Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting the most from a notepad, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- A notepad is a flexible gathering point…you can take with you wherever you go to jot down…ideas, notes, and action items very quickly.…The notepad is a little bit unique…in that it combines some of your hand-written notes…with no direct action required…with other concrete action items…that need to be processed.…First, let's talk about what kind of notepad you might use.…There are two main options.…Digital and paper.…Many tablets or phones allow for hand-written…or quickly typed notes…into a notepad program.…
For instance, currently, I'm using Evernote…to gather hand-written notes, take pictures,…or even record voice, or written notes to myself.…If you're quick with technology,…using a notepad app like this can be very effective.…Just make sure that whatever you use…it syncs across all devices.…Otherwise, you may end up accidentally…creating more gathering points.…Some of my clients prefer the feel and ease…of a paper notepad.…
This is easily combined with the portable inbox…inside a padfolio.…This makes it simple to carry…
Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.
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- Finding your productivity style and motivation
- Understanding the principles of time management
- Avoiding the pitfalls of multitasking
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Consolidating email and voicemail accounts
- Practicing mind-clearing techniques
- Choosing and using calendar software
- Saying no with tact
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing email vs. checking email
- Maintaining productivity gains
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
2. Obstacle to Productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
Preparing for action4m 30s
7. Gathering to the Inbox
Preparing to gather2m 46s
8. Understanding Processing
9. Processing Email
10. Your Time Budgeter
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