Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting your processing schedule, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- If you completed the task that I assigned you…in the previous video,…then you've already spent one hour processing items,…one at a time, out of your inbox.…If you haven't done that yet,…I encourage you to pause and schedule one hour…to complete that task first, before proceeding.…After you've completed your first hour of processing…you'll realise that while you're off to a good start…you likely still have a lot more processing to do.…In fact, you'll always be processing.…
It will now be a lifelong habit.…Your target should be to get in a rhythm…so you bring each of your six approved gathering points…to zero at least once per week.…Not all at the same time, but each of them to zero…at least one moment per week.…Sound intimidating?…Don't worry, it's very possible.…First, you'll want to set a recurring appointment…in your schedule to do processing.…
My recommended weekly allowance of processing…is 5 hours a week.…Some people need less and some people need more.…After you've worked your system for a while…adjust to your needs,…
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
Q: This course was updated on 07/09/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover understanding the focus-chaos scale, as well as the Microsoft Office option. In addition, the following topic was updated: maintaining your productivity gains.
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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