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If you’re always looking for ways to work more efficiently & effectively, then—like me—you’ve probably tried different apps and methods to improve your #productivity

But even when they seem to work, sometimes we don’t use them consistently.

Why does that happen? 👇

One word: Friction.

Do you struggle to get motivated to do little tasks—even when you know they’ll make a big difference for you?

Do you get done what you absolutely HAVE to get done—especially for clients—but struggle with tasks that could make your work more efficient?

You may feel like you lack discipline, but I promise: It’s not a character flaw. It’s friction.

Something in your system is making it just a bit harder to do what you need to do, and THAT’S what you need to fix.

Find that friction and eliminate it, and you’re good to go.

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Have you ever watched a plate spinner keeping all their plates safely up in the air?

Do you ever feel like that? Except you're NOT a circus performer and there are already several broken plates on the floor?

Yeah, me too... 👇

@RoamResearch #GTD #productivity

I've been that failing plate spinner—too many projects, too little time.

Productivity is attention, and we can only reliably attend to one thing at a time. The challenge is overcoming the fear that setting a plate down means you'll never get it spinning again.

In Week 1 of my live cohort course AP Productivity, I teach a process for opening and closing loops.

Or, in our analogy, taking plates off their poles and setting them safely down, knowing that you can quickly get them spinning again when you need to.

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Here’s something I hear from new #Roamans on a regular basis:

"I'd love to use @RoamResearch for managing tasks and projects, but I'm afraid I'll lose track of them."


"I'm worried I'll set things up the wrong way and it won't work."

or… 👇

“I’ve used every #productivity app out there. They all start out amazing but after a few weeks things pile up and then I get lazy and it stops working. Why should I invest EXTRA effort to create a custom system in Roam when the real problem is ME and no app can fix that?”

Let’s set aside the fact that it ISN’T you (it’s system friction).

If you’re still reading this thread 3 tweets in, then you’ve seen the magic of Roam and you want that magic to be working for YOU and YOUR work.

Is that possible? (spoiler 🚨: It is!)

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"Learning how to learn"

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1. The two fundamental models.

Focused Model : This model is about learning related concepts together as a whole, in a chunk.

Diffuse Model : This model exercises on connecting general ideas across different areas. Example : We use this model unintentionally when daydreaming.
2. Repetitive learning, with a space.

Example : Learn a concept and review it after 8-10 hours later. Come back to the same concept the next day and recheck after 3-4 days, then a week.

Do this until as you're instinctively able to recollect what you've consumed.
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We take #productivity too personally.

When we don't finish what we planned for a day, we think it's our lack of discipline.

When we leave a project hanging for weeks, it's a failure of willpower.

But productivity reflects process, not character. And THAT'S an easier fix!

Even if we accept that, we often expect to build perfect productivity processes immediately.

And when we DON'T—when our new system doesn't solve all our problems from day one—we feel like we've failed again.

But you can't build version 5.0 before the alpha, beta, and 1.0!

You craft a productivity system the way a sculptor chisels marble.

- You rough in the general shape you need
- You lop off that which doesn't serve your vision
- You hone and fine tune that which DOES

You'll have alpha & beta systems before you get to 1.0—& that's okay!

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People often ask about how to be productive or if I have any productivity hacks. I don't really consider them as hacks but these are the things I do. #productivity #manager #timemanagement
- Be ruthless with my calendar and theme my day so I can reserve focus time (eg: Meetings days, Writing days, Strategy days, etc)
- Observe my energy levels and schedule appropriate activities
- Understand what sparks my creativity and do more of that regularly
- Not relying on my memory — Record any ideas within 20 seconds
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Nothing sucks more than working hard, for a long time, only to find out you have nothing to show for it.

It's a byproduct of mistaking action for progress.

And it's a BIG #productivity mistake that can be avoided with a few quick steps.

Here's how...
You take steps to make sure you're activities stay aligned with where you want to go in the manner that I'll cover here.

There are actually 3 steps and that would be getting clear on your #Outcome, your Objective, and your Action Items.
With these Three Steps, you can increase your productivity massively.
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1/ Your habits become your values, your values become your destiny. Here are 10 #productivity habits for #ambitious people. (Thread) #personaldevelopment #selfimprovement
2/ - Start your day early. If you have an early morning appointment, get up at least an hour before that.
- Practice critical thinking. Don't just take things on the surface value.
3/ - Bias towards action. When you're stuck, when you're given a new piece of information, or when you're feeling dissatisfied being in your comfort zone, take an action, however small that action may be.
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Limitations of an Optimized Mindset
A thread 🧵on the problem of optimization!
1/ Finding an optimal solution through an efficient algorithm is how a trained technologist looks at any computational problem.

But as soon as this mindset is extended to real-world problems, the majority of inefficiencies become annoying.

#solutions #efficiency #productivity
2/ In fact, the real problem starts when everything in life becomes an optimization problem.

So much so that eventually, it becomes a defining orientation to life as well.

