Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start" @ TiECon 2006. Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning. Wonderfully useful article - worth a re-read and some thought to really decide how it can impact both your professional and personal lives.
We are taught to multi-task aggressively in order to be successful and yet there are some distractions that seem like they could help with our lives and yet the overall burden of these small distractions can be devastating. As mentioned above, meetings, phone calls, texts, Facebook, emails, articles, and more pry for our time and can be destructive in so many ways. The idea of an ignore/distraction list is great and can help me in my discussions with my patients - in particular with personal health and also with relationships.
Thanks lifehacker. Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days. Entrepreneur Personality Traits - The $50,000 Test... Your Daily Guide to Moving Forward. What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks?
It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference.
Here are the first items on their daily to-do list. Don’t Check Your Email for the First Hour. Tumblr founder David Karp will “try hard” not to check his email until 9:30 or 10 a.m., according to an Inc. profile of him. If you need to make sure the most important messages from select people come through instantly, AwayFind can monitor your inbox and get your attention when something notable arrives. Choose Your Frog. 7 Things Highly Productive People Do. You probably don’t want to admit it but you love distractions.
In fact, just like monkeys, you get a shot of dopamine every time something pulls you in another direction. Why do you think you check your email so much? Want to be more productive and get your focus back? There are no secret tricks here… do one thing at a time. Stop multitasking—it’s just another form of distraction. Easier said than done, I know. Recently I sat down with Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt whose client list includes Toyota, Honda, and Disney, to name a few. Here are his tips for staying productive: Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks. You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For.
The other week I watched 70 hours of TED talks; short, 18-minute talks given by inspirational leaders in the fields of Technology,Entertainment, and Design (TED).
I watched 296 talks in total, and I recently went through the list of what I watched, weeded out the crappy and boring talks, and created a list of the 100 best things I learned ! This article isn’t entirely about productivity, but I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two. Here are 100 incredible things I learned watching 70 hours of TED talks last week! Productivity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Here are three other productivity experiments I’ve done recently: Meditating for 35 hours over 7 days; using my smartphone for only an hour a day for three months; living in total reclusion for 10 days.
More TED Talks lessons: Speak like a Pro- 15 lessons learned from watching TED TALKS Becoming a better human 23, 24, 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39. 40, 41. 42. Time management. Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
It is a meta-activity with the goal to maximize the overall benefit of a set of other activities within the boundary condition of a limited amount of time. Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals complying with a due date. Initially, time management referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the term broadened to include personal activities as well. A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. Time management is usually a necessity in any project development as it determines the project completion time and scope. The major themes arising from the literature on time management include the following: Some[which?] Mike_2012.pdf (application/pdf Object) Action Unleashed! - PL Version - actionunleashed.pdf. Knowledge Management. Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organisational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. An established discipline since 1991 (see Nonaka 1991), KM includes courses taught in the fields of business administration, information systems, management, and library and information sciences (Alavi & Leidner 1999). More recently, other fields have started contributing to KM research; these include information and media, computer science, public health, and public policy. Columbia University and Kent State University offer dedicated Master of Science degrees in Knowledge Management. History In 1999, the term personal knowledge management was introduced; it refers to the management of knowledge at the individual level. Research Dimensions The Knowledge Spiral as described by Nonaka & Takeuchi.
Strategies Passing The Holy Milestone: How To Meet Deadlines. Advertisement For too many projects, there comes a time when every action taken, every decision and sacrifice made, is spurred on by pressure to finish.
Tempers seem to shrink along with the available days, talk about “high standards” gives way to “good enough,” and people realize that deadlines are aptly named. During the last-minute crunch, someone may well wonder, how did it come to this? Could it have been prevented? Every Web project has deadlines. What Causes A Deadline To Break? Because a deadline marks the end of a project, everyone involved in the project must understand the deadline’s role. A deadline is the end point of a time estimate, making it a known quantity. Of course, projects can be more complicated in their details.
Whatever the cause, too much work needs to be done in the available time. Rate Deadlines By Severity Of Consequences Deadlines exist for a reason. Deadlines tied to less public events are no less real, but a project will soldier on if the deadline slips. The filter hierarchy. There's more information, provocations, riffs, causes, meetings, opportunities, viral videos, technologies and policies coming at you than ever.
