David Perell

David Perell quotes on distractions

"The Writing Guy". He tweet about business, online learning, and Internet writing.

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Writing well is 5% ideas, 5% grammar, and 90% not being distracted by the Internet.

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My nights are sacred. Since I started working, I’ve reserved 2-3 nights per week for reading, learning, and thinking. It’s my time without distraction — to explore the wonderful world of ideas. This habit has absolutely changed my life. The benefits keep compounding.

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Blogs are free. Podcasts are free. YouTube videos are free. Avoiding distraction is the hard part. The knowledge you need is right at your fingertips. And it’s free.

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Don't get distracted by the internet. Boom. That's 90% of what you need to know about how to be more productive.

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School didn’t teach you how to write online. Here’s how writing online is different from what you learned. in school. 1. Distractions are everywhere: 90% of writing well is not getting distracted by the Internet. Put your phone away. Turn off the Internet. Focus on the words.

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90% of writing well is not being distracted by the Internet when you sit down at your computer.

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The best productivity tips are the simple ones: - Eliminate distractions - Create a routine and stick to it - Make a checklist at the start of the day - Break big tasks down into small parts - Set firm deadlines Fancy apps are a distraction. Nail the basics first.

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School didn’t teach you how to write online. Here’s how writing online is different from what you learned in school. 1. Distractions are everywhere: 90% of writing well is not getting distracted by the Internet. Put your phone away. Turn off the Internet. Focus. Focus. Focus.

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Being distracted by the Internet stops more writers from putting words on the page than anything else

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Knowledge Work 101: People over-estimate what they can accomplish with ten hours of distracted work and under-estimate what they can accomplish with two hours of undistracted work. Focus is everything.

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Unpopular opinion: Video conferencing is more productive than meeting in-person. Easier to stay on topic. Harder to get distracted.

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Most people can only write for 90 minutes per day. Those minutes are sacred — hide your phone, cut the distractions, and turn off the Internet if you need to. If you want to write more, you don’t need to spend more time writing. You need to be more focused when you write.

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