GETTINGTHINGSshitDONEPatrick Haney@notasausage
MY NAME ISPATRICKAnd I’m a procrastinator.
2 TYPES OFPROCRASTINATORSThose that don’t want to do somethingThose that are easily distracted
2 TYPES OFPROCRASTINATORSThose that don’t want to do somethingThose that are easily distractedOooh! Something shiny!
I WORK AT LITMUSWe’re right across the street.
http://marketplace.veer.com/merch/vpr0001351
http://youtu.be/_cZC67wXUTs
THE INTERNET ISDISTRACTINGHey, stop staring at your computer.
The problem with constant inspiration isthat youre always distracted.- Rogie King, on the Twitters  http://twitter.com/rog...
BUT IT HAS A LOT OFCOOL STUFFSome good, some bad.
A LIST APART• Demos, examples, techniques, writing                  http://www.alistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-cre...
http://freeuikits.com
http://onehourpersecond.com
AN OVERVIEW OFTHIS TALKStay focusedFind your (work)flowStay organizedGet some helpCall it a day
http://amzn.to/vatK9P
Create a system of productivity to clearthe mind of stress
THE GOALS OFGETTING THINGS DONECapture anything and everythingDefine actionable thingsOrganize information
http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done
http://inboxzero.com
GTD enables greater performance,capacity and innovation. It alleviates thefeeling of overwhelm, instilling focus,clarity a...
GTD enables greater performance,capacity and innovation. It alleviates thefeeling of overwhelm, instilling focus,clarity a...
STAY FOCUSEDHave a planStart unitaskingCapture and return
THE 3 R’SRecordRemindReturn
http://flic.kr/p/7dJiii
UNITASKINGLet’s focus, people.
TRENT WALTON     http://trentwalton.com/2011/09/20/unitasking/
http://www.pomodorotechnique.com
DISABLEDISTRACTIONSHide windows you don’t needTurn off email notificationsIgnore Twitter and Facebook
SPIRITED AWAYShhh. He’s watching us...                     http://drikin.com/2010/11/spirited-away.html
defaults write com.apple.Dock showhidden-bool YES
USE FULL SCREENTOOLSOmmwriteriA WriterFull screen mode in OS X Lion
http://www.ommwriter.com
CAPTURE & RETURNQuickly captureStay on taskTake care of it later
http://instapaper.com
SIMPLENOTE• Notes   and to-dos                                http://simplenoteapp.com
WREN• Schedule   tweets for later                                  http://wrenapp.com
http://www.realmacsoftware.com/clear/
MEETINGS SUCKAm I right? Yes, I am.
LOST PRODUCTIVITY1 person = 1 hour   3 people = 3 hours
MAKE MEETINGSMEANINGFULHave an agendaStay on trackTake notes
FIND YOUR(WORK)FLOWChoose your toolsCreate a workflowStick with it
USE WHAT WORKSDon’t change tools without a good reason.
TEXTMATE• My   tool of choice
ESPRESSO• And   many, many others                                http://macrabbit.com/espresso/
SHIT I GOTTA FUCKING GET            DONE• Notepads             http://shop.coolmaterial.com/products/to-do-notebooks-2pk
AVOID THELEARNING CURVEYou could’ve been getting shit done.
HEY YOU. YOURWORKFLOW SUCKS.Stop worrying about the tools.
We shape our tools and afterwards ourtools shape us.- Marshall McLuhan
STAY ORGANIZEDFind a system that worksFile shit awayKeep your shit tidy
http://www.realmacsoftware.com/littlesnapper/
OWN YOUR EMAILDon’t let it own you.
AVOID “FOMO”Fear of Missing Out
KEEP IT CLEANYour workspace should reflect your system.
GET SOME HELPReduce your own workloadPay someone if necessaryDo the work you enjoy
REDUCE YOURCOGNITIVE LOADComputers are good at that shit.
CALCULATOR• We   don’t do math by hand, even though we could                         http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickg...
FLIGHT SEARCH• We   don’t check every airline to compare prices                                                     http:/...
DON’T DO SHIT YOUDON’T ENJOYStay happy, stay focusedHire someone to do the shit work
Being rich is having money. Being wealthyis having time.- Margaret Bonnano
SPEND MONEY TOMAKE MONEYIt makes sense, I swear.
HIRE THE HELPGet an accountantKeep a lawyer aroundPay someone to copyeditAnd to do other tasks
http://taskrabbit.com
http://sean-graham.com/2010/11/09/my-backup-strategy/
CALL IT A DAYKeep regular hoursLeave work at workGet out of the office
KEEP WORKAT WORKDon’t take that shit home with you.
Working more doesn’t mean you caremore or get more done. It just means youwork more.- Jason Fried, Rework
http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro-dudes/5525592622/
DROP EVERYTHINGNot literally of course.
GET A LIFEWork to live, not the other way around.
THANK YOUPatrick HaneyLead Designer at Litmuspatrick@litmus.com@notasausage
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Design and development is a lifestyle choice for many of us, but that doesn't mean we don't want to get out and enjoy the other things in life. When most of your day is spent on trivial tasks rather than productive work, it's time to evaluate your process and improve it.

This talk will show you how to focus your work day, reduce time spent on the crap you don't enjoy, and help you Get Shit Done. We'll talk about the tools and resources you can use to speed up your process, how to find the right routine for you, and when to unplug and get away from your computer.

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  1. 1. GETTINGTHINGSshitDONEPatrick Haney@notasausage
  2. 2. MY NAME ISPATRICKAnd I’m a procrastinator.
  3. 3. 2 TYPES OFPROCRASTINATORSThose that don’t want to do somethingThose that are easily distracted
  4. 4. 2 TYPES OFPROCRASTINATORSThose that don’t want to do somethingThose that are easily distractedOooh! Something shiny!
