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Productivity
Chris Bailey
Cliché
Do More
Get Busy
Do Efficiently
Accomplish More sustainably
PRODUCTIVITY
Productivity is maximizing utilization
1. Time
2. Energy
3. Attention
Learn
technique
TryMeasure
***Maximize Energy & Atte...
You are unique !
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120
6AM
7AM
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1PM
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9PM
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Energy...
Get a purpose of why you want to be
productive
1. You will have many tasks – ad hoc, planned, projects
etc .
2. They do not vanish if you read this presentation
3. For n...
Pick 3 high impact tasks for the day, week
Try scheduling them when you have max
energy
Caution : Start with 3 but don’t e...
Bigthink.com
Start doing them – simple .Right ?
NO
Here comes Mr.Procastination
High Impact tasks are sometimes
1. Boring
2. Frustrating
3. Unstructured, ambiguous
4. Difficult
5. Sometimes lack purpose...
Flip the tasks to make them opposite of
reasons for procrastination – make it low
barrier to entry.
( Don’t worry , you wi...
• Filing Income Tax – Boring
Have your auditors do it . ( Delegate)
Pair with your friend ( Shrink)
• Exercise – Difficult...
A refresher
• Write down your future self – how he/she would be , as a projection
of current habits .
• Could be scary . R...
Address the big Elephant – Time Spent in
Internet
It kills all productivity measures . It has low
barrier, keeps you engag...
“HumanMindIsForThinkingAndNotStoringTasks& Ideas”
Unattended tasks clogs your mind, giving a feeling of not
achieving thin...
 Process the tasks
• Can I do it now ? If yes , do it .
• Is it actionable ? No – remove it .
• What is the next step ?
...
20 second rule – Keep your
distraction at least 20 seconds
away. Create that difficulty.
DISTRACTION
Habits ( CUE->ACTION->REWARD)
• You open Facebook(Action) when you open the chrome in the
morning (Cue) and you are happy(...
Multi Task
• Don’t Multi task – straight .
• Multi task keeps you happy , busy, but less accomplished
• At least , choose ...
Observe Breath for 10
minutes a day. Slows down
response to impulses
Wespark.org
FOOD
• Eat less Processed foods – they release energy soon and we crash after
that.
• Eat 3/4th of your capacity, more ene...
LAST TWO – floor under you
•Exercise
•Sleep
• Create Night time ritual before sleep
• Avoid devices 30 minutes before sleep
Helpers
•Large number of small sacrifices required to be
productive over time
•Keep the changes small to start with
Final Words
• Take Breaks – even from Productivity !
• Happiness Drives Productivity
• Recount things you are grateful – O...
Buy the book here
BUY
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Productivity Project by chris bailey

  1. 1. Productivity Chris Bailey
  2. 2. Cliché Do More Get Busy Do Efficiently Accomplish More sustainably PRODUCTIVITY
  3. 3. Productivity is maximizing utilization 1. Time 2. Energy 3. Attention Learn technique TryMeasure ***Maximize Energy & Attention for good use of time
  4. 4. You are unique ! 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM 12AM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM Energy 1. Measure your Energy ( subjectively) level in each hour 2. Identify BPT – Biological Prime Time where you have maximum energy and attention naturally 3. Maintain a simple time log : what you did each hour Do this once for a week and do this every 3 months
  5. 5. Get a purpose of why you want to be productive
  6. 6. 1. You will have many tasks – ad hoc, planned, projects etc . 2. They do not vanish if you read this presentation 3. For now , pick up 5 tasks and see if all have same impact if you do them now . 4. They won’t
  7. 7. Pick 3 high impact tasks for the day, week Try scheduling them when you have max energy Caution : Start with 3 but don’t end with them unless you want to get fired.
  8. 8. Bigthink.com Start doing them – simple .Right ? NO Here comes Mr.Procastination
  9. 9. High Impact tasks are sometimes 1. Boring 2. Frustrating 3. Unstructured, ambiguous 4. Difficult 5. Sometimes lack purpose So , we choose the inevitable – Procastinate doing the High Impactful Tasks
  10. 10. Flip the tasks to make them opposite of reasons for procrastination – make it low barrier to entry. ( Don’t worry , you will understand it in the next slides)
  11. 11. • Filing Income Tax – Boring Have your auditors do it . ( Delegate) Pair with your friend ( Shrink) • Exercise – Difficult Choose to do only 5 minutes for 3 times a day . Start with this ( Low Barrier) Ask your friend to pick you up for the gym ( Social Support) • Feedback to Team – Difficult, Ambiguous Get Feedback for yourself first ( opens your mind ) Have it in the Cafeteria or even in a coffee shop ( Makes it interesting ) Split into 3 sessions with themes – lessens cognitive pressure • Write Blogs – Frustrating Write it in paper, take picture .( change in context) Write 3 lines a day ( splits tasks )
  12. 12. A refresher • Write down your future self – how he/she would be , as a projection of current habits . • Could be scary . Repeat it as and when you become productive
  13. 13. Address the big Elephant – Time Spent in Internet It kills all productivity measures . It has low barrier, keeps you engaged with no purpose . Disconnect from it frequently. ( have you tried setting a 30 letter password for facebook and remove ‘remember Password’) ATTENTION PLEASE
  14. 14. “HumanMindIsForThinkingAndNotStoringTasks& Ideas” Unattended tasks clogs your mind, giving a feeling of not achieving things and depresses you! Take a cup of coffee, write down all tasks you have in mind. Well, all of them ! Do that always !! MANAGE ATTENTION
  15. 15.  Process the tasks • Can I do it now ? If yes , do it . • Is it actionable ? No – remove it . • What is the next step ?  Organize into Buckets • Can be Delegated ( with less tracking) • Can wait • Schedule it • Break into small steps Review them often MANAGE ATTENTION Read more here
  16. 16. 20 second rule – Keep your distraction at least 20 seconds away. Create that difficulty. DISTRACTION
  17. 17. Habits ( CUE->ACTION->REWARD) • You open Facebook(Action) when you open the chrome in the morning (Cue) and you are happy( Reward) seeing some notifications. • Certain Habits have decreasing trend of rewards and you need to do more to get the award. Frustration. Keep seeing Facebook more to get the same happiness. Not sustainable. • You do slow breathing (Action) when there is a traffic signal(Cue) and feel more relaxed ( reward)
  18. 18. Multi Task • Don’t Multi task – straight . • Multi task keeps you happy , busy, but less accomplished • At least , choose less cognitive tasks as candidate for Multi-tasking • Single task – gives good fulfillment and firepower to accomplish
  19. 19. Observe Breath for 10 minutes a day. Slows down response to impulses Wespark.org
  20. 20. FOOD • Eat less Processed foods – they release energy soon and we crash after that. • Eat 3/4th of your capacity, more energy to Brain than to Digestive system • More water – 24% better metabolism, can think better • Coffee – borrows energy from later in the day ( Adenosine receptor).Choose the timing. • Coffee – U need to drink more to get that same high.
  21. 21. LAST TWO – floor under you •Exercise •Sleep • Create Night time ritual before sleep • Avoid devices 30 minutes before sleep
  22. 22. Helpers •Large number of small sacrifices required to be productive over time •Keep the changes small to start with
  23. 23. Final Words • Take Breaks – even from Productivity ! • Happiness Drives Productivity • Recount things you are grateful – Often ! • Scan for positives • Social Support • Divide and Conquer • Create Happiness and Accomplishments journal
  24. 24. Buy the book here BUY

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