[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Carl Fox: Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others. -Wall Street, 1987 [/perfectpullquote]
Productivity vs. Busy
Being productive is not the same as being busy. You can get lost working the whole day and not getting things done as a result.
The Rule of 3
The Rule of 3 is a system for managing what you need to get done.
1. At the beginning of every day, think through the day and ask yourself: When the day is over, what three things will I want to have accomplished? Write those things down.
2. Do the same at the beginning of the week.
It’s important to write the tasks you want to have accomplished because later you have to check if you’ve done it or not. I also do it at the end of the month, but you can work in a daily/weekly basis.
Be aware that you’ll need some time to adjust since The Rule of 3 requires the ability to determine (and master!) how much attention, time and energy you need for each task.
Relalted Reading: Getting Results the Agile Way and The Productivity Project.
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