Wednesday, March 21, 2012

7 Laws of Productivity


1. Don't hesitate. Don't get bogged down in the planning phase. Act and you'll get valuable feedback that only comes with DOING.

2. Start Small. Start small, test your idea/concept out, work out some of the bugs, get more funding, THEN go big.

3. Avoid project creep. At the beginning of your project set out what you want to accomplish. Don't add things! Do what you set out to do and then move on to the next project.

4. Maintain momentum. Work on your project a little bit each day. It can also help if you work on your project at the same time each day.

5. Don't try to do it all at once. If your project is going to take years to accomplish -- for instance, writing a novel -- break your project up into phases and just concentrate on finishing one phase at a time.

6. Don't slavishly follow any set of rules, even these. Know when you need to take a day off and do your own thing. You need experiences to feed your creative side and renew your will to finish your projects. Experiences stoke our creative energy.

7. Have fun!

My seven points were inspired by Behance Team over at 99% and her article, the 10 Laws of Productivity.

Photo Credit: bornstoryteller

2 comments:

  1. LOVE the first one. It's impossible to know, or understand, before doing it; since it hasn't happened yet.

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  2. Thanks Simon! I agree. I know I'd be a LOT more productive if I stopped over-thinking.

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