Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting your mind clearing options, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- The second principle I recommend you practice…in order to improve your productivity…is to have a mind that is clear,…a mind uncluttered with to-dos,…action items, and unresolved ideas.…To accomplish this, you'll want to have a system,…ready at a moment's notice,…to clear your mind of any unresolved items…that pop into your head.…In the previous chapter on the principle of space,…I shared the six approved gathering points…for you to use to keep your physical space organized.…
The wonderful thing about these six…gathering points is that they can also be used…to keep your mind clear of clutter as well.…When an idea comes into your head,…get it out of your mind as quickly as possible…and put it into the most convenient,…approved gathering point.…For instance, if I'm at my office…and suddenly remember I wanted to hang up…a new picture on the wall,…I can write myself a note to hang up a new picture…and toss the note in my physical inbox.…
If I'm away from my office and remember…an unresolved task to deliver a report to a coworker,…
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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