#problem #life #problemsolving
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/23/2021…
Why not working first thing on Monday can supercharge your productivity…

#work #time #productivity
So-called 'junk' DNA plays a key role in speciation…

#SatelliteDNA #role #speciation
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1/7 The home office has been a pandemic blessing for me. I am able to arrange my space and time to focus or recharge my attention as needed. This is a total power up for personal productivity and satisfaction.

#productivity #homeoffice #pandemicimpact
2/7 Hybrid + hot-desking would be a pandemic curse. The trend to open office has always been a deep productivity disappointment and prime example of frupidity. This is backed by empirical research.
3/7 I hope the new normal doesn't include companies trumpeting hybrid office with hot-desking as an advantage like they did with open office. Let's find a way to support remote work for the future.
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Inflation data for July moderated somewhat, at least relative to the heady pace of recent months, which should temper #market and policymaker concerns a bit, despite the fact that #inflation will stay sticky-higher for a while and the #risk remains to the high-side.
Core #CPI (excluding volatile food and #energy components) came in at 0.3% month-over-month and 4.3% year-over-year, a bit less than the consensus forecast, and headline CPI data printed at a solid 0.5% month-over-month and came in at 5.4% year-over-year.
While we think that it’s hard to see a case for the recent levels of elevated #inflation turning into “1970s style” runaway price increases, higher #wages and elevated growth for an extended period will allow companies to achieve higher levels of #PricingPower for a time.
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(1\25) The #vision & addressable market opportunities of Blockchain’s such as @ElrondNetwork & accompanying #community/network $EGLD ⚡️ is vast beyond what many can fully grasp. It’s the opportunity to re-write the rules of the status quo system that currently serve the few (1%) Image
(2\25) & inherently promotes inequitable opportunity & wealth inequality. #Blockchain systems can re-shape every industry #Finance, #Entertainment, #SupplyChain, Content Delivery, #BigTech, #Food, #Agriculture, #Education, #Politics/Government, #Transportation, #healthcare
(3\25) #Digital gaming etc. The existing status quo system restricts the majority from participating both in the value sharing (#investing) at the ground level due to supposed accredited investor protections & the value creation (new products/services) unless one has access to
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7 Productivity tricks which helped me to increase my Productivity By 10X factor

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#100DaysOfCode #productivity #DEVCommunity
1. Put that Phone in Blind Spot :- While writing code on Laptop I put my phone behind the laptop as it’s kind of blind spot for my eye and that phone now never try to attract me
2. Use Pomodoro Technique :- Work for 50 minutes + take rest for 10 minutes
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10 Chrome Extensions for Productivity

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#100DaysOfCode #DEVCommunity #productivity
1. Google Translate :- View translations easily as you browse web
2. Grammarly :- Help with grammar, spelling and usage, wordiness, style, punctuation, and even plagiarism.
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Here are 7 #uidesign/#uxdesign #apps to supercharge your #productivity 🤓

Don't forget to bookmark 👇🧵
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Here are 7 @NotionHQ #apps to supercharge your #productivity🤓

Don't forget to bookmark👇🧵
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In exactly one month, I'll be leaving Bertelsmann Stiftung and start a new challenge. But before I leave, I would like to (re-)share some of the highlights of my work over the last five years. So join me for a little time travel and lots of still relevant research!
When I joined @GED_Tweet in 2016, the #trade world seemed still ok: the WTO still had the Appellate Body, TTIP was a political priority, Brexit had not happened and Trump was still an unlikely presidential candidate. Lots was going to change...
One of my core projects was research on public opinion and #trade. Our first publication was triggered by the intensifying debate on TTIP in Germany - but went beyond that:…
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Sometimes you “plan,” and sometimes you “do”—and as Yogi Berra (probably) said, “You can’t think and hit at the same time.”

Read on to see how I use an [[Agenda]] and [[Log]] in @RoamResearch to get important work done👇🧵 1/

#roam #Roamans #productivity #GTD
When I’m writing a script or a scene in a novel—or prepping content for videos or blog posts—I brainstorm/gather for a while and then organize it into an outline.

Outlines get a bad rap: folks think too much structure is restrictive—that it limits your creative freedom. 2/
But that’s wrong. Outlines GIVE you freedom.

If you know where you’re going and roughly how to get there, when you switch modes to writing, you’re free to explore. You can wander freely, knowing you have a map in case you get lost. 3/
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At its core, #productivity boils down to 3 questions:

1. What do I want to do?
2. What am I doing?
3. What did I do?

If you can answer them effectively, you can do important, fulfilling, meaningful work.

But how? Let's explore.



#roam #Roamans @RoamResearch #GTD
The three questions imply three types of action: Prepare, Do, and Review.

Preparation encompasses your big picture—Purpose & Priorities—as well as the Processes & Patterns that implement & support your vision—think Projects, daily Plans, and recurring routines and habits.

When you Do something, that's the moment of truth. You might do something you specifically prepared, or your intuition may lead you to do something else. But moment to moment, you can do only one thing at a time. (And that's critical to remember!)

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