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How to be a productivity ninja

How to be a productivity ninja

The 11 traits of ninjas and how you can apply them to improve your productivity.

Scott Baldwin

July 09, 2014

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  1. how to be a productivity ninja

  2. Loyalty Bravery Strategic knowledge Diligence Trustworthiness Good health Responsibility Ingenuity

    Knowledge of teachings Gifted speech Optimism Source: http://thenounproject.com/term/sword/13280/
  3. Source: http://thenounproject.com/term/stopwatch/839/

  4. ninjas…

  5. 1. are ruthless about where they put their attention

  6. OKRs

  7. –Steve Jobs "focus does not mean saying yes, it means

    saying no”
  8. Sources: http://thenounproject.com/term/stones/11039/, http://thenounproject.com/term/beans/15400/,and http://thenounproject.com/term/sand/24412/

  9. Source: http://thenounproject.com/term/flow-chart/44681/

  10. what’s the value in getting this done?

  11. what’s the risk if I don’t?

  12. 2. match the right levels of attention to the right

  13. three states of attention • Proactive • Active • Inactive

  14. assess your attention Time of Day Attention 8-9 9-10 10-11

    11-12 12-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5
  15. None
  16. 3. maximize attention levels to improve their productivity and ability

    to get stuff done
  17. Source: http://thenounproject.com/term/game-plan/21398/

  18. what you do matters more than what you say you’re

    going to do
  19. Source: http://thenounproject.com/term/trust-fall/20546/

  20. – Walt Disney "the way to get started is to

    quit talking and begin doing”
  21. –Johnnie Manzari, Human Interface Designer at Apple “my favourite productivity

    tip: sit down and do a bunch of work”
  22. summary 1. Be ruthless about where you put your attention

    2. Match the right levels of attention to the right tasks 3. Maximize your attention levels to improve your productivity and ability to get stuff done
  23. –Rick Roll, ultra marathon runner “Nothing changes if nothing changes”