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What a life coach won’t tell you about productivity tips

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It’s nearly impossible to browse the internet without running into productivity advice, and most tips promise to transform you into an efficiency machine “in five easy steps.”

As a performance coach, I work with leaders at companies like Google, Facebook, and HP. In my experience, some of the “getting things done” dogma can be unproductive or a waste of time. You may also be following supposed “tried-and-true” methods that backfire, going against how your brain is wired.

Here is what most productivity gurus won’t tell you:

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