I pride myself on being a pretty efficient and well organised person. A few people have asked me recently how do I have the energy and time to do all the things I want to do. The essence of getting the important things done is to cut the bullshit and just get on with it. Let's break it down, this is how to get shit done. 1. Do the work you love
In order to work effectively and focused, it’s important to ask yourself, where are you losing energy? Just like checking a house for leaks on windows and doors, you want to audit yourself to ask where your attention and energy is going.
About Maya Benari
Our society has placed such a high value on productivity. How many reports can we get out by tomorrow? How can we finish the rest of these stories by the end of our sprint? Much to my surprise, we’re not robots. We’re living, breathing humans and we’re a part of the world. By focusing solely on the output of work, we’ve lost touch with the quality of our daily lives.
About Maya Benari
I'm a workaholic. When I set my mind to a certain task, I can really get into it. I can just feel my mind locking onto the goal I have set, directing resources and energy towards it, rearranging its priorities so that I can do the job. Sometimes it feels like a superpower. Once I get into it, it feels so right, and finishing the task on time is its own enormous reward. I feel so powerful when I challenge myself to finish something on time. And I always, always finish on time.
I’m not productive, but I believe a lot of productivity comes down to self-care, having purpose in your work and reflecting on your productivity to tweak it.
23 Mar 2017
...isn’t that great. I don’t regard myself as particularly productive, at least not to my fullest potential. Reflecting on “what does make me productive”, there are certain techniques I’ve found help me achieve a reasonable notion of productivity.
About Matt Gaunt
Guy @ Google working on web stuff.