So, how do you rank the incoming? How do you decide what to expose yourself to next? Email from your bossPersonal note from a good friendThree or four recommendations from trusted colleagues, each with the same linkA trending topic on TwitterThe latest on RedditPhone call from your momFile on the intranet you're supposed to read before the end of the weekSpam email from a strangerTenth note from Eddie Bauer, this one to an email address you haven't used in a yearPost on Google + from a friend of a friendFacebook update from someone you haven't seen in ten yearsAngry tweet from someone you've never metCommercial on the radio that's playing softly in the backgroundEmail from someone who had your back one day when it really and truly mattered!!! You: The Best Guru EVER. A few weeks ago, I was on the porch knocking back a Modelo Especial working and I noticed one of my friends walking up to the front door.
So I eased on down the steps, let him in, and invited him to up to the porch to take in the scenery with me. He readily agreed so I grabbed us both a couple of Mexico’s finest beers and we took our seats. But something was wrong. My (normally laid back) buddy was all weirded out. “Poor bastard’s probably suffering from a beer deficiency”, I thought as I went to grab us a few more.
They didn’t do the trick so I finally asked him what was wrong. Turned out he’d been disappointed with a recent “Guru” experience. That type of Guru. No, there’s no drama to report …nobody felt ripped off or hosed or anything. “I really thought this was the guy who would take me where I want to go”, he said. See …here’s the deal (and this is what I tried to explain to my friend without sounding all high and mighty): YOU are the only person who can take you where you want to go.
Why? 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library.
Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources. Note: Visit our updated list for the latest in academic search engines. General Start off your research with one of these more general academic search engines. Intute: Use this website’s search tools to find the best and most reliable sites to start your research. Meta Search Want to search it all at once? Dogpile: Search Google, Yahoo, Bing and more at once with this great search engine. Databases and Archives Books and Journals Science Math and Technology Social Science.
15 Awesome Time Management Tools and Apps. As promised in my previous post regarding time management, here I am with a list of cool tools that can help you manage your time effectively and become more productive in your work.
Since I am a big fan of tools which are operating system independent, you will find that most of these tools are browser-based and can work on any computer whether it is Windows, Mac or Linux. By the way, since I am also a fan of saving money, you will also notice that all of these tools are free! Launchy launchy.net/">Launchy is a tool for Windows users and as the name indicates, it helps launch files, folders, and programs in a single keystroke instead of searching through the start menu or file manager. A huge timesaver. QuicksilverQuicksilver is an awesome Mac-based tool which is like an advanced version of Launchy. HyperwordsHyperwords is a Firefox add-on and based on my personal experience, I can say that it is immensely useful. Autohotkey / MemokeysAutohotkey is the Windows counterpart of Quicksilver. How To Hack Your To-Do List. The Hacked-Together Productivity Tool I Can't Live Without: My Master Planner. I have evolved a similar system. I kept forgetting things so I got a paper spiral bound log book and made an entry at the beginning of each day.
I copied undone TODOs from yesterday to today. I made a note of EVERYTHING that happened during the day. I drew a line down the left and used the left margin for the PROJECT (which for me usually means a billable client). Next to the project I would write anything billable and circle it, ie: a number of hours, a dollar amount, or a payment that came in. Now it is easy to flip back to any date and review my phone calls or meetings, or to scan the left margin for anything related to a project, to scan the left margin for billable things, or to scan the right margin for any TODOs that haven't been done yet. One thing that made this work well for me is my projects are very clearly defined. Don’t Try To Prioritize, Work On Your Timing. I’ve discussed at length how you should get rid of your to do list immediately and the harmful effects of the Zeigarnik Effect which is that voice in our subconscious that nags at us to finish the unfinished.
People often ask me how they should prioritize the things they do because they look at their list of tasks and it’s a big mess. Every time they get something done they have to add two more things to the list. Well, not to belabor the point the list itself it the problem. Simply figuring out which tasks are more important than others doesn’t change the fact that there are still 30 things on your list and you won’t suddenly forget about all the other “low priority” items just because you rearranged the order. You need to work on your timing of tasks and knowing what has to be done when. Carpe Diem This famous saying about seizing the day is actually part of a longer phrase Carpe Diem Quam Minimum Credula Postero which means Seize The Day and Put Minimum Faith in the Future.
6 Ways We Kill Innovation. Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations. Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations with David A. Owens, PhD. Rewire the web. We are introducing a new module, the XPATH Fetch Page. We are also going to deprecate the Fetch Page module at the end of June. So please convert your existing Pipes that use the Fetch Page module to the XPATH Fetch Page module...more In this talk from YUIConf 2011, we demonstrate the features of the Yahoo! Pipes editor and explain how you can use Pipes and YQL to power your web apps, create mashups, and more.
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