Productivity Experiments

Productivity Experiments

Experiment: How Music Affects Our Productivity

Experiment: How Music Affects Our Productivity

The deeper you look at productivity, the more things you discover that impact how much you get done every day. That includes some weirder things such as what you eat, whether or not you exercise, and even how fast you try to work. This idea is what has made it […]

by × June 7, 2016 ×

Productivity Experiments

Here’s what I learned living like a caveman for a month

Here’s what I learned living like a caveman for a month

Why we’re built the way we are I find history boring. Back in high school, I always tried to avoid studying the subject, opting to take electives like economics and business instead. I usually gloss over the history of pretty much anything when I’m reading a book or article. But […]

by × May 16, 2016 ×

Productivity Experiments

Experiment: Living Like a Caveman for a Month

Experiment: Living Like a Caveman for a Month

For the month of April, in the name of productivity, I’ll be getting in touch with my inner caveman.1 While cavepeople didn’t have modern luxuries like shelter, constant access to food, and the internet, on the surface, they did seem to get a lot of things right—especially when it came […]

by × April 4, 2016 ×

Productivity Experiments

Last month I made every New Year’s resolution under the sun. Here’s what I learned!

Last month I made every New Year’s resolution under the sun. Here’s what I learned!

Why change is hard My favorite word in the English language is intention. Considering how into productivity I am, it’s not even a contest. Since writing about intention and productivity in The Productivity Project, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the idea. When we live and work productively, […]

by × January 11, 2016 ×

Productivity Experiments

Experiment: One Month of New Year’s Resolutions

Experiment: One Month of New Year’s Resolutions

For the month of December, I have designed a massive productivity experiment to do a deep dive into everyone’s favorite (or in some cases, least favorite) topic this time of year: New Year’s Resolutions. Regardless of whether or not you make them, you’ve got to admit it’s pretty great how […]

by × December 3, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

5 simple ways I gained 15 pounds of muscle

5 simple ways I gained 15 pounds of muscle

15 pounds If you’re familiar with how big of a nerd I am, it may be no surprise that one of my favorite quotes is from Steve Jobs. During his brilliant commencement address at Stanford, he talked about the events of his life: “you can’t connect the dots looking forward, […]

by × November 24, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

5 huge lessons I learned binge-watching Netflix for a month

5 huge lessons I learned binge-watching Netflix for a month

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.

by × August 6, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

A few curious observations and updates from my binge-watching experiment

A few curious observations and updates from my binge-watching experiment

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 […]

by × July 16, 2015 ×

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