Kill
Procrastination
© 2010 Brady Gilchrist
Yes those are harsh words
but they are for a beast
worth vanquishing.
This slideshare is all about doing
things that could...
Don’t talk...Do!


If I made T-shirts
this would be
the one.
Factoid




“Procrastination is about
not having projects in your
life that really reflect your
goals”
~Timothy A. Pychyl
We are going to
attack this
monster for one
reason.
We are going to
attack this
monster for one
reason.
We want to amplify
those things in life
that give us the
greatest satisfaction.
If someone was
videotaping you
everyday would
you be proud of
the story?
If you continue
doing exactly
what you are
doing right now
where would you
be in five years?
The secret is simple.
Nothing happens without
hard work. The lazy don’t
succeed.
Have you ever
spent more time
worrying about a
task than it took
to do the task?
We all have. It’s incredibly silly.
Focus and you
will achieve.
    
“Success is not a place at
which one arrives but
rather the spirit with
which one undertakes and
continues the journe...
I knew that to address the problem I needed
to come up with a very simple system that I
could stick with.



  Know       ...
Know          Plan        Push

 Understand     Prepare   Make it so.
What and Why   the when
Know   Plan   Push
Nothing is so fatiguing as
the eternal hanging on of
an uncompleted task. 
~William James
Clear your head.
Relax and imagine
for a moment what
we are about to do.
Anxiety can
be a form of
radar that
focuses your
attention.
Do you know
what is nagging
you or causing
you to lose
sleep?
Write those
things down.
What things do you
strive to accomplish
that make you feel
great. Write them
down.
We need to
convert both the
nags and greats
into tasks.
A task is simply an
agreement with yourself
to see something
completed.
A finished task is
permission to keep
moving.
The trick with a task
is that you always
need to know when
it’s done.
Things without end
never end...
Think of tasks
as an inventory
of steps that
take you to
your desires.
This inventory
and all the
reasons for it
define the Know.
A well reasoned
inventory of tasks
that takes you
towards personal or
career wins is the
first step to wiping
out procrasti...
I keep my life
                     organized using
                     Toodledo.
It’s a web based approach
worth taking ...
Know   Plan   Push
You alwaysis
Lost time
 have to little
never found.
 of it.
Can you put
your tasks into
categories?
Sometimes knowing
where a task has
relevance makes all
the difference in
getting it done.
Try these.
1. Specific work commitments
2. Building great relationships
3. Keeping your promises
4. Managing life
5. Health...
All tasks
need a
duration.
The duration is the magic key that gets
them a special place on your calendar.
BTW You can mana...
Time to craft
a playbook.
Getting to the moon means
     being on schedule. Getting
     your own personal moon-
     walk requires the same!


Apol...
When I’m crunching through
things I divide my tasks up

 30:15:5
into 30 minute, 15 minute and
5 minute chunks.
It lets me...
Fill the calendar up.
Think of this as a treasure
map not a calendar.
This is the place where your
inventory of tasks turn...
No plan.
No point.
Knowing how long it takes
you to finish things is an art.
The more you get done the
better you will be at
estimating the pe...
Running races is
easier when you
know where the
finish line is.
Everything you do should have
an identifiable conclusion.
Know   Plan   Push
The greatest glory in
living lies not in never
falling, but in rising every
time we fall.
Nelson Mandela
The procrastination
beast is going to
mess with you.
Mess right back.
The procrastination
beast is going to
mess with you.
Mess right back.
Multitasking
is a Myth
Getting back on track can take a long time
once you divert. Don’t multitask. Your
brain is not buil...
That wonderful
feeling of flowing
through a task is
not compatible
with multitasking.
Trust me on this one. :-)
The
Concentration
Arts.
Techniques to tame the beast.
1.
Turn down the noise
and zone into the
moment. I personally
use classical music to
focus the attention.
2.
Only the task at hand
should be your focus.
Other stuff not central
to the task will just
screw up your ability to
focu...
3.
A 60 Second mental
projection of what the
next hour will bring can
work wonders.
If it works for Olympians it should wo...
4.
Your calendar is your
treasure map. Follow it.
Secret weapons.




I makes me the clock. It works.
It
   race appreciate how valuable time can be.
                      ...
5.
If your brain
stops working.
Stop working.
Never take a break longer than it would take to
complete the task. Do someth...
6.
Merlin’s Famous
procrastination
push.
10 minutes of effort, 2 minutes of break,
repeated 5 times in an hour = lots done.
7.
Preform a few
minutes of
breathing
exercises.
Put some more O2 where it counts.
8.
Just get on
with it.
Seriously, sometimes you just
need to do the work.
You are getting
close!
 Know               Plan             Push

If you have faith in your dreams and strength
in your wi...
Thanks for taking the time. I
hope you got a kick out of this
and hopefully some useful
ideas.
Brady
brady@remotivate.org
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  • Kill procrastination

