Productivity

Memes on becoming a producer rather than consumer.


Folksonomies: productivity

Memes

17 JAN 2018

 80/20 Rule for Production VS Consumption

As James explains, you can read everything you want about waking up earlier—from sleep habits to the Circadian rhythm—but when the alarm goes off, the only thing that matters are the strategies you’ve actually tried. “The biggest issue around the myth of ‘I need to learn more’ is that somehow learning and doing are mutually exclusive. And they’re not at all. You should certainly be taking in new information and exploring continually. But you also need to be exploiting the infor...
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08 JAN 2018

 Focus on Producing Information, Not Consuming

The production of information is critical to a healthy information diet. It's the thing that makes it so that your information consumption has purpose. I cannot think of more important advice to give anyone: start your day with a producer mindset, not a consumer mindset. If you begin your day checking the news, checking your email, and checking your notifications, you've launched yourself into a day of grazing a mindless consumption. [...] But there's something else that being a producer do...
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29 SEP 2017

 Government Internet Shutdown Mobilized the Masses

The government could have been smarter. The best way to divert our youth from politics would have been to give them free, unlimited internet access a few days before the protests, and drop the price of beer and condoms – all the while playing “Be safe, live long” songs on the radios. The youngies would have been watching porn, WhatsApping and YouTubing, and would have been too distracted to think about politics. Shutting down the internet achieved the opposite. Far from limiting youth ...
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17 MAY 2017

 The Collector’s Fallacy and Tsundoku

One of my favorite Japanese words is tsundoku (積ん読). Aside from being a fantastic pun, I think it’s captures our shared problem pretty well: “Tsundoku” is the condition of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. Buying books does not equal reading books. We all know that. Yet, so many end up victims of tsundoku anyway. Why? One problem, I think, is that collecting feels like learning. Each time we discover a new productivi...
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29 DEC 2016

 You were never actually accomplishing anything by watchin...

If you ask someone what they accomplish by watching the news, you’ll hear vague notions like, “It’s our civic duty to stay informed!” or “I need to know what’s going on in the world,” or “We can’t just ignore these issues,” none of which answer the question. “Being informed” sounds like an accomplishment, but it implies that any information will do. You can become informed by reading a bus schedule. A month after you’ve quit the news, it’s hard to name anything u...
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29 DEC 2016

 Most current-events-related conversations are just people...

“Because it helps you participate in everyday conversations!” is a weak but at least meaningful answer to the “What is accomplished” question. But when you quit playing the current events game, and observe others talking about them, you might notice that almost nobody really knows what they’re talking about. There is an extraordinary gulf between having a functional understanding of an issue, and the cursory glance you get from the news. If you ever come across a water-cooler conve...
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05 FEB 2016

 Idea Debt

Idea Debt is when you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be to have this thing done and in the world, too much time imagining how cool you will look, how in demand you’ll be, how much money you’ll make. And way too little time actually making the thing. If… You tell 15 friends about your screenplay idea, but devote zero time in your week to facing the blank screen. You buy a domain name, spend weeks or mont...
Folksonomies: productivity
Folksonomies: productivity
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02 JUL 2013

 Five Ways to Stretch Your Perception of Time

1. Keep learning Learning new things is a pretty obvious way to pass your brain new information on a regular basis. If you’re constantly reading, trying new activities or taking courses to learn new skills, you’ll have a wealth of ‘newness’ at your fingertips to help you slow down time. 2. Visit new places A new environment can send a mass of information rushing to your brain—smells, sounds, people, colors, textures. Your brain has to interpret all of this. Exposing your brain to...
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Keep Learning, Visit New Places, Meet New People, Try New Activities, Be Spontaneous



References

17 JAN 2018

 The worst distractions are the ones we love

Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Clear, James (January 16, 2018), The worst distractions are the ones we love, Retrieved on 2018-01-17
  • Source Material [blog.rescuetime.com]
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    08 JAN 2018

     Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Johnson, Clay (2/23/2012), Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer, Retrieved on 2018-01-08
  • Source Material [lifehacker.com]
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    29 SEP 2017

     No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned ...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Koutonin, Mawuna (21 September 2017), No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet, Retrieved on 2017-09-29
  • Source Material [www.theguardian.com]
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    17 MAY 2017

     The Collector’s Fallacy: Why We Gather Things We Don’...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Chu, Charles (05/14/2017), The Collector’s Fallacy: Why We Gather Things We Don’t Need, Retrieved on 2017-05-17
  • Source Material [medium.com]
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    29 DEC 2016

     Five Things You Notice When You Quit the News

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Cain, David (December 2016), Five Things You Notice When You Quit the News, Retrieved on 2016-12-29
  • Source Material [www.raptitude.com]
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    05 FEB 2016

     Too Much Thinking, Too Little Making

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Abel, Jessica (2016), Too Much Thinking, Too Little Making, Retrieved on 2016-02-05
  • Source Material [jessicaabel.com]
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    02 JUL 2013

     How we perceive time: stop it slipping away by doing new ...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Cooper, Belle Beth (July 2nd, 2013), How we perceive time: stop it slipping away by doing new things, buffer, Retrieved on 2013-07-02
  • Source Material [blog.bufferapp.com]
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