Not today - 9 habits of extreme productivity by Erica and Mike Schultz.

This should be the counterpoint to Rest (I think)
The authors think that productivity can be learned. I think they're probably right. Being productive is a skill, and I think most if not all skills can be learned and improved upon.…
The authors had a son with a health condition. They kept working to maintain their health insurance. They also had two more kids AND grew their business.

OK. So what's their secret sauce?…
This situation taught them to value their time.
Treasured - stuff you enjoy
Investment - time that pays dividends
Mandatory - needs to be done, try to outsource
Empty - where you can pare back.

But where is the rest? Investment time?…
You need to find your drive- something that is going to keep you motivated. This is the first of nine habits.

Write down your goals, and then ask why, how and what?…
Anedote of changing routine from screen time to walking that changed Ari's mood for the whole day=>prioritising important and meaningful activities helps set up a foundation for the whole day.
2/ignite your proactivity
3/reengineer your habits…
4/obsess over TIME.Take treasured time;increase investment time;minimise mandatory time; eliminate empty time.
5/Say no
6/Play hard to get (sometimes means building a firewall to the world)…
The authors write here about getting into the zone-a flow state.Mike breaks it into sprints and relays.

Sounds similar to the pomodoro technique.…
9/Right the ship. (Keep a positive attitude)

This reminds me to keep looking at your compass, and start with the end in mind (seven habits of highly effective people).…
The story of Erica, Mike and their son Ari is heart breaking. I thought this was going to be about work, work, work, rather than overcoming despite the odds.

There are a few good take aways- I like their concept of TIME and will borrow it.
I also thought this does not contradict "Getting things done", but if there was any emphasis on productive down-time (rest), I missed it or it was not captured in the blinks.

Overall, thought it was a useful book summary.

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