Productivity isn’t measured in minutes, so why should you be constrained by your computer clock?
Why it’s important to determine your most productive and creative hours—and how to take advantage of that time.
In my productivity project, one of the experiments I think back to the most is working 90-hour weeks. For a full month, I alternated between working 90 hours one week, and 20 hours the next, to observe the impact that working both insane hours and relaxed hours had on my productivity. […]
“I’ve never found in my whole life that you could convince someone who doesn’t want to work hard to work hard.” — Steve Jobs1 There is nothing wrong with hard work. But only up to a point. The Protestant work ethic—the work philosophy that those who work hard, and are […]
Every once in a while, a book comes along that completely changes how you think and feel about a certain topic. Even as someone who reads quite a few books—I finish two or three a week—these books are rare. Here are a few examples of books that have changed my […]
Imagine it’s Monday morning and your phone rings. It’s Jim, who runs your work’s annual fundraising raffle. He’s calling to say that you won! You’ll be going on an all expenses paid trip to Australia! The only thing is, your flight leaves Wednesday morning—just two days from now. While things […]
If a genie magically appeared in front of you and asked whether you would like to extend your life by 13.6 years with just a small amount of effort, would you say yes? That’s not even a question—of course you would! How would you spend that time? Like imagining […]
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, […]