No problem. Plan less. There’s always a counter-movement for everything. People who do the exact opposite and advocate an anti-productivity lifestyle. You know, folks who claim they have empty calendars don’t care about anything in life. People who pretend they are always “enjoying” themselves. They like to go with the flow and daydream. Do you know what that reminds me of? Those kids in school always said, “Ah dude, I didn’t have time to study for this class,” but always ended up getting straight A’s. People just want to make you believe they don’t work hard. It’s facade. And when they do well in life, it seems like it came easy. As far as I know, achieving meaningful things is hard. I don’t think there’s anything cool about pretending it’s easy. Nor do I believe that it’s cool to work yourself to death. I often think of this question: Are you an amateur or a pro? It’s Steven Pressfield’s famous analogy, from his book The War Of Art, for getting work done. The amateur-only works when inspiration strikes. The pro sits down every day and puts in steady work. The key is steady. Not irregular or extreme. I’ve done those things. I love setting a yearly focus because it gives you a clear idea of what you want to do with your time. You’ll be surprised what you can do in a year if you put your mind to it. This year, my focus is to write more books (even though it’s not going great, I’m still working on that). But at the same time, I also don’t want to stop reading and working out.
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However, that’s sometimes more complicated than it sounds. In January of this year, I got the flu. And when I came back to our family business, I underestimated how much work I had to catch up with. I also wanted to keep creating new content for my blog and online courses. I thought to myself: “I can’t do everything, so I’m going to cut back on daily exercise.” Do you spend the majority of your day at your desk? And do find it difficult to concentrate throughout the day? There’s a simple solution to improve your productivity and focus. “How can I get more stuff done without being distracted?” That’s a question I often get. It’s human nature: We always want to improve output. For machines, it’s straightforward: You improve speed. Machines get faster and better every day. But what about your personal productivity? I’ve read dozens of books on productivity. I’ve read countless articles on time-management. And I’ve tested different methods to boost my productivity.
The idea is simple: I want to get more done in the same amount of time. I’m not looking for shortcuts or hacks, so I have to do less work. I don’t mind working. What I don’ like is the feeling of wasting time on stuff that is meaningless. Sometimes I start by watching one YouTube video, and BOOM, 2 hours have gone by. And then I get frustrated with YouTube. But that doesn’t make sense. It’s like getting angry with alcohol after you’ve spent a night boozing. It’s not the alcohol, IT’S YOU. You just couldn’t have one drink or watch just one video. Couldn’t you? I’ve found a way to eliminate that frustration with the distractions of work (not boozing), which makes it a lot more fun to work and less stressful. The solution is simple: Take a 5-minute break after every 30 minutes of work. It’s also called the Pomodoro technique. The reason these method works is also simple: Evolutionary biology. The human brain can’t focus on a single task for long periods. Our brains are meant to ensure our survival. To protect us from looming threats the brain is in a constant state of alertness. So focusing on one thing for a long time is hard for your brain.
Research by Alejandro Lleras, from the University of Illinois, showed that deactivating and reactivating work allows us to stay focused. When you are completing long tasks, such as studying for exams, making presentations, or writing reports, it’s best to take short, and planned breaks. Taking breaks will also increase the quality of your work. When you take a break, you force yourself to take a few seconds to reevaluate. Sometimes you find that you have to adjust your work to increase the quality. In contrast, when you work on a task, without a break, it’s easy to lose focus and get lost in the work.
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