28 minutes | Jun 8th 2016

HW016: Hacking productivity for happiness part 1

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This is part 1 in a series on personal productivity. For show notes and a text version, go to http://happyways.com/productivity Most people seem to be struggling with getting enough done, or with finding the right "work/life balance", and this topic has been of special internst to Jon over the years. In this episode Jon looks at a brief history of Time Management (read more in this article: http://www.brighthub.com/office/home/articles/76908.aspx) and he establishes some fundamental principles that we must follow regarding the overload of work facing us, as well as our futile attemt to "get it all done". The episode ends with an introduction on using a timer to increase your focus, and it asks the listener to reflect on how they're actually dong at work. Mentioned on this episode: Ray Cronise and the Thermogenics blog: http://hypothermics.com/ Steven Covey: “The 7 habits of highly effective people”: http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/1451639619/ David Allen: Getting Things Done: http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0143126563 One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard: http://www.amazon.com/New-One-Minute-Manager-LP/dp/006239312X Pomodoro Technique: http://www.amazon.com/Pomodoro-Technique-Illustrated-Pragmatic-Life Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: jon@happyways.com
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