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#ProdChat – 06-09-16 – What’s Killing Your Productivity and Why?

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#ProdChat – 06-09-16 – What’s Killing Your Productivity and Why?

On June 9, 2016, #ProdChat discussed the topic, What’s Killing Your Productivity and Why? We asked the productivity enthusiasts of #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity Twitter chat, what they needed help with, and then we tackled those issues. See what they asked, and how we answered in this week’s conversation! Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about “What’s Killing Your Productivity and Why?” Enjoy!

Questions:

  • Q1: How do you find time to tackle “big projects”?
  • Q2: How do you “[stay] motivated when doing boring tasks”?
  • Q3: How can you maximize your mornings and early afternoons better now that the weather is nice out?
  • Q4: How do you really focus and spend time doing “Deep Work” a la Cal Newport?
  • Q5: Is it really possible to compartmentalize your mind to work multiple tasks?

Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/aoQEvlMqbO Thu Jun 09 00:01:04 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth Hello everyone, Shereese here.Were we all productive today? #prodchat https://t.co/GvkdWetYg8 Thu Jun 09 00:01:24 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @ShereesePubHlth: Hello everyone, Shereese here.Were we all productive today? #prodchat https://t.co/GvkdWetYg8 Thu Jun 09 00:01:36 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife I was very productive – I find that good weather helps a lot! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:01:41 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist @OrderYourLife @ShereesePubHlth @michelle1908 What’s your current productivity challenge for us to tackle tonight? #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:02:16 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @rsidneysmith: @caplady1225 @ShereesePubHlth REMINDER: #ProdChat. Join to discuss your #productivity challenges! Bring a question! https… Thu Jun 09 00:02:19 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith For those joining #ProdChat, introduce yourself, and let us know where you’re tweeting in from! :) Thu Jun 09 00:02:46 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @michelle1908: For the next hour, my tweets will be a part of #ProdChat https://t.co/JbL1sbW0Bq Thu Jun 09 00:02:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith I’m going unscripted tonight, since we’re collaborating on the #productivity topic, so hold onto your seats! ;-P #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:03:15 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife I’m Penny Catterall, a professional organizer and owner of Order Your Life. Glad to finally make it! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:03:36 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Really focusing and spending time doing less shallow work and more deep work (per @Calnewport ) has been challenging #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:04:30 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife I am pretty productive most days – but I find that I tend to put off the big projects. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:04:42 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Hey prodchatters! I’m Ke tweet in from Washington, D.C. Works in IT Security and practices Gtd #Prodchat https://t.co/63I6coZ7IM Thu Jun 09 00:04:59 +0000 2016
Minimologist @OrderYourLife I agree! Though the temptation to go enjoy the sunshine beckons… #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:05:05 +0000 2016
michelle1908 I’m Michelle, tweeting from Virginia #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:05:10 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “What’s Killing Your Productivity and Why?” Join us! #productivity #AMA https://t.co/5j0ffcJzQv Thu Jun 09 00:05:18 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth I’m Shereese, a healthcare strategist in MD. My biggest challenge is time. I try to fit too many things into a day #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:05:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets so everyone in the stream can see what you’re saying! :) Thu Jun 09 00:05:51 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Hi Penny it’s Ke .. Gld your able tI noij us tonight @OrderYourLife #Prodchat https://t.co/gZE72Sp4BY Thu Jun 09 00:05:55 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith My age-old bugaboo… staying motivated doing boring tasks. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:06:03 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife I found I was productive both inside and outside today. Worked with a client in the AM and then in the garden in the PM. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:06:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Hey, Ke! How’re you today? What’s your #productivity challenge you’d like us to tackle today? #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:06:31 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife That’s a good topic to tackle! That’ll be our first question! :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:06:58 +0000 2016
caplady1225 The sunshine has made me want to work less lol so how can I maximize my mornings/early afternoons better? #Prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:07:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist Oooooh, that’s a good one too! That’ll be the second question! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:07:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Good question! That’ll be the third question today! :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:07:48 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @OrderYourLife: I’m Penny Catterall, a professional organizer and owner of Order Your Life. Glad to finally make it! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:08:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @OrderYourLife: I’m Penny Catterall, a professional organizer and owner of Order Your Life. Glad to finally make it! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:08:04 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith Professional organizer (I prefer “efficiency consultant”) from Allentown, PA. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:08:12 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @Minimologist: @rsidneysmith Professional organizer (I prefer “efficiency consultant”) from Allentown, PA. