit people get injured chasing personal records. Productive people become ineffective taking on too many projects. Don’t let your ambition ruin your position.

“How did you accomplish that?” “Same as everything else. Gradually, then all at once.”

We need to redefine "hard work" to include "hard thinking." The person who outsmarts you is out working you. The person who finds shortcuts is out working you. The person with a better strategy is out working you. Usually, the hardest work is thinking of a better way to do it.

Finishing projects is part of what it means to deliver high quality work. You can't be high quality if your perfectionism prevents you from finishing. The longer you delay, the more the quality of the experience degrades.

Not being busy is a competitive advantage. Most people are so strapped for time they can't take advantage of lucky opportunities or quickly resolve unexpected problems. The ideal combination is proactive and flexible. Protect your free time, but maintain a bias toward action.

1) Do less. Stop dividing your attention. 2) Do it right now. Once you have identified the essential, go fast. Maintain a bias toward action. 3) Do it the right way. Acting quickly doesn't mean acting carelessly. Get to work right away, but keep working on it until it's right.

I rarely feel rushed when I am working on the most important thing. The act of making progress on what matters—even if it's small—is calming. It's such a simple idea: Simply do the most important thing first and you rarely feel like you don't have enough time for what matters.

The secret to being productive is to work on the right thing—even if it's at a slow pace.

In order to increase your productivity: Reduce the amount of decisions you make in a day. - Learn to delegate. - Make teamwork a crucial part of your professional life. - Work with people who are more capable than you are. A mind less loaded, is a mind that’s efficient.

over 2 years ago

It’s not who sleeps the least ( I try to get 7-8) it’s who is productive and happy when they are awake 💛☀️

if I could answer emails with my mind, I would be like 300% more productive

Creative ppl should NOT work Monday-Friday 9-to-5 (yet 99% do this) @naval has a great framework. Work like a LION. - sit - wait for prey - SPRINT - eat/enjoy - rest & repeat Most people work like COWS instead. Standing in the field all day, grazing grass slowly.

Best life hack I’ve done recently: got a productivity coach. - a coach helps you lay out my work goals for the month - he sends daily text messages to help me stay on track - $150/month It’s like a personal trainer, for work. I rarely have unproductive days now 434-505-4769

Are you efficient productive? or Are you effective productive? @shaanvp with the breakdown 👇 pic.twitter.com/Nq53WHhbpz

over 2 years ago

Time spent has nothing to do with job done.

over 2 years ago

The price of productivity is creativity.

One of the best things about Zoom meetings is that I can make notes in parallel with the meeting. Completely game changing when it comes to interviewing someone or speaking to a founders as an investor.