Saturday, July 24, 2021

book: Effortless

 


Effortless by Greg McKeown: 9780593135648 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books


Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most by Greg McKeown @goodreads


EFFORTLESS by Greg McKeown | Core Message - YouTube by Productivity Game


Summary Of Effortless By Greg McKeown

Summary: Effortless By Greg McKeown


Greg McKeown (author) - Wikipedia


Effortless State 

is an experience many of us have had when we are physically rested, emotionally unburdened, and mentally energized. You are completely aware, alert, present, attentive, and focused on what’s important in this moment. You are able to focus on what matters most with ease.

INVERT
  • Instead of asking, “Why is this so hard?,” invert the question by asking, “What if this could be easy?”
  • Challenge the assumption that the “right” way is, inevitably, the harder one.
  • Make the impossible possible by finding an indirect approach.
  • When faced with work that feels overwhelming, ask, “How am I making this harder than it needs to be?”
ENJOY
  • Pair the most essential activities with the most enjoyable ones.
  • Accept that work and play can co-exist.
  • Turn tedious tasks into meaningful rituals.
  • Allow laughter and fun to lighten more of your moments.
RELEASE
  • Let go of emotional burdens you don’t need to keep carrying.
  • Remember: When you focus on what you lack, you lose what you have. When you focus on what you have, you get what you lack.
  • Use this habit recipe: “Each time I complain I will say something I am thankful for.”
  • Relieve a grudge of its duties by asking, “What job have I hired this grudge to do?”
REST
  • Discover the art of doing nothing.
  • Do not do more today than you can completely recover from by tomorrow.
  • Break down essential work into three sessions of no more than ninety minutes each.
  • Take an effortless nap.
NOTICE
  • Achieve a state of heightened awareness by harnessing the power of presence.
  • Train your brain to focus on the important and ignore the irrelevant.
  • To see others more clearly, set aside your opinions, advice, and judgment, and put their truth above your own.
  • Clear the clutter in your physical environment before clearing the clutter in your mind.
Effortless Action

means accomplishing more by trying less. You stop procrastinating and take the first obvious step. You arrive at the point of completion without overthinking. You make progress by pacing yourself rather than powering through. You overachieve without overexerting.

DEFINE
  • To get started on an essential project, first define what “done” looks like.
  • Establish clear conditions for completion, get there, then stop.
  • Take sixty seconds to focus on your desired outcome.
  • Write a “Done for the Day” list. Limit it to items that would constitute meaningful progress.

START
  • Make the first action the most obvious one.
  • Break the first obvious action down into the tiniest, concrete step. Then name it.
  • Gain maximum learning from minimal viable effort.
  • Start with a ten-minute microburst of focused activity to boost motivation and energy.
SIMPLIFY
  • To simplify the process, don’t simplify the steps: simply remove them.
  • Recognize that not everything requires you to go the extra mile.
  • Maximize the steps not taken.
  • Measure progress in the tiniest of increments.
PROGRESS
  • When you start a project, start with rubbish.
  • Adopt a “zero-draft” approach and just put some words, any words, on the page.
  • Fail cheaply: make learning-sized mistakes.
  • Protect your progress from the harsh critic in your head.
PACE
  • Set an effortless pace: slow is smooth, smooth is fast.
  • Reject the false economy of “powering through.”
  • Create the right range: I will never do less than X, never more than Y.
  • Recognize that not all progress is created equal.
Effortless Results

You’ve continued to cultivate your Effortless State. You’ve started to take Effortless Action with clarity of objective, tiny, obvious first steps, and a consistent pace. You are achieving the results you want, more easily. But now you want those results to continue to flow to you, again and again, with as little additional effort as possible. You are ready to achieve Effortless Results.

LEARN
  • Learn principles, not just facts and methods.
  • Understand first principles deeply and then apply them again and again.
  • Stand on the shoulders of giants and leverage the best of what they know.
  • Develop unique knowledge, and it will open the door to perpetual opportunity.
LIFT
  • Use teaching as a lever to harness the strength of ten.
  • Achieve far-reaching impact by teaching others to teach.
  • Live what you teach, and notice how much you learn.
  • Tell stories that are easily understood and repeated.
AUTOMATE
  • Free up space in your brain by automating as many essential tasks as possible.
  • Use checklists to get it right every time, without having to rely on memory.
  • Seek single choices that eliminate future decisions.
  • Take the high-tech path for the essential and the low-tech path for the nonessential.
TRUST
  • Leverage trust as the engine oil of frictionless and high-functioning teams.
  • Make the right hire once, and it will continue to produce results again and again.
  • Follow the Three I’s Rule: hire people with integrity, intelligence, and initiative.
  • Design high-trust agreements to clarify results, roles, rules, resources, and rewards.
PREVENT
  • Don’t just manage the problem. Solve it before it happens.
  • Seek simple actions today that can prevent complications tomorrow.
  • Invest two minutes of effort once to end recurring frustrations.
  • Catch mistakes before they happen; measure twice, so you only have to cut once.



Story from the book about "Vasa" ship

Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia

Vasa syndrome - Wikipedia

"Vasa syndrome is a term used in both management and marketing circles referring to problems in communication and management affecting projects, sometimes causing them to fail. Its basis lies with the Swedish 17th-century warship Vasa, a ship that sank on its maiden voyage because it was too unstable.

The disaster of the Vasa has been interpreted by management experts to have been caused by problems with communication, goal setting, and a
daptability. The sinking of Vasa has also been used as an example for business managers on how to learn from previous mistakes"

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Mastery / Competency Learning

MASTERY by Robert Greene | Animated Core Message - YouTube

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Mastery learning – Instructional strategy and educational philosophy

Mastery learning maintains that students must achieve a level of mastery (e.g., 90% on a knowledge test) in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn subsequent information.



Competency-based learning - Wikipedia

focuses on outcomes and real-world performance
Key concepts that make up the competency-based education framework include demonstrated mastery of a competency, meaningful types of assessment, individualized support for students, and the creation and application of knowledge


Mastery Transcript Consortium – Working consortium of public and private secondary schools


Learning management system – Software system that serves the delivery of learning content and the organisation of learning processes


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Competency Based Learning - EdTech Update

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Educational Approach - Whitmore School Online High School

Mastery-Based Learning: online system is designed to focus on students’ strengths and achievements, rather than their limitations and failures. For example, our individually-paced mastery learning approach eliminates the “need for speed” present in a standard classroom and allows students to learn at their own natural rate. Students may begin a new course at any time during the calendar year, and progress at the pace that they find most comfortable. As long as the student eventually masters the course work, they will be awarded credit for the course.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

book: Essentialism


Amazon.com: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (9780753555163): McKeown, Greg: Books

Table of Contents: Essentialism

  • Part I: Essence. The essentialist
  • Choose: the invincible power of choice
  • Discern: the unimportance of practically everything
  • Trade-off: Which problem do I want?
  • Part II: Explore. Escape: the perks of being unavailable
  • Look: see what really matters
  • Play: embrace the wisdom of your inner child
  • Sleep: protect the asset
  • Select: the power of extreme criteria
  • Part III: Eliminate. Clarify: one decision that makes a thousand
  • Dare: the power of a graceful "no"
  • Uncommit: win big by cutting your losses
  • Edit: the invisible art
  • Limit: the freedom of setting boundaries
  • Part IV: Execute. Buffer: the unfair advantage
  • Subtract: bring forth more by removing obstacles
  • Progress: the power of small wins
  • Flow: the genius of routine
  • Focus: What's important now?
  • Be: the essentialist life
  • Appendix: Leadership essentials.


Greg McKeown (author) - Wikipedia