A productivity system I use — The Iceberg Method
November 21st, 2013 - 32 Comments
I want to show you a simple system I use that helps me stay extremely productive. I call it the Iceberg Method.
Like an iceberg, where the real size is hidden beneath the water, this system will make people say: “Wow! That’s insane!” and they’ll attribute super-productivity powers to you. In actuality, you just consistently used this system beneath the surface.
Accept the accolades and turn them into free drinks. That’s what I do.
I decided to share the Iceberg Method once I got this question from an IWT reader:
“I read a lot of influential things every day from people like you, Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday, etc. All of the topics you discuss and people you link are insightful and usually have a great deal of value and takeaways. However, even when distilling it down to bullet points on pieces of paper, it can all still be a lot to take in (that’s how much value there is!), and often it’s easy to forget some or all of it. What is the process you use to internalize information like this and make it a part of your everyday thinking, rather than just another sheet of notepaper?”
You read all this stuff every day. How do you apply what you’ve learned?
And how can you use the Iceberg Method to already be 30% of the way done…before you even start the project?
Hint: It’s not just about being “more productive” than the next guy.
I recorded this video to share how I use this:
When you think about it, this is exactly what Pinterest, Delicious, and Evernote are for.
Leave a comment below — do you use any of these tools? What else do you use to sort through all the material you read every day?
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