Doing What Counts Most

This conversation with psychologist Sharon Bent is focused on the workshop Doing What Counts Most.  We begin by discussing the two key elements of sustainable productivity: energy and attention.  A key insight iso that we need to be doing fewer things but doing them deeper and better. We examine the pitfalls of ‘alleged multitasking’ (understood in brain terms as ‘switch tasking’) and contrast it to what Cal Newport calls ‘Deep Work’. We also explore Stephen Covey’s ‘Urgent/Important’ prioritization matrix, rounding off the discussion with ways to say ‘no’.