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Sometimes crap work is fun work

Sometimes crap work is fun work

A lot of writers in the productivity space—myself included—rail against crap work. Crap work is the stuff we have to do as a part of our job that provides us with a low return on our time—tasks like administrative work, data entry, scheduling things, or anything else we could automate […]

by × August 22, 2016 ×

General Productivity

It often doesn’t matter how productive you are

It often doesn’t matter how productive you are

There is no productivity There is a quote that I love from Pierre Reverdy (a French poet): “There is no love; there are only proofs of love.” This quote applies to a lot. Take airport security, as an example. Over the last month, I’ve gone through airport security more than […]

by × August 15, 2016 ×

General Productivity

Waking up early doesn’t make you more productive. Here’s what does

Waking up early doesn’t make you more productive. Here’s what does

One of the biggest productivity myths out there is that waking up early makes you productive. The idea of waking up early is a sexy one: a lot of people dream about being a productive early riser; drinking a cup coffee, reading the news, working out, and meditating before the […]

by × August 1, 2016 ×

General Productivity

What’s the most consequential thing you could be working on right now?

What’s the most consequential thing you could be working on right now?

The most powerful way to think about the tasks in your work is to think what consequences doing a task will have. In other words, what will be different in the world because you spent time on something? The most productive tasks in your work are the ones that set off […]

by × July 25, 2016 ×

Technology

6 ways to become more productive while playing Pokemon Go

6 ways to become more productive while playing Pokemon Go

As you might be able to deduce, with me cranking out two articles about Pokemon Go in just as many weeks, I’m in deep. But the truth is, I’m okay with that. As far as video games go, Pokemon Go is a pretty productive one—over the last seven days, I’ve […]

by × July 21, 2016 ×

Technology

Pokemon Go is the most productive video game ever created

Pokemon Go is the most productive video game ever created

I’m not a big gamer in any sense of the term, but as a kid, I played Pokemon on my Gameboy Color for hours on end—on long road trips, at school recess, and with other kids on the street I grew up on. That’s why I couldn’t have been more […]

by × July 14, 2016 ×

General Productivity

10 tested, proven ways to become less productive

10 tested, proven ways to become less productive

Let’s face it: while there is an abundance of articles on how to become more productive, there aren’t a lot on becoming less productive. With that in mind, I decided to put this article together. While it’s helpful to focus on how to get more done every day, it can […]

by × June 27, 2016 ×

Become More Awesome

Here’s why your daily commute may be destroying your happiness

Here’s why your daily commute may be destroying your happiness

  Occasionally a book comes along that changes the way you think about a topic. Happy City, by Charles Montgomery, is one of those books. It will change the way you look at how your city is structured, while giving you a bunch of pointers for how you can structure […]

by × June 21, 2016 ×

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