30 min

167: Make Time with John Zeratsky Productivity Paradox

    • Self-Improvement

Have you ever thought about choosing your goal for the day from the very get-go when you wake up? Think about this for a second, what if you started your day by planning what you want to be the highlight, and then worked backward to make sure it happened? That’s one of the things that today’s guest, John Zeratsky, shared in this episode. John is the co-author of Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He shares his wisdom on not living our life by default, and how things, like the busy bandwagon and infinity pulls, are tugging away at our attention. He explores what he’s learned over the years about productivity optimization, and how he uses the four-step structure of Highlights, Laser, Energy, and Reflect to help build his day. 
What’s In This Episode:
How John’s boating trip taught him two tremendous life lessons The negative consequences of the busy bandwagon Cutting off the infinity pulls at the source, so we’re free to choose what to focus on John’s four-step structure of Highlights, Laser, Energy and Reflect His three strategies for selecting a highlight to concentrate on day by day

Have you ever thought about choosing your goal for the day from the very get-go when you wake up? Think about this for a second, what if you started your day by planning what you want to be the highlight, and then worked backward to make sure it happened? That’s one of the things that today’s guest, John Zeratsky, shared in this episode. John is the co-author of Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He shares his wisdom on not living our life by default, and how things, like the busy bandwagon and infinity pulls, are tugging away at our attention. He explores what he’s learned over the years about productivity optimization, and how he uses the four-step structure of Highlights, Laser, Energy, and Reflect to help build his day. 
What’s In This Episode:
How John’s boating trip taught him two tremendous life lessons The negative consequences of the busy bandwagon Cutting off the infinity pulls at the source, so we’re free to choose what to focus on John’s four-step structure of Highlights, Laser, Energy and Reflect His three strategies for selecting a highlight to concentrate on day by day

30 min

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