Podcast #20. Environment Design For Getting Sh*t Done

In this episode Cem and Wayne discuss clever tactics and productivity hacks for getting the work that matters done. We also talk about habit creation and elimination and why busyness is not synonymous with good work.

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What you’ll hear

00:00 Introduction

Beginning Quote:

“Amateurs do creative work when they feel motivated, professional do creative work on a schedule.” – James Clear

06:50 Writing an ideal week plan can save you from indecision.

08:35 Why do we try to avoid the hard work?

12:20 Hacking your fear of calling influencers.

15:30 Create activation energy by reducing the number of steps to starting daily tasks.

17:20 Making sure your daily to-do list links in with your bigger goals.

18:30 Where do you write your to-do list?

20:50 Creating activation energy through combating easy tasks on your to-do list.

22:30 Identifying your most productive time of the day.

23:30 Super Better App – Gamerfying your to do lists.

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

25:35 Downtime can be hugely productive.

28:10 Increase the friction to make bad habits more complicated to intiate.

30:00 Keeping your work and play environments separate.

32:20 Discipline is where most people fall down.

33:00 Become hyper aware of your habits both good and bad.

37:00 Look for simple ways to introduce new habits.

39:00 Regularly re-connecting with your ‘why’ is one of the greatest productivity hacks.

40:05 The Battle – Current Self vs Future Self

41:00 Finding like-minded people to hold you accountable to your goals.

Action Steps

–       Start by becoming more aware of both your good and bad habits.

–       Create a plan of where you want to go and  who you want to be.

–       Start will small changes and let the habits stack.

End Quote:

“This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.”  ― Charles Duhigg

45:00 Episode Wrap Up

Book Recommendation

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