How to be a Productivity Ninja | Kick Ass Productivity Secrets Revealed

31/7/2012 |

Forget time management. How to a Productivity Ninja is the book to read if you’re feeling stressed out with too much on your plate and too little time to get it done.Productivity ebookThe book is a culmination of three years of thinking and getting things done from our founder Graham Allcott. The e-book is being sold in aid of READ International. So if you buy the ebook & we’ll send real text books to Tanzanian schools. As a special treat we’ve published a series of posts explaining the nine characteristics of a Productivity Ninja. Follow the links below to read more….

The 9 Characteristics of a Productivity Ninja

1. Zen-like calm

Zen like calm is an ability to remain focused and not be stressed by everything on your task list.

2. Ruthlessness

Say‘no’ to as many distractions as possible. Can you be more ruthless in your focus?

3. Weapon-savvy

Use productivity tools, but being clear that the tools are there to save time, not provide distractions.

4. Stealth and camouflage

There times when working alone, away from the limelight, might be more productive.

5. Unorthodoxy

Think how would Nelson Mandela do this? Take inspiration from unusual (as well as usual) places.

6. Agility

Have good systems to help you react and respond quickly. Are there opportunities to discuss the storm during the calm before it? Plan ahead!

7. Mindfulness and Productivity

Ask yourself good questions and avoid stress. Are you a good listener – to yourselves and to others?

8. Preparedness

Rest, relaxation and good organisation skills are important. If you’re over-stretched, can you see light at the end of the tunnel? If not, change it!

9. Be Human not a Superhero

To be a Productivity Ninja, you don’t have to be a superhero. Superheroes only exist in the movies and you’ve got real work to do. Aiming for perfection is often the quickest way to get stuck. The important thing is to finish, not to be perfect. How many characteristics do you identify with? Please leave your comments below…

“How to be a Productivity Ninja” is available on Amazon buy your copy today.


  1. Conor Angelo Monroy

    Awesome tips.
    There are a lot of reasons why we sometimes procrastinate. Sometimes when we’re also overwhelmed with a huge project, we seem to hit roadblock. We don’t know where to start, we spend quite some time on non-work related things and then we don’t get to do the things that need to be done.
    One thing that helps me concentrate, is one of Richard Branson’s productivity tips. He believes that exercise helps improve focus and concentration. When you’re more focused; it eliminates time wasters and it will definitely boost your productivity. You will accomplish your tasks and managing time will be a lot easier.

  2. Stephie Daniel

    Basically productivity has lots of meaning and the best approach in terms of productivity is what I consider is time. If time is not managed or maintained with effectiveness, then the productivity is gonna get a diversification from the original path where it has to go in order to achieve the desired goal. Based in that consideration the tool that I have considered the best option to work out with is the cloud based time tracking tool from Replicon.


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