33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity
Steve Pavlina has posted another great series of articles! I have to say this series is one of my favorites. 33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity (Ariticle one, two, and three) has quite a collection of useful advice to become a more productive individual.
Here are some of my personal favorites:
7 – Timeboxing. Give yourself a fixed time period, like 30 minutes, to make a dent in a task. Don’t worry about how far you get. Just put in the time.
I’ve found timeboxing to be incredibly valuable. One technique that I’ve used for the past 6 months I learned from ‘The Power of 48 Minutes‘.
13 – Agendas. Provide clear written agendas to meeting participants in advance. This greatly improves meeting focus and efficiency. You can use it for phone calls too.
21 – Resonance. Visualize your goal as already accomplished. Put yourself into a state of actually being there. Make it real in your mind, and you’ll soon see it in your reality.
7 – Software. Take advantage of productivity software to boost your effectiveness. Lifehacker recommends new items every week.
8 – Zone out. Enter the zone of peak creativity, and watch your output soar.
15 – Music. Experiment to discover how music may boost your productivity. Try fast-paced music for email, classical or new age for project work, and total silence for high-concentration creative work.
30 – Inspiration. Read inspiring books and articles, listen to audio programs, and attend seminars to keep absorbing inspiring new ideas (as well as to refresh yourself on the old ones).
These are great
1 – Halliburton. Cut corners to save time and money when the outcome is mainly for show anyway. If it looks good, it is good. It’s easier to manufacture excuses than results.
18 – Eye for an eye. Punish those who add tasks to your plate by filling their plates with even more.
24 – Armageddon. Use Overwhelming Force to totally dominate your problem. Treat your molehill like a mountain. Use a bazooka to kill a cockroach. Send a real human being to serve in Congress.