I am about to reveal the secret to productivity of the rich, powerful and successful. The information below normally costs billions but today it’s free.
So, what is it?
Waking up at 4:30 and starting work at 5 a.m. while the losers are still sleeping?
Staying late and working while the losers are watching the newest reality show?
Installing the latest productivity apps on your phone and doing the Pomodoro Technique?
Buying a faster computer?
Reading the book of the new billionaire CEO?
Of course, it’s none of the above.
The true secret to productivity of the rich, powerful and successful is:
Get other people to work for you.
Regardless of how hard or how much you work, you will never outwork a group of people.
It’s very similar to lifting weights. What is the heaviest deadlift in history? The heaviest deadlift that I remember is Eddie Hall’s 500kg. He nearly passed out after the lift.
If you go to an e-game tournament and gather 15 nerd gangsters and put them in a position where each of them can contribute to a deadlift (imagine a really long bar), they will lift 500kg real easy.
500kg / 15 = 34kg.
Or in other words, each nerd will have to lift only 34kg. When you account for the fact that many e-nerds actually do Rippetoe’s, you can reduce the number to 10 or maybe even 8 nerds.
What is the point of this?
The point is that a single person can only do so much regardless of their habits.
If you spend 8 hours a day working, while another person is spending 8 hours a day wanking, you will accomplish a lot more than them.
But you will NEVER outwork a group of people who do average or even subpar work.
If you work a “brain job” (e.g., writing, coding…etc.), you can only work effectively for a couple of hours a day.
Find me a popular writer who writes from 8 to 17 or a coder who actually writes lines all day.
You will find some that claim to do that, but in reality, 90% of their time is spent on distractions. That’s true for writers of the past too. They didn’t have Facebook to distract them but would often work a “real job” either out of necessity or because they can’t fill all their time with writing.
Truth be told, I think that being a full-time writer is counter-productive for writing. A part-time job can actually be helpful, but that’s a different story.
If you work a physical job that doesn’t require a lot of creativity. (E.g., Driving a taxi, working at a cash register…etc.), you can work longer because you’re limited by endurance rather than CPU processing. But even in that case, having two people work a 6-hour shift will result in more productivity than having 1 person working for 12 hours straight.
This is how companies and the big names within them get so rich.
It’s all about leverage and extracting the useful fruit of other people’s labor.
Some of the geniuses may wake up at 4 a.m. and do a weird morning routine, but that’s a peripheral habit rather than an engine. Leverage is the real key.
You don’t build a massive company by working hard alone. You do it by making other people work real hard towards YOUR goal.
The highest productivity boost happens when each unit/drone tries to be as productive as possible.
Look at the economy as a living entity even though it exists only in the human world.
The economy thrives when each unit/drone works the hardest and the longest .
Some may say that the unit/drone also has to spend money/consume non-stop too.
While that’s very helpful, it’s not 100% required. Why?
Because the economy benefits from your savings too. More money in the banks allows them to lend more money to other units/drones and enslave them.
Also, when you die, your family will inherit your money and spend it anyway. If you don’t have a family, the state will take it and pour it into the economy. It doesn’t matter whether your money enters the mainstream today or in 20 years. The economy is eternal and can wait for it as long as needed.
Additional Productivity Boosts
The tricks below max out the productivity of the unit/drone.
1/ Convince the drones that only hard work separates them from their dreams (which you should have constructed for them beforehand). Teach them that anyone can become a millionaire. Teach them that every millionaire is a genius and every poor person is low IQ and lazy.
2/ Motivate them by constantly spinning rich people in mainstream media. Sell books about CEOs and other “heroes”.
3/ Make them feel guilty for not working as hard as they can. Every time they look away from the screen, they should be ashamed.
4/ Reward them. Give more money and other bonuses to those who bring more to you.
There you have it.
The secret to real productivity.
I hope this was helpful.