It is normal for our productivity to dip during the COVID-19? Or should we look at how Shakespeare and Newton flourished during a pandemic with guilt? Before we dive deep into this dichotomy, let’s first put things into perspective. The question is, “what makes us productive”?
If you’re like most of us, you’d probably have a long list of tasks to complete every day. Question is, how do you decide which task to complete first, second, third, and so on? The answer: adopt the Most Important Tasks (“MIT”) approach. Leo Babauta explains why:
I spent the weekend making a comparison between two productivity apps. Things 3 has a killer feature that Todoist doesn’t: start date. But does having the right tool help you get more done?
An associate said, ”I feel overwhelmed.” I asked her, “what’s your workflow?” She looked at me stunned.
Stephen Covey has First Things First. David Allen has Getting Things Done. Both methodologies are different in some ways and yet similar in others. While the methodology gives you the way of thinking about tasks management, the tool you use to implement it could determine how much mileage you get.
Time management is dead. It’s an idea of the Industrialized Age, where the performance of workers are measured by the number of widgets they can crank out within a certain time frame.
There are times when I’m not in the best of moods. In the past, I would let my mood rules me.
2020 has gone off to a challenging start. Over here in Singapore, we are constantly battling with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation.
It’s 2020. And I’ve decided to take advice from a cowboy. In the movie, City Slickers, Curly (played by Jack Palance) gave city dweller, Mitch Robbins (played by Billy Crystal) this advice:
I used to have only one goal for my business. To make money.