This is a very simple, but valuable framework from Steve Pavlina to make sure you are putting your energies into bigger issues. It’s easy to get distracted with minor problems. Solve the bigger ones to move forward.
Author Ryan Holiday has a great post on maximizing your effectiveness. Posts like this are easy to read and forget. Like all good ideas, they are only valuable if you take action on them. In yesterday’s newsletter, I mentioned the value of business templates to keep you focused and organized. The ideas in Ryan’s post would be a great personal productivity template. Read the post, but better yet, take the time to write out the list so that you can follow the advice every day moving forward.
Challenge: Try writing Ryan’s list in a notebook every day for a week so that you can reflect on whether or not you are following the advice. Anyone can skim a new idea and forget it. Few take action and make it a habit.
“500 interviews in, Jaime Masters is about to beat Napoleon Hill”
“Our desire to be more productive can turn into a harmful addiction to productivity content: a phenomenon known as productivity porn.”
I think people spend way too much time studying how to be more productive and trying new tools, apps, etc. How about just list your 3 most important tasks of the day on a piece of paper and do them first thing each day?