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<ul><li>stop doing productive - start being productive </li></ul>Mike Vardy. • http://vardy.me • @mikevardy Hey, what are ...
First, who am I?
STUFF TO DO DO DO
Don’t Become a “Task Collector”
SINGLE-TASKING vs MULTI-TASKING
Repetitive Redundancy Redundancy
Overwhelm
Break away. Get clear.
PRIORITIES
gtd: the factors <ul><li>Context  - Where are you? What tools are available? What are the limits and possibilities unique ...
PRIORITY...AGAIN <ul><li>If you had access to all the tools, opportunities, time, and energy you needed, what's the most i...
“ Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Put what where now?
 
(we’re going to talk about email now...)
 
Inaction speaks louder than words.
LISTS
<ul><li>Check email </li></ul><ul><li>File report </li></ul><ul><li>Have lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Check email </li></ul><ul...
 
<ul><li>An asset to the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on what’s crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Someone with a healthy ...
The Weekly Review Review
<ul><li>The Weekly Review </li></ul><ul><li>Loose Papers </li></ul><ul><li>business cards, receipts, etc. - put in in bask...
It’s not all that puzzling when you put all of the pieces together.
The Wake Up Call Call Call
 
 
FIN All images royalty-free via  www.sxc.hu All work by Mike Vardy  is licens ed under a Creative Commons Att ribution-Non...
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A talk given by Mike Vardy on productivity, email management, prioritization and task management from October 2011.

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  1. 1. <ul><li>stop doing productive - start being productive </li></ul>Mike Vardy. • http://vardy.me • @mikevardy Hey, what are you doing?
  2. 2. First, who am I?
  3. 3. STUFF TO DO DO DO
  4. 4. Don’t Become a “Task Collector”
  5. 5. SINGLE-TASKING vs MULTI-TASKING
  6. 6. Repetitive Redundancy Redundancy
  7. 7. Overwhelm
  8. 8. Break away. Get clear.
  9. 9. PRIORITIES
  10. 10. gtd: the factors <ul><li>Context - Where are you? What tools are available? What are the limits and possibilities unique to this moment? </li></ul><ul><li>Time available - Do you have, for example, 30 seconds, 30 minutes, or 30 hours available to you right now? What tasks could you accomplish given the time you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Energy available - Are you full of energy, is your ass dragging, or are you somewhere in between? Which of the tasks on your list could you finish, given that energy level? </li></ul><ul><li>Priority - If you had access to all the tools, opportunities, time, and energy you needed, what's the most important or time-sensitive thing you could do right now? </li></ul>
  11. 11. PRIORITY...AGAIN <ul><li>If you had access to all the tools, opportunities, time, and energy you needed, what's the most important or time-sensitive thing you could do right now? </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  13. 13. Put what where now?
  14. 15. (we’re going to talk about email now...)
  15. 17. Inaction speaks louder than words.
  16. 18. LISTS
  17. 19. <ul><li>Check email </li></ul><ul><li>File report </li></ul><ul><li>Have lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Check email </li></ul><ul><li>File report </li></ul><ul><li>Finish lunch </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>An asset to the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on what’s crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Someone with a healthy mind and body </li></ul><ul><li>Connected with my colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Productive AND mindful </li></ul>be...
  19. 22. The Weekly Review Review
  20. 23. <ul><li>The Weekly Review </li></ul><ul><li>Loose Papers </li></ul><ul><li>business cards, receipts, etc. - put in in basket for processing </li></ul><ul><li>Process Your Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Previous Calendar Data </li></ul><ul><li>review for remaining action items, reference information, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Empty Your Head </li></ul><ul><li>write down any new projects, action items, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Review &quot;Projects&quot; (and Larger Outcome) Lists </li></ul><ul><li>ensure that at least one kick-start action is in your system for each </li></ul><ul><li>Review &quot;Next Actions&quot; Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Mark off completed actions & review for reminders of further action steps to capture </li></ul><ul><li>Review &quot;Waiting For&quot; List </li></ul><ul><li>Records appropriate actions for any needed follow-up & check off received items </li></ul><ul><li>Review Any Relevant Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>Review &quot;Someday/Maybe&quot; List </li></ul><ul><li>Check for any projects that may have become active and transfer them to &quot;Projects&quot; & delete items no longer of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Review &quot;Pending&quot; and Support Files </li></ul><ul><li>Browse through all work-in-progress support material to trigger new actions, completions, and waiting-fors </li></ul>
  21. 24. It’s not all that puzzling when you put all of the pieces together.
  22. 25. The Wake Up Call Call Call
  23. 28. FIN All images royalty-free via www.sxc.hu All work by Mike Vardy is licens ed under a Creative Commons Att ribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Canada License. GTD Factors via 43 Folders.com - Weekly Review via “Getting Things Done” by David Allen This slidedeck is available online at http://slideshare.net Twitter: @mikevardy - Website: http://vardy.me - Facebook: facebook.com/themikevardy
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