How I nearly wentwhacked out poo brain.
My day
45 min workout or bike to work
100+ real e-mails/day
3-4 client projects
Answer 20-30 tweets
Curate 4-15 times
2 hours on tools
2-3 sales calls
Presentation or
Blog post or
SEOmoz Q&A and
Quora
The kids
The spouse
The cats
The guinea pig
The hamster
Uh...
Random shitWork shit            Home shit     Sleep
Time management
Random         shit toRandom            ignore Random shit t        shit to          Random         o ignorRandom         ...
From PopHangover.com       Projects Milestone    MilestoneTask   Task   Task    Task
Task           Task                 Task                          Task               Projects             Task         Mil...
Time management is a game.
Time management lets you getlots of cool toys.
Time management means youget to learn new stuff.
Time management makes youbetter at what you do.
Time management is aboutcontrolling distractions andmaking the most of your effort.
Time management ispart of your job.
Time management ispart of your life.
First, understand the structure
Projects
Milestones
MilestonesDeliverables that change thestatus of something, specify arecipient, and have a due date.
Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”
Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”Implicit deliverable:Report identifying rash
Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”Dr. is recipient.
Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”Status from “unknown”to “known”
Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”                Due date
ProjectsMilestonesTasks
Some tasks are...
BUT NOT ALL
BUT NOT ALL  DAMMIT
BUT NOT ALLFOR THE LOVE OF ALL   THAT’S GOOD
BUT NOT ALLDON’T MAKE ME COME    OVER THERE
Tasks are...Everything you do, all day, every day.
Tasks are...The basic unit of productive time.
TasksNo task > 45 minutes.
TasksNot all tasks have milestones, butall milestones have tasks.
TasksAre atomicAre planned dailyCome into focus over time
My routine
The sweep
Can you do it in 2 minutes or less?Do it now.Should someone else handle it?Delegate.Will it take longer? Make a task.
Sunday or Monday Sweep Projects Milestones/project Tasks/milestone Tasks w/ no project/milestone
Every morning Sweep Take the next 3-4 major to-dos/milestones and break them up into 45-minute actions. That’s my day’s to...
During the day 45 minutes on your next to-do. 5-10 minutes doing another sweep, etc.
Measuring
Toggl.com
Pomodoro
Pomodoro
Old-fashioned
Old-fashioned
This is not time tracking!!!!
It’s measurement
Measure as you work, not after
MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT
MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT         DAMMIT
MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL       THAT’S GOOD
MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT    DON’T MAKE ME COME        OVER THERE
Nifty tools & tricks
Mechanize what you can
Texter for Windows
,ga = http://www.google.com/analytics
,p = <p></p>
;jewwatchOur first step is getting links removed from sites that had no intention of helping Jew Watch rank. Ivebuilt a lis...
IFTTT
Task tracking
Todo.txt
Workflowy
TeuxDeux
DropboxLaptop > Mobile > Tablet > Home
Free up brainspace
1Password
Evernote
Learn to use Excel & Word right
Learn to use Excel & Word right
Learn to use Excel & Word right           DAMMIT
Learn to use Excel & Word right    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL         THAT’S GOOD
Learn to use Excel & Word right    DON’T MAKE ME COME         OVER THERE
Learn scripting
Learn scripting
Learn scripting                  1st time: 4 hours
Learn scripting                  Now: 30 minutes
The result
From Wikipedia.org
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
Time management, Portent-style
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Time management, Portent-style

  1. 1. How I nearly wentwhacked out poo brain.
  2. 2. My day
  3. 3. 45 min workout or bike to work
  4. 4. 100+ real e-mails/day
  5. 5. 3-4 client projects
  6. 6. Answer 20-30 tweets
  7. 7. Curate 4-15 times
  8. 8. 2 hours on tools
  9. 9. 2-3 sales calls
  10. 10. Presentation or
  11. 11. Blog post or
  12. 12. SEOmoz Q&A and
  13. 13. Quora
  14. 14. The kids
  15. 15. The spouse
  16. 16. The cats
  17. 17. The guinea pig
  18. 18. The hamster
  19. 19. Uh...
  20. 20. Random shitWork shit Home shit Sleep
  21. 21. Time management
  22. 22. Random shit toRandom ignore Random shit t shit to Random o ignorRandom ignore shit to shit to Random ignorRandom ignore shit to shit to Projectsndom Ra ignorRandom ignore shit to shit to Random ignoreRandom ignore shit to Milestone Rand shit to Milestone ignoreRandom ignore om shit shit to Random to ignoRandom Task ignore Task Task to ig re Task R shit shit to andom noreRandom ignore shit to shit to Random ignoreRandom ignore shit to shit to Random ignoreRandom ignore shit to shit to Random ignoreRandom ignore shit to shit to Random ignore ignore shit to ignore
  23. 23. From PopHangover.com Projects Milestone MilestoneTask Task Task Task
  24. 24. Task Task Task Task Projects Task Milestone Milestone Task Task Task Task Task Task TaskTask Task Task Task
  25. 25. Time management is a game.
