Last week I promised to write about this article by Ivan Mir, a former game designer and indie software creator on his personal quest and thus the formula he arrived at to get work done.
Distraction, fatigue, procrastination – we have enemies within. Ivan suggests a 3 pronged formula – be productive by managing your Environment, Body and Mind. Some of these ideas are not new. Like – making small incremental improvement goals.
Ivan starts with the environment and advises to completely separate work and play – areas and devices. Link activities to locations – so no play in the work area. Definitely not the same device. Get out of push notifications. Plan today for tomorrow so you can launch into work straight up. Set up ‘No interruption time blocks’.
There is advice for managing body and mind as well. From getting at least 7 hrs of sleep, meditating, to doing something good for the world. It all adds up somehow. There is a summary end of each section and resources that you can use to activate the advice.
As a founder your most important asset is YOU. Invest in it, take care of it and get the most out of the hand you have been dealt.
Where I learnt this #388
How I got to 200 productive hours a month