2/27/14
 
 

How to Get Shit Done

 

GQ has picked the brains of some freakishly efficient folks to show you how to get your shit together and lead a more productive life. "Tell us if this sounds familiar," they write. "You spend every workday taking meetings, responding to e-mail and putting out more fires than Anthony Weiner's publicist, and then you leave the office having crossed exactly zero items off your to-do list." With the advice from hyper productive heavyweights like Chris Hardwick of Nerdist (left), Ariana Huffington, Bryan Lufkin, Richard Anderson and Damon Lindelof, you'll be able to get stuff done using their tactics and productivity secrets. Of course, the irony of having to click through a slideshow for all these helpful productivity tips hasn't escaped us.

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“I was raised to have a short attention span. I blame society. But that's why I like working on multiple projects at once. It re-shocks my system when I jump to a new thing. My brain gets re-engaged because it's got a whole new set of problems to solve.”

 

We have to get past our national delusion that the way to be ultra-productive is to cut back on sleep. Drop that and you'll see immediate returns in terms of creativity, memory, productivity and decision-making.”

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Humans are wired to seek completion. Psychologists call it the Zeigarnik effect, after an early-twentieth-century Russian psychologist who discovered that once people began an assigned task, they would almost always see it through, even if interrupted.

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2/27/14
 
 

How to Get Shit Done

 

GQ has picked the brains of some freakishly efficient folks to show you how to get your shit together and lead a more productive life. "Tell us if this sounds familiar," they write. "You spend every workday taking meetings, responding to e-mail and putting out more fires than Anthony Weiner's publicist, and then you leave the office having crossed exactly zero items off your to-do list." With the advice from hyper productive heavyweights like Chris Hardwick of Nerdist (left), Ariana Huffington, Bryan Lufkin, Richard Anderson and Damon Lindelof, you'll be able to get stuff done using their tactics and productivity secrets. Of course, the irony of having to click through a slideshow for all these helpful productivity tips hasn't escaped us.

Read more ›
 

“I was raised to have a short attention span. I blame society. But that's why I like working on multiple projects at once. It re-shocks my system when I jump to a new thing. My brain gets re-engaged because it's got a whole new set of problems to solve.”

 

We have to get past our national delusion that the way to be ultra-productive is to cut back on sleep. Drop that and you'll see immediate returns in terms of creativity, memory, productivity and decision-making.”

FYI

Humans are wired to seek completion. Psychologists call it the Zeigarnik effect, after an early-twentieth-century Russian psychologist who discovered that once people began an assigned task, they would almost always see it through, even if interrupted.

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