Tag Archives: productivity

The Productivity Project with Guest Chris Bailey

Episode 280 | The Productivity Project with Guest Chris Bailey

Date: 2016-03-15

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us

 

Startups for the Rest of UsWhen somebody describes themselves as a thought leader that is a pretty good indicator they are not.

Productivity is not about how much we produce. We can be on email all day long and not accomplish a single thing.

It is what you do with the hours of your day that matters.

It is so easy to look at the idea instead of the cost of something.

Not all tasks in our work are created equal. Not all hours in our day are created equal.

Attention is the rarest commodity we have but it is not the most limited commodity we have.

The less guilty we feel about our work the more productive we feel.

Work expands to fill the amount of time you have for it.

It is hard to remember what is important throughout the day.

More things don’t work than the things that do.

No thought is permanent.

Our 5-Step Process for Answering Emails, Managing Your To Do List and Staying Productive

Episode 218 | Our 5-Step Process for Answering Emails, Managing Your To Do List and Staying Productive

Date: 2015-01-06

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us

 

Startups for the Rest of UsOnly check email once or twice a day.

Turn off all email notifications.

Do it. Delegate It. Delete It.

Quickly distill articles down to actionable items.

Try to get in and out of your inbox as quickly as possible.

Have “A” and “B” to do lists. B list is super low priority.

Work off only one list (the A list).

Everything on your list should be super specific and super actionable.

Aspire for inbox zero but realize it is not always feasible.

9 Tactics for Aggressive Time Management

Episode 204 | 9 Tactics for Aggressive Time Management

Date: 2014-09-30

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us

 

Have the willpower to prioritize and to move things out of email into your to do list.

Turn off email, Facebook, Twitter, text message, or any other notifications during the day that can interrupt you.

Stop consuming mainstream news.

Put your phone in the other room when you’re with your family.

Don’t say “email me” or “call me” unless you really mean it.

Say no a lot.

Most of the time your default answer should be know unless you have a compelling reason to say yes.

When you say yes to things people will ask for more things.

Early on in your career you should say yes to more.

Most people over commit themselves in general.

Either don’t do Twitter at all or schedule your time to do it.

Use a to do list in the cloud.

Eliminate meetings.

Maker schedule vs. manager schedule.

Dealing with Crunch-Time Stress, Balancing Life and Work and More Listener Questions

Episode 201 | Dealing with Crunch-Time Stress, Balancing Life and Work and More Listener Questions

Date: 2014-09-09

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us

 

Test database backups.

Trying to acquire a competitor will give you an idea of market size.

Decreasing caffeine levels is a bad idea when you get close to crunch time.

Advanced preparation is what will help you with a major upgrade or transition.

That last thing you want to do is make major decisions at 3:00 am.

When working really focus on work.

Don’t try to work when with your kids.

Take some time for yourself every day.

We all need some time to ourselves.

When you change your schedule to work more or less it needs to be intentional.

9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (And How You Can Too!)

SPI 115 : 9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (And How You Can Too!)

Date: 2014-06-28

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

It is a difficult thing to change your mindset and work habits to come around to inbox zero.

Sometimes you have to declare email bankruptcy.

Have specific folders.

Have high-priority folders.

You have to be able to deal with a lot of different communication styles.

Turn off email notifications on your phone.

Only get email when you want it.

zenhabits.net

Book: Getting Things Done

Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation and If He Had to Start Over

SPI 110 : Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation and If He Had to Start Over

Date: 2014-05-24

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Apply the 80/20 principle to your skillset.

You can’t optimize something you don’t ship.

Maximize per hour output.

Deconstruct problems to find non-obvious solutions.

Book: The Effective Executive

Process your email offline to reduce anxiety.

Anxiety is the antithesis of creativity.

The only way to get to inbox zero reliably is to reply to less email.

Focus on your strength (for marketing).

It has never been easier to start a company.

Read Kevin Kelly’s “1,000 true fans.”

Brian Tracy’s ABCDE Method For Setting Better Priorities

Episode 191 |Brian Tracy’s ABCDE Method For Setting Better Priorities

Date: 2014-07-01

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
Book: Hatching Twitter

Book: Things a Little Bird Told Me

Book: Eat That Frog

Write out your to do lists.

Assign each item to a specific category.

There is only so much you can do no matter what.

If it is ever possible to eliminate something go ahead and do it.

Growing an Audience & Running Large Business Events, with Mike Stelzner

NBP044 – Growing an Audience & Running Large Business Events, with Mike Stelzner

Date: 2014-02-28

Link: New Business Podcast

 

Strive for excellence in everything you do.

Invest your time in the ways that are the most scalable.

Our time is our most important commodity.

We’re just getting started (with podcasting).

We’re starting to see a lot of content curation going on the social media.

12 Strategies for Avoiding Shiny Object Syndrome

Episode 170 | 12 Strategies for Avoiding Shiny Object Syndrome

Date: 2014-02-04

Link: Startups For the Rest of Us

 

Use a site blocker to block websites at specific times.

Inbox Pause (Gmail plugin)

Use triggers to get you into the zone.

Have a specific playlist that gets you in the zone.

tomato-timer.com

Rescue Time

Time boxing.

Make an annual plan.

Focus on your primary projects.

Learn the difference between productivity and entertainment.

Prune down your podcast list and your RSS list.

Be on an information diet.

How to Make Next Year the Best Year Ever! Goal Setting, Resistance and Priorities with Michael Hyatt

SPI 093 : How to Make Next Year the Best Year Ever! Goal Setting, Resistance and Priorities with Michael Hyatt

Date: 2013-12-27

Link: Smart Passive Income

 

Use a little judgement on sharing your goals.

Take care of yourself.

What we have in the present is all of the time we have.

Move the needle while you can.

The time to quit is probably after you persisted for longer than you think you should.

The only time you fail is when you just give up.

Write your goals down. It sets intention in motion.

Book: Write it Down. Make it Happen.

Keep your goals few in number.

Make (your goals) specific.

Have a deadline.

Identify one goal that if you accomplish it it will make all of your other goals accomplishable.