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#ProdChat – 02/24/2016 – Focus – Overcoming Distractions

#ProdChat – 02/24/2016 – Focus – Overcoming Distractions

On February 24, 2016, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Focus – Overcoming Distractions. Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about Focus – Overcoming Distractions. Enjoy!

Questions:

  1. Why is focus/attention important in your work and personal life?
  2. How well do you manage your focus and overcome distractions? What’s your major source of distraction?
  3. What is your understanding of single-tasking, multi-tasking, switch tasking, and what I’ve coined meta-tasking (http://prodpod.net/2011/08/09/prodpod-episode-ten-meta-tasking-3/)? Why is this important to focus?
  4. What activities can you do to build your focus muscles in your life and work?
  5. How do you minimize distractions at work, home and other vital areas for your productivity?
  6. How do you allocate focused time/location for creative, evaluative, reflective, and deductive thinking tasks?
  7. How do you stay focused when you’re bored to distraction?
  8. How do you control focus on goals larger than a task right now? How do you retain focus toward larger goals?

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Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith wait, #ProdChat about, oops, #shinyobject oh, focus and overcoming distractions. What were we talking about? ;-) Thu Feb 25 00:49:43 +0000 2016
allchats These Twitter chats are happening 8-9pm EST: #ProdChat, #CreateLounge, #FoodTravelChat, #WJchat, #JustHaves, #powHERfulChat, #EdBeat Thu Feb 25 00:50:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek All I have to say is… #focus #prodchat https://t.co/jaUovmDxH8 Thu Feb 25 00:51:45 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck For the next hour, my tweets will be related to #prodchat Thu Feb 25 00:57:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/G5jYE7ZhPi Thu Feb 25 00:59:03 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: For the next hour, my tweets will be related to #prodchat Thu Feb 25 00:59:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Focus – Overcoming Distractions” Join us! #productivity https://t.co/M6BY2VUKbd Thu Feb 25 01:00:11 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Hello Ray! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:00:26 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @macbikegeek lol! #emptymind #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:00:31 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek ;) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:00:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat https://t.co/NsBhZLhwcm Thu Feb 25 01:01:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/YvusWOpwH8 Thu Feb 25 01:02:02 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Hi, I’m Lee, GTD fanatic and practitioner, computer geek, @zendoneapp user, #productivity devotee #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:02:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith My #productivity success this week is that I got prepared for #prodchat a full day in advance of the tweetchat! :) Thu Feb 25 01:02:57 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Composed a guest post for @MiddleWeb , one of a 5-part series on having a digital productivity suite. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:03:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/9bPwct1A7p Thu Feb 25 01:04:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Intro: I’m Ray Sidney-Smith, #Evernote Business Certified Consultant, #GTD & #productivity enthusiast, and host here on #prodchat! Welcome! Thu Feb 25 01:04:03 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Last week had an AMAZING time at @folkalliance conference (https://t.co/PpMjRd2OrH). 4 days and nights of music and friends! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:04:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Fantastic, Frank! Welcome to the #prodchat stream today! Do you have a link to the article to share? :) Thu Feb 25 01:04:41 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Intro: Frank Buck, retired school administrator. I now write, speak, and coach on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:04:56 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q1: Why is focus/attention important in your work and personal life? #prodchat https://t.co/h9g3kKN4bT Thu Feb 25 01:05:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek You are quite the musicophile! Dr. Oliver Sacks would be proud! Hehe. Glad you had an AMAZING time! :) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:05:17 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A1: work at home, team scattered/remote, have to get work done, keep team going-easy to be distracted. have to do right stuff, too #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:06:47 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck That @Middleweb post will appear this coming week. Here is a link to others that have already posted https://t.co/iqwqKPbMMP #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:07:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A1: Without focus, almost nothing I want can get done! If everything and anything has your attention, effectiveness diminishes. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:07:31 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A1: Without #focus , not much real work gets done. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:07:49 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Make sure to tweet us a link to the @Middleweb article next week during #prodchat! Thu Feb 25 01:08:11 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith Will do! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:08:28 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A1b: almost tautological. just about impossible to do something without focusing on it and paying attention. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:08:33 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Come chat with us on #prodchat https://t.co/T33l2gqlII #productivity #tweetchat #gtd #gettingthingsdone Thu Feb 25 01:08:59 +0000 2016
sansannyc @rsidneysmith Found #prodchat chat via @allchats – Focus is important for my mrkting biz as I work remotely. My time literally is my income Thu Feb 25 01:09:31 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Agreed! You know I’m a huge proponent of using focus, habit and motivation in confluence with systems and tools. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:09:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @sansannyc Welcome, Sandra! Glad you found us! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:10:06 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A1: The time required to recover from a distraction makes trying to accomplish anything difficult. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:10:09 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @sansannyc @rsidneysmith @allchats Welcome, Sandra! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:10:49 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @sansannyc That makes total sense, Sandra. Marketing is all about getting people’s attention. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:10:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q2: How well do you focus and overcome distractions? What’s your major source of distraction? #prodchat https://t.co/sH3wPJFWx8 Thu Feb 25 01:12:05 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: Hello Ray! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:12:52 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a2: depends on energy/being rested, whether the path forward is clear (i.e. I know what to do), no big issues going on. