5 Ways to Stay Super Productive! [5X More Time Guaranteed] – Part 2

I’ve read good amount of books/ blogs/ reddit threads on productivity.

Mainly, I was inspired to work on improving my productivity after reading the book – 4 Hour Work Week.

It has been almost a year now practicing & improving my Productivity and today, I want to share with you some of the best ways (or say my experiments) that can dramatically improve your productivity!

Note: I’ll be sharing the tips in parts (i.e. one tip every week).
Reason: So that you can consume all the tips well! These are ACT Exercises and hence won’t be good if I share all at once!

I’ve already shared my first Strategy! If you haven’t read it – Go through it once! [Click Here to Learn – Strategy one]

Time for the Second Strategy/ Way to Remain Super Productive!

2) Laterbox.co

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[1 – 3 – 5 Strategic Structure]
I am using Laterbox for 2 months now and am I just impressed? [Nope, Super Impressed]

It is just what I wanted as a replacement to a regular TO DO List.

Laterbox works on the Idea of 1-3-5

i.e. Every Day, You will have

  • 1 Important task to Complete
  • 3 Medium Priority Task
  • 5 or more Low Priority Task

Writing down your task in laterbox, gives you super clarity as to what work you should do first.

Mostly, we tend to start our work with easy and low important task (Which is fine)

But then as the day progress we should shift our focus to the Key Task – #1 Highly Important task.

Laterbox reminds me that and helps me complete the most important task!

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UI to help you write down task you wish to do some time later

Additionally, it also allows you to add any task you wish to complete later.

This helps you not to forget a task which is not important right now but may be in the future.

It’s a super awesome feature.

Every week, when I am making my report, I open up later box and see the activities I wanted to do. And then add them in the current weeks plan!

Highly recommend the tool –> For super awesome clarity of work on day to day basis.

Start Using it today

Understanding Introverts [Your Quick one Page Guide]

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(Following post is absolutely inspired by the book – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking)

Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds. And hence generally does not prefer a place where there will be a large crowd.

Additionally, they are drawn to the inner world of thought and feeling. They spent good amount of their time in their homes, libraries, quiet parks or other secluded places reading books or watching series, etc.

Note: There’s is nothing like an absolute Introvert.  Everyone is a mix of introvert and extrovert characteristic. It is just that, introvertedness is more dominant in us.

Types of Introverts:

  • Social
  • Thinking
  • Anxious
  • Restrained

Read more about them here.

3 Things Introverts are generally good at:

Focus: Introverts like to focus on one task at a time and can have mighty powers of concentration. They’re relatively immune to the lures of wealth and fame.

Deliberative: Introverts often work more slowly and deliberately. Introverts seem to be specifically wired or trained so when they catch themselves getting excited and focused on a goal, their vigilance increases.” [i.e. we are super deliberative in nature]

Generosity: Introverts will allow their fellow colleagues or say extrovert partners to take the center stage and do not crave for spotlight. In all, they would be happy to give up their happiness for others!

About Work & Workplace:

  • For introverts – Working alone is the best thing
  • A freedom of when you come and go – basically an unforced workplace gets the work done for the introverts!
  • Since we speak less, managers can give introverts a lot of work without showing/ giving much attention to us.

What drives an Introvert?

An Introvert person could work around the clock for days on end, for no better reason than to keep on working. [Explains why we do what we do]

How Introverts can succeed at work?

Introverts have the ability to listen, to be organized and have laser sharped focus. Additionally, they are creative & deliberative in nature. Introverts can use these traits to deliver the work like no one!

Fantastic Work Advice from Steve Wozniak:

Work alone. You’re going to be best able to design revolutionary products and features if you’re working on your own.

Not on a committee. Not on a team.

How Introverts can balance their energy?

Introverts need to have restorative niches where they can get back to their full introvert mode.

[An introvert goes to a restorative niche so that he can recharge again. It is considered that when an introvert is at work or outside, he acts as an extrovert to some extend – acting so, they feel exhausted and hence need a place to go and recharge]

5 Ways to Stay Super Productive! [5X More Time Guaranteed]

I’ve read good amount of books/ blogs/ reddit threads on productivity. Mainly, I was inspired to work on improving my productivity after I read the book 4 Hour Work Week.

