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Peter Koehler

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Execution

how to be sustainably productive

This is Part 5 of 7 in my productivity week series.

If this is the first post you're seeing, please also check out Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.


There is no separation between mind and body.

It's all one connected organism.

It took me a long time to realize that.

I wish I had realized it sooner.

Over the last few parts of this series we have . . .

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June 24, 2016

How I Organize & Prioritize

 
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I think one of the most valuable skills I've learned so far in my career is the power of effective prioritization.
 
While I am certainly no master, I am way better than I used to be at understanding the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule).
 
If you can figure out what the most . . .

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April 19, 2016

5 Lessons From The Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season. 

As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?

Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key lessons that the . . .

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April 12, 2016

Deep Work Wednesday

creating space for focus and flow

In my previous post I wrote about the challenges of the modern workplace.

Such challenges are especially relatable for knowledge workers, but from people I've spoken to across industries and trades, it seems that many of us can relate to some extent.

Inspired by Cal Newport's latest book Deep Work (which admittedly I haven't . . .

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February 13, 2016

It's Time To Fight Back

Against the Modern Workplace

The modern workplace can be an existential minefield.

Urgent trumps important.

Productivity trumps true value.

Multi-tasking trumps single-minded focus.

Interruption trumps silence.

Notifications trump airplane mode.

Meetings trump flow.

Their agenda trumps your agenda.

Before you know it, your days are sliced up into a million pieces.

It . . .

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February 12, 2016

Effectiveness over Efficiency.

Using our limited time wisely.

I frequently worry that being productive is the surest way to lull ourselves into a trance of passivity and busyness the greatest distraction from living, as we coast through our lives day after day, showing up for our obligations but being absent from our selves, mistaking the doing for the being.
~Maria Popova, in a reflection on . . .

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May 05, 2015

Think Like A Boss

At various points throughout my career, I've fallen into a rut.

Most of us have experienced this at one point or another. We feel like our job owns us, and it's not a good feeling.

I used to channel that feeling of dissatisfaction and lack of autonomy into a variety of channels - looking at job postings, checking up on my favorite . . .

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May 02, 2015

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