32 notes tagged with "productivity"


Unit bias

We want to finish a unit of anything we are consuming - we don't want to stop in the middle.

Tagged With: #cognitive-bias #psychology #meta-cognition #behavior #productivity

Published on Jan 24, 2023

GTD

GTD/Getting Things Done is a time management system that works on the principle of getting information from your mind to an outside system. It follows this workflow...

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #productivity #framework

Published on Oct 18, 2022

Time Blocking

Time blocking is a time management method that divides a day into multiple time blocks. Each block is for a specific task, with the intention to stay focused on that task exclusively. To use this well, create your task list in advance - ideally at the start of the day.

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Published on Oct 03, 2022

Habits and Deliberate Practice is Mastery

We tend to do habits without thinking after a point - at this stage its easy to have errors - which we repeat. This is not good long term.

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Published on Apr 17, 2022

Boredom with Habits

One thing that separates the mediocre from the great is acceptance of boredom. Anyone can stick to habits when you are motivated to do it. It takes better people to stick to it when they are not motivated - when they are bored of it.

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Published on Apr 17, 2022

Commitment Device

Commitment Device is a choice you make in the present that locks in better behavior in the future.

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Published on Apr 17, 2022

Goldilocks Rule

Humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities.

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Published on Apr 17, 2022

Accountability Partner

Accountability partner is someone who can monitor our habits - and reward/punish us for the habits. They create an immediate cost to bad behavior. Just knowing someone else is watching you is a good motivator.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #habit #productivity

Published on Apr 17, 2022

Habit Tracker

Habit Tracker is a visual indicator of your progress. The simplest form is a Scienfield calendar - just mark the days where you did the habit. The idea is to not break the chain.

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Published on Apr 17, 2022

Behaviour Change - Make the craving attractive

Law 2 of Behavior Change in Atomic Habits.

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Published on Apr 16, 2022

Behaviour Change - Make the Reward Satisfying

Law 4 of Behavior Change in Atomic Habits.

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Published on Apr 16, 2022

Behaviour Change - Make the Action Easy

Law 3 of Behavior Change in Atomic Habits.

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Published on Apr 16, 2022

Behaviour Change - Make Cues Obvious

Law 1 of Behavior Change in Atomic Habits.

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Published on Apr 16, 2022

Atomic Habits

Habits are small actions repeated many times - enough to become automatic. It is the compound interest of our behavior. They can be good or bad.

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Published on Apr 16, 2022

Process to Get Novel Ideas

These are the behaviors/ attitudes to cultivate to facilitate creation of new/novel ideas...

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #framework #idea-generation #curiosity #productivity #creativity

Published on Nov 11, 2021

PACT Goals

SMART Goals are good for small tasks. But for larger goals, they break down. PACT system is more useful for those. Eg. "Learn Coding"

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #productivity #problem-solving #goal

Published on Sep 12, 2021

Excited vs Happy

Choose What makes you excited vs what makes you happy. Seeking happiness might lead you to complacency or boredom.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #growth #productivity #framework

Published on Aug 18, 2021

Talent Stacking

Develop a variety of skills that make you unique. You can get to the top 20% with Deliberate Practice and limited time - with just 20% of the effort. Collect a list of such skills and you will have a very competitive advantage. Ideally, pick up skills that compound over time - it should get better the more you use it(eg. Writing).

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #productivity #systems #learning #growth

Published on Aug 18, 2021

Parkinson's Law

Work expands to fill the time available.

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Published on Jul 11, 2021

Slow Burn Projects

If you have multiple open projects, they will all be on a 'slow burn'. After a while, you'll notice that there was progress in all of the projects even if you were not actively working on them. The opposite approach is the heavy lift - when you are focused on working on just one project.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #project-management #productivity

Published on Jun 09, 2021

Pareto Principle(80-20 Rule)

20% of the effort should create 80% of the output. To maximize ROI, invest in the 20%.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #productivity #rationality #mental-models #framework #decision-making

Published on May 08, 2021

Mindful Productivity

Mindful productivity: Being consciously present in what you’re doing, while you’re doing it. Be aware your mental and emotional states. Calmly acknowledge and accept your feelings and thoughts while engaged in the activity.

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Published on May 07, 2021

Custom Productivity System

Create a custom productivity system that works for you. Keep updating that as needed.

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Published on May 07, 2021

Productivity Porn

Productivity Porn has the following signs...

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Published on May 07, 2021

SMART Goals

A framework used to make good goals. Make sure the goal is...

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Published on Apr 27, 2021

Reduce Mind-Wandering

You can't completely shut off stray thoughts. But these will help reduce them...

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Published on Mar 05, 2021

What is a Goal

A goal is a recognizable, desired state in the future, that causes you to act differently in the present in order to realize it. It is...

Tagged With: #goal #focus #productivity #permanent-notes

Published on Dec 17, 2020

2 Minute New Habit

To establish a new habit, make sure that it requires no more than 2 minutes in the beginning. Work yourself up from there.

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Published on Dec 08, 2020

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

Compassionate love is based on warmth, affection, and connection rather than passion. Those who perceive greater affection and caring from their colleagues perform better, but few managers focus on building an emotional culture

Tagged With: #care #compassion #literature-notes #love #productivity

Published on Nov 28, 2020

Execute by Delay

You can start something you hate by programming yourself to do something by counting down from 10. Its easy to start counting - more than actually doing the activity. But with enough programming, you'll be able to start things when you reach 0.

Tagged With: #procrastination #productivity #psychology

Published on Aug 10, 2020