Practical tips on how to produce more:
1. Figure out what is your Archimedes lever
Determine what is your primary strength in life.
For example ask yourself:
What 10% of my activities create 90% of the value in my life?
In life, there is a power law in effect. This means:
Much of our strength is squandered on “busy work”.
2. What is your primary strength?
But how do you know what your main strength is?
This is where the adage “Know Thyself” is essential. Only you got the answer.
Just ask yourself these questions:
- What am I really good at, which seems easy to me, but seems difficult for others?
- What type of work do I do which feels like play?
- If I became a billionaire, what would I do, create, make, or work on/do?
3. Don’t squander your strength in the morning
When you wake up, your battery is at 100%. Don’t squander your strength and attention-focus on things such as:
- Don’t check email
- Don’t check your phone for social media or notifications
Guard your strength. Don’t allow anyone to leech off your strength.
4. Energy management
I imagine my willpower, energy, and focus like a smartphone battery (except you don’t have a battery pack or charger).
To be more productive is to be very greedy and protective of your energy. Only use your battery power on what is truly meaningful and important to you.
You dictate what is important to you. So a basic idea:
Devote your morning (when you first wake up) to what you consider your most meaningful work.
5. Stop reading social media, news, media
The news and media is poison. Don’t let that shit consume your attention and energy.
Try an experiment:
Don’t read any news, blogs, TV, etc for a month.
Subtracting the news from your mind diet will make you more positive, uplifted, and energetic.
This will make you feel more optimistic, which will motivate you to continue to focus on your powerful work.
Better to do something 80% “good enough” than to never do it.
The problem is that a lot of us fall victim to “paralysis by analysis”. We get overwhelmed with having too many options, and we end up doing nothing.
- Write a blog post 80% “good enough” and hit publish
- When pitching businesses or sending emails, make it 80% good enough and just send it!
Have a bias for action.
7. Power up
Have more energy by:
- Intermittent fasting
- Ketogenic diet
- Powerlifting or working out (Deadlift)
- Listen to beats which empower you
- Do work outside of the house: draw energy from your environment, local coffee shop, or any environment which gives you power.