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:09:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Minimologist: @rsidneysmith Professional organizer (I prefer “efficiency consultant”) from Allentown, PA. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:09:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith The first question will be out in a minute! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:09:30 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith hi ray I’m doing well today enjoying some farm fresh strawberries before season ends. How about you? #Prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:09:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q1: How do you find time to tackle “big projects”? #prodchat https://t.co/T7Bvw0a7PX Thu Jun 09 00:10:35 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife I know that you are supposed to break them into chunks, but somehow, I don’t seem to be able to do that easily. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:11:27 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A1: Try to group client appts together so I can have entire days in the office. Also, make the biggies bite-sized. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:12:31 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A1a: As Dr. T. Pychyl would say, with big goals you have to have smaller SMART goals. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:13:10 +0000 2016
Minimologist @OrderYourLife Common problem. Any idea what the obstacle is? I’m always looking for hints. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:13:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A1b: Then, you have to identify those actions that you can actually *do* to get you toward each smaller SMART goal. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:13:36 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @Minimologist @rsidneysmith My clients are all over the U.S.. I try to manage by segment, retun calls the same way. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:14:14 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A1 planning well writing lists making outlines into smaller and smaller next actions #Prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:14:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist Yes, some big projects are about getting space and time to do “deep work” a la Cal Newport. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:14:20 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife I have client appointments in the AM and PM every day. wiped out by the time I get home and can only do mindless things! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:14:21 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A1: Break them into manageable chunks & adding the next actions per #GTD to my task manager. Doing my weekly review helps too #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:14:37 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith I ask “what’s the obstacle?” Usually I’m missing info. The small task then becomes a bit of research. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:15:23 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife Think about the small chunks more…they need to be tied to a greater motivation in life (not just the big project).#prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:15:32 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith Oh yes. It can take time to “drop into” the creative space before I can be productive. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:16:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist Yes, if it’s not a missing resource, it’s one of 1) not tied to a motivation, or 2) it’s block emotionally. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:16:41 +0000 2016
JKatzaman I’m Jim, joining #prodchat, balancing day and after-hours jobs from Maryland. Thu Jun 09 00:17:13 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 @Calnewport Haha…sorry, I just saw this and mentioned Cal a moment ago! You’ll be the fourth question! Thanks! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:17:16 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A1: Also look at critical path from a PM perspective. Address the logjam. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:17:39 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith 3) Fear of making the wrong decision. Or is that part of your #2??? #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:18:16 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith What’s your recommendation for dealing with emotional blocks? I have those sometimes #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:18:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist You can itemize it out, but I lumped that into my #2. :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:18:42 +0000 2016
nmhouston Hey #prodchat, sorry I’m late (and I may not be able to stay long) Thu Jun 09 00:18:51 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife @minimologist These are all relevant to my husband who is having a serious productivity issue these days. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:19:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 1) Journal about it. 2) Talk to someone you trust about it. 3) Seek prof. counseling. 4) Summon @angeladuckw grit! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:19:41 +0000 2016
JKatzaman I find the best way to tackle big projects is to force aside distractions to focus on the job at hand. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:19:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q2: How do you “[stay] motivated when doing boring tasks”? #prodchat https://t.co/Dg9n1jmV8d Thu Jun 09 00:20:05 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife @Rsidneysmith I actually enjoy the zen like feeling of doing mindless tasks! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:20:49 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Hey, Natalie! Great to have you on #prodchat today! How’re you? Do you have a #productivity challenge? We have one more slot. :) Thu Jun 09 00:20:52 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith I see (and feel!) that fear a lot, but it’s hardly the only emotional block. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:20:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife Nothing wrong with that! :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:21:40 +0000 2016
