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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 36. It all starts with focus

There is no big secret to productivity. If you want to be more productive, you need to get more work done faster. Now, being productive doesn’t guarantee you’ll be effective. Producing a lot will make you very productive, but getting the right work done will make you effective. But for right now, we’ll just focus on being productive; I’ll assume you can solve the problem of choosing what to work on, once you can produce consistently.

How do you get more work done...faster? Well, it all starts with focus. Focus is critical to getting any task done. Right now, I’m focused on the task of writing this chapter. I’ve got my headphones on, I’m ignoring my email, I’m looking at my screen and typing, because I know ...

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