2018年1月18日 星期四

Immutable Truth: Less is More

It’s inspired by The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey. You can get more detail from his book or this note. This is a really good book and gives many useful hands-on experience. Instead of overtime work, we should think a better way to let your focus on most important thing at right time.

Less is More

The Zen of Productivity

Productivity Isn’t About How Much You Produce, It’s About How Much You Accomplish. Furthermore, productivity is the product of how you manage your time, attention and energy everyday. In other hand, working 90 hour a week1only makes you exhausted and less productive.
Cliché: The Three Most Effective Tips Are Also the Most Boring2
  • Eating well
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Exercising
Forming Good Habits Makes You More Productive Automatically

Lead and succeed with projects done the Agile way

It seems to me that what the way Chris run with his project is similar to Agile software development with Scrum. You have hundreds open tasks in backlog and each day you active small scope of them in sprint.

Human Mind for Thinking, Storage Tasks on Backlog

The Rule of 33 within Sprint

  • Rather than get overwhelmed by your tasks, you bite off 3 things you can accomplish only.

Mr. Procrastine, We’re Unstoppable!!!

“Emmett’s Law: The dread of doing a job uses up more time and energy than doing the job itself.” said by Rita Emmett.
Tip: Group all of your “maintenance tasks” together on one day to be (and feel) more productive.

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser focus. - Bruce Lee

  • Schedule your most important, highest-leverage activities when you have the most energy
  • Attention hijackers!4 Please flip your phone into airplane mode to have your quality time.

Take Breaks – even from Productivity

  1. 10 huge productivity lessons I learned working 90-hour weeks last month: You feel more productive when you check your email 10 times an hour instead of writing a report, because you receive more feedback from what you’re working on. Working long hours has been shown to make you no more productive than working 40-hour weeks in the long-term. ↩︎
  2. I think that behind every cliché is a truth that’s so powerful that people feel compelled to repeat the phrase over and over and over. This holds true for productivity advice, as well. ↩︎
  3. The Rule of 3 Explained ↩︎
  4. Strategic airplane mode: And every day, between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., I flip my phone into airplane mode, so I can recharge and disconnect before I fall asleep and after I wake up. Most nights I look forward to the ritual, because it always leaves me feeling refreshed. People can usually tell when you’re not only spending quality time with them, but quality attention as well. ↩︎