Minimologist @JKatzaman It’s that simple, and that difficult. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:21:45 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A2: Sometimes I distract myself by listening to a podcast. I don’t even bother trying to get motivated #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:22:09 +0000 2016
JKatzaman I had a boring proofreading task today. Tempted to break away, but used clock as motivator. Got done just before quitting time. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:22:11 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist You can minimize it by A) what’s the worst case scenario, then challenging that with reality? B) Contingency plan. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:22:30 +0000 2016
Minimologist @OrderYourLife @rsidneysmith So do I. Folding a basket of laundry gives me time to unwind after a tiring day. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:22:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston We’re always glad to have you as long as we have you! :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:23:13 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife A2: I put on classical music in the background like Bach or Vivaldi that keeps me going. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:23:13 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A2b: Pomodoros work too for boring tasks #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:23:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 I’m doing great today! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:23:42 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @OrderYourLife I found a Paris radio station via Itunes and it does help me when I’m planning projects. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:24:09 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A2: Most effective is reminding myself — repeatedly! — WHY I’m doing this. But it’s still a struggle. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:24:15 +0000 2016
caplady1225 I use pomodoros and app called @forestapp_cc you grow trees as way to keep focus and off ph #prodchat https://t.co/vmmVHuiq8x Thu Jun 09 00:24:18 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist Yes, looking up horizons (Why?) is good. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:24:49 +0000 2016
nmhouston A2: I try to focus on the larger “why” behind the task, something it contributes to #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:24:49 +0000 2016
JessieSingerma1 RT @nmhouston: A2: I try to focus on the larger “why” behind the task, something it contributes to #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:24:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2: Sometimes it’s the what & how of what you’re doing…. Is it being done in the most effective/efficient means? #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:25:36 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Agree a good electronic dance music (edm) song works for me #Prodchat https://t.co/If4gfDkqVg Thu Jun 09 00:25:44 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith B) I was just teaching risk analysis prevention versus mitigation to a client. It’s effective for reducing stress. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:26:19 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2: I can get stymied by a boring task if I realize it’s boring because I’m not engaging with it in the way I want, not just why. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:26:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Minimologist: @rsidneysmith B) I was just teaching risk analysis prevention versus mitigation to a client. It’s effective for reducing… Thu Jun 09 00:26:41 +0000 2016
JKatzaman If a big boring task can possibly get done today, I prod myself to keep at it because tomorrow will be better. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:26:43 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Good evening, Jim. Good to have you on #prodchat! Thu Jun 09 00:27:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman We have one more slot for a #productivity challenge question if you’d like to throw in one. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:27:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman That’s interesting. You think about tomorrow, having completed this boring task, as being better! Great outlook! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:28:00 +0000 2016
Minimologist @JKatzaman Yes, this helps me too! “If I push I get to cross this rotten thing off my list.” #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:28:02 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Thanks Ray. Glad I found this. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:28:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman We’re glad you found us too! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:28:23 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife @JKatzaman I love checking things off my task list too! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:28:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 @ShereesePubHlth Not to toot @BrainfmApp’s horn again, but I put that on and get to work! It helps! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:28:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @nmhouston: A2: I try to focus on the larger “why” behind the task, something it contributes to #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:29:12 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Yes, instead of benefits to me, I try to answer my “why” as to how it affects others I care about or respect. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:29:39 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston That’s usually a good kick of energy to push through a boring task! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:29:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q3: How can you maximize your mornings and early afternoons better now that the weather is nice out? #prodchat https://t.co/WMKjNMp5AY Thu Jun 09 00:30:19 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith I have to think of a productivity challenge question that might not be already asked. