Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding the least-valuable-activity trap, part of Enhancing Your Productivity.
Now that you've identified your most valuable activities, let's look at the…other side of the equation, your least valuable activities, or your LVAs.…Think about the relationship between your MVAs and your LVAs like a glass of water.…An empty glass isn't empty, it's filled with air.…This is the equivalent of your LVAs.…As we fill the glass up with water, your MVAs, it becomes more valuable and it…leaves less and less room for air, your LVAs.…
As you spend more time in your MVAs the amount of time available for your LVAs decreases.…However, most people are spending the majority of their time in their least…valuable activities, naturally decreasing their value.…We want to gradually increase the amount of MVAs over time, so that in the end,…you have hardly any time at all for these least valuable activities.…But LVAs are very powerful in their pull.…It's much easier to spend your time doing least valuable activities.…
Most anyone can do them and most anyone is willing to do them. These are…small mundane tasks.…
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- Discovering your most valuable activities
- Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
- Enhancing productivity around the office
- Eliminating distractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.