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:13:49 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A2: I have always tended to be pretty good when it comes to #focus . I can tune out background noise, activity, etc. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:14:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2: I feel like I’m decently focused most days and able to overcome distraction pretty well. My major distraction is Twitter. LOL #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:14:26 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a2b: and looking back to a couple weeks ago, motivation to do the task at hand. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:15:00 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A2: I have to watch that I don’t distract myself and go on “bird walks.” Putting the distraction on a list to get to later helps. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:15:14 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @DrFrankBuck yes, good think is #GTD collecting the distractions gets them out of the way. but still attractive later! ;-) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:16:14 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck That’s a good point. A distraction can be something pleasant that just doesn’t have to happen right now. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:16:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek So many factors do going into what tugs at our attentional resources! It’s good to acknowledge that. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:17:23 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Agreed! To me, #GTD is like meditation…acknowledge it’s drawn you in, then set it aside to handle later.#prodchat https://t.co/fNUfd22UaC Thu Feb 25 01:19:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q3: What is your understanding of single-­, multi-­, switch-­ & meta-­tasking
(https://t.co/WX4apbGmg2)? #prodchat https://t.co/XUh4EjWhpi
Thu Feb 25 01:19:05 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A3: What is “meta tasking”? That’s a new one. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:20:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Oh, Q3’s answer is going to be a bunch of tweets… Haha #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:20:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3a: Single-tasking can be understood as just focusing on one task at a time. #best #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:20:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck It’s a term (I think) I coined for doing overlapping tasks where you’re switch-tasking, but slower. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:21:10 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A3: I like how David Allen talks about multi-tasking as simply being rapid refocusing (with lots of wasted motion). #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:21:10 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A3a: single tasking is doing one thing at a time. multitasking needs two heads or a multiple processor computer.
#prodchat
Thu Feb 25 01:21:32 +0000 2016
FrankClarkCoach RT @rsidneysmith: A3a: Single-tasking can be understood as just focusing on one task at a time. #best #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:22:08 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a3b: multitasking really turns into a whole bunch of really fast context switches with attendant overhead and distratction. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:22:27 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a3b: multitasking really turns into a whole bunch of really fast context switches with attendant overhead and distratction. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:22:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck If you listen this this https://t.co/WX4apbXXEC it should explain it…in 2 minutes! ;) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:22:54 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A3: I like to multi-task where neither task requires much concentration. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:23:09 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @FrankClarkCoach Hey, Frank! How’s it going? Welcome to #prodchat! Thu Feb 25 01:23:13 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A3: Walking on the treadmill and watching a recorded TV show would be an example. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:23:20 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith Just added it to the list! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:24:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3b: Multi-tasking is this mythical #productivity idea that we’re doing multiple tasks at once. We aren’t. #inefficient #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:24:38 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a3c: not to mention the classic walking and chewing gum at the same time. possibly while patting your head! ;-)
#prodchat
Thu Feb 25 01:24:41 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A3: What is “meta tasking”? That’s a new one. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:25:00 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Precisely. And, it takes a lot of recovery time when we try to switch focus constantly. Lots of drag. #prodchat https://t.co/CziKbXrDN5 Thu Feb 25 01:25:13 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: A3: What is “meta tasking”? That’s a new one. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:25:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q4: What activities can you do to build your “focus muscles” in your life and work? #prodchat https://t.co/mPpdupuyTT Thu Feb 25 01:26:07 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3c: Switch-tasking is what we’re doing when we believe we’re multi-tasking, but as @DrFrankBuck said, good for mindless stuff. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:26:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek And most likely, in 100K years, humans will catch up to our modern needs and we will effectively multi-task. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:27:40 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A4: Having a place to off-load the potential distractions helps to build the #focus muscle #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:27:58 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a4: have clear view of what you want to get done today #GTD #nextaction #planning #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:28:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek But as of today, we’re still dealing with hunter-gatherer minds and multi-tasking (mostly) is attention’s Kryptonite! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:28:29 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith ready for the direct mind-computer link to allow true parallel processing (more intimate form of virtual assistant) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:29:30 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Yes! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:29:43 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4a: I’ve been an ardent advocate of #meditation for greater #productivity and focus for years. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:29:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Read “The 4-Hour Workweek” with @prodbookgrp & discuss it this Saturday! Details: https://t.co/wQRfxIkzyT #prodchat https://t.co/gL7QmjLliH Thu Feb 25 01:30:14 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4b: It’s basically working out for the mind. We go to the gym for our bodies, it’s time we exercised our mind similarly. