Posts tagged Productivity
What Templates and Recipes Have to Do with Productivity

We all ask the following questions: how can I do my work faster, easier and more accurately? How can I produce more without compromising safety? How can I achieve more without tipping the work-life scale to all work and no life? In short, how can I do more with less? There is no way to answer these questions without resorting to standardization. Standardization involves using standard processes to create standard products.

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Food and Productivity: What You Eat Makes a Difference

This note you are about to read changed my life. Because I grew up with little food, my tendency was always to eat as if it was going out of style. But as you will soon read today, there was a point where I came to myself and made a U-turn. The results have been astounding. Learning to go without food has made me healthier, stronger, wiser, and more productive than I have ever been. I hope it does the same for you.

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Tips for Creating an Effective To-Do List

People have debated about the value of to-do lists for ages. Do they work? Are they worth the time? Is there really a point in writing it all down if you already know what you need to do in your mind? I say a resounding “YES!” To-do lists are one of the productivity techniques I use on a daily basis. They are a visual reminder of the progress you have made—and the ground still left to cover. They are a reminder of the promises you have made to yourself, and that you intend to keep. To-do lists work.

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How to Cultivate a Productive Mind

Today’s post is more of a prequel than a sequel to last week’s. Before we talk about the tool a person should use to be more productive, we need to talk about the mindset of the person wielding the tool. A tool helps you do things faster. But speed is of no use if direction is wrong. A tool can help win a race, but what if it’s an unnecessary race? This is why we need to talk about the Productive Mind.

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My Productivity Techniques

The most common question I get goes roughly like this: How do you do it? How do you manage to be a hands-on dad to four kids, mentor scores of professionals and students scattered across the globe, perform well at a demanding engineering job and still have time to write a book and blog? The answer, as you may suspect, is not a one-liner.

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