Organize IT Recap: Barack Obama, Productivity Myths That Hold You Back And A Comparison Of The Productivity Gurus
Organize IT recap for 07th November 2008.
- Lifehack.org has a great look at productivity myths that hold you back. This is well worth a read because, as with most things in life, those little myths are often what holds you back. For instance, one such myth is that you need inspiration to work. This is the sort of logic that causes people to never move forward with anything in their lives. Inspiration and creativity always comes as long as you just start working.
- Unsurprisingly, everybody seems to be talking about Barack Obama at the moment. I guess being president elect will have that effect on you. GTD In Academia picked up on a very interesting New York Times piece covering an overheard conversation between Obama and the Tory leader David Cameron during a trip to the UK. It’s very intriguing because of the rare insight into how politicians work and stay productive.
- The September Issue of Fortune Magazine reviewed three productivity gurus, Stephen Covey, David Allen and James Loehr. Thanks to Rob Thompson, you can now view it online. The article provides a nice summary of each system and further emphasizes the point that no one system will fit your life entirely.
- What is the best time management advice ever? Is it to keep track of the work you’re doing? Or does it involve cutting out those bad, time wasting habits? If you think it’s the latter, then according to the Big Fat Guru you may be on the right track. In fact, he claims the best time management advice ever is to… watch less TV. When you consider that the average person in the UK watches 28 hours of TV a week, it’s hard not to agree.