    1. 1. Kill Procrastination © 2010 Brady Gilchrist
    2. 2. Yes those are harsh words but they are for a beast worth vanquishing. This slideshare is all about doing things that could light up your potential. Enjoy!
    3. 3. Don’t talk...Do! If I made T-shirts this would be the one.
    4. 4. Factoid “Procrastination is about not having projects in your life that really reflect your goals” ~Timothy A. Pychyl
    5. 5. We are going to attack this monster for one reason.
    6. 6. We are going to attack this monster for one reason.
    7. 7. We want to amplify those things in life that give us the greatest satisfaction.
    8. 8. If someone was videotaping you everyday would you be proud of the story?
    9. 9. If you continue doing exactly what you are doing right now where would you be in five years?
    10. 10. The secret is simple. Nothing happens without hard work. The lazy don’t succeed.
    11. 11. Have you ever spent more time worrying about a task than it took to do the task? We all have. It’s incredibly silly.
    12. 12. Focus and you will achieve.
    13. 13.      “Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” ~Alfred Nobel
    14. 14. I knew that to address the problem I needed to come up with a very simple system that I could stick with. Know Plan Push KPP is way to focus your attention on why you want to do something, when to do it and what to do when the going gets tough.
    15. 15. Know Plan Push Understand Prepare Make it so. What and Why the when
    16. 16. Know Plan Push
    17. 17. Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.  ~William James
    18. 18. Clear your head. Relax and imagine for a moment what we are about to do.
    19. 19. Anxiety can be a form of radar that focuses your attention.
    20. 20. Do you know what is nagging you or causing you to lose sleep?
    21. 21. Write those things down.
    22. 22. What things do you strive to accomplish that make you feel great. Write them down.
    23. 23. We need to convert both the nags and greats into tasks.
    24. 24. A task is simply an agreement with yourself to see something completed. A finished task is permission to keep moving.
    25. 25. The trick with a task is that you always need to know when it’s done. Things without end never end...
    26. 26. Think of tasks as an inventory of steps that take you to your desires.
    27. 27. This inventory and all the reasons for it define the Know.
    28. 28. A well reasoned inventory of tasks that takes you towards personal or career wins is the first step to wiping out procrastination.
    29. 29. I keep my life organized using Toodledo. It’s a web based approach worth taking a look at. Your organization system is a tool not a project. Try and keep it simple. Use the tools that work best for you.
    30. 30. Know Plan Push
    31. 31. You alwaysis Lost time have to little never found. of it.
    32. 32. Can you put your tasks into categories?
    33. 33. Sometimes knowing where a task has relevance makes all the difference in getting it done.
    34. 34. Try these. 1. Specific work commitments 2. Building great relationships 3. Keeping your promises 4. Managing life 5. Health 6. Due dates 7. Personal growth Somethings will always feel more important than others. Those that do, usually are and should become high priority.
    35. 35. All tasks need a duration. The duration is the magic key that gets them a special place on your calendar. BTW You can manage all of this in Toodledo easily.
    36. 36. Time to craft a playbook.
    37. 37. Getting to the moon means being on schedule. Getting your own personal moon- walk requires the same! Apollo 12 Flight Schedule
    38. 38. When I’m crunching through things I divide my tasks up 30:15:5 into 30 minute, 15 minute and 5 minute chunks. It lets me blast through the small stuff and keep the big stuff in manageable perspective. 3M
    39. 39. Fill the calendar up. Think of this as a treasure map not a calendar. This is the place where your inventory of tasks turns into your life.
    40. 40. No plan. No point.
    41. 41. Knowing how long it takes you to finish things is an art. The more you get done the better you will be at estimating the perfect time. Don’t be afraid to tweak your schedule based on how you are doing. Don’t punish yourself if you start over enthusiastically.
    42. 42. Running races is easier when you know where the finish line is. Everything you do should have an identifiable conclusion.
    43. 43. Know Plan Push
    44. 44. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela
    45. 45. The procrastination beast is going to mess with you. Mess right back.
    46. 46. The procrastination beast is going to mess with you. Mess right back.
    47. 47. Multitasking is a Myth Getting back on track can take a long time once you divert. Don’t multitask. Your brain is not built for it.
    48. 48. That wonderful feeling of flowing through a task is not compatible with multitasking. Trust me on this one. :-)
    49. 49. The Concentration Arts. Techniques to tame the beast.
    50. 50. 1. Turn down the noise and zone into the moment. I personally use classical music to focus the attention.
    51. 51. 2. Only the task at hand should be your focus. Other stuff not central to the task will just screw up your ability to focus.
    52. 52. 3. A 60 Second mental projection of what the next hour will bring can work wonders. If it works for Olympians it should work for you.
    53. 53. 4. Your calendar is your treasure map. Follow it.
    54. 54. Secret weapons. I makes me the clock. It works. It race appreciate how valuable time can be. 3M
    55. 55. 5. If your brain stops working. Stop working. Never take a break longer than it would take to complete the task. Do something productive.
    56. 56. 6. Merlin’s Famous procrastination push. 10 minutes of effort, 2 minutes of break, repeated 5 times in an hour = lots done.
    57. 57. 7. Preform a few minutes of breathing exercises. Put some more O2 where it counts.
    58. 58. 8. Just get on with it. Seriously, sometimes you just need to do the work.
    59. 59. You are getting close! Know Plan Push If you have faith in your dreams and strength in your will, there is not a mountain you can’t climb.
    60. 60. Thanks for taking the time. I hope you got a kick out of this and hopefully some useful ideas. Brady brady@remotivate.org Follow along on twitter to see where this will go! @remotivation If anyone is interested in talking about applications for this approach - Lets.

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