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#ProdChat – 09/25/13 – Goals with Glenn Watts of Time Management Magazine

#ProdChat – 09/25/13 – Goals with Glenn Watts of Time Management Magazine

August Pinaud (@apinaud) guest-hosted a discussion about Goals with Glenn Watts of Time Management Magazine (@TimeManagementM). Enjoy!

  1. Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity chat! Topic: Goals with Glenn Watt, the Founder/Senior Editor of Time Management Magazine
  2. Let’s start things off with introductions. Who are you? And, do you use to a specific #productivity system? #prodchat
  3. A1.1 Hello, My Name is Glenn Watt and I am the Founder/Senior Editor of Time Management Magazine.#prodchat
  4. I am a best seller author, my goal is to help people create small changes to produce big impacts. I am also an #OmniFocus fan #ProdChat
  5. Q1: Who are you and why are you passionate about productivity? #ProdChat
  6. A1.1 Hello, My Name is Glenn Watt and I am the Founderof Time Management Magazine.#prodchat
  7. A1.2. I Became interested in productivity when I attended a Franklin/Covey training session it was mandatory to attend. #prodchat
  8. Hi, #prodchat! I’m a journalism prof from OK. I blog at profkrg.com. I have a huge productivity crash at about 3 p.m. daily.
  9. A1.3. My family had always been laborers and no one had any expectations of being more than that.#prodchat
  10. A1.4 I found the idea of only ever being able to work for someone else difficult to accept. #prodchat
  11. @apinaud A1: Anything other than passion 4 productivity is just “existence” in its basic form. We can move mountains w/a plan! #prodchat
  12. A1.5. After the Franklin/Covey session, I could see that goal setting provided a clear way to achieve what ever anyone wanted.#prodchat
  13. A1.6.I have been passionate about spreading the message that goal setting is a path to freedom ever since.#prodchat
  14. @apinaud My name is Mark Ryan and I am passionate about giving my best effort. #ProdChat
  15. +1 “@TimeManagementM: A1.6.I have been passionate about spreading the message that goal setting is a path to freedom ever since.#prodchat
  16. A1 Yes, I believe that as well Farrah, with a plan you can move mountains #prodchat
  17. 8:15PM EST – Q2: What methodology do you use to reach your goals? #ProdChat
  18. A2.1 I use a mixture of Agile Results and Steven Covey’s goal setting techniques. #prodchat
  19. @apinaud A 1.2 Also passionate about sharing what I learn with others. #ProdChat
  20. A2.3 I figure out my roles, and try to fit 3 goals for each role that support my 3 main goals for the year. #prodchat
  21. A2.4 Then I try to break it down into 3 goals per month that support my yearly goals. #prodchat
  22. A2.5 Each week I then choose 3 goals to from my monthly goals to work on. #prodchat
  23. A2,6 I make a weekly goal list and conduct a full goal review each month. I looki for things that have changed or been completed.#prodchat
  24. A2 I have lists. 3-5 years, 12-18months, Short term (6months or less) #ProdChat
  25. A1 I’m a 19yr old design student who practices GTD. I love & practice productivity because it simplifies your life, but it works #prodchat
  26. @MarkOutThere then you are in the right place I think. Sharing is something we do every week #ProdChat
  27. @apinaud A-2: @apinaud A.- Normal: Stop. Look, listen, consider, then act. When life or death, choose life. #ProdChat
  28. A2 I have yearly goals set out as Important, Sort of, Unimportant. #prodchat
  29. The basic Idea is to have 3 goals for the year, then 3 goals each month, and 3 goals each week…#prodchat
  30. The basic Idea is to have 3 goals for the year, then 3 goals each month, and 3 goals each week…#prodchat
  31. The basic Idea is to have 3 goals for the year, then 3 goals each month, and 3 goals each week…#prodchat
  32. The basic Idea is to have 3 goals for the year, then 3 goals each month, and 3 goals each week…#prodchat
  33. The basic Idea is to have 3 goals for the year, then 3 goals each month, and 3 goals each week…#prodchat
  34. A2a I plan months & weeks with the first 2 lists & specific days with the 3rd one. Its a way to keep moving without stressing out #prodchat
