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Design and development is a lifestyle choice for many of us, but that doesn't mean we don't want to get out and enjoy the other things in life. When most of your day is spent on trivial tasks rather than productive work, it's time to evaluate your process and improve it.

This talk will show you how to focus your work day, reduce time spent on the crap you don't enjoy, and help you Get Shit Done. We'll talk about the tools and resources you can use to speed up your process, how to find the right routine for you, and when to unplug and get away from your computer.

Design and development is a lifestyle choice for many of us, but that doesn't mean we don't want to get out and enjoy the other things in life. When most of your day is spent on trivial tasks rather than productive work, it's time to evaluate your process and improve it.

This talk will show you how to focus your work day, reduce time spent on the crap you don't enjoy, and help you Get Shit Done. We'll talk about the tools and resources you can use to speed up your process, how to find the right routine for you, and when to unplug and get away from your computer.

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Getting Shit Done

  1. GETTING THINGSshit DONE Patrick Haney @notasausage
  2. MY NAME IS PATRICK And I’m a procrastinator.
  3. 2 TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS Those that don’t want to do something Those that are easily distracted
  4. 2 TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS Those that don’t want to do something Those that are easily distracted Oooh! Something shiny!
  5. I WORK AT LITMUS We’re right across the street.
  6. http://marketplace.veer.com/merch/vpr0001351
  7. http://youtu.be/_cZC67wXUTs
  8. THE INTERNET IS DISTRACTING Hey, stop staring at your computer.
  9. The problem with constant inspiration is that you're always distracted. - Rogie King, on the Twitters http://twitter.com/rogie/status/162542504636461057
  10. BUT IT HAS A LOT OF COOL STUFF Some good, some bad.
  11. A LIST APART • Demos, examples, techniques, writing http://www.alistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/
  12. http://freeuikits.com
  13. http://onehourpersecond.com
  14. AN OVERVIEW OF THIS TALK Stay focused Find your (work)flow Stay organized Get some help Call it a day
  15. http://amzn.to/vatK9P
  16. Create a system of productivity to clear the mind of stress
  17. THE GOALS OF GETTING THINGS DONE Capture anything and everything Define actionable things Organize information
  18. http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done
  19. http://inboxzero.com
  20. GTD enables greater performance, capacity and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instilling focus, clarity and confidence. GTD will attract members of the opposite sex, make you wealthy, and improve your physical appearance.
  21. GTD enables greater performance, capacity and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instilling focus, clarity and confidence. GTD will attract members of the opposite sex, make you wealthy, and improve your physical appearance. I made this up.
  22. STAY FOCUSED Have a plan Start unitasking Capture and return
  23. THE 3 R’S Record Remind Return
  24. http://flic.kr/p/7dJiii
  25. UNITASKING Let’s focus, people.
  26. TRENT WALTON http://trentwalton.com/2011/09/20/unitasking/
  27. http://www.pomodorotechnique.com
  28. DISABLE DISTRACTIONS Hide windows you don’t need Turn off email notifications Ignore Twitter and Facebook
  29. SPIRITED AWAY Shhh. He’s watching us... http://drikin.com/2010/11/spirited-away.html
  30. defaults write com.apple.Dock showhidden -bool YES
  31. USE FULL SCREEN TOOLS Ommwriter iA Writer Full screen mode in OS X Lion
  32. http://www.ommwriter.com
  33. CAPTURE & RETURN Quickly capture Stay on task Take care of it later
  34. http://instapaper.com
  35. SIMPLENOTE • Notes and to-dos http://simplenoteapp.com
  36. WREN • Schedule tweets for later http://wrenapp.com
  37. http://www.realmacsoftware.com/clear/
  38. MEETINGS SUCK Am I right? Yes, I am.
  39. LOST PRODUCTIVITY 1 person = 1 hour 3 people = 3 hours
  40. MAKE MEETINGS MEANINGFUL Have an agenda Stay on track Take notes
  41. FIND YOUR (WORK)FLOW Choose your tools Create a workflow Stick with it
  42. USE WHAT WORKS Don’t change tools without a good reason.
  43. TEXTMATE • My tool of choice
  44. ESPRESSO • And many, many others http://macrabbit.com/espresso/
  45. SHIT I GOTTA FUCKING GET DONE • Notepads http://shop.coolmaterial.com/products/to-do-notebooks-2pk
  46. AVOID THE LEARNING CURVE You could’ve been getting shit done.
  47. HEY YOU. YOUR WORKFLOW SUCKS. Stop worrying about the tools.
  48. We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us. - Marshall McLuhan
  49. STAY ORGANIZED Find a system that works File shit away Keep your shit tidy
  50. http://www.realmacsoftware.com/littlesnapper/
  51. OWN YOUR EMAIL Don’t let it own you.
  52. AVOID “FOMO” Fear of Missing Out
  53. KEEP IT CLEAN Your workspace should reflect your system.
  54. GET SOME HELP Reduce your own workload Pay someone if necessary Do the work you enjoy
  55. REDUCE YOUR COGNITIVE LOAD Computers are good at that shit.
  56. CALCULATOR • We don’t do math by hand, even though we could http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickgage/3736249034/
  57. FLIGHT SEARCH • We don’t check every airline to compare prices http://kayak.com
  58. DON’T DO SHIT YOU DON’T ENJOY Stay happy, stay focused Hire someone to do the shit work
  59. Being rich is having money. Being wealthy is having time. - Margaret Bonnano
  60. SPEND MONEY TO MAKE MONEY It makes sense, I swear.
  61. HIRE THE HELP Get an accountant Keep a lawyer around Pay someone to copyedit And to do other tasks
  62. http://taskrabbit.com
  63. http://sean-graham.com/2010/11/09/my-backup-strategy/
  64. CALL IT A DAY Keep regular hours Leave work at work Get out of the office
  65. KEEP WORK AT WORK Don’t take that shit home with you.
  66. Working more doesn’t mean you care more or get more done. It just means you work more. - Jason Fried, Rework
  67. http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro-dudes/5525592622/
  68. DROP EVERYTHING Not literally of course.
  69. GET A LIFE Work to live, not the other way around.
  70. THANK YOU Patrick Haney Lead Designer at Litmus patrick@litmus.com @notasausage

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