The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris BaileyThe Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey

The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy

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Audio Book (CD) | January 5, 2016

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For readers who made David Allen’s Getting Things Done a perennial bestseller, a fresh and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns just about everyone over the course of their careers: how to be more productive at work, and in every facet of our lives.

After earning his business degree, Chris Bailey turned down several lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the subject of productivity. Bailey had been fascinated with productivity since he was a young teenager, when he began researching every paper and every book available on the topic. After graduating college, he created a blog to chronicle his year long series of productivity experiments on himself, and well as his continuing research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he attempted: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for a month, all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work.

This book—The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the many counterintuitive insights Chris discovered that had the biggest impact on his productivity: shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; the rule of three; striving for imperfection; scheduling less time for important tasks; the 20 second rule to distract yourself from distractions; and the concept of productive procrastination. Bailey offers over 30 best practices that will help every one of us to accomplish more.

Chris Bailey, a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, wrote over 216,000 words on the subject of productivity on his blog, A Year of Productivity, during a yearlong productivity project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself to discover how to become as productive as possibl...
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Title:The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and EnergyFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:6.5 × 7.13 × 1 inShipping dimensions:6.5 × 7.13 × 1 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:151134332X

ISBN - 13:9781511343329

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read! #plumreview, I just finished this book, and it was amazing! So many helpful insights to how we can improve our productivity and be mindful and intentional with our goals and to-dos.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some good advice I gained a few really helpful tips from this book. The author has a very interesting style but there are definitely some good takeaways.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful! What I love about this book is that it makes all the studies and science about productivity feel accessible to the average person. Great tips and tricks, amazing book
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth your time! The tips and tricks in this book are very easy to integrate into your life and really help you make the most of your time. And I really enjoyed the way the book was written with short chapters that don't take a long time to read.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong Beginning and towards the end it becomes more repetitive. This book did help me become more efficient in my work. I achieved more in smaller periods of time and my targets per day became more realistic. Highly recommend it, because the beginning is so strong and informative that is worth the read.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a very hands on interactive read! He lays out methods that are simple and small so they aren't overwhelming and he combines it with mini challenges throughout and they are designed to implement long term changes, not just momentary quick fixes.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, practical read! If you are looking for simple METHODS and are COMMITTED to applying them to your life... this is the book for you. Often people open books and expect an answer or a quick fix but this book will give you not only a basic approach but the necessary tools and information to succeed. The work still needs to be done yourself, no book can "cure" a person of their unproductive ways. But if you are genuinely hungry for ways to be more productive, this book will provide just that for you.
Date published: 2017-02-01