Tag: productivity

The 5am Club

Recently went on holiday with some childhood friends to Wales, and decided I’d sneak in a cheap kindle read. Indulging in a cheesy “self-help” book, one I didn’t have to take too seriously and one that would require very little changes in my life (I already wake at 5 most days). But at the same…

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Goals for April 2021

At the beginning of March I set out with some goals for the month ahead. The month has flown by and it’s time to review, reflect and set some goals for April. Goals for March below response in italics. Get a haircut as soon as possible! – Didn’t happen I think the rules will change…

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Little, but often

When I was in Junior School (around 12years old) we had these end of year tests called SATS – don’t ask me what they stood for. I don’t think they even do them anymore. Anyway, I’m rambling! In preparation for these determiners of fate and class setters, I asked my teacher how to revise. (Ever…

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Too many ‘daily-habits’

We don’t often hear about successful people making mistakes. Few people admit the struggles they face, whilst they face them. Far be it from me to make this blog another example of someone who has it all together. I’m going to do some thinking “out loud” in this post. See if it helps me come…

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Priority Matrix and Mission

I’ve read my fair amount of productivity, motivation, self help, self-organisation books. I’ve listened to a fair amount of training. And one of the things that comes up frequently is the Priority Matrix: I think it’s self explanatory, it’s a tool that helps you prioritise a busy schedule. Well, yesterday I had a bit of…

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Tuesday Tools – Deep Work

Around January last year (according to my Goodreads account) I finished Cal Newport’s book: Deep Work. It’s a book that argues that we come up with the best ideas and most meaningful progress when we engage in focused, uninterrupted and undistracted work. It claims that for “knowledge workers” deep work is becoming increasingly rare, with…

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Tuesday Tools: Cull the Excess

For the last couple of months I’ve been constructing my own productivity theory. (Forgive me if someone has already beaten me to it!) It’s a cross between minimalism and the theory of diminishing returns! The premise of this theory is that human beings are not good at handling excess, in fact we thrive in a…

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