Book Summary of Pomodoro Technique Illustrated by Staffan Nöteberg

Pomodoro technique has been amongst one of my most impactful experiments to improve productivity. Today, I will be summarizing a book, Pomodoro Technique Illustrated by Staffan Nöteberg, that I read as I attempt to master the skill of Pomodoro via personal experiments. Introduction to Pomodoro The Pomodoro technique was defined by Francesco Cirillo in 1992 after the frustration of low productivity and unstructured studying. Therefore, his goal become to use Pomodoro (time) to focus and get the work done. In

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Improving Focus with the constraint of Time – Pomodoro Technique

Have you felt like you don’t get something done (email, writing, chore, or reading) in its allocated time? Get distracted before you have finished it? Or find yourself multi-tasking and not completing either of the tasks? I have experienced those problems in getting work done. Thus, for the month of January & Februray 2019, I wanted to conduct an experiment to improve focus by using constraint of timers (aka pomodoro technique). As part of this experiment, I also read a

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8 Different Areas of Life to Improve

One of the most common questions I get asked is regarding how I choose which monthly experiment to do. I usually follow-up that question with another question, what areas of your life are causing the most damage or limiting your potential? Experiment with that part of your life. Having done five years of experimentation, I have made the mistake of choosing experiments that were relatively easy to do. If you truly want significant change, you must be able to face

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Experiment – Asking for Honest Feedback (Ouch!)

For last month’s experiment, I wanted to involve people closest to me – family, friends, and co-workers. So, I wrote up a few questions – a survey – and emailed it to my friends. You can view this survey by clicking here. (Feel free to fill it up – I promise I will read it). I also got on the phone and got some verbal feedback. I asked each one of them to kindly answer each one of the following questions anonymously;

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Experiment – For 30 Days I Smiled at Strangers

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose” – Tom Wilson Last month, while cleaning up my room, I stumbled across my Kodak printed baby pictures which I had tucked away a while ago. I decided to take a mini break from cleaning (i-e procastinate?) to browse through them. From the handful of pictures, one picture caught my attention. In that picture my eyes had tears and lips had a smile – I was smiling and crying at

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