Why Being “Efficient” is a Useless Productivity Strategy

Here’s the no B.S. answer many of us have been looking to define:Efficiency asks “how much output was produced by this amount or this specific type of input?”Productivity just asks “how much and what kind of output was produced?”This...

The Truth about Productivity

I recently asked an entrepreneur friend what it meant to be productive.She said it’s about “getting more done.”I was talking to another friend and he said: “it’s about being more efficient with your time.”Here’s the...

3 Ways to Stop Building More Features

I was working with a software company a few years ago and they were having trouble developing new features for their customers.The idea was: “we want to get feedback from our users and apply it directly to our software build.”This is a GREAT idea–but...

Snooze

I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I haven’t done it.I’m not going to wave my hand and point fingers.Instead of pretending to be perfect all the time, how about we substitute a little pragmatism.Instead of telling yourself that it’s...

Priority vs. Urgency

What’s the number one thing you need to accomplish today?It doesn’t matter what’s urgent, pressing, or what’s got a big red notification on your phone.Priority is not the same as urgency.Urgency asks when something needs to be done.Priority...