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.
– Measurable progress
– Clear picture on how you spend your time
Sam Carpenter’s “Biological Prime Time”
Start paying attention to your:
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.”
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.