What are some tricks and "systems" you have found help you to achieve high levels of productivity?
Okay so loving your work certainly helps. What are some other means or “tricks” you personally use to “get down to business” – that is to get work done. Work being defined as anything that requires considerable effort and that you are not easily drawn to.
For example, I once read about a special system people can use (with the help of another) to vastly increase their chances of overcoming addictions. It had to do with being “paid” in tickets for certain behavior and getting to choose a reward, or something like that. I can’t find anything about it now though it may have had a specific name. But I am wondering if there is anything perhaps similar in nature to this to help one achieve maximum productivity. I am also wondering if you might share any personal quirks or rituals you all go through before, during, or after your work to make it more likely you will succeed. Another example of one thing I do is disconnect completely from the internet when I am writing or doing accounting work so that I am not tempted to check Fluther, for example, until I do a certain amount of work prior.
What things help you achieve maximum productivity and efficiency? Also what things help you work longer, harder, faster, and smarter?
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