Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with a portable inbox, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- The second gathering point you'll want to select…is one portable inbox.…I previously explained that your main inbox…is the home for anything physical…that's out of place in your work space.…The portable inbox is the mobile extension…of that physical inbox.…It's what you take with you when you're…out on the road, or when you're…out and about, when you go to the store.…Really, any place that you go, with the exceptions…of maybe a night on the town or perhaps…participating in sports, you'll want to carry…this portable inbox with you.…
Then you'll be prepared when someone…hands you a business card or a receipt…or a piece of paper.…You just put it in your portable inbox.…Any space that's large enough for the type of paper…that you receive in your day will work.…To be clear, when I say a portable inbox,…I'm not referring to an entire briefcase or a purse.…You may have lots of other useful items…that you carry with you,…however, only one slot in that briefcase or purse…should be designated as the portable inbox.…
Or, if you're carrying a planner or padfolio,…
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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