  5. 5. I WORK AT LITMUSWe’re right across the street.
  6. 6. http://marketplace.veer.com/merch/vpr0001351
  7. 7. http://youtu.be/_cZC67wXUTs
  8. 8. THE INTERNET ISDISTRACTINGHey, stop staring at your computer.
  9. 9. The problem with constant inspiration isthat youre always distracted.- Rogie King, on the Twitters http://twitter.com/rogie/status/162542504636461057
  10. 10. BUT IT HAS A LOT OFCOOL STUFFSome good, some bad.
  11. 11. A LIST APART• Demos, examples, techniques, writing http://www.alistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/
  12. 12. http://freeuikits.com
  13. 13. http://onehourpersecond.com
  14. 14. AN OVERVIEW OFTHIS TALKStay focusedFind your (work)flowStay organizedGet some helpCall it a day
  15. 15. http://amzn.to/vatK9P
  16. 16. Create a system of productivity to clearthe mind of stress
  17. 17. THE GOALS OFGETTING THINGS DONECapture anything and everythingDefine actionable thingsOrganize information
  18. 18. http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done
  19. 19. http://inboxzero.com
  20. 20. GTD enables greater performance,capacity and innovation. It alleviates thefeeling of overwhelm, instilling focus,clarity and confidence.GTD will attract members of the oppositesex, make you wealthy, and improve yourphysical appearance.
  21. 21. GTD enables greater performance,capacity and innovation. It alleviates thefeeling of overwhelm, instilling focus,clarity and confidence.GTD will attract members of the oppositesex, make you wealthy, and improve yourphysical appearance. I made this up.
  22. 22. STAY FOCUSEDHave a planStart unitaskingCapture and return
  23. 23. THE 3 R’SRecordRemindReturn
  24. 24. http://flic.kr/p/7dJiii
  25. 25. UNITASKINGLet’s focus, people.
  26. 26. TRENT WALTON http://trentwalton.com/2011/09/20/unitasking/
  27. 27. http://www.pomodorotechnique.com
  28. 28. DISABLEDISTRACTIONSHide windows you don’t needTurn off email notificationsIgnore Twitter and Facebook
  29. 29. SPIRITED AWAYShhh. He’s watching us... http://drikin.com/2010/11/spirited-away.html
  30. 30. defaults write com.apple.Dock showhidden-bool YES
  31. 31. USE FULL SCREENTOOLSOmmwriteriA WriterFull screen mode in OS X Lion
  32. 32. http://www.ommwriter.com
  33. 33. CAPTURE & RETURNQuickly captureStay on taskTake care of it later
  34. 34. http://instapaper.com
  35. 35. SIMPLENOTE• Notes and to-dos http://simplenoteapp.com
  36. 36. WREN• Schedule tweets for later http://wrenapp.com
  37. 37. http://www.realmacsoftware.com/clear/
  38. 38. MEETINGS SUCKAm I right? Yes, I am.
  39. 39. LOST PRODUCTIVITY1 person = 1 hour 3 people = 3 hours
  40. 40. MAKE MEETINGSMEANINGFULHave an agendaStay on trackTake notes
  41. 41. FIND YOUR(WORK)FLOWChoose your toolsCreate a workflowStick with it
  42. 42. USE WHAT WORKSDon’t change tools without a good reason.
  43. 43. TEXTMATE• My tool of choice
  44. 44. ESPRESSO• And many, many others http://macrabbit.com/espresso/
  45. 45. SHIT I GOTTA FUCKING GET DONE• Notepads http://shop.coolmaterial.com/products/to-do-notebooks-2pk
  46. 46. AVOID THELEARNING CURVEYou could’ve been getting shit done.
  47. 47. HEY YOU. YOURWORKFLOW SUCKS.Stop worrying about the tools.
  48. 48. We shape our tools and afterwards ourtools shape us.- Marshall McLuhan
  49. 49. STAY ORGANIZEDFind a system that worksFile shit awayKeep your shit tidy
  50. 50. http://www.realmacsoftware.com/littlesnapper/
  51. 51. OWN YOUR EMAILDon’t let it own you.
  52. 52. AVOID “FOMO”Fear of Missing Out
  53. 53. KEEP IT CLEANYour workspace should reflect your system.
  54. 54. GET SOME HELPReduce your own workloadPay someone if necessaryDo the work you enjoy
  55. 55. REDUCE YOURCOGNITIVE LOADComputers are good at that shit.
  56. 56. CALCULATOR• We don’t do math by hand, even though we could http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickgage/3736249034/
  57. 57. FLIGHT SEARCH• We don’t check every airline to compare prices http://kayak.com
  58. 58. DON’T DO SHIT YOUDON’T ENJOYStay happy, stay focusedHire someone to do the shit work
  59. 59. Being rich is having money. Being wealthyis having time.- Margaret Bonnano
  60. 60. SPEND MONEY TOMAKE MONEYIt makes sense, I swear.
  61. 61. HIRE THE HELPGet an accountantKeep a lawyer aroundPay someone to copyeditAnd to do other tasks
  62. 62. http://taskrabbit.com
  63. 63. http://sean-graham.com/2010/11/09/my-backup-strategy/
  64. 64. CALL IT A DAYKeep regular hoursLeave work at workGet out of the office
  65. 65. KEEP WORKAT WORKDon’t take that shit home with you.
  66. 66. Working more doesn’t mean you caremore or get more done. It just means youwork more.- Jason Fried, Rework
  67. 67. http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro-dudes/5525592622/
  68. 68. DROP EVERYTHINGNot literally of course.
  69. 69. GET A LIFEWork to live, not the other way around.
  70. 70. THANK YOUPatrick HaneyLead Designer at Litmuspatrick@litmus.com@notasausage
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