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Keys to Productivity Overview

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  • The Keys to Productivity
    • Focus
      • Purpose / Goal: what are you trying to accomplish?
      • A productivity system is useless if it doesn't help you work towards something
      • Eliminate distractions
    • Iteration
      • Explore new ideas
      • Keep what works; throw out what doesn't
    • Recording
      • "The mind is for having ideas, not holding them." - David Allen
      • Always have a tool nearby to capture ideas
      • Track progress; capture results
    • Simplification
      • Learn to say no
      • Delete apps that are distracting or provide little to no value
      • Use as few tools as possible
    • Trust
      • No need to go it alone
      • Take your Productivity Journey with a friend
      • Trust your system; believe in yourself