Why work offline?
So you clicked on this looking for a secret: that sweet little tip that’ll help you get through the thing you’ve been procrastinating about; or maybe, you’re like a god a getting sh** done but you wanna take it to the next level.
Well, about the secret, there is no secret to it. There is only a method and here I propose to you the most extreme form of it (since it that is what works for me and the many great people I have studied while trying to come up it).
So feel free to pick and choose and design your own, working, version of it.
Onto the method:
Here it is –
In order be insanely productive, set up a system that will allow you
To work offline
By now, it is already clear to you that you need a system, a method, a way, a discipline, a Tao, a procedure, a protocol, call it what you will (this will actually depend on self-perception, a military guy might prefer “protocol” to “Tao).
On this matter, with all humility, and knowing that I am no perfect human being, or some god for that matter, I can only share the one system that has worked for me. And, here below, it is, laid out in plain words.
How to be insanely productive
Shut everything down. The internet, the phone, the people around you, and your lizard mind that wants you to get up and go looks for a snacks or a fun text, or whatever sick weird things you’re into (you lil’ perv).
Work amid silence (this is actually debatable because even working with music on full blast in your headphones is actually as a effective as working in silence, there is a science behind this, more on that later).
Set out time to work (optimally, no more or less than 4 solid hours per day)
Take that time, divide it into smaller pieces, and insert short sweet breaks in the middle.
On short sweet breaks
There are two components to this:
- Short: the length of time spent in the break
- Sweet: the pleasure and leisure one allows themselves during the break.
There, you have it. I don’t need to explain it more. You have everything you need to start doing and not doing. In order to get more productive.
At least more than all your friends.
So start now.
Right f***ing NOW.