How to give yourself three hours back every day

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How to give yourself three hours back every day

  1. 1. How to get three hours back every day Matt Heinz President, Heinz Marketing Inc [email_address] @heinzmarketing
  2. 2. Why Focus on Productivity? <ul><li>Job success and satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Less stress in your professional & personal life! </li></ul><ul><li>Better work/life balance </li></ul><ul><li>Get the right things done </li></ul><ul><li>Quality over quantity </li></ul><ul><li>Tackle the BIG projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. Productivity Strategy <ul><li>Focus and discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Constant prioritization and delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Mind like water </li></ul><ul><li>Bias for action </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on results (external impact) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Part One: Making Time
  5. 5. Avoid active transportation
  6. 6. Always have something to do
  7. 7. Get up earlier
  8. 8. Do important stuff first
  9. 9. Use television time
  10. 10. Use lunch time
  11. 11. Delegate
  12. 12. Learn to say no
  13. 13. Avoid and cancel meetings
  14. 14. Keep your email offline
  15. 15. Forward your phone to voicemail
  16. 16. Isolate yourself (sometimes)
  17. 17. Part Two: Using That Time
  18. 18. Daily Five & “1 of 5”
  19. 19. First 20 Minutes
  20. 20. The Binder
  21. 21. Three-tiered to-do list
  22. 22. 3x5 card at the end of the day
  23. 23. Moleskine (or similar)
  24. 24. Clean, separate desk
  25. 25. Two monitors
  26. 26. No distractions
  27. 27. Two minute rule
  28. 28. Use rules
  29. 29. Waiting For file
  30. 30. Inbox Zero
  31. 31. Read It Later
  32. 32. Google Reader
  33. 33. Take home reading folder
  34. 34. Email rules for newsletters
  35. 35. Magazines: “scan & rip”
  36. 36. Jott.com
  37. 37. Morning Coffee
  38. 38. Dropbox
  39. 39. Timesvr
  40. 40. eLance
  41. 41. Toshiba ScanSnap
  42. 42. Gist
  43. 43. Organizing ideas
  44. 44. Questions?

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