Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Narrowing your gathering points, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- In order to manage time effectively…and reduce the number of switches…that take place in your day,…you should strive to have six or less gathering points.…I refer to these as "approved gathering points."…The gathering points you choose.…I'll begin by outlining the six gathering points…I recommend my clients use.…Then in future videos, I'll discuss each…approved gathering point in greater depth.…The first one is the inbox, meaning a physical inbox.…
A physical inbox is the place where everything…that is physical and unprocessed should go.…Papers, receipts, magazines, books, even cords, cables,…things that haven't been put away.…Because you don't ever want it to be too full,…I recommend that you have a reasonably large inbox.…The second gathering point is a portable inbox.…The portable inbox is simply the…mobile extension of your inbox.…
It's something that you take with you wherever you go.…Understand, a portable inbox is not the entire briefcase.…Rather, it's one spot within the breifcase,…or it's one pocket within your planner.…
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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