Progress is quantifiable. If you’re interested in making positive changes in your life or an organization then be sure the results are verifiable. Remove the guesswork by tracking your metrics over time. It starts with your first data point; the baseline.
What are the core concepts? If you had to reduce the current subject matter down to it’s simplest components how would you do that? When learning something new be sure to focus the majority of your efforts on grokking the most useful material.
The most expensive cost of switching tasks is time lost. One way to mitigate this loss is by grouping similar tasks together. The more similar the tasks the less overhead required to switch between them. To min-max batching try and make micro process improvements each time you complete a task.
Seek the input of others. Many groups of people could provide insights you couldn’t otherwise get by yourself. Ask for feedback from family, friends, colleagues, customers, and so on.
Domain-specific language can deteriorate into gibberish. To maximize the value of your communications use plain language whenever possible. Doing so will give your words more power.
This type of work is easy to default into as it often requires low effort and is done with high automaticity (requiring little brain power). It is better to be idle than pretending to be productive. Stop. Focus. Identify the high value activities.
Intelligence is the value-add of the information economy. What has made it so transformative is it’s ability to consume the previous economies. We now have intelligent manufacturing and intelligent agriculture.