  35. @apinaud Set goals tht r qualitative & quantitative.Seek reslts tht enhance qual of spiritual & phys life 4 me & fam. #prodchat
  36. @TimeManagementM I was just about to say that I applied a theory similar to this #prodchat
  37. @apinaud A 2.2: Sometimes one goal may need to be walked away from so that other may be achieved. #ProdChat
  38. @MarkOutThere I like more the idea of placing them on hold until the other is achieved #ProdChat
  39. A2b I limit my Important goals to 3, Sort of to 4 & the unimportant is just a list of everything else (clean the car, paint, etc) #prodchat
  40. @IsaPinaud I can not take credit for it…It is from JD Meier’s Getting Results the Agile Way #prodchat
  41. @apinaud That works, too. Hard to let go of the kinetic energy sometimes, but necessary. #ProdChat
  42. Q3: What tools do you use to assist reaching your goals #ProdChat
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  43. .@TimeManagementM have you ever walk away from a goal? In order to achieve other as @MarkOutThere described? #ProdChat
  44. A3.1 I use Evernote, I have a Goals notebook, that has a roles note with all of my roles and 3 goals for each. #prodchat
  45. A3.2 Also in the Goals notebook is a note for Annual goals – With 3 overall Goals. #prodchat
  46. A3.3 Then I have a Monthly Notebook, with my 3 goals for the month. #prodchat
  47. A3.4 Then a weekly notebook with a list of my 3 goals for the week. #prodchat
  48. @apinaud A3: Mentorship is the greatest tool! Nothing like a human being 2 motivate, inspire, & hlp tweak ur blueprint. #ProdChat
  49. @apinaud @MarkOutThere Yes, I have walked away from many, I have realized, I can only do so much….then I colapse! #prodchat
  50. @apinaud A3.: No one tool in general, no specific matrix. Treat each goal individually. #ProdChat
  51. A3: I visualize on Mindmeister, work in Evernote, schedule with Google Calendar. Evernote reminders help, too! #prodchat
  52. A3 Omnifocus & Evernote. Omnifocus is the task list I guess you could say and I use Evernote for reference mostly. #prodchat
  53. @IsaPinaud For Tasks, I use OmniFocus, but I am now tinkering with Asana. #prodchat
  54. That’s one of the biggest challenges “@MarkOutThere: @TimeManagementM @apinaud The temptation to please others is strong. However #ProdChat
  55. @TimeManagementM @apinaud …Shortest path to mediocrity is trying to be all things to all people. -Mark Twain #ProdChat
  56. @apinaud @TimeManagementM I use multiple notebooks to store. However, I rely on SEARCH in Evernote. I’m a minimal tagger. #prodchat
  57. @MarkOutThere if I used paper I will never be able to read back. I only write secrets in paper. After I do no one can read them #ProdChat
  58. @apinaud Being a cartoonist at heart, I draw and write at the same time. Like storyboarding solutions. #ProdChat
  59. Q4: How do you figure out what goals to pursue? #ProdChat
  60. A4.1 I am not a fan of the SMART. method for goal setting. I follow the method outlined by Tony Robbins – Awaken the Giant Within. #prodchat
  61. A4.2 Make a list of things that you want to achieve. Include crazy and impossible things. Keep going until you have 50 things. #prodchat
  • A4.3 Look over the list, visualize achieving each item. The ones that you can see yourself being happy and proud to achieve, #prodchat
  • A5.4 but scare you and make you nervous. Those are the goals that you need to achieve. #prodchat
  • A5.5 Those are the goals that you will give your all to achieve. #prodchat
  • A4 I like big goals. If they don’t scare me they are not big enough #ProdChat
  • @apinaud A4: Ask questions: What does the most good? What can I do best? Alone or with help? Need Versus Want? #ProdChat
  • @apinaud A4: Ask questions: What does the most good? What can I do best? Alone or with help? Need Versus Want? #ProdChat
  • A4 I also use the SMART system, but I will pick either projects with set deadlines or the ones that speak to me the most #prodchat
  • A4 try to go for the ideas that have been put on hold and are still screaming for attention. They are the ones that are worth it #prodchat
  • Q5: What are you not a fan of S.M.A.R.T. goals? #ProdChat?
