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Productivity

  1. 1. Howdy.
  2. 2. I’m ChristopherDeCaro.Creative Director at Kneadle.
  3. 3. I like to getthings done.True story.
  4. 4. Four steps toproductive glory.That’s right — just four.
  5. 5. 1. Capture.If you don’t capture it, youcan’t remember to do it.
  6. 6. 2. Process.Decide where things go — quickly.
  7. 7. 3. Do.Almost as simple as it sounds.
  8. 8. 4. Improve.Review, learn and get better.
  9. 9. Tips, Tricks& Pitfalls.
  10. 10. Busy is notthe same asproductive.It’s a trick.
  11. 11. Complexityis fragile.Simplicity is preparing for success.
  12. 12. You can’t trustyour brain.It has bad timing andit’s not really on your side.
  13. 13. Write it all down.Nothing bad can come of this, butnot doing it — oh, man.
  14. 14. You need tounderstand it.If you don’t know what it is, itshouldn’t be on your task list.
  15. 15. You need tounderstand you.Making choices without understandingyour goals and values is a recipefor failure and burnout.
  16. 16. You don’thave to do it.No one has a gun to your head.
  17. 17. Not all thingsare equal.Remember 80/20 as you go along.
  18. 18. Making time.Stealing and fasting.
  19. 19. Work in phasesand steps.All-or-nothing thinking typicallyresults in nothing happening.
  20. 20. Learn to workwith interruptions.You must be interruptible — lists,flags and being methodical.
  21. 21. Good enough isgood enough.Save perfection for where it is needed.
  22. 22. Kill your TV.No more television — none, ever.
  23. 23. Stage anInternet blackout.Learn to unplug.
  24. 24. Multitaskingis for fools.Singletasking gets more done.
  25. 25. Biggeris better.Buy a bigger monitorand get more done.
  26. 26. You can’tdo a project.You can only do a task.
  27. 27. Don’t wastemoments.Use your down and in-between time.
  28. 28. Defensive living.Looking at the road ahead.
  29. 29. Do it right,not quick.It’s faster to do it right oncethan fast twice.
  30. 30. Don’t confuserules withpreferences.Tasks can be done in any order.
  31. 31. Just-in-time issometimes justenough.Preparing is not always required.
  32. 32. Adjust yourattitude.Your perception isslowing you down.
  33. 33. My simple tools.Index cards, composition books and email.
  34. 34. Required reading.Getting Things Done by David Allen.4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss.7 Habits by Stephen Covey.
  35. 35. Thank you.

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