DEG ConsultingSucceed at life. Love what you do. Live your passion.                    Focus on                 the Proces...
Whoam I    ?
e en Ci tyQu
rlo tt e, NCCh a
I started a blog.
I wrote a book.
+
+
12 months
sold over13,000  copies
I wrote book.
anot herI wrote book.
Springpad
7 months
sold over500copies
sold over100copies
What are we doing today?
What are we doing today?The problem withproductivity apps     1
What are we doing today?The problem withproductivity apps     1                  2                    What must go        ...
What are we doing today?The problem with                     Exercisingproductivity apps                   consistency    ...
What are we doing today?The problem with                     Exercisingproductivity apps                   consistency    ...
It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
You should beable to do itwith just this
We hunt    for theperfect app
GTDAppHell
GTD   “GAApp =     H!”Hell
“Shouldnt thisinclude sub-tasks?”
“Shouldnt this       “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”   integration?”
“Shouldnt this                        “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”                    integration?”                    ...
“Shouldnt this                        “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”                    integration?”                    ...
“Shouldnt this                         “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”                     integration?”                  ...
“Shouldnt this                         “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”                     integration?”                  ...
“Shouldnt this                         “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”                     integration?”                  ...
“Shouldnt this                           “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?”                       integration?”              ...
We revert.
Hacknotebooks.
Hacknotebooks.
It’s time for arevolution...
Take a deep breath ...
What are we doing today?The problem with                     Exercisingproductivity apps                   consistency    ...
What few things must  absolutely go right in order for you to have aproductivity system that     works for you?
What challengeshave you had in   the past?
What has goneright for you?
The ProductivityNinjaMaster
5 things.Collect   Process Organize   Review   Do
Collect your  “stuff”
Process your inboxes to zero
Organize it into lists.
Ask: Is thisactionable?
4 choices.
Do it.If it can bedone in lessthan 2 minutes.
Defer it.Action items withspecific dates go in thecalendar!
Defer it.Create lists based on what orwhere you need to be.
calls
emails
computer
errands
Does your taskrequire more than 1action to complete?               @erra                      nds                Buy      ...
Create projectfolders!           Buy          lawnm                ower
Delegate it.Make a list called“Waiting For.”
But, what ifit’s notactionable?
3 choices.
Delete it!
Someday
Reference
What are we doing today?The problem with                     Exercisingproductivity apps                   consistency    ...
Inbox Nirvana
Review everything.
Free yourself  fromdistractions!
don’t checkemail 1stthing!
let thephonego tovoice mail
gooffline
uncheckall of these!
Option + Clickin theNotificationCenter willtemporarilydisablenotifications!
It takes 30 daysto make any new routine a habit.
It takes 30 daysto make any new routine a habit.
Bala nce.
nce.   MindBala               like W                         ater.
Thank you!www.degconsulting.net    daniel@degconsulting.net/degconsulting           /degconsultingplus.degconsulting.net  ...
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Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call ...
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Here is my presentation I gave to Dave Savage's MortgageCoach.com weekly Leadership webinar. In this presentation, I focused on 3 things:
1) The problem with productivity apps;
2) What must go right for you; and
3) Exercising Consistency.

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Focus on the Process and Not the Tools: DEG Consulting's Productivity Presentation on MortgageCoach.com's Leadership Call - 11/13/12

  1. 1. DEG ConsultingSucceed at life. Love what you do. Live your passion. Focus on the Process and Not the Tools
  2. 2. Whoam I ?
  3. 3. e en Ci tyQu
  4. 4. rlo tt e, NCCh a
  5. 5. I started a blog.
  6. 6. I wrote a book.
  7. 7. +
  8. 8. +
  9. 9. 12 months
  10. 10. sold over13,000 copies
  11. 11. I wrote book.
  12. 12. anot herI wrote book.
  13. 13. Springpad
  14. 14. 7 months
  15. 15. sold over500copies
  16. 16. sold over100copies
  17. 17. What are we doing today?
  18. 18. What are we doing today?The problem withproductivity apps 1
  19. 19. What are we doing today?The problem withproductivity apps 1 2 What must go right for you
  20. 20. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  21. 21. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  22. 22. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  23. 23. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  24. 24. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  25. 25. It doesn’tmatter whatsystem you use.
  26. 26. You should beable to do itwith just this
  27. 27. We hunt for theperfect app
  28. 28. GTDAppHell
  29. 29. GTD “GAApp = H!”Hell
  30. 30. “Shouldnt thisinclude sub-tasks?”
  31. 31. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?”
  32. 32. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?”
  33. 33. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?”
  34. 34. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “Where are the workspaces”
  35. 35. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “How come I can’t drag “Where are the my tasks into multiple workspaces” tags?”
  36. 36. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “How come I can’t drag “Where are the my tasks into multiple workspaces” tags?” “Why can’t my task live in multiple workspaces?”
  37. 37. “Shouldnt this “No Evernoteinclude sub-tasks?” integration?” “How about notifications?” “What do you mean I can’t drag tasks out of workspaces into another?” “How come I can’t drag “Where are the my tasks into multiple workspaces” tags?” “Why can’t my task live in“What - no Android app?? multiple workspaces?”That’s an epic fail. I hate youguys.You suck.”
  38. 38. We revert.
  39. 39. Hacknotebooks.
  40. 40. Hacknotebooks.
  41. 41. It’s time for arevolution...
  42. 42. Take a deep breath ...
  43. 43. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  44. 44. What few things must absolutely go right in order for you to have aproductivity system that works for you?
  45. 45. What challengeshave you had in the past?
  46. 46. What has goneright for you?
  47. 47. The ProductivityNinjaMaster
  48. 48. 5 things.Collect Process Organize Review Do
  49. 49. Collect your “stuff”
  50. 50. Process your inboxes to zero
  51. 51. Organize it into lists.
  52. 52. Ask: Is thisactionable?
  53. 53. 4 choices.
  54. 54. Do it.If it can bedone in lessthan 2 minutes.
  55. 55. Defer it.Action items withspecific dates go in thecalendar!
  56. 56. Defer it.Create lists based on what orwhere you need to be.
  57. 57. calls
  58. 58. emails
  59. 59. computer
  60. 60. errands
  61. 61. Does your taskrequire more than 1action to complete? @erra nds Buy lawnm ower Remod el kitche n
  62. 62. Create projectfolders! Buy lawnm ower
  63. 63. Delegate it.Make a list called“Waiting For.”
  64. 64. But, what ifit’s notactionable?
  65. 65. 3 choices.
  66. 66. Delete it!
  67. 67. Someday
  68. 68. Reference
  69. 69. What are we doing today?The problem with Exercisingproductivity apps consistency 1 2 3 What must go right for you
  70. 70. Inbox Nirvana
  71. 71. Review everything.
  72. 72. Free yourself fromdistractions!
  73. 73. don’t checkemail 1stthing!
  74. 74. let thephonego tovoice mail
  75. 75. gooffline
  76. 76. uncheckall of these!
  77. 77. Option + Clickin theNotificationCenter willtemporarilydisablenotifications!
  78. 78. It takes 30 daysto make any new routine a habit.
  79. 79. It takes 30 daysto make any new routine a habit.
  80. 80. Bala nce.
  81. 81. nce. MindBala like W ater.
  82. 82. Thank you!www.degconsulting.net daniel@degconsulting.net/degconsulting /degconsultingplus.degconsulting.net 704.916.9869

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