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Productivity Shame — the Nagging Feeling That You’ve Not Done Enough

Learn the 5x5 method for daily productivity satisfaction

Sudipto Chanda
Feb 12 · 7 min read
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What Is Productivity Shame?

“Productivity Shame: the act of regularly setting unrealistic expectations for what you can accomplish, and then beating yourself when you fall short.”

— Jocelyn K. Glei (learn more)

When Do We Feel Productivity Shame?

Unrealistic and Ad-hoc Plan

Erratic Execution

How Can We Avoid Productivity Shame?

Process Goals vs Outcome Goals

5x5 Process for Productivity Satisfaction

1. Five Minute Planning

2. Five Little Wins

“5 small wins a day leads to 1,850 wins in 12 months. Consistency breeds mastery. “

— Robin Sharma

3. Five Focus Time Slots

4. Five Check-Ins

5. Five Minute Celebration

Final Thoughts

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Productivity Hacker. Helping you do your best work by sharing 25 years of my experience in energising people and developing remarkable products.

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A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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