How to Work Fast

  • Have a one track mind
    An average person has 70,000 thoughts per day which is 49 per min
  • Don’t stop
    If you get stuck for more than 30 seconds, move on
  • Listen to musicĀ 
    Background music helps finish tasks faster
  • Keep lights bright
    Increasing light leaves from 300 lux to 2000 lux improves productivity by 8% (most offices work at 300-500 lux)
    1000 lux is full daylight (not direct sun)
  • Don’t question you do in the first 15 minutes
  • Make 1st draft in 15 minutes (let it be bad)
  • Write short 140-character emails otherwise you don’t know what you are saying
  • Keep desk clear it will clear your mind
  • Do use a timer
    If you can’t hack it in 15 minutes you can’t do it at all


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