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[LINK] Productivity Ninja: 5 Powerful Tips For Getting More Stuff Done

-2 Post author: JQuinton 16 October 2013 04:45PM

From the blog [Bakadesuyo](http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/10/productivity-ninja/):

>1) Know When You’re At Your Best

>And plan accordingly. To be a productivity ninja focus less on time management, and more on managing your energy.

>Charlie Munger, Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, used a system like this to make sure he was always growing.

>He identified the hours when he was at his best — and then routinely stole one of those peak hours for learning.

>>Charlie Munger hit upon one strategy when he was a young lawyer. He decided that whenever his legal work was not as intellectually stimulating as he’d like, “I would sell the best hour of the day to myself.” He would take otherwise billable time at the peak of his day and dedicate it to his own thinking and learning. “And only after improving my mind — only after I’d used my best hour improving myself — would I sell my time to my professional clients.”

 

There are four more entries, but posting them here would probably violate copyright. Anyone implement any of the suggestions listed?

Comments (1)

Comment author: lincolnquirk 16 October 2013 05:06:08PM *  4 points [-]

This list is pretty basic, and the tips work: I would expect most people interested in productivity (a lot of people on this site) to scan the list and nod their head to each one -- "yep I know that".

So if you read this and are surprised at any point, or think "I'm not sure if I do that" then you should pay attention, because there's low hanging fruit to be picked in productivity.

Interestingly, the blog author misses a big one, which is captured in the Charlie Munger quote: self-improvement has big returns, and you should spend a substantial amount of time on it.

I'll also paraphrase the five items: know what times of day are your most productive times; get the right amount of sleep; find ways to reduce distractions and external noise; take advantage of your setting (at my desk, in bed) as a cue; and work on things you're passionate about.