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The Productivity Project: Proven Ways to Become More Awesome

Chris Bailey

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Prose: non-fiction, Self-help & personal development

For readers who made David Allen's Getting Things Done a perennial bestseller, a fresh and entertaining exploration of the best ways to accomplish more.

'A fun, interesting, and useful read!' David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done

Nearly all of us want to be more productive, but finding the method that works for you among the hundreds and hundreds of different tips, tricks and hacks can be a daunting prospect. After graduating college, Chris Bailey decided to dedicate a whole year to doing just that - experimenting with as many of the techniques as he could, and finding the things that work. Among the experiments that he undertook are: going several weeks on little to no sleep; cutting out caffeine and sugar; taking a daily siesta; living in total isolation for 10 days; stretching his workweek to 90 hours; and getting up at 5:30 every morning, all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The results were often surprising!

This book is the result of Chris's year-long journey, distilling the lessons he learned into a few core truths about how we get things done (or, indeed, don't). Among the many counterintuitive insights Chris discovered that had the biggest impact on his productivity were striving for imperfection; scheduling less time for important tasks; the 20 second rule to distract yourself from distractions; and the concept of productive procrastination.

In this accessible and fun guide, Chris Bailey offers over 30 tried-and-tested best practices that will help everyone to accomplish more - and become more awesome.

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Praise for The Productivity Project: Proven Ways to Become More Awesome

  • Chris Bailey might be the most productive man you'd ever hope to meet. - TED blog

  • Here's a book that promises, in the title, to pay for itself. And, the truth is, it will, in just a few days. And you'll even enjoy the journey.

  • Chris has written the ultimate guidebook for setting your life on fire. Read it, and you'll not only get more done, you'll feel better about it too.

  • So often we get stuck just doing what we have always done, even if it's not really working. This book helps you cut through all the productivity advice out there to find and test what really works for you.

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