🇺🇸 The President & Productivity
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Hi friends,

This week I've been using Eisenhower Matrix to try and better manage my time. I'm really enjoying having a framework that helps me decide if it's worth spending time on certain tasks.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was 34th president of the United States & the goal of this framework is to, eliminate time-wasters in your life, and create more mental space to make progress on your goals.

“What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.”

The Matrix is split into 4 quadrants:

- Urgent, Important: These are things that must be handled now and include ongoing projects, important conversations and necessary interruptions.

- Important, Not Urgent - This section is for strategic planning and most thoughtful creative work. The more time you can spend here the better.

- Not Important, Not Urgent - These are unnecessary distractions that provide little or no value. Eliminate these at all costs

- Urgent, Not Important - These are urgent tasks that come up but can be handled by someone else. These items should be delegated or outsourced.

I'm looking forward to trailing this over the next few weeks, I’ll report back and let you know how I get on.

In other news, I've wrote a new blog post Advice to My Younger Software Developer Self where I talk about what I wish I knew when I started out my career. 

Have a great week!


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