It has been almost a year now practicing – Improving the Productivity and today, I want to share with you some of the best working ways (or say my experiments) that have helped me dramatically improve my productivity!

Note: I’ll be sharing the tips in parts (i.e. one tip every week).
Reason: So that you can consume all the tips well! These are ACT Exercises and hence won’t be good if I share all at once!

1) Uninstalling the Facebook App and Turning the Whatsapp Notification Completely Off

Notifications are Killing Your Time!
Notifications are Killing Your Time!

This may sound nuts, but believe me! I’ve created good amount of my time through this!

I am not asking you to not to use Facebook or Whatsapp. I am asking you to take control of it rather it controlling you.

When you do not have any notifications on your mobile, you are all of a sudden Free!

When You Wake Up in the Morning, you almost have ZERO notification to look at, that’s an amazing time you have created for yourself!

And if you still do not believe me, read the article on Time and learn how notifications are killing your productivity.

Note: I still use Facebook via browser. (I said to uninstall the app, not to delete the account).  I also use Whatsapp but my status on Whatsapp communicates people that I am not using it and that they shouldn’t expect an immediate reply from me. <<THIS keeps me Super Free! >>

My Whatsapp Status – Away from Whatsapp! Catch me on Email or SMS

Next week, I will share with you one more productivity tip! It is one of my best recent discoveries! Basically a tool that has helped me maintain a super awesome to do list!

10 Awesome Book I’ve Read in the last 12 Months

I am a bookworm and at anytime, I’ll have 1-2 books in my library to be read! Here are 10 Great books I read in the past 12 months

1) 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

2) 80/20 Sales Marketing by Richard Koch

3) Choose Yourself by James Altucher

4) Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

5) Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

6) 80/20 Sales & Marketing by Perry Marshall

7) So Good That They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

8) Start with Why by Simon Sinek

9) Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

10) The $100 Startup

Which Awesome Books Have You read in the last 12 months?

 

Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

I am literally out of words! This man is changing the course of our history!

He is actually bringing the Green Revolution! Two of his companies – Tesla (Automobile) & Solarcity (Electricity) are changing the course of the world!

While Spacex – his third company – is his ultimate adventure. He wants to create a vehicle by which any human can go to Mars for a trip! It is currently the only Successful Privately independent company in the space industry!

#fucking hats off to this man!

P.S. He was the founder of Paypal!

3 Hacks By Nevine that will Improve Your Next Sales Email/ Pitch

So over the course of learning new things, I read a book by Neville Medhora and he shared few hacks that I think will definitely improve my writing by at least 1 per.

So what were the hacks he shared?

First Hack
He said, No body is interested in listening about you, they are interested in listening about themselves.

So, Whenever you write keep this in mind!

Nobody Cares about You! They Only Care about Themselves!

Next time, you draft an email, write about them and not you.

Second Hack, he shared was to use a framework while writing an email/ sales pitch. Now this is powerful but only if it gets implemented right.

The framework is,

A.I.D.A

A- Grab the attention
I – Create an interest
D- Create a Desire
A – Ask him to take action

and Boom!!!

So, he insists on using this framework to create a compelling sales email/copy.

And the third Hack!

Actually I was looking for this tip, its about writing a great subject line!
So, here’s the framework –
[end result customer wants] + [specific time period] + [address the objection]

Think about your next email and create a subject line using this framework! And I am Darn Sure that you will come up with something interesting!

So, that’s the end!
I hope it helped!

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Why it is so hard to write a content?

I am struggling with writing content. Since I took on my new job, its been a hell of a ride for me.

The new Job has exposed me to writing content, Which I find it difficult to do. Because I am not a born writer and nor do I have that flair of writing, I struggle most of the time and end up being angry.

I am trying to work on improving my writing skill by writing content but it seems it ain’t easy. I create a rough draft one day and rework on it the next day and end up creating another rough draft for another day.

One thing is sure that I am not a born writer and I only like to write things that I love.

I don’t know if I will able to write things on my own or not.

I have a dream of becoming a good writer but I need a guru. I darn need a guru who can teach me how to improve my writing.

The best tip to improve writing is by writing daily I guess, but i think this is underrated and is not the smartest of the tip.