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Simplify <br />your <br />life!<br />Daniel Gold<br />http://dangoldesq.com<br />
Balance.<br />Mind like Water.<br />
The Productivity Bible!<br />
what is it?<br />
4 things.<br />Process<br />Do<br />Organize<br />Collect<br />
Collect<br />your <br />“stuff”<br />
Process your <br />inboxes to zero<br />
Organize it into lists.<br />
Ask: Is this<br />actionable?<br />
4choices.<br />
Do it.<br />If it can be <br />done in less <br />than 2 minutes.<br />
Delegate it.<br />Make a list called “Waiting For.<br />
Defer it.<br />Put it in the<br />calendar!<br />
Next Action lists.<br />Create lists based<br />on what or where you need to be to get it done.<br />
@calls<br />
@computer<br />
@errands<br />
Does your task require more than 1 action to complete?<br />Next Actions<br />Buy lawnmower<br />
“Buy lawnmower” really has multiple steps!<br />
so, we call that a project! <br />
Create project folders!<br />Buy lawnmower<br />
But where do you put all this organizedstuff?<br />
or<br />
But, what<br />if it’s not<br />actionable?<br />
3choices.<br />
Delete it!<br />
Someday/Maybe<br />
Reference<br />
Weekly Review<br />
Review everything.<br />
The result?<br />
Inbox Nirvana<br />
Balance.<br />Mind like Water.<br />
finally …<br />
Free<br />yourself <br />from <br />distractions!<br />
uncheck<br />all of these!<br />
go<br />offline<br />
let the phone<br />go to <br />voice mail<br />
don’t check email <br />1st thing!<br />
…and of course, check my blog for more tips!<br />http://dangoldesq.wordpress.com<br />
Thank you!<br />e-mail: dangoldesq@gmail.com<br />twitter: http://twitter.com/dangoldesq<br />
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Simplify your life - 2011 edition

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Last year, I uploaded this deck, Simplify Your Life, and was incredibly humbled by the thousands of views, downloads, wonderful comments, being featured on SlideShare, and even having people list it as a favorite.

Since I was recently asked to speak on this deck, I went through and redesigned it, updated it, and updated its look, feel and content.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as you liked the first one! Cheers!

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  1. 1. Simplify <br />your <br />life!<br />Daniel Gold<br />http://dangoldesq.com<br />
  2. 2. Balance.<br />Mind like Water.<br />
  3. 3. The Productivity Bible!<br />
  4. 4. what is it?<br />
  5. 5. 4 things.<br />Process<br />Do<br />Organize<br />Collect<br />
  6. 6. Collect<br />your <br />“stuff”<br />
  7. 7. Process your <br />inboxes to zero<br />
  8. 8. Organize it into lists.<br />
  9. 9. Ask: Is this<br />actionable?<br />
  10. 10. 4choices.<br />
  11. 11. Do it.<br />If it can be <br />done in less <br />than 2 minutes.<br />
  12. 12. Delegate it.<br />Make a list called “Waiting For.<br />
  13. 13. Defer it.<br />Put it in the<br />calendar!<br />
  14. 14. Next Action lists.<br />Create lists based<br />on what or where you need to be to get it done.<br />
  15. 15. @calls<br />
  16. 16. @computer<br />
  17. 17. @errands<br />
  18. 18. Does your task require more than 1 action to complete?<br />Next Actions<br />Buy lawnmower<br />
  19. 19. “Buy lawnmower” really has multiple steps!<br />
  20. 20. so, we call that a project! <br />
  21. 21. Create project folders!<br />Buy lawnmower<br />
  22. 22. But where do you put all this organizedstuff?<br />
  23. 23. or<br />
  24. 24. But, what<br />if it’s not<br />actionable?<br />
  25. 25. 3choices.<br />
  26. 26. Delete it!<br />
  27. 27. Someday/Maybe<br />
  28. 28. Reference<br />
  29. 29. Weekly Review<br />
  30. 30. Review everything.<br />
  31. 31. The result?<br />
  32. 32. Inbox Nirvana<br />
  33. 33. Balance.<br />Mind like Water.<br />
  34. 34. finally …<br />
  35. 35. Free<br />yourself <br />from <br />distractions!<br />
  36. 36. uncheck<br />all of these!<br />
  37. 37. go<br />offline<br />
  38. 38. let the phone<br />go to <br />voice mail<br />
  39. 39. don’t check email <br />1st thing!<br />
  40. 40. …and of course, check my blog for more tips!<br />http://dangoldesq.wordpress.com<br />
  41. 41. Thank you!<br />e-mail: dangoldesq@gmail.com<br />twitter: http://twitter.com/dangoldesq<br />
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