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Calculating how valuable your time is can help you determine which tasks are worth spending your time on. When it comes to productivity, one of the most powerful things to realize is that not all tasks are made equal. Some tasks in your work and home life—like training new recruits, […]
I’ll admit, the headline for this article is pretty linkbaity, but let me explain. From the moment Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, he started saying controversial things, and people started paying attention to him. In my opinion (and at the risk of getting political), his campaign has been pure […]
About a week ago I got home from a meditation retreat. I lived in total silence for eight days with about 30 other people, and we meditated nearly all day long. It’s oddly difficult to write about a meditation retreat, or describe the feeling you have when you’re on one. […]
Your smartphone, the internet, and technology in general can be huge productivity sucks. They’re all essential, of course—it goes without saying that it’d be tough to get a lot of work done without all three. But at the same time, they can be a big drain for your time and […]
For the entire month of July, I watched at least eight hours of TV shows, movies, and documentaries on Netflix every second day—including on weekends.
At the start of the month I kicked off a productivity experiment to binge-watch Netflix for a month; alternating between watching Netflix for an entire day, and then working the next, to see how binge-watching and vegging out impacts my productivity. I’m right in the thick of the experiment right […]
Naturally, now that I’ve finished writing my book, I’ve got a lot more time on my hands. While brainstorming ideas for productivity experiments with a few friends the other day, we came to realize something curious: while I’ve experimented quite a bit with getting more done, I haven’t invested too […]
For the entire month of July I’m conducting a productivity experiment: alternating between watching Netflix for an entire day, and then trying to get as much work done as possible the next, to see what impact relaxing and vegging out has on my productivity—if any at all. This article will […]
About two weeks ago I sent an 81,302-word book manuscript to my publisher. Even though I had to spend the last six months holed up in my office—writing hardly anything on this blog, and working on only a few other things—the project is finished, and I feel damn proud of […]