[Manifesto] The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People

This is the redesign of the old manifesto for The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People, an all-time site classic written in 2010. The tips are timeless and apply no matter when you’re reading it! ;)

8 Habits of Highly Productive People Manifesto

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  • http://BredouAlbanBrice.com Alban Brice

    Good Job. Synthetical and Resourceful Manifesto. Appreciate the grey square around…

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks Alban. :) The grey border is due to the link actually – it’s not part of the image.

      • http://BredouAlbanBrice.com Alban Brice

        Okay…why don’t you show us your designer skills like I said on your facebook page?

        Does it seems unimportant or unproductive to you “as specified” in your manifesto?

        • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

          I want to keep it as simple as possible actually. Just a no frills version of some of the best content on the blog. I find that the more complicated I make things, the longer they take to execute, and that prevents people from benefiting from the material.

          • http://www.provey.com.au Linda

            Keeping things concise and simple to get the message across is great. But making things less complicated can mean increased loss of vital explanatory and anecdotal information.

            • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

              Readers are free to visit the article if they need more information, and hence the link in the footer. There are always pros/cons with each method of information sharing. This is just another format for people to learn/get information to grow.

  • http://BredouAlbanBrice.com Alban Brice

    Anyway, I do love it and I indeed want more. Great Inspiration.

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Great, thanks Alban. :) I’m working on a new one right now – based on the how to say no article.

  • J

    This is a good format for me, Celes. Hopefully the numbers show that to be true for others as well.

    “Since a lot of the content on PE is gold…”


    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Glad to know you like the format, J! I’m sure a good handful of readers will find value in this format too. More to come soon. :)

  • http://avene.org Glenn

    Looks good to me :)

    Have you managed to automate or outsource any additional items since the original post Celes?

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Great question, Glenn. :D I’m thinking of outsourcing the manifesto work, but I’m having fun doing it as of now.(It’s definitely bringing out my inner muse, as per Habit #4. ;) ) I might delegate it if I plan for this to be an ongoing project and/or the design process stops becoming enjoyable.

  • http://www.stillmountainguan.blogspot.com/ Dave Parradee

    As a believer in checklists and simple directives, this works for me. Keeping a reminder visible is a key part of staying on track, whichever direction one is moving in!


  • devendra

    Hi Celes,
    good work, i will just admire it simply in 3 ways..

    1. Time saving-u can decide whether to read the full article or not by just looking at manifesto

    2.Memory enhancer-for those who had read the article earlier,it would be a memory recall work for them to recall contents of each step in depth.

    3.Motivational tool- it is going to be a motivational tool to be kept on vision board.wallpaper,wall

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Devendra, you have very beautifully summed up the benefits of the manifestos. Couldn’t agree more. :D

  • Charles Cave

    I think it is a great idea to spread your message in the form of well designed “posters” like this one. Well done and looking forward to more….

  • Adrienne Dinnall

    Is it bad that the first thing I thought of when reading #1 was that I should cut out facebook? ;) Hahaha, I’m going to print this out and hang it up!

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      That’s awesome to hear, Adrienne. Printing it and hanging it up in a place you will see every morning/day is going to be highly powerful, for sure. :D

  • Lenin Keo

    Keep continue do it, I really like it. Celes

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thank you, Lenin. :)

  • Nico Le

    wonderful :)

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  • Ish

    I really like this! You always have great ideas Celes! :D
    This format works well as a daily reminder and motivational tool. Hope to see more of them :dance: :dance:

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thank you Ish! I’m glad you like them. I’ll definitely be working on new ones due to the popular demand and feedback. :)

  • Donetta Sifford

    these are great. i have shared these on my page so others can see. thank you.

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thank you so much for sharing them, Donetta. That’s one of the key reasons why I created the manifestos: (1) To serve as simple reminders of golden tips on PE (2) To make it easier for you to share the material with your friends/family.

  • Wouter

    Great idea Celes, those image manifestos form a desirable extra for your posts!
    I was also glad to find out about the Holstee Manifesto through this page. Apparently it didn’t manage to reach me earlier :shy: , but I like it very much :-).

  • Matt

    This is definitely my favorite. Especially tip #1. If you’re not being productive on your goals you’re almost certainly spending too much time on unimportant tasks. I printed this out and taped it to my wall.

    All the manifestos I have seen so far are great. It’s become a really interesting series of typography posters. I think 8 Steps to Overcome Shyness could make a great manifesto. It’s an exclusive article from PEBook though. So if you don’t turn it into a manifesto I’ll probably just make my own. :mrgreen:

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Hey Matt! You’re right – it is exclusive to PEBook so probably won’t make it into a manifesto (for now anyway). You are more than welcome to make it for your own use though. :mrgreen:

  • Michelle Kasprzak

    The image manifestos are great. It also makes it easy to share your content! Thanks.

  • Bob

    Love the new streamlined style Celes, it gives a nice modern feel to it. The manifestos are a wonderful set of summaries of your articles. How about one on active learning and one on root cause?

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Hey Bob! :) Glad you like this new style.

      Thanks for the suggestions. I usually create manifestos only for the ones with tips lists, and the pieces on active learning and root cause don’t fall in the category. (They are more of one big broad idea/concept and it’s either the reader get the idea or they don’t, rather than needing a manifesto as a reinforcer/reminder.)

  • http://www.cheap-cell-phones-guide.com wanxuan

    Thank you Celes, this manifesto is nicely designed and so handy! I esp like #7 Setting timelines. It’s like a roadmap to any big goal. Also, what gets measured, improves ;)

  • http://www.CoachingWithChristina.com Christina

    Hi Celes,

    I really love this one–I love the clear style and the message. Sometimes when we get in a funk and wonder why things aren’t working out, we need a check list like this to return to better habits. Thank you!


  • http://www.dreamaboutlife.com/ Will

    Very nice! I need to print this out and stick it somewhere I can see everyday. Great reminders for boosting productivity every day. Thanks Celes!

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      You’re very welcome Will! ;)