My name is Ali – I’m a doctor working in the UK, and on the side I make YouTube videos about medicine, tech and productivity. Productivity is probably the issue I get asked most often about on my YouTube channel and across social media. Through reading books, blog posts, articles as well as experimenting with numerous techniques myself over the years, I feel that I’ve developed a bit of knowledge about productivity and that’s why I’ve decided to put together this extensive series of Skillshare classes to share my own knowledge in the realm of productivity and hopefully help us all work towards living happier, healthier and more productive lives.
In this first of a series of classes, I want to explore the idea of productivity in more depth – break down the concept into principles and theories as well as laws and powers to provide the foundation to enable us all to understand productivity on a more fundamental level so that we can all work towards living happier, more productive lives.
The first video introduces the productivity equation that serves as a the underlying theme throughout this course. We’ll look at the key components including the extra ‘ingredient’ that I think is often missing in discussions around productivity and I’ll introduce the analogy involving the Pilot, the Plane and the Engineer.
Following the introduction to the productivity equation, in the first section we’ll take a look at three of the key myths that often surround discussions about productivity. We’ll explore issues around ‘not having enough time’, not being able to summon up the motivation as well as the prevalent belief in multitasking.
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