Daniel Pink is the author of several best-selling books, including ‘Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us’ and most recently ‘WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.’ Dan tuned in via video chat at the GTD Summit June 2019 in a lively conversation with David Allen and he shares his thoughts on the science of perfect timing, and how best to live, work, and succeed. Cognitive Space Create the space and carve out time for your most productive work. For Dan Pink, cognitive space has always been important to him, space is time, place, anything. Dan believes in the strategic value of having space, you don’t need time you need room (in your head).
- GTD helps in creating the cognitive space, and helps him work out his Most Important Tasks (MIT) for the day.
- Dan carves out a space in time for his writing and makes it distraction-free – no phones, no emails, nothing to distract.
- GTD Weekly reviews keep him centred on why he is doing this.
- Something is better than nothing.
- Having a break with others is better than solo
- Moving is better than stationary
- Fully detached is better than semi detached – breaks with social media are not the right kind of breaks.
- Importance of being in nature, being outside
- During the peak – do analytical work.
- During the trough (mostly early to mid-afternoon) – don’t do anything with high brain and energy need. Do mechanical or administrative work in the early afternoon.
- Recovery (early evening) – our mood is up our energy is down. Great to do creative work.
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