This post by Michael Martine has been hitting some major sites, in particular LifeHacker. Tim Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Work Week, discusses productivity in this video snippet. He discusses some of the same things that I took away from the FranklinCovey time management course at work. Things like using email, being proactive, and even out-sourcing tasks to free up your proactive time. I thought it was a great summary to get someone started being more productive and perhaps even more motivated.
For something more interesting, please read the comments at both Martine’s blog and Lifehacker. They make a really interesting discussion. As WVWalt asks at Lifehacker, Does the 4-hour work week really apply to 9-5’ers with kids, a few hobbies, and some volunteer work? I don’t know, I really think it depends on whether or not you need a “system” for handling it all and achieving your goals.