3 Systems to Boost your Productivity to Awesome!


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Can't figure out how to get all of your "stuff" done?
Too many hours being spent on things you don't want to do and too little on things you want?
Get organized.
Get systematized!!

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3 Systems to Boost your Productivity to Awesome!

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  2. 2. 3 Smart Systems for Improved Productivity Martina McGowan www.MartinaMcGowan.com
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  4. 4.  Finding and adopting good time management and productivity systems are good ways to boost your productivity and get more done during the day.  If you are still struggling to meet your goals or cross items off of your to-do list, experimenting with time management systems can be a big help.  Here are a few proven time management and productivity www.MartinaMcGowan.com
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  6. 6. 1. Getting Things Done  The GTD, or Getting Things Done, system was designed by David Allen, and uses a five phase approach to taking control of your life and improving your productivity.  These five phases are:  Collect  Process  Organize  Review  Do www.MartinaMcGowan.com
  7. 7. 1. Getting Things Done  This plan involves focusing on control and perspective rather than looking at priorities as the basis for time management.  Getting Things Done uses a workflow process, that allows you to gain control over all of your commitments and key tasks that need to be accomplished.  Perspective is obtained through six different levels of focus that make it easier to determine what tasks need to be focused on, and when.  For more information: http://www.davidco.com/ www.MartinaMcGowan.com
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  9. 9. 2. The Pomodoro Technique  This is a simple time-management technique that      
 involves the use of a Pomodoro kitchen timer to focus on work tasks. You set the timer for 25 minutes and spend that time working without stops or interruptions. You set the timer and begin to work without any pauses for as long as the timer is ticking. If you are interrupted, the timer stops. There is no pausing a pomodoro session. When the timer goes off, you take a 5 minute break away from your work. www.MartinaMcGowan.com
  10. 10. 2. The Pomodoro Technique  After 4 "pomodoro sessions," you take a longer break of up to 30 minutes before continuing with the process.  While the timer is ticking, you should focus on your list of tasks without any interruptions.  There are other ways to utilize the pomodoro technique to your advantage, including using a worksheet to track how much work you complete during each session, and to track notes and ideas for things you need to do after your pomodoro session so that you are not interrupted while the clock is ticking. www.MartinaMcGowan.com  For more information:
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  12. 12. 3. Zen to Done  Designed by the creator of Zen Habits, ZTD is an offshoot from the aforementioned Getting Things Done program.  This program captures the same spirit of the GTD system, but with a greater focus on simplicity. ZTD focuses on changing one habit at a time, rather than several at once the www.MartinaMcGowan.com way GTD does.
  13. 13. 3. Zen to Done  The Zen system also focuses more on doing and structure than the original series, which are beneficial modifications for many people.  Rather than trying to do too much, the Zen system focuses on organizing and managing time while simplifying tasks.  For more information: http://zenhabits.net/zen-to-done-ztd-theultimate-simple-productivity-system/ www.MartinaMcGowan.com
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  15. 15. Which System is Right for You?  When it comes to time management and productivity systems, there is no single solution that will work well for everyone.  The key is to find a system that meets your own personal needs, or one that you can modify what it has to offer until you have a system that works well for you. www.MartinaMcGowan.com
  16. 16. Which System is Right for You?  You may need to combine different productivity systems until you find comfort in a system of your own.  It is well worthwhile to experiment with different systems, because they may each contain elements that appeal to you.  Draw out the time management and productivity elements that successfully improve your own organizational skills or brainstorm your own based on what works for you. www.MartinaMcGowan.com
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  20. 20. To Your Continued Success!! www.MartinaMcGowan.com