Have you ever met a super producer? Someone who builds, launches and ships product after product, with an ever-improving quality? Or have you admired the relaxed entrepreneurs, who build a small but lucrative business while having lots of time for their family and hobbies? How about the anywheres, the people I interviewed for my e-guide, Productive Anywhere? They are contant travelers, and still manage to make a living.
How do they do it?
As you know, I’ve been asking myself that question for a long time. For workers on the road, I demonstrated the concrete approaches in Productive Anywhere.
But over the years, one thing got more and more clear to me: We cannot just copy other people’s actions and expect them to work for us. There are no “productivity prescriptions”. And even a useful framework like Getting Things Done won’t work for everybody in the same way.
On the other hand, looking at others can provide us with just the right ideas that we need to advance. That’s why I started to share some of my own approaches here on the blog: Micro Productivity, the Nothing Alternative, Universal Productivity, and so on.
But that’s just me. How do others do this stuff?
What are the tricks of the super producers, the relaxed entrepreneurs, the thriving freelancers?
What do they concentrate on? What are their routines? How do they find focus? Where do they work? Which tools do they use?
Announcing: The At Work Interviews
Starting next week, a new series is kicked off here on TFA: The At Work Interviews, providing an inside view of the productivity brains and work modes of people like Srinivas Rao, Mars Dorian and Milo McLaughlin. We will begin with Joel Runyon, triathlete and full-time impossibility facilitator.
The idea behind the series is this: Everybody has a different way of working. A unique style. Their own perfect way of getting things done. If you haven’t found your own yet, experimentation is the only way to find out. But this experimentation is going to be a lot easier and a lot more successful if you learn from other people’s approaches.
This is the sort of insight and inspiration that the At Work interviews will provide.
One More Thing
Over the next weekend, The Friendly Anarchist will move to a bigger server. (Any surfing night owls be warned: Expect about two hours of downtime starting on Sunday, August 19th, at 03:00am.)
After that, I will upload the new site design that I worked on during the last few months.1 It’s low-key, slightly anti-social,2 and self-made, and I’m immensely looking forward to lift the curtain and share it with you!