27th September, 2022

How to Escape the Urgency Trap

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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In this short episode, Rachel talks about becoming more productive in life and work by escaping the urgency trap. She discusses the principles of the Urgent-Important Matrix and how it can help us assess the urgency and importance level tasks. She then shares how to begin doing gradual deep work towards a bigger goal.

If you want to know how to escape the urgency trap and become more productive in life and work, stay tuned to this episode.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Learn about the concept of the urgency trap.
  2. Identify tasks you should focus on using the Urgent-Important Matrix.
  3. Find out the power of doing deep work.

Episode highlights


On ‘Managing’ Time


Urgent-Important Matrix


Urgency Trap


Navigating the Urgency Trap


The Power of Deep Work


Doing Deep Work

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: This is a You are Not a Frog quick tip, a tiny taster of the kinds of things we talk about on our full podcast episodes. I’ve chosen today’s topic to give you a helpful boost in the time it takes to have a cup of tea, so you can return to whatever else you’re up to feeling energised and inspired. For more tools, tips and insights to help you thrive at work, don’t forget to subscribe to You are Not a Frog wherever you get your podcasts. Today, I’m going to talk to you about the urgency…

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