Last but not least, lower the barrier for achieving productivity nirvana: Achor described the importance of minimizing what he calls “activation energy,” or the amount of effort it takes to get from doing nothing to doing whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish..... The success of his new strategy led Achor to develop something called … Continue reading How to be productive: Lowering the barrier for “activation energy”
Day: January 29, 2020
How to be productive: Break Up with Your Bad Habits
By realising that you have "bad habits" (and getting an awareness) would help you to gain a better insight into being productive. Over the past 20 years, I’ve researched ways to create a better method by bringing the scientific and clinical practices together. My time spent studying the behavioral neuroscience of how habits form, and … Continue reading How to be productive: Break Up with Your Bad Habits
How to be productive: Overcome Your (Checks Email) Distraction Habit
Productivity requires "attention management". So in the other series, I highlighted the importance of keeping things simple and attention management. Here, I emphasise how bringing a deep focus helps you to form better ideas. Let's say, building up the brainpower momentum. There are several ways, of course, to achieve inbox zero (I have dealt with this … Continue reading How to be productive: Overcome Your (Checks Email) Distraction Habit
How to be productive: Attention Management.
This is the second part of the series (and I also think the most important part). To be consistently productive and manage stress better, we must strengthen our skill in attention management. Attention management is the practice of controlling distractions, being present in the moment, finding flow, and maximizing focus, so that you can unleash … Continue reading How to be productive: Attention Management.
How to be productive: The Great Mental Models and Occam’s Razor
Using the following mental models (the image is from the link below): Here’s a summarized version of the nine mental models (I am only going to highlight the most important ones) The Map is Not The Territory: Maps (this also includes guides, manuscripts, etc.) can help us navigate through a foreign terrain but they … Continue reading How to be productive: The Great Mental Models and Occam’s Razor