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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


018 Think More, Do Less, Get More Done – ProductivityCast

There was a recent study of ravens that found they can plan. They can do the simple-to-humans function of planning for future possibilities. Only known to be a capability of humans and apes before, ravens (or, corvids) have now joined the elite thinkers of planet Earth. But, what does planning have to do with productivity? Why, everything! And, that's what the ProductivityCast team entertains in this cast--the importance of planning and getting into action so that you can get more done by thinking more about the right things and doing less of the unproductive things on your way to your goals. So, enjoy this episode on how to think more, do less, get more done.

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In this Cast | think more, do less, get more done

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Show Notes | think more, do less, get more done

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Ravens—like humans and apes—can plan for the future
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Google Drive
Deliberate practice
Deep Work (book)
Deep Work (Productivity Book Group)

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Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life then you've come to the right place product to be cast the weekly showboat all things product to Vittie here your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks Hello and welcome to productivitycast the weekly show about all things personal productivity I'm Ray Sidney-Smith and I'm joined here with Augusto Pinaud and Francis Wade Welcome to the show guys good morning oh is everybody doing to be back I'm doing really well and today we're going to be talking about thinking about thinking we're going to talk about thinking about your productivity system and getting into action and we were just talking before the show recording about this study that was done back in July of twenty seventeen what these research scientists have discovered was that Ravens or corvids the birds known as corvids Jays crows and ravens all showed signs of planning I'm reading here out of a science mag dot org article which I'll link to in the show notes and so it turns out that humans apes not monkeys and birds all have the ability to plan and as the article says quote planning is the ability to think through future events taking place at a different location and quote and so really for us thinking about our personal productivity I think it's really important for us to all think about how we plan how we think about the future in the perspective of getting things done and so for me I really have always stood on the the the perspective or stood from the perspective that our cognitive skills are very similar to the way in which athletes condition and plan for competing in events and that week I think that we miss appropriately think that we're all. Running marathons when in reality we're actually playing you know small sprints throughout our lives even throughout our days and we need to be conditioning ourselves and planning effectively for each of those variety of sprints and our specialized sprints right so particular type of Sprint that you would prepare for would be in a in a say of racing or running you know athletic event would be maybe the pole jump or...

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