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.
What you’ll hear
“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.
23:30 Super Better App – Gamerfying your to do lists.
Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life
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.
– 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.
“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
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