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February 22 2014

22:03

February 12 2014

14:46

Sunday Evening Planning | Manager Tools

I stopped Sunday-evening planning Yes, I did this. The family usually got in the way and it did not help to move this to Friday or Saturday. Also, after a certain time on the clock I did not want to do that anymore. Going to bed was/is more important. I very much agree that family comes first and also that the work (-week) needs to be planned. I also agree with your idea that the calendar is not only for meetings. I am self-employed now and I do not have to be that 'strict' with my calendar anymore. When I was employed I had everything (!) in my calendar. I mean everything: meetings, private appointments, the kids' sports schedule, my wife's appointments (in off-work time), and my other todos. I added to my calendar the moment something came up. I scheduled it, planned it, all of that. I know that GTD does not recommend that approach, but it worked (and still does) for me. I guess the reason it worked so fine is that I shared my calendar on all my devices; PC, tablet, phone. I was able to add and change - depending on importance anywhere at any time. Once a week I synced my calendar with my wife's for special items ... parents' evening, etc. The biggest challenge was that my colleagues at work were not able to read my calendar. They use it mainly for meetings and do not understand the features "free, tentative, busy, and out of office" in Outlook. Great stuff that is, I tell you. So, if there was an appointment they thought I am busy, even if it was marked as free, e.g. a kid's birthday our son was going to. It just spelled "private appointment" and that was enough for them to assume that I am not available. I guess it is the others who need to learn. Now, as I am self-employed, I use more of a ToDo-List on paper. Mainly because I do not share my calendar with anyone. When there is an empty slot I go and work on my todos. If it is very important tasks then they still get scheduled. My learning from your podcast is that I will most likely go back to use my calendar. I was lately not too happy with all the available ToDo-Lists (paper, apps, etc.) The best of them so far was OneNote. Easy to use on different devices if storing on SkyDrive. Hope this helps others to develop their own system. (O: Bernhard P.S: I never read GTD cover to cover, because I do not feel very comfy with that approach. PP.S: I am a high CS in DiSC. https://www.manager-tools.com/2013/10/sunday-evening-planning

February 10 2014

15:39

Horstman's Noon Rule of Scheduling | Manager Tools

‹ previous 15 of 480 next › Questions This Guidance Answers: How can I get the most IMPORTANT things done every day? How can I avoid getting sidetracked by emergent issues during my day? How can I schedule my tasks and meetings more effectively? Why do I get further behind throughout the day? This guidance describes why your day “gets away from” you, and how to schedule more effectively. Most of us are terrible at using our calendar. We are often just as bad at scheduling our time. They are different concepts). Effective professionals put the important stuff on their calendar first each day, and they do the important stuff early in the day.   [Play in Popup] Extra ContentHorstman's Noon Rule of Scheduling Shownotes (PDF) Horstman's Noon Rule of Scheduling Slides (PDF) Legend:     Manager Tools Personal License    Interviewing Series    First Job Fundamentals    http://www.manager-tools.com/2013/11/horstmans-noon-rule-scheduling

January 03 2014

13:17

How Scarcity Trap Affects Our Thinking, Behavior : NPR

A Harvard economist finds there are psychological connections between the bad financial planning of many poor people and the poor time management of busy professionals. In both cases, he finds the experience of scarcity causes biases in the mind that exacerbate problems. http://www.npr.org/2014/01/02/259082836/how-scarcity-mentaly-affects-our-thinking-behavior?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

December 17 2013

22:33

Free MP3 of Inbox Zero talk | 43 Folders

The 43 Folders Podcast 43F Podcast: Inbox Zero - Google Tech Talk A lot of folks with slower connections (or who just aren't crazy about internet video) have written to request an audio version of the Tech Talk on Inbox Zero I gave at Google last Monday. http://www.43folders.com/2007/08/03/inbox-zero-audio

December 04 2013

22:17

43F Podcast: The Myth of Multi-tasking | 43 Folders

The Myth of Multi-tasking (mp3) 43Folders.com - "Multi-taskers" are really just splitting their time and attention into smaller slices than you; no one can really do more than one thing at a time. (2:34) read more » http://www.43folders.com/2005/10/20/43f-podcast-the-myth-of-multi-tasking

October 23 2013

15:15

How to be Insanely Productive Without Destroying Your Health

I wanted to do something a little different for the show and spend some time talking about maximizing healthy productivity. http://chriskresser.com/how-to-be-insanely-productive-without-destroying-your-health

August 18 2012

02:04

43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders

SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

August 14 2012

19:01

43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders

SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

August 04 2012

22:51

43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders

SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

February 15 2012

15:16

43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders

SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

January 21 2012

04:55

43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders

SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

January 12 2012

16:53

43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders

SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged

April 29 2011

06:54
06:52

April 25 2011

21:37

April 05 2011

18:59

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 17 - James Shelley

James Shelley stops by the podcast on this week's episode for a discussion about productivity and workflow with WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy. http://workawesome.com/podcast/workawesome-podcast-james-shelley/

March 13 2011

00:38

43F Podcast: The Perfect Apostrophe | 43 Folders

The Perfect Apostrophe - In which I undertake writing a book on productivity. (10:50)

March 11 2011

21:55
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