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Shallow work: the Achilles’ heel of your workday?

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Shallow work is the darnest thing in the life of a knowledge worker – “Non-cognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create new value in the world and are easy to replicate.” Quite possibly, it’s the Achilles’ heel of your workday. If you think about this definition by Cal Newport, how much of it is in your day, you think? You can ask yourself a simple question to find out.

5 steps for making habits stick

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The COVID-19 pandemic has a firm grip on the world when I’m typing this. Many friends of mine work in healthcare or adjacent fields and each of them has seen the impact: from highly confused people to people, only 25 years of age, being hospitalized. What’s happening to the world is gruesome. I certainly hope the measures taken by every government and individual will result in a swift retreat of the virus. It leaves me with a little more time on my hands than expected – a holiday got cancelled – so, what do you do with your time?