What do the MoviesTeach us AboutProductivity? 10 principles for a personal productivity systemTHE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION H...
Capture all the    stuff in your life  Get it all out of your head  and into a list or backlog   so that you can know     ...
Focus on long     term outcomes     Set weekly outcomes   based on your goals and    life vision so that your    daily act...
Act!       When in doubt, ask    yourself “What’s the next             action?”    You can’t stop the march      of time o...
Maximize Value        Maximize value by      focusing on the most    important stuff. There is       only one #1 priority....
Eliminate Waste    Eliminate waste through    delegating, re-negotiating,     and deleting items that   should not command...
Find your rhythm   Make progress each day    against your goals and      outcomes to take  advantage of the “flywheel      ...
Don’t overburden    your system    Set realistic goals and take         periodic breaks.“The Shining”
Automate      Automate all repetitive      tasks. Use inbox rules.“Wall-e”
Trust your               process      If you can’t trust your      process, you will crash             and burn.   Self-di...
Continually              improve       Capture and apply all     learned lessons in order     to improve your process     ...
Thank You!                            KEN HAIGH                           Twitter: @khaigh                                ...
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In this presentation, I have outlined 10 principles in creating a personal productivity system used to help others get stuff done. Visit http://kenhaigh.com for more information on productivity, leadership, and technology.

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  1. 1. What do the MoviesTeach us AboutProductivity? 10 principles for a personal productivity systemTHE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR ALL AUDIENCES BY kenhaigh.com.
  2. 2. Capture all the stuff in your life Get it all out of your head and into a list or backlog so that you can know your demand.“Memento”
  3. 3. Focus on long term outcomes Set weekly outcomes based on your goals and life vision so that your daily actions are inline with your goals and vision.“The Shawshank Redemption”
  4. 4. Act! When in doubt, ask yourself “What’s the next action?” You can’t stop the march of time or make new time. If you wait for favorable conditions, you will never act.“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
  5. 5. Maximize Value Maximize value by focusing on the most important stuff. There is only one #1 priority. Don’t be fooled that you are effective at multi- tasking.“Highlander”
  6. 6. Eliminate Waste Eliminate waste through delegating, re-negotiating, and deleting items that should not command your attention. Understand what is expected of you and produce quality work to reduce waste.“Men at Work”
  7. 7. Find your rhythm Make progress each day against your goals and outcomes to take advantage of the “flywheel effect.” Know your power zones and select the right task based on your energy level.“August Rush”
  8. 8. Don’t overburden your system Set realistic goals and take periodic breaks.“The Shining”
  9. 9. Automate Automate all repetitive tasks. Use inbox rules.“Wall-e”
  10. 10. Trust your process If you can’t trust your process, you will crash and burn. Self-discipline in following your process is most important during times of crisis.“Apollo 13”
  11. 11. Continually improve Capture and apply all learned lessons in order to improve your process and get back on track.“The King’s Speech”
  12. 12. Thank You! KEN HAIGH Twitter: @khaigh Visit http://kenhaigh.com for more information on LEADERSHIP, PRODUCTIVITY, and TECHNOLOGYfrom http://kenhaigh.com/posts/go-to-the-movies-the-practice-of-personal-productivity

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