Hi there! Jari Roomer from Personal Growth Lab here.

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📈Productivity Tip Of The Week: Eliminate The Unimportant

As Henry David Thoreau said, “It’s not enough to be busy, so are ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”

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To be highly effective, you need to identify your most valuable tasks and protect your time and energy for them. In other words, you need to free up your resources for your priorities — that’s how you’re able to achieve more in less time.

Conceptually, this is quite easy to understand. Practically, however, this might cause some trouble or raise some questions. Therefore, in this article, we’ll look at four highly effective ways to free your resources for your most valuable tasks:

  1. Elimination
  2. Delegation
  3. Outsourcing
  4. Automation


As Henry David Thoreau said, “It’s not enough to be busy, so are ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” Most people keep themselves busy with things that don’t matter much and shouldn’t be done at all. Therefore, I highly encourage you to become relentless about elimination. …

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Productive procrastination is the most sneaky form of procrastination out there. Contrary to ‘normal’ procrastination, it’s a lot less obvious when you’re doing it. In fact, productive procrastination can lure you into feeling productive, while you’re actually still procrastinating.

When you fall into the trap of productive procrastination, you are very busy and active, but you’re not moving forward towards your goals. Most people never realize they’re stuck in this trap, and it silently kills their productivity.

What Is Productive Procrastination?

Productive procrastination is when you keep yourself very busy with certain tasks, while you’re procrastinating on the tasks and projects that will actually make a difference in your life or career. …


Jari Roomer

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