Productivity … A Laughing Matter??

July 24, 2007

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Here’s an interesting post I came across at lifehacker.com about a tool Jerry Seinfeld uses to stay motivated and track progress.

As a stand up comic, Jerry knows the importance of constantly creating new material. For him that means writing new material every day. To help motivate himself, and provide a quick visual report card on his progress, Jerry uses (or did use when he was touring regularly) a wall calendar. Basically, he gets a huge wall calendar that shows the entire year in one view. When he spends at least some part of the day writing, he draws and “X” on that day. His goal is to create a “chain” as long as possible by writing as many days as he can without a gap.

I think this is a great technique if you’re interested in quickly monitor your progress on activities you’ve identified as crucial to success.

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