Let's all be ninjas.
'The modern work paradigm gives us so little sense of completion or clear space that it feels like we're constantly staring at the light at the end of a long, long tunnel. And when the light at the end of the tunnel approaches, you realise it's just some nasty bloke with a torch bringing you more work to do.'Graham Allcott, How to be a Productivity Ninja
I think this is a great insight in to how it feels for many of us at work. The To do list never seems to get any shorter and so we rarely get that feeling of having accomplished anything. In his book 'How to be a Productivity Ninja', Graham Allcott makes the point that in a world where the volume of information is constantly increasing, it's impossible to get it all done. And, that once we acknowledge that it's not about how we manage our time but what we put our attention on, we can start to improve our productivity and really feel like we're getting somewhere.
It's a great book, with lots of practical techniques for organising yourself in the most productive way, from how best to prioritise your workload to keeping your inbox at a steady zero! Seems like a dream doesn't it but it's absolutely do-able and Graham explains his approach in a very easy and simple way. Go check it out and we can be trainee ninjas together. Buy this book here.