This is a thing that I like. I didn’t come up with it, a smarter person did. His name is Peter Bregman and he’s the guy who came up with this to-do list made of six boxes.
I’ve created a to-do list that’s made of six boxes — one for each of my five areas of focus and the 6th labeled “the other 5%”. That other… Continue reading
1. Not all work is important work, but it’s easy to waste your time on details. Learn about the difference between deep work and shallow work. Focus on the deep work. Limit the shallow work. Say no to wasting time on details.
2. Organization doesn’t matter as much as action. Say no to busy work that keeps you from taking action.
3. You are your own greatest
Get more productive, as productive as those CEOs should be (even if they’re not) by borrowing some of their good habits. Continue reading
1. Plan your day ahead of time.
Make a better plan. Put 1-3 big things on your schedule with blocked-out time for each one. Don’t wing it on the important stuff. Wing it on everything else. Don’t cram it full of details.
2. Include transition time.
Don’t expect yourself to switch instantly from one task to another. Work in transition time. Give your brain and body a… Continue reading
Focusing on what matters feels like the riskiest thing to do.
You want to cover all your bases.
But it’s like this:
You have a loaf of bread. Those are your possibilities. One slice of bread = one possibility.
And you have a big spoonful of peanut butter and a big spoonful of jelly. That’s you. Your resources: time, energy, money, attention, ability. A couple… Continue reading