Other Productivity Techniques

Other Productivity Techniques

You will discover and learn about the following techniques:
– “Must, Should, Want” Method
– Anti-ToDo List
– Biological Prime Time

Jay Shirley’s “Must, Should, Want” method

Start the day creating your to-do list and fill the following:

1. I must ______________ (high-priority task, immediate impact)
2. I should ____________ (task contributing to your long-term goals)
3. I want ______________ (something you genuinely want to do)


This allows you to work everyday on a short-term task, on a long-term goal and on something you’re passionate about.


The next day, evaluate the results:
– Did you accomplish your tasks?
– Are you happy with the result?

Then start creating you daily “Must, Should, Want” list.


Marc Andreessen’s Anti-ToDo List

Write down every time you do something useful during the day. That’s your Anti-ToDo list.


– Motivation
– Measurable progress
– Clear picture on how you spend your time

Sam Carpenter’s “Biological Prime Time”

Start paying attention to your:

– productivity
– focus
– motivation

Every hour, rate each of them from 1 to 10.


After doing so for one or two weeks, you will know much better when your motivation/focus/productivity high spots are.

This can help to schedule your important tasks at those times.

In a recent article for UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, authors Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener explain that “research overwhelmingly indicates that feeling angry increases optimism, creativity, effective performance” and that “expressing anger can lead to more successful negotiations.”


#1 Decide whether it’s worth expressing

Expressing anger can be beneficial, but it doesn’t mean it always is!

“Recognize the difference between events that you can change and those that are beyond your ability to control,” suggest Kashdan and Biswas-Diener.

#2 Employ the “discomfort caveat”
Letting people know what you are feeling will increase your listeners’ empathy.
#3 Slow down
This is about giving yourself a wider range of options to choose from in an emotionally charged situation.
#4 Monitor and course correct
Keep asking yourself if your anger is helping or hurting the situation.
#5 Stay within your personal “speed limit”
Too much anger is dangerous!
(Optional) How to Channel Your Anger Into Power
Jim Rohn Sứ mệnh khởi nghiệp