Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy to Become More Effective

The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals happy life.

Also, if you’re more productive than average people, you’ll advance faster in your career. You learn more. You do more. And eventually are rewarded more.

Now, productivity is a very generic term. Personally, I prefer to use the word effectiveness.

Because productivity doesn’t necessarily mean that you get the right things done. It just means you get a lot of stuff done. But that’s not what matters.

Effectiveness, however, refers to getting the right things done. It’s basically a polite word for “getting shit done.”

And if you want to do your job well, earn money, live a meaningful life, learn skills, you HAVE to get shit done.

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The Principles Of Life That Everyone Knows, But Only A Few Follow

Early 2015 I was pretty frustrated with my career. Just a year earlier I said goodbye to my entrepreneurial aspirations and took a job at an IT-research firm in London.

Normally, that’s a good thing. The pay was good, so were the benefits, and I had great colleagues. But it wasn’t for me — I felt like I gave up entrepreneurship.

And on top of that, my personal life wasn’t great either. My girlfriend and I decided to end our relationship. And in that same week, my grandmother, who I loved dearly, passed away suddenly.

I felt a lot of things. But mostly, I was felt like I didn’t understand life. Have you ever thought about it?

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Take A Vacation: It Boosts Your Productivity And Reduces Stress

You recharge your phone when it runs out of juice. You refill your gas tank when you’re running on empty.

But sometimes, you forget to do the same for your most precious possession: Your body (and the brain that’s inside of it).

Whether you love what you do, are in between jobs, or have a job you hate: You’re working. ‘Living’ is also a job. A pretty tough one, actually.

Just the act of getting up in the morning can be a daunting task. And I’m not even talking about all the responsibilities we have.

So, why do you make your life even more challenging by not taking a vacation to recharge? I’m not talking about your weekends that are packed with activities or holidays where you do more work than relax.

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6 Lessons I Learned From Six Years In College

Is college worth the investment of your time and money? And what do you even learn in college?

When it comes to learning—I like to learn by doing. So from that point of view, going to college wouldn’t be necessary for me. But I did go. For six years.

Most of my friends and peers who are like me never went to college. They just did things. But weirdly enough, I did not only go to college, but I also loved it.

I spent four years getting a bachelor’s degree in business, and another two years to get a Master’s degree in marketing from another university. 

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