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    • ISBN:9780349413044
    • Publication date:05 Jan 2016
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The Productivity Project

Proven Ways to Become More Awesome

By Chris Bailey

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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.

Biographical Notes

Chris Bailey, a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, wrote over 216,000 words on the subject of productivity on his blog, alifeofproductivity.com, during a year-long productivity project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself to discover how to become as productive as possible.

To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, TED, Fast Company and Lifehacker.

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  • ISBN: 9780349413051
  • Publication date: 05 Jan 2016
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Chris Bailey has tackled the daunting task of personally experimenting with any and every technique you can imagine that could positively affect your productivity. His dedication to the project and his intelligent conclusions, combined with his candor and articulateness, make this a fun, interesting, and useful read! — David Allen, author of GETTING THINGS DONE
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. — Seth Godin, author of LINCHPIN
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. — Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 HOURS
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. — Shawn Achor, positive psychology researcher and New York Times bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE
The Productivity Project is well-written, fun, practical and useful all at the same time. I loved this book. It's practical Buddhism at its best! — Marshall Goldsmith, author of WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON'T GET YOU THERE
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