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I did a Google search for “productivity advice”, and it brought back 210,000,000 results. A lot of those results are giving the same advice over and over, and a lot of time we just accept it. Someone puts it in a book, so it must be true!

Here’s the thing though: it may not be true for YOU.

In this episode, we are going to share our controversial opinions on productivity. Things that we believe, even though they may not be conventional wisdom or people may not be willing to talk about.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:21]
  • What “Time Arbitrage” is and why Thanh believes it is the key to getting more productive hours out of your day [6:01]
  • Why even though you _think_ you’re a night owl, you’re probably not [9:33]
  • How having a day of only meetings can free up a lot of time and deep work disruption [12:05]
  • What to do if you want a meeting day but aren’t in charge of scheduling meetings [20:34]
  • Why DIY is often not efficient at all [24:27]
  • Believe it or not, doing your most important task first is NOT necessarily the golden rule of productivity [39:03]


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