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:30:22 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A4: Having a place to off-load the potential distractions helps to build the #focus muscle #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:30:22 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith my only trouble is #focus on taking the time to #meditate ! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:30:35 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @prodbookgrp I’ll be reading really fast – the book just came in to my branch library this afternoon! #speedreading #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:31:30 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Use technology to facilitate the time and process… @headspace @calm and others really can help! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:31:31 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Sweet! I can’t wait for this upcoming @prodbookgrp call! :) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:31:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Agreed! Practicing capturing a la #GTD really builds focus muscles. It reestablishes autonomy over your attention. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:32:25 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @headspace @calm agreed. my issues have been a fairly protracted crunch mode. trying to get on track this week #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:33:00 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q5: How do you minimize distractions at work, home and other vital areas for your productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/26IzwkzfYS Thu Feb 25 01:33:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Fair enough. But, think long-term how much better if you take the time now! :) Stronger mind, longer life. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:33:44 +0000 2016
DerekTac Sorry I’m late! Hi friends! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:34:26 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @sansannyc don’t be shy about jumping in on discussion :-) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:34:50 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A5: Minimizing distractions: turning off email alerts, not answering the phone unless its someone I know, #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:34:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4c: I just finished reading @10percent by @danbharris. I have to admit, it was a funny and interesting book on #meditation! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:35:04 +0000 2016
DerekTac A5: Headphones that block out noise/sound canceling and Pink Noise. Here’s a 10hr loop: https://t.co/JjYQ4iK1nT #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:35:19 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5a: I change locations regularly throughout my workday when I’m in the office. And I have times when the door gets shut … #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:35:49 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5b: and the phone gets turned off. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:36:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Hey, Derek! How’s it going today? #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:36:19 +0000 2016
DerekTac A4: Lists, lists, lists! (realistic lists) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:36:39 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith Hey Ray! I’m well, yourself? #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:36:55 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Woah. 10 hours of pink noise. Haha. That’s some heavy duty focus time! ;) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:36:58 +0000 2016
DerekTac RT @DrFrankBuck: A5: Minimizing distractions: turning off email alerts, not answering the phone unless its someone I know, #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:37:07 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Glad to hear, Derek! I’m doing great, thanks. :) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:37:10 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @danbharris Thanks for writing such a funny, honest and insightful book about #meditation! Cheers! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:38:07 +0000 2016
DerekTac @DrFrankBuck I used to work for a guy and every time he got an email it was like one of Pavlov’s dogs hearing the dinner bell #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:38:30 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5: If something becomes a distraction, I remove it from my presence, including my phone and tablet (esp. when reading). #ProdChat Thu Feb 25 01:38:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5: One of the primary reasons I love my @AmazonKindle is that it’s a single function device. It’s sole purpose for me is reading. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:39:27 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a5: turn off notifications. I have to be available on email and IM at work but don’t need the bell for email. IM and texts are OK #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:39:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q6: Do you allocate focus time/space for creative, evaluative, reflective, & deductive thinking? #prodchat https://t.co/g9rMn8JEJs Thu Feb 25 01:40:06 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @DerekTac LOL! Many people are like that. I want to let #email pile up and handle a bunch at one time. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:40:12 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac @DrFrankBuck Ugh, I used to be like that in my old company…so glad I don’t do that now. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:41:22 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A6: I anticipate “waiting time” and use that time to review my task list, flesh out ideas, etc. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:42:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek It’s about how much is flowing at you, right? I can take a X number of messages then it’s too much. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:42:40 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith You can’t say it isn’t long enough! HA! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:42:40 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a6: yes, daily review, set times for projects, long range thinking. work blocks when doing creative work needing sustained focus #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:43:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac #prodchat https://t.co/a2nMmkuLsN Thu Feb 25 01:43:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6a: Yes, each kind of focus work requires its own time and location. Creative work gets done and then put away for a while. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:44:35 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A6) It is difficult at times to schedule this in. Often I just ignore or forget it. Gotta work on that #prodchat https://t.co/4aAqEzBRLu Thu Feb 25 01:44:49 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6b: Evaluative work comes naturally to me so I do that pretty easily anywhere. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:44:53 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith I have multiple email accounts. work has no junk, using @unrollme and rules for personal accounts wher I am on lists #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:44:55 +0000 2016
SheldonAYS A5
Music on the record player or my head phones.

