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In Part 1, I wrote about having chunks of productive time during your workday. And to show that you don’t need to be working for a full 8 hours, in Part 2, I wrote about how to maximize your zone times. But life isn’t always fair and sometimes you have to get work done for some annoying client or your boss at your lowest points of the day.
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In part 1 of this series, I said that it’s okay to be unproductive for a chunk of your day, but at the end of your day, you should always have accomplished something. How do you do that if you’re unproductive at some parts of your day? Read on.


When do you work best? Morning, afternoon, evening? Take a minute to find out when you’re most productive. Find our zone. This will be the foundation of this post.

The best way to be productive during your zone is to work towards your strengths. Schedule your work and/or thinking time during the times when you feel most in the zone. Do menial tasks or firefighting when you’re not in your zone. That way you reserve your best efforts to the things that actually create better things. Read the rest of this entry »

Multitasking is a myth. It’s a myth that I think people use to make themselves feel busy, which in this economy, is synonymous to saying “I’m doing something meaningful with my life”. Let me break it (not so) gently: no, you’re not busy, it’s not meaningful, you’re just wasting your time.
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