Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on productivity

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The most powerful productivity tool ever invented is simply the word "no."

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How to be productive: - Don't schedule anything in the AM. Ever. - All meetings in two afternoons a week. - Use email or calls to replace most meetings. - Keep emails under 5 sentences. - Keep calls under 15 mins. - Delete emails without responding. - Take time to walk/think.

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To understand happiness, study how people become miserable. To understand what makes relationships work, study what makes them fail. To understand what makes people more productive than others, study what they avoid.

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The most productive people I know spend way more time than less productive people thinking about what they work on.

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If variations in individual performance are amplified by the tools (technology) available (and those tools are getting better), then we can expect the gap between the most productive and least productive people in a society to increase over time.

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