  • @apinaud A4: Which ones add undeniable value 2 my life? Which ones enhance my ability 2 b a stellar global citizen? #ProdChat
  • A5.1 For those that may not know, SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic,TimeBound. #prodchat
  • A5.1 For those that may not know, SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic,TimeBound. #prodchat
  • I must run! Hope you all have a terrific week. Thx for the chat! #prodchat
  • A5.2 Attainable and realistic, are what I have the issue with. First they mean the same thing. #prodchat
  • A5 As I said. I try to be smart, but I like my goals big and scary #ProdChat
  • A5.3 They imply that you should not dream, and that you should only set goals for what you definitely can achieve. #prodchat
  • A5.4 This results in goals that people are not excited by and therefore, never work on or achieve. #prodchat
  • A5.4 This results in goals that people are not excited by and therefore, never work on or achieve. #prodchat
  • A5.5 I think the other aspects of SMART, Specific, Measurable and Time bound, ARE useful aspects of goal setting. #prodchat
  • @apinaud Big and scary are usually the ones that produce the most POWERFUL results! #prodchat
  • A5 The thing is I don’t think the A&R are limiting you, I think they are telling you to make sure to break down your goals #prodchat
  • @TimeManagementM @apinaud Commitment where most people stumble. Not ideas, talent. But commitment, discipline. #ProdChat
  • @TimeManagementM Ford said that if you ask people they would had request a faster horse… A faster horse is for me an SMART goal #ProdChat
  • @MarkOutThere @TimeManagementM Commitment is the hard part. But it is always great when you reach them #prodchat
  • A5a I don’t think there is a problem with dreaming big (My goal is “find a way to change the world” clique I know) #prodchat
  • A5b The thing is to find a way to break it down and be SMART about it. I think that is what the A&R really mean #prodchat
  • @MarkOutThere @TimeManagementM I go Edison on failure He discover 10k wrong ways People failed because they don’t continue trying #ProdChat
  • Duty call elsewhere. Thanks for letting me drop by, #ProdChat & @apinaud .
  • A5c I don’t think SMART is trying to limit you. I think you must dream big FIRST and then plan using SMART Make any sense? #prodchat
  • Q6: What do you struggle with when setting goals? #ProdChat
  • A6.1 I struggle with prioritizing my goals constantly. I am still searching for a good method to prioritize my goals. #prodchat
  • A6.2 I have many many ideas for developing other magazines, articles, publishing systems and the list goes on and on. #prodchat
  • A6.3 I write capture these almost daily in Evernote and have a large list of things I would love to accomplish. #prodchat
  • A6.4 I find it dis-heartening when looking at my list that I can accomplish so few, and have to let so many languish. #prodchat
  • A6.5 I try to use my goals to pick the highest priority, but still feel that some great ideas are just never going to develop. #prodchat
  • A6.6 If anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear them. #prodchat
  • A6 I always try to do too much. Prioritizing becomes my main lifesaver #prodchat
  • A6.1 I struggle with the short term. I have learn that I need to remind myself daily of the goals to improve my chances. #prodchat
  • The faster hour on Twitter has come to an end
    Thanks to @TimeManagementM for be here today on #ProdChat
    It was an honor Glenn
    Thanks a lot
  • A6.2 Because of that I write them down in detail. including the initial point and revise them daily #prodchat
  • @apinaud A6: deciding the SIZE of goal. Never want 2 underestimate abilities or place unrealistic expctns, wch cn zap creativity #prodchat
  • @apinaud Te honor was mine, I will definitely try to join the group more often now that I know about it #prodchat
  • @apinaud Te honor was mine, I will definitely try to join the group more often now that I know about it #prodchat
  • @TimeManagementM I ask myself various questions mainly “Will this idea keep nagging me until it gets done?” #prodchat
  • @TimeManagementM I believe ideas nga you for a reason, they must have some sort of importance. #prodchat
  • @LeavUrImge2FDP better hit a star aiming to reach the moon than not reaching anything #ProdChat
  • @TimeManagementM I could send you an e-mail with a longer, more detailed response if you like #prodchat
  • Make sure you check Time Management Magazine and follow Glenn Watt @TimeManagementM #ProdChat
  • Make sure you check Time Management Magazine and follow Glenn Watt @TimeManagementM #ProdChat
  • @Pjsberger Well sometimes you aim the moon and hit the star next to it. trust be better than aiming at nothing #ProdChat
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