  26. 26. Time management lets you getlots of cool toys.
  27. 27. Time management means youget to learn new stuff.
  28. 28. Time management makes youbetter at what you do.
  29. 29. Time management is aboutcontrolling distractions andmaking the most of your effort.
  30. 30. Time management ispart of your job.
  31. 31. Time management ispart of your life.
  32. 32. First, understand the structure
  33. 33. Projects
  34. 34. Milestones
  35. 35. MilestonesDeliverables that change thestatus of something, specify arecipient, and have a due date.
  36. 36. Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”
  37. 37. Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”Implicit deliverable:Report identifying rash
  38. 38. Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”Dr. is recipient.
  39. 39. Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.”Status from “unknown”to “known”
  40. 40. Milestones“Have doctor check weirdrash before Friday.” Due date
  41. 41. ProjectsMilestonesTasks
  42. 42. Some tasks are...
  43. 43. BUT NOT ALL
  44. 44. BUT NOT ALL DAMMIT
  45. 45. BUT NOT ALLFOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S GOOD
  46. 46. BUT NOT ALLDON’T MAKE ME COME OVER THERE
  47. 47. Tasks are...Everything you do, all day, every day.
  48. 48. Tasks are...The basic unit of productive time.
  49. 49. TasksNo task > 45 minutes.
  50. 50. TasksNot all tasks have milestones, butall milestones have tasks.
  51. 51. TasksAre atomicAre planned dailyCome into focus over time
  52. 52. My routine
  53. 53. The sweep
  54. 54. Can you do it in 2 minutes or less?Do it now.Should someone else handle it?Delegate.Will it take longer? Make a task.
  55. 55. Sunday or Monday Sweep Projects Milestones/project Tasks/milestone Tasks w/ no project/milestone
  56. 56. Every morning Sweep Take the next 3-4 major to-dos/milestones and break them up into 45-minute actions. That’s my day’s to-do list.
  57. 57. During the day 45 minutes on your next to-do. 5-10 minutes doing another sweep, etc.
  58. 58. Measuring
  59. 59. Toggl.com
  60. 60. Pomodoro
  61. 61. Pomodoro
  62. 62. Old-fashioned
  63. 63. Old-fashioned
  64. 64. This is not time tracking!!!!
  65. 65. It’s measurement
  66. 66. Measure as you work, not after
  67. 67. MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT
  68. 68. MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT DAMMIT
  69. 69. MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S GOOD
  70. 70. MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT DON’T MAKE ME COME OVER THERE
  71. 71. Nifty tools & tricks
  72. 72. Mechanize what you can
  73. 73. Texter for Windows
  74. 74. ,ga = http://www.google.com/analytics
  75. 75. ,p = <p></p>
  76. 76. ;jewwatchOur first step is getting links removed from sites that had no intention of helping Jew Watch rank. Ivebuilt a list of the unintentional boosters. I need folks to contact these sites.Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is:Please do the following:- Find out who to contact to remove the link from the above page(s).- Contact them and ask politely if theyd remove the link. You can use this message, or write your own:=====Dear ,I have a favor to ask. Were trying to make sure that jewwatch.com can no longer rank in the top 10 onGoogle for the word jew. You wrote an article about the site, which included a link to Jew Watch. Iknow you didnt intend to help this site, but your link, even if its nofollowed, is boostingJewWatch.coms authority.If you could remove the link (you dont have to change the article!) it would help us a great deal.Thanks,=====
  77. 77. IFTTT
  78. 78. Task tracking
  79. 79. Todo.txt
  80. 80. Workflowy
  81. 81. TeuxDeux
  82. 82. DropboxLaptop > Mobile > Tablet > Home
  83. 83. Free up brainspace
  84. 84. 1Password
  85. 85. Evernote
  86. 86. Learn to use Excel & Word right
  87. 87. Learn to use Excel & Word right
  88. 88. Learn to use Excel & Word right DAMMIT
  89. 89. Learn to use Excel & Word right FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S GOOD
  90. 90. Learn to use Excel & Word right DON’T MAKE ME COME OVER THERE
  91. 91. Learn scripting
  92. 92. Learn scripting
  93. 93. Learn scripting 1st time: 4 hours
  94. 94. Learn scripting Now: 30 minutes
  95. 95. The result
  96. 96. From Wikipedia.org
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