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Joel Patrizio
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More Productive Me: A science-based tip each day to overcome procrastination πŸš€

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Short intro

I've been researching during the last few months about tips and techniques to improve productivity, mainly based on positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy.

I decided to organize all the gathered material into a final list of 30 tips. I'm sharing this tips for free in a newsletter, where you can receive a tip a day for a month.

Hope this helps other people to reach their potential and motivate them to get the most out of their efforts!

You can subscribe and start receiving this tips for free here

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I'm including the content of the first email, so you can get a glimpse of what to expect:

S.M.A.R.T. goals that actually work

You've probably heard them, maybe even used to some degree in the past.

To refresh, we're talking about reworking bland, meaningless statements of desire into honed high-performance goals by applying the framework:

  • Specific - a crystal-clear action that will be taken
  • Measurable - something that can be quantified and tracked
  • Attainable - an action that can be achieved within your current * skill, resource and time limits
  • Relevant - something practical that works towards your larger goals or mission
  • Time limited - constrained by a deadline or schedule, so things aren't left hanging around a to do list forever

Let's bring this to life in a couple of examples:

πŸ‘Ž Dumb goal: "Get fit again"
πŸ™Œ S.M.A.R.T. goal: Run 5 miles before breakfast, except for Wednesday and Sunday

πŸ‘Ž Dumb goal: "Feel less stressed"
πŸ™Œ S.M.A.R.T. goal: Write my gratitude journal for 10 minutes after my shower each night

Feel the difference?

One last thing - some folks take up S.M.A.R.T. goals but still struggle to hit them. Remember that a goal, no matter how well crafted is useless without a feedback loop of measurement and learning. To quote an infamous boxer, "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face".

So set a time in your daily schedule to review your goal result, what worked, what didn't and apply what you learned to improve your goal-setting in the future. Deliberate iteration is key here.

More to come...

More Productive Me Examples

Full list of tips:

  1. S.M.A.R.T. goals that actually work
  2. The magic of β€œjust 5 minutes”
  3. Building a foundation of anchors & chains
  4. Keep that cue, replace the routine
  5. Rewards that help not hinder
  6. The paradox of temptation bundling
  7. Change of scene
  8. Don't break the chain
  9. Divide and conquer
  10. Know thyself
  11. Plan like a pro
  12. Frame as positives
  13. Forgive yourself
  14. Drink water!
  15. Visualization
  16. Power of poms
  17. Establish a sleep routine
  18. Measure your progress
  19. Automate the grind
  20. Forcing functions
  21. Friend your past and future self
  22. Implementation intentions
  23. Be accountable
  24. Be grateful
  25. Move more!
  26. Storytelling and rituals
  27. Digital detox thyself
  28. Bouncing back from failure
  29. Have a system
  30. Invest in the meta


Happy to finally launch this little side project, really hope you enjoy it πŸš€

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Top comments (2)

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Gary Byrne

Subscribed! This is great. It is something I really need to work on. I am constantly setting Dumb goals and need to improve. Thanks for sharing.

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Joel Patrizio

Hey thanks Gary, really glad to help! Best of luck πŸ™‚