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Five Best Productivity Methods

Five Best Productivity Methods
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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity Simplicity is often perceived as boring, unattractive and unremarkable. Majority of people want something striking and complicated. But as Leonardo da Vinci has said, Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Different to the common belief, simplicity is not boring, unattractive or unremarkable. The Misconception of Being Productive The common error of people who aim to succeed at something is the tendency to make the process complicated, such as over analysis and accepting responsibility beyond one’s capacity. Take for an instance when an individual or company spends too much time planning and perfecting a product. However, being productive neither needs too much analysis nor working long hours. The Benefits Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! If you want to be more productive with minimal effort and stress, learn how to simplify and stay focus. 1. Simplicity aids clarity; the directness of expression and purpose. 2. The majority of people are incapable of staying focused. 3. 4. 5. 6.

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating - StumbleUpon “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals. Mike made a shift about every thirty seconds between all of the above. Do you know a person like this? The Science Behind Concentration In the above account, Mike’s obviously stuck in a routine that many of us may have found ourselves in, yet in the moment we feel it’s almost an impossible routine to get out of. When we constantly multitask to get things done, we’re not multitasking, we’re rapidly shifting our attention. Phase 1: Blood Rush Alert When Mike decides to start writing his History essay, blood rushes to his anterior prefrontal cortex. Phase 2: Find and Execute

5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder, Backed by Science One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty of sleep, exercise and recreation time so that our time spent working is as productive as it can be. Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into, though. Sometimes it’s hard to switch off at the end of the day, or to take time out on the weekend and stop thinking about work. With a startup of my own to run, I find this even harder to manage lately. If this happens to you, too, here are five methods to try that’ll help get you working smarter, not harder. 1. In one of my favorite books, Stephen Covey tells a story about a woodcutter whose saw gets more blunt as time passes and he continues cutting down trees. The analogy is an easy one to remember, but harder to put into practice. Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. Just getting away from work and having a rest can be a good start. 2. 3. 4. 5. P.S.

Les 9 secrets de ceux qui sont bien dans leur tête, 2eme partie Dans la première partie, je me suis focalisé sur les moyens d’améliorer notre bien-être mental et physique avec la méditation, le sport, l’alimentation, les massages et le sommeil. Je vais à présent me concentrer sur les moyens d’enrichir notre style de vie et même de créer celui que nous voulons vivre, car à part une vie sexuelle moribonde ou inexistante, je pense qu’il n’y a pas de pire obstacle au bonheur qu’un style de vie que l’on n’aime pas. 6 – Se libérer l’esprit de ses pensées parasites avec Getting Things Done Imaginez ce que vous pourriez faire si vous pouviez choisir de vous consacrer entièrement à vos tâches, sans la moindre interruption, pensée parasite, rêverie et autre source de distraction, tout en restant détendu et en pleine possessions de vos moyens. Or, l’écrit est l’invention la plus merveilleuse que l’homme ait trouvé pour seconder son cerveau. Faisons un petit exercice pour nous en rendre compte : Cela pourra être quelque chose comme : Italie. ou Voiture.

How Keeping Things Simple Makes You A Productive Entrepreneur Running your own business is a complicated affair; making it successful can be even more complicated. If you don’t have a plan to be productive and keep focused, the details that you are responsible for can quickly overwhelm you. In fact, one of the biggest failings of new entrepreneurs is to get so caught up in an avalanche of unimportant details that more important priorities get left unattended on the table. What can you do to be a productive entrepreneur, focused on what really matters? Get up early, so that you don’t lose those most productive early hours. Start your day with a bang. here is some great advice from some highly productive people: Work fast – don’t waste time with the many distractions waiting to tempt you. Think faster, too. Original source – Funders and Founders

Getting Real Here are the 16 chapters and 91 essays that make up the book. Introduction chapter 1 What is Getting Real?A smaller, faster, better way to build software About 37signalsOur small team creates simple, focused software Caveats, disclaimers, and other preemptive strikesResponses to some complaints we hear The Starting Line chapter 2 Build LessUnderdo your competition What's Your Problem? Stay Lean chapter 3 Less MassThe leaner you are, the easier it is to change Lower Your Cost of ChangeStay flexible by reducing obstacles to change The Three MusketeersUse a team of three for version 1.0 Embrace ConstraintsLet limitations guide you to creative solutions Be YourselfDifferentiate yourself from bigger companies by being personal and friendly Priorities chapter 4 What's the big idea? Feature Selection chapter 5 Process chapter 6 The Organization chapter 7 Staffing chapter 8 Interface Design chapter 9 Code chapter 10 Words chapter 11 Pricing and Signup chapter 12 Promotion chapter 13 Support chapter 14

10 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination …and the very best tip is the easiest (hint: it’s the first one). Procrastination has been extensively studied by psychologists, probably because they have some world-class procrastinators close at hand: students. Students don’t have a monopoly on wasting time, though, almost everyone procrastinates now and then. The difference is that some people learn effective strategies for dealing with it and get some stuff done; others never do. Here are ten tips for overcoming procrastination, based on science: 1. The first tip is simply to start with whatever is easy, manageable and doesn’t fill your mind with a nameless dread. Have a look at your project, whatever it is, and decide to do the easy bit first. The great thing is that after getting going, you start to build momentum and the harder bits are more likely to flow. The tip relies partly on the Zeigarnik effect: the finding that unfinished tasks get stuck in the memory. 2. Planning can help with this, but planning is also a trap. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hmm.

Les 9 secrets de ceux qui sont bien dans leur tête Pour réussir et s’épanouir, dans la séduction comme dans tous les domaines de la vie, il est primordial d’être bien dans sa tête. Nous allons parler dans cet article de ce que l’on nomme parfois sur FTS « l’innergame » – un concept qui regroupe des choses aussi variées que la confiance en soi, l’estime personnelle, l’affirmation de soi, le bien-être – et que l’on pourrait résumer, pour faire simple, en ce quelques mots : le bon état d’esprit. Un bon innergame est à la fois un atout dans tout ce que nous entreprenons et bien souvent une condition sine qua non pour les mener à bien : difficile en effet d’imaginer bien réussir quelque chose quand nous sommes épuisés, stressés, déprimés, que nous sommes obnubilés à autre chose ou que nous doutons trop de nous-mêmes… Mais s’il est impossible – et peu souhaitable – d’arriver à un état de positivité permanent et béat, il existe de nombreux moyens d’améliorer son innergame et être mieux dans peau et plus relaxé, plus confiant et plus épanoui.