It’s interesting that we can be excited about discovering the most productive ways to do things…regardless of the impact it has on our productivity. It’s like hearing the secret to a magic trick–just because we’ve found it out doesn’t mean we can now pull it off on our own. It takes a little patience and practice. With that in mind I’m not going to give you another tip for you to gloss over, but instead invite you to look at some articles that have influenced me, some helpful tips from others, and some that I’m most proud of sharing–all of which can help you out.
Some influential reads/views:
- Marc Orchant’s advice on putting things aside that you’ve started (discussion of Dave Winer and David Allen’s decision to stop blogging)
- Merlin Mann’s video on Inbox Zero (of his speech at Google)
- Kathy Sierra on how to be an expert
Some great lists of tips:
- Steve Pavlina’s 33 productivity tips (there are 66 more on the bottom of the page)
- Dave Cheong’s 18 ways to stay focused at work
- Chrono Cr@cker’s keyboard tips for “life without a mouse” [update, this article has been removed so I killed the link; thanks for the heads up, Amelia!]
Some of my best tricks:
- My list of helpful mobile websites (if you browse the internet on your PDA/iPhone/etc)
- My tips for how to process email without being a jerk
- My advice for how to keep a small wallet
If you have any links to resources that you feel would be helpful, please do share them below.