New on Zen Habits: The Little Productivity Tip of a Zen Master. Comments welcome!
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- Loved this!! Been implementing it since yesterday, and I already feel so good abt it. As an ambitious 24 yr ol' woman, I try to draft my responses/action in the most perfect manner - which well, consumes so much time sometimes, that it's perhaps not worth it most of the times! Been following this - and I can already see I'm not only more prompt, but also doing much more than what I could pack in the day!! Thank you :-)Aug 10, 2011
- I'm fairly firm with myself about operating this way. I'm not always at "inbox 0", but I never have more than say 5 emails in my inbox, and I do get hundreds per day, so that is decent. I've started to use GetItDone (a web app implementation of Getting Things Done) that I find is pretty ideal in terms of giving me a place to put the things I can't or don't want to actually do right away, and then having them pop back up to deal with in a structured way. But amen to maximizing the pre-filter of Do/Delegate/Delete as much as humanly possible to avoid even clogging up the system with tasks that need action down the road. Another thing that has helped me a lot is to move the "interesting ideas" completely out of the todo list - they aren't actionable yet. They stay in Evernote, and I glance through them when thinking about bigger pictures or need inspiration, but they don't hassle me when I'm doing my day-to-day tactical work.Aug 11, 2011
- So powerful. I lived like that for a few years and it's amazing what you can do and get done. Bouncing around is a big risk though. It's in the balance between 'do now' and fully enclosed focus that you get the results. Oddly, when that happens, the one amplifies the other, and vice versa.Aug 13, 2011
- Leo, Got to tell you I'm promoting your work among many, many martial arts school owners. It's as if each post you write was written with our work and lives in mind. Thanks. Tom Callos, team coach for The Ultimate Black Belt Test.Aug 13, 2011
- It's easier to save your time when your focus on one mission at a time. Simple, brilliant!Aug 15, 2011
- Good Idea. Let me try it. Thank you.Aug 31, 2016
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