If you can improve the activity of working itself, you mulitiply every other optimization in the process of producing new knowledge. You are the engine of your work, the singular connection between nothing and something new. How you work is the thread that ties the steps in the process together. We need to talk about how you work first, before we dive into anything else.
Why is it so important to talk about the activity of working before anything else?
If you have talked to me in person for anything longer than ten minutes it will be no surprise to you that I am fascinated by order and efficiently running processes. Among my friends it has become somewhat of a trope to tease me about my inclination to measure stuff, automate things and doing everything the “data” way, which I can’t begrudge at all. I am weird that way.