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The Productivity Hack Myth: Why They Don’t Work and What Does

July 17, 2023 Lisa Zawrotny Episode 166
Positively Living: Do Less, Live More... Breathe Easier.
The Productivity Hack Myth: Why They Don’t Work and What Does
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Have you ever tried a ‘productivity hack’ only to realize it didn’t work for you? Productivity hacks are often shared as a way to get more done in less time. But they don't actually work because they tend to assume that every single person is the same. As multi-passionates, we know for a fact that it’s true. What works for your friend may not work for you, and vice versa. This week, episode 166 of the Positively Living Podcast is about The Productivity Hack Myth: Why They Don’t Work and What Does! 

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I share the biggest issues with productivity hacks, the worst hacks on those lists (and how they do more harm than good), and a way to find what feels aligned with how you work best. 

I also review what to do instead, which includes the following:

  • Focus on the big picture. Once you know what you want to achieve, you can start to break down your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  • Set realistic expectations. Start by setting small goals that you know you can achieve.
  • Find what works for you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to productivity. 
  • Take care of yourself. When you have more energy and focus, it will help you be more productive.


Productivity done right may take time and effort initially but helps you in the long run. I encourage you to keep learning how you work best.

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Ep 107: Five Ways to Make Productivity Work for You

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The Productivity Hack Myth: Why They Don’t Work and What Does
Productivity hacks are everywhere.
Productivity done right takes time and effort.
Hacks are not necessarily the same thing as efficiency.
Why productivity hacks are short on personalization.
What works wonders for one person may not work at all.
Some productivity hacks that are counterproductive.
How to unlock your full potential without falling into the productivity hack trap.
Prioritizing activities that rejuvenate your mind.
The easy way out is popular, but it’s not the way for longevity.

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