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Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #22

Published Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hi All!

Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  1. Managing Shared Work Spaces: Some people work better with clear tables and shelves (like me). Others work better with lots of things (creative disorder) on their surfaces. Neither is right or wrong. It's just a matter of personal preference. (Source)

  2. Accountability Productivity: If you want external pressure to do focused work while taking advantage of Parkinson's law, post on twitter/insta/facebook "I'm doing a 1-hour [task] sprint!". (Source)

  3. Choosing Priorities: "It's not how well you play the game, it's deciding what game you want to play." - Kwame Appiah

Here are this week's recommended actions:

  1. Is there someone you get annoyed at because they always want to clear or clutter up surfaces? Instead of arguing, assign separate spaces. You manage your portion the way you like it, and they manage theirs.

  2. If you get distracted by social media when you want to read/write/anything else, try bullet #2. Example: "I'm doing a 1-hour reading sprint!". Afterwards, tweet about how productive you were!

  3. Think about the "games" (career, health, etc.) you're playing. Are you in the right "games"?

If you think someone else would find this newsletter useful, please forward it to them. Thanks, and have a wonderful week ahead!

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