The following is a guest post from Nick Thacker.
If you’re involved in business (or life) in pretty much any way, you probably have little rules for improving your day-to-day productivity. For me, as a writer, these “rules” look like “write every day,” or even “write 1,000 words every day,” for example.
Even if you’re not a writer, you probably have to-do lists, task managers, or an Evernote account–something that helps you organize and store your thoughts, tasks, and goals. Much has already been written on how to get the most out of all of these great productivity tools, so I’ll take a different approach in this post.
Instead, I’ll look at the flip side of productivity–not how to be more productive so you can write or produce more, but how to use writing itself to help you be more productive.