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Pieces of the productivity puzzle.

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By: Ola

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 20:43:25 +0000

Fabulous post, Mark! Sometimes it is very hard to remember this. I appreciate the reminder; and all that you share here! Blessings, Ola

By: Richard |

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 09:38:46 +0000

I definitely agree, time is an investment. You have to use it against you with things like business and investment so if you haven't started, stop wasting time! Great post by the way.

By: Michelle I Taming Time

Sat, 30 Jan 2010 04:07:23 +0000

I like the general theme of the article. I find this "People who don’t have the ability to make future investments are usually left wondering why everyone else is so lucky." statement to be true. Many times people lament why they "have nothing", "get nowhere" or other such sentiment. Maybe they genuinely don't realize the investment of time it takes most people to "get somewhere"? The point of increasing your productivity is so that you have more time to do the fun things. Or anything that gives you personal satisfaction - like spending more time with your family. Enjoyed the read, thanks.

By: Mark Shead

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:12:31 +0000

Well I don't spend too much time here writing about all the unproductive things personally do. :) Also keep in mind that part of the point of this post is to be able to spend less time doing stuff not more. That leaves time for family, exercise, etc. I want to be productive so I can have more time to spend playing with my kids. I want to be productive so I don't have to spend 60 hours each week working a job that makes me have to travel away from my family. I probably am a bit obsessive about productivity because I know that someone who is organized, skilled and productive can easily accomplish twice as much in half the time as someone who isn't. I'd rather be the person working a quarter as many hours. Thanks for your perspective. You've given me some ideas for future posts.

By: Dave C.

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:27:48 +0000

I appreciate a lot of your posts, but have you ever considered that your approach to "Productivity" could be obsessive and rather unhealthy? Just from the sum of your posts, it almost seems like there is a obsession to be "productive", maybe even a compulsion. The type of obsessive compulsion to be "productive" that is often driven by an overbearing parent and upbringing or compensation for the lack of something (which could be a myriad of things) that often lead to complexes. I don't mean to sound like a therapist or something; I am trying to point to the fact that productivity is not everything. A balance, that everyone has to determine for themselves, is far more critical and healthy than constant "productivity". Don't get me wrong, I love your posts and am probably also somewhat obsessive It is a fallacy to believe that pure productivity will lead to wealth, power, or anything else; and it can come at the cost of health and family life. Productivity in material or professional things can also come at the expense of productivity in your children's upbringing and proper rearing as a well-balanced, mentally and physically healthy person. I realize that your blog focuses on productivity, as the title indicates, but it might be a good idea to focus on productivity being a means/tool, not an end. Most rich or even super rich people in the world did not gain their wealth and power through personal productivity; they gained it through manipulation of power, plain old luck, opportunism, birth/inheritance, economy of scale, etc. You can be reach productivity nirvana, it will never allow anyone to remove corruption from government, transform into a Kennedy/Rockefeller/etc., unseat Google's web supremacy, etc.

By: Craig Thomas

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:55:23 +0000

Time definitely is an investment and if its towards a passion I feel its time well spent. "People who don’t have the ability to make future investments are usually left wondering why everyone else is so lucky" Excellent line which sums it all up! Nice post.