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:30:47 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @OrderYourLife @JKatzaman It helps us feel like we’re accomplishing what we set out to do #prodchat https://t.co/RKJ1mz5paE Thu Jun 09 00:30:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman You have 20 minutes to think of one! :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:31:11 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A3: I definitely need to take a few short 15-minute walks in the afternoon. It’s good to step away #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:31:48 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife @rsidneysmith I am really not a morning person, so I have to just maximize my time in the evenings! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:31:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3a: It’s all about building the productive habits/routines that help you get the most out of those times. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:31:55 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A3: Grab my laptop, and follow the shade. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:32:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3b: My mornings, eg, are purely built on habits/routines…I’ve knocked my day out of the park if I just let my autopilot run. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:32:29 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A3 rising earlier almost with the sun now that it’s bright early. Arriving to office knowing what 2 do #Prodchat https://t.co/LXZPfLtc2N Thu Jun 09 00:32:36 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A3: (shhh… don’t tell my clients) Check the weather and schedule on-site sessions for rainy days. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:32:44 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 And now there’s good science to show why novelty is good for doing great work! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:32:49 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A3 Weather isn’t a factor in my office. I know I need to attend to things first thing before other stuff lands on my plate. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:33:11 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist Hahaha. I definitely have been guilty of that in the past. :-P #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:33:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist I’ll take off a nice Wednesday and work on Saturday when it’s going to rain instead. :) #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:33:30 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith In winter, I’ll be honest that I’m checking for a snow storm to avoid. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:34:39 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife Your chronotype is important, but it’s not the whole picture! Knowing you, you have a good balance! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:34:39 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife A3 I try to do work outdoors that needs to be done in my garden or walk the dog while I listen to a podcast. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:35:16 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife I’ve just established a habit of listening to podcasts when walking the dog! It’s awwwesome! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:35:50 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife @Rsidneysmith killing two birds with one stone! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:36:28 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Productivity Challenge Q: Is it really possible to compartmentalize your mind to work multiple tasks? #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:37:06 +0000 2016
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife what are some of your favorite podcasts #Prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:38:04 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith If we’re shy a question, let’s dig in deeper on fear around bold projects. Fear kills productivity. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:38:15 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth I love working outdoors. This is where I sat to return clients’ calls today #prodchat https://t.co/j1Ugp6BspN Thu Jun 09 00:38:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman great! We’ll tackle this as the fifth question! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:38:26 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @OrderYourLife I was trying to find more podcast listening time lately. This was perfect for when I’m not traveling. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:39:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q4: How do you really focus and spend time doing “Deep Work” a la Cal Newport. #prodchat https://t.co/RFocZceq1A Thu Jun 09 00:40:05 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife @caplady1225 I like @TheMinimalists podcasts and @NotetoSelf #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:40:44 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 @OrderYourLife I’m listening to a lot of variety now that Google Play Music has streaming podcasts. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:41:20 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4a: 2x Last week, I got up early & did it first thing in the AM. I haven’t tried doing it at work. I may have to leave my office #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:42:39 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A4: The mantra I teach my clients is “I’m not doing that, I’m doing this.” Repeat as often as necessary. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:43:00 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4b: I think I just have to commit to doing it #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:43:07 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A4 I’ve found I have to cut out background noise to think. Otherwise it’s too easy to let my mind drift, use that as excuse. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:43:29 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith @caplady1225 @OrderYourLife Really? I didn’t know that! #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:43:44 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4: I have to block out tuner in my calendar for such times that require deep work. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:44:13 +0000 2016
