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Chapter 4: Increase productivity

No goals, no focus, no energy—and you’re dead in the water.

To increase your level of productivity, you need to get better at goal setting and managing the amount of energy and focus you put into the task. Otherwise, information overload might lead to analysis paralysis—a situation when you are paralyzed by excessive amounts of data and spend too much time gathering and analyzing it.

To avoid getting stuck or torn apart in too many directions, it is vital to become crystal clear about what exactly will lead to success and direct most of your attention there. Multitasking will only make you feel overwhelmed and out of balance by doing work that you don’t find engaging or meaningful and that doesn’t bring significant results.

Actions to take