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Some tasty morsels from the Ideamatt self help formulary

A light post this week, I wanted to share a few select formulas for productivity and self help I've been collecting. Hopefully some will resonate. Let's hear yours! -- matt

Event + Response = Outcome
From The Success Principles [1]

Flow = Work + Play
From Psychologists now know what makes people happy

Productivity = What x When
From Nicholas Bate On being productive

Effectiveness = Creativity x Order
From Do it tomorrow

Effectiveness = Knowledge x Focus
From Nick Duffill via Eric Mack

Luck = Preparation + Opportunity
From To Do Doing Done

Productivity = Clarity - Interruptions + Rested
From My Productivity Equation is C - I + R = P. What's Yours?

Productivity = Value / Time (where Value = Impact x Endurance x Essence x Volume)
From What Is Productivity?

Intention + Commitment = Reality
From The Instant Productivity Toolkit

The "Worth It" factor = Effort * Fulfillment * "Necessity/right-thing-to-do factor"
From CrazyBusy

Success = Work + Play + "Keep your mouth shut"
From Albert Einstein

Talent x Relationships = Productivity ("the success formula that never fails")
From Time Power

Life = The people you meet + What you create together
A gem from Networking Tips from the White House

And finally (and appropriately) - from The End:
And, in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make.


Reader Comments (8)

Matt, I've since updated my eProductivity equation. Here's what I presented at KMWorld last week:

Productivity = Knowledge * Methodology * Technology

(Technology = tools)

If you want to writ eme offline I'll send my ppt desk so you can review and blog. eric

November 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for the upgrade, Eric.

November 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Cornell

I found your blog following links from Zen Habits. There seems to be a good bit of useful information here so I think I will bookmark your site and peruse around some more...

=^. .^=

November 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCatgirl

Thanks for reading, Catgirl.

November 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Cornell

F + E /= R

Failure plus an excuse does not equal a results

November 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJon Pappas

Good one, Jon.

November 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Cornell

zMatt, I love all of your equations, they are great inspirations. I am on a path of pursing and achieving my lifes goals and dreams and all of these will help. I recently completed reading John Assaraf's book Having It All and have become inspired. I am going to share John's book as well as your equations with my children. Check John out at http://johnassaraf.com/blog/2007/10/31/your-powerful-brain/.

November 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermboomercanon

Hey mboomercanon, I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the pointer to [ his intro | http://johnassaraf.com/blog/2007/10/31/your-powerful-brain/ ] ( chapter 1 [ here | http://www.johnassaraf.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/yourpowerfulbrain.pdf ] ). He covers a lot of ground in 14 pages.

Thanks for reading!

November 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Cornell

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