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    • Howdy.
    • I’m ChristopherDeCaro.Creative Director at Kneadle.
    • I like to getthings done.True story.
    • Four steps toproductive glory.That’s right — just four.
    • 1. Capture.If you don’t capture it, youcan’t remember to do it.
    • 2. Process.Decide where things go — quickly.
    • 3. Do.Almost as simple as it sounds.
    • 4. Improve.Review, learn and get better.
    • Tips, Tricks& Pitfalls.
    • Busy is notthe same asproductive.It’s a trick.
    • Complexityis fragile.Simplicity is preparing for success.
    • You can’t trustyour brain.It has bad timing andit’s not really on your side.
    • Write it all down.Nothing bad can come of this, butnot doing it — oh, man.
    • You need tounderstand it.If you don’t know what it is, itshouldn’t be on your task list.
    • You need tounderstand you.Making choices without understandingyour goals and values is a recipefor failure and burnout.
    • You don’thave to do it.No one has a gun to your head.
    • Not all thingsare equal.Remember 80/20 as you go along.
    • Making time.Stealing and fasting.
    • Work in phasesand steps.All-or-nothing thinking typicallyresults in nothing happening.
    • Learn to workwith interruptions.You must be interruptible — lists,flags and being methodical.
    • Good enough isgood enough.Save perfection for where it is needed.
    • Kill your TV.No more television — none, ever.
    • Stage anInternet blackout.Learn to unplug.
    • Multitaskingis for fools.Singletasking gets more done.
    • Biggeris better.Buy a bigger monitorand get more done.
    • You can’tdo a project.You can only do a task.
    • Don’t wastemoments.Use your down and in-between time.
    • Defensive living.Looking at the road ahead.
    • Do it right,not quick.It’s faster to do it right oncethan fast twice.
    • Don’t confuserules withpreferences.Tasks can be done in any order.
    • Just-in-time issometimes justenough.Preparing is not always required.
    • Adjust yourattitude.Your perception isslowing you down.
    • My simple tools.Index cards, composition books and email.
    • Required reading.Getting Things Done by David Allen.4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss.7 Habits by Stephen Covey.
    • Thank you.