01/15/2015 08:10 am ET Updated Jan 15, 2015

False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

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It’s easy to be busy; it’s hard to be productive. Raise your hand if you’ve spent entire days answering "quick" email after "quick" email; spent hours in your task manager organizing your tasks for productivity; spent a half-day organizing tidying up old design files; or looked back on your week and realized you worked your ass off, but you’re not really sure what you actually accomplished.

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