Disconnect the phone from hand!

#ProdChat https://t.co/wSRaNSC9BO

Thu Feb 25 01:45:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6c: I take a lot of time in reflective mode naturally, so I have to block out time in quiet space for that. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:45:26 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6d: And, I’m good at problem-solving sometimes too quickly so I have to slow myself down and spend more time on it than I think. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:45:58 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck It’s rough @ times. Sometimes artwork project e-mails are urgent/ASAP and need attention right away #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:46:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Welcome, Matthew! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:46:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Yes, just setting a simple recurring reminder to do so can work wonders! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:46:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q7: How do you stay focused when you’re bored to distraction? #prodchat https://t.co/paQfgyr4m6 Thu Feb 25 01:47:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @SheldonAYS Welcome, Sheldon! Hope you’re well! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:47:42 +0000 2016
mikevardy It’s rare that I’m available to take part in #prodchat b/c it normally is my dinnertime. Today I could, but I’m wiped from air travel. #sigh Thu Feb 25 01:47:56 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a7: take a break at least. if the task can tolerate some delay, do something else for a while. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:48:05 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A7: I think the best thing to do is take a break. I have heard it said that the distraction is a “fake break.” #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:48:08 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith Thank you very much. I am sad I am late to the #prodchat game but I will add a reminder Thu Feb 25 01:48:39 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Welcome, @MikeVardy ! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:49:04 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith Sadly, it also takes energy and focus. I work hard at my pretend job M-F #prodchat. Working on that too, Thu Feb 25 01:49:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Not a worry…we’re here for another 10 minutes! And, we’ll be back with a new topic next week at 8pm ET! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:49:46 +0000 2016
DerekTac !! RT @DrFrankBuck: A7: I think the best thing to do is take a break. I have heard it said that the distraction is a “fake break.” #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:50:15 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith Putting it on my Todoist right now #ProdChat Thu Feb 25 01:50:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Understandable. Do just a little at a time…change takes small habits repeated daily and without judgment. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:50:45 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith As with any habit. The first part is wanting to change the habit #ProdChat Thu Feb 25 01:51:36 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7: I am rarely bored, so this is a tough one for me. I will switch tasks if I’m presently not enticed to do it, then circle back. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:51:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @mikevardy Hey, Mike! Well, I hope your travel was without incident! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:52:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Motivation is key. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:53:11 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A7) Electroshock therapy! No, wait. I figure what is the worst thing on my list and do that first #ProdChat https://t.co/4VV68Yogwh Thu Feb 25 01:53:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Ah, yes, I’ve heard that too. A glass of water also helps with boredom remarkably. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:53:36 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith Indeed it is. Overcoming all sorts of challenges #ProdChat Thu Feb 25 01:53:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q8: How do you control focus on larger goals? How do you retain focus toward larger goals? #prodchat https://t.co/ldPF5N22lf Thu Feb 25 01:54:05 +0000 2016
DerekTac A7: I go on a walk. At the end of said walk, I run into my office, sit down, and GO #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:54:26 +0000 2016
