Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call - 11/13/12

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Here is my presentation I gave to Dave Savage's MortgageCoach.com weekly Leadership webinar. In this presentation, I focused on 3 things: …

Here is my presentation I gave to Dave Savage's MortgageCoach.com weekly Leadership webinar. In this presentation, I focused on 3 things:
1) The problem with productivity apps;
2) What must go right for you; and
3) Exercising Consistency.

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  • 1. DEG ConsultingSucceed at life. Love what you do. Live your passion. Focus on the Process and Not the Tools
  • 2. Whoam I ?
  • 3. e en Ci tyQu
  • 4. rlo tt e, NCCh a
  • 5. I started a blog.
  • 6. I wrote a book.
  • 7. +
  • 8. +
  • 9. 12 months
  • 10. sold over13,000 copies
  • 11. I wrote book.
  • 12. anot herI wrote book.
  • 13. Springpad
  • 14. 7 months
  • 15. sold over500copies
  • 16. sold over100copies
  • 17. What are we doing today?
  • 18. What are we doing today?The problem withproductivity apps 1
  • 19. What are we doing today?The problem withproductivity apps 1 2 What must go right for you
  • 20. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  • 21. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  • 22. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  • 23. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  • 24. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  • 25. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  • 26. You should beable to do itwith just this
  • 27. We hunt for theperfect app
  • 28. GTDAppHell
  • 29. GTD “GAApp = H!”Hell
  • 30. “Shouldnt thisinclude sub-tasks?”
  • 31. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?”
  • 32. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?”
  • 33. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?”
  • 34. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “Where are the workspaces”
  • 35. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “How come I can’t drag “Where are the my tasks into multiple workspaces” tags?”
  • 36. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “How come I can’t drag “Where are the my tasks into multiple workspaces” tags?” “Why can’t my task live in multiple workspaces?”
  • 37. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “How come I can’t drag “Where are the my tasks into multiple workspaces” tags?” “Why can’t my task live in“What - no Android app?? multiple workspaces?”That’s an epic fail. I hate youguys.You suck.”
  • 38. We revert.
  • 39. Hacknotebooks.
  • 40. Hacknotebooks.
  • 41. It’s time for arevolution...
  • 42. Take a deep breath ...
  • 43. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  • 44. What few things must absolutely go right in order for you to have aproductivity system that works for you?
  • 45. What challengeshave you had in the past?
  • 46. What has goneright for you?
  • 47. The ProductivityNinjaMaster
  • 48. 5 things.Collect Process Organize Review Do
  • 49. Collect your “stuff”
  • 50. Process your inboxes to zero
  • 51. Organize it into lists.
  • 52. Ask: Is thisactionable?
  • 53. 4 choices.
  • 54. Do it.If it can bedone in lessthan 2 minutes.
  • 55. Defer it.Action items withspecific dates go in thecalendar!
  • 56. Defer it.Create lists based on what orwhere you need to be.
  • 57. calls
  • 58. emails
  • 59. computer
  • 60. errands
  • 61. Does your taskrequire more than 1action to complete? @erra nds Buy lawnm ower Remod el kitche n
  • 62. Create projectfolders! Buy lawnm ower
  • 63. Delegate it.Make a list called“Waiting For.”
  • 64. But, what ifit’s notactionable?
  • 65. 3 choices.
  • 66. Delete it!
  • 67. Someday
  • 68. Reference
  • 69. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  • 70. Inbox Nirvana
  • 71. Review everything.
  • 72. Free yourself fromdistractions!
  • 73. don’t checkemail 1stthing!
  • 74. let thephonego tovoice mail
  • 75. gooffline
  • 76. uncheckall of these!
  • 77. Option + Clickin theNotificationCenter willtemporarilydisablenotifications!
  • 78. It takes 30 daysto make any new routine a habit.
  • 79. It takes 30 daysto make any new routine a habit.
  • 80. Bala nce.
  • 81. nce. MindBala like W ater.
  • 82. Thank you!www.degconsulting.net daniel@degconsulting.net/degconsulting /degconsultingplus.degconsulting.net 704.916.9869