Minimologist @JKatzaman Silence usually is best for me too. On the rare occasions it doesn’t work, I use Coffitivity. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:44:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist @caplady1225 @OrderYourLife Yes, yes! My podcasts are live on Google Play Music…so awesome to decouple from iTunes.#prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:45:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist @caplady1225 @OrderYourLife That is, my phones are no longer dependent on iTunes. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:45:50 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth A4 When doing deep work, I have to turn off my computer notifications, to include email, clock, etc #prodchat https://t.co/Y2gcu9pHHk Thu Jun 09 00:45:50 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith I’ve used the Freedom app for this. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:46:05 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith I think I’m going to try that next week + find someplace else to work during that time #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:46:18 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith @caplady1225 @OrderYourLife I’ll have to look into that and figure it out. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:46:37 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A4 I can have background noise now because chats are more relaxing, although I’ll lose track of sports on TV. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:46:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman Do you use headphones or close an office door? Special music? #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:47:09 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Minimologist: @rsidneysmith A4: The mantra I teach my clients is “I’m not doing that, I’m doing this.” Repeat as often as necessary. #P… Thu Jun 09 00:47:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 *time #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:48:49 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith No, I don’t have headphones. Closing the door would make others think I’m anti-social. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:49:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 Yes, it’s really important to identify the time and place you’ll do that deep work! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:49:29 +0000 2016
OrderYourLife Sorry all – GTG. Will try to join next week again! Thanks for all the great tips! #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:49:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @Minimologist @caplady1225 @OrderYourLife Ping me with questions. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:50:09 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Recommend @OvercastFM for podcast and iOS users #Prodchat https://t.co/fDk4E7S5aN Thu Jun 09 00:50:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q5: Is it really possible to compartmentalize your mind to work multiple tasks? #prodchat https://t.co/f9SMKFL5V5 Thu Jun 09 00:50:44 +0000 2016
Minimologist @JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Ugh. If I’d figured out how to be both social AND focused and productive, I may have survived the cubicle.#ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:51:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @caplady1225 Overcast is great, but now Google manages most of my podcast subscriptions. Amazingly simple. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:52:13 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Simultaneously? #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:52:14 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith A5: Some people switch tasks more effectively than others, but really we do best when we focus on one. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:53:13 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman I close my door at the same times or alert people somehow (Post-It, email, calendar record), so folks know what’s up. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:53:37 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith @caplady1225 I use and love @pocketcasts Does Google let you download them or do you have to use data/wifi? #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:53:51 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A5 I can eliminate distractions, but that also goes for other tasks. Try to do more than one at a time, and I’ll soon lose track. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:54:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5: As of right now, we can only do one executive function task at a time. You have to be automatic with what else you’re doing. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:54:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 @caplady1225 @pocketcasts Yes, you can download them. Super easy. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:55:39 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @JKatzaman When I do a lot of switch tasking I definitely see my productivity metrics lower. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:56:54 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Others do use post-its when they have their doors closed. I could try and add one: Excuse my snoring. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:57:23 +0000 2016
Minimologist @rsidneysmith @michelle1908 @caplady1225 @pocketcasts Look at that! Google has podcasts. Now I can listen while knitting. #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 00:58:30 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A personal thing, but I use Outlook appointment reminders to keep on myself about tasks yet to do. #prodchat Thu Jun 09 00:59:29 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Next week on #ProdChat – Food and Productivity – Join us! https://t.co/EW8aEkS605 Thu Jun 09 00:59:56 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts! See you next week! Transcript out tomorrow! #prodchat https://t.co/a3V4kuOYwr Thu Jun 09 01:01:20 +0000 2016
Minimologist The last hour just flew by on #ProdChat! Missed it? Join us next week. https://t.co/m3NeVfcC9I Thu Jun 09 01:01:21 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @Minimologist: The last hour just flew by on #ProdChat! Missed it? Join us next week. https://t.co/m3NeVfcC9I Thu Jun 09 01:02:31 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Thanks so much for hosting! #ProdChat Thu Jun 09 01:02:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @michelle1908 You’re most welcome! 😃 #prodchat Thu Jun 09 01:03:20 +0000 2016

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