disgamechanger RT @rsidneysmith: A7: I am rarely bored, so this is a tough one for me. I will switch tasks if I’m presently not enticed to do it, then cir… Thu Feb 25 01:54:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Join us this Saturday for our next book discussion @prodbookgrp! Details: https://t.co/wQRfxIkzyT #prodchat https://t.co/nxnRHzCQzN Thu Feb 25 01:55:03 +0000 2016
DerekTac A8: Write down long-term, mid-term, short-term goals. By this time it’s already chopped into bite-sized pieces. WRITE IT DOWN #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:55:07 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A8: Probably like anyone else, identify the steps and make them easy enough you can’t wait to get started. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:55:15 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a8: planning in my #GTD app with projects broken into #nextaction and what everyone else just said! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:55:38 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A8: I break down the goal into smaller goals to focus on. Otherwise, I can be distracted by getting ahead of myself. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:56:08 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A8) Larger what? G.Go…Nope, can’t say I know that word. Actually, I break it down and do the hard stuff #prodchat https://t.co/o5aPIYdlUL Thu Feb 25 01:56:42 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A8: I will set milestones to reward myself for achieving stages toward the larger goal. It can be as simple as a glass of wine. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:57:23 +0000 2016
mikevardy All right, I’ll bite. A7: working by mode and by having themed days allows me to get focused when I need it and want it. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:57:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Tackling the tough parts first can be very gratifying and momentum is there because it’s all easier! Good tactic! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:58:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Good strategy! #prodchat https://t.co/IMeD5GCNbP Thu Feb 25 01:58:19 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith It certainly makes it easier, though not as thrilling #ProdChat Thu Feb 25 01:58:28 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @mikevardy: All right, I’ll bite. A7: working by mode and by having themed days allows me to get focused when I need it and want it. #pr… Thu Feb 25 01:58:33 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: March 2, 2016 – Topic: Developing Productive Habits! Have a great week, all! https://t.co/ZBkUsmOzQK Thu Feb 25 01:59:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Woah! How did the hour fly by? #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:59:05 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Thanks, Ray! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 01:59:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @RealMattEaton Thrills are cheap. Fulfillment isn’t as flashy but lasts longer! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:00:07 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: Thanks, Ray! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:00:21 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A8: Probably like anyone else, identify the steps and make them easy enough you can’t wait to get started. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:00:21 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: A8: Probably like anyone else, identify the steps and make them easy enough you can’t wait to get started. #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:00:34 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: Thanks, Ray! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:00:35 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @rsidneysmith Indeed it is. Sadly, I have no idea what that word means either #prodchat Small steps Thu Feb 25 02:00:39 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith Thanks Ray! Have a great night and see you next week. :) #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:01:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for today’s #ProdChat! Join us next week! https://t.co/vn1WaA7Tfu Thu Feb 25 02:01:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Thank you, Frank, and everyone! #prodchat https://t.co/HFqYPDCcSy Thu Feb 25 02:01:43 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith Thanks, Ray, see everyone next week! #prodchat Thu Feb 25 02:02:00 +0000 2016
SheldonAYS @rsidneysmith
Thank you!

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Thu Feb 25 02:03:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @SheldonAYS You’re most welcome! Glad you could join us! See you again soon on #prodchat! Thu Feb 25 02:04:05 +0000 2016

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