Saturday, December 16, 2017

book: Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity: Charles Duhigg: 9780812983593: Books

podcast interview:
Increase Your Productivity and Reclaim Your Life | Building a StoryBrand
  • "Create Mental Models to Take Charge of Your Day
  • Maintain an Inner Locus of Control
  • Change the Way You Make To-Do Lists (only 3 top items!)
  • Link Unpleasant Activities to a Deep Aspiration
  • View Your Choices as Experiments"
  • 'To motivate yourself, you must believe you have autonomy over your actions and surroundings.
  • “People who are particularly good at managing their attention are in the habit of telling themselves stories all the time.”
  • “Experiments have shown that people with SMART goals are more likely to seize on the easiest tasks, to become obsessed with finishing projects, and to freeze on priorities once a goal has been set.”
  • “Good decision making is contingent on a basic ability to envision what happens next.”
  • “Innovation becomes more likely when old ideas are mixed in new ways.”'

reviews / summaries

by Productivity Game

...tells deeply researched stories from professionals around the world to show you how to do what you’re already doing in a better, more efficient way, by focusing on decisions, motivation and the way we set goals.

  1. Remind yourself of long-term goals to stay motivated.
  2. Use the SMART goal framework to set big goals and break them down into small chunks.
  3. Anticipate distractions.


harles Duhigg suggests the SMART goal framework
which is an acronym for the five criteria your goals should fulfill:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound.

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