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#ProdChat – 11/21/13 – Finding Time

#ProdChat – 11/21/13 – Finding Time

  1. Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity conversation!  http://goo.gl/Uk35l  | Today’s Topic: “Finding Productive Time”
  2. So, let’s start with introductions! In a tweet, introduce yourself…and greet your fellow chatters. #prodchat
  3. We frequently talk about not finding more time, but using our time wisely. For #prodchat we going to find ways to use our wasted time!
  4. Hello everybody! My name is Isabel Pinaud. I’m a 19yr design student practicing GTD. I love evernote and omnifocus #prodchat
  5. Joining #ProdChat now… expect heavier tweet traffic than normal for the next hour. Better yet, join in! :)
  6. Please add #prodchat to your tweets. Questions will come IN ALL CAPS as Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. Answer A1, A2, A3, etc. for readability!
  7. Q1: DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE VERY EFFICIENT WITH YOUR TIME? #prodchat
  8. Q1: DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE VERY EFFICIENT WITH YOUR TIME? #prodchat
  9. Hi, all. I’m Michelle. Productivity enthusiast and the new co-host of GTD® Virtual Study Group. #ProdChat
  10. @michgunn Hey, Michelle! Good to have you! I’m on mobile and having trouble connecting. :-( So, forgive me all…might be quiet. #prodchat
  11. A1 It all depends on the time of day. I am more efficient in the morning & late at night.. you can always be MORE efficient though #prodchat
  12. @IsaPinaud Great to see you, Isabel! Having some trouble connecting to #prodchat via Twitter…so I’m quiet.
  13. @rsidneysmith TweetDeck and Twitter are being wonky for me right now… not streaming. Might restart #ProdChat
  14. @michgunn I haven’t been able to catch up to the new episodes! I’m ecstatic you are co-hosting! #prodchat
  15. @IsaPinaud Thanks so much Isa!! That’s really nice to hear! I hope you’ll enjoy them, and even call in when you can! :) #ProdChat
  16. A2: I have a rituals list that I follow every day to do all the things I want to get my day started. #prodchat
  17. A2: I have a rituals list that I follow every day to do all the things I want to get my day started. #prodchat
  18. A2 My first hour is spent thinking… If you’ve ever heard of the extraordinary hour, you know what I am talking about #prodchat
  19. OK, Tweetdeck is definitely not working correctly. Trying to stay on the stream with multiple apps now. Hilarious! #ProdChat
  20. A2a Extraordinary hour: One hour dedicated to thinking about anything & writing everything you come up with NO PROCESSING #prodchat
  21. A1 I do feel like I’m usually pretty efficient with my time. #ProdChat
  22. @michgunn Calling is has always been difficult for me since I live in Venezuela, but I will try! #prodchat
  23. One of these days I’ll skip dinner to take part in #prodchat. Today is not that day. #havefun
  24. @rsidneysmith Having the same morning routine is SO important. It gets embedded, so your brain knows is time to start the day #prodchat
  25. A2 work day or just day? I usually spend the first hour showering and getting dressed, etc. #ProdChat
  26. Q2 The 1st hour of the work day, I do a quick daily review and update my task list to reflect what I want to do that day #ProdChat
  27. I love that!! MT @IsaPinaud: A2 My first hour is spent thinking… the extraordinary hour #prodchat
  28. @IsaPinaud Ah! Well, we’ll see if we can’t get Google Hangouts or something to work. Can’t help the timezone, though… ;) #ProdChat
  29. :) Enjoy! “@mikevardy: One of these days I’ll skip dinner to take part in #prodchat. Today is not that day. #havefun
  30. I’m on straight twitter now. Tweetdeck hasn’t updated yet. Ha! “@IsaPinaud: @michgunn That sucks! Hope it starts working soon #prodchat
  31. @michgunn The time-zone is not that bad actually :) It’s half an hour difference with Florida for example #prodchat
  32. Q3: ARE THERE WAYS YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR COMMUTE (NOT BY SPEEDING!) OR CHANGING IT, TELECOMMUTING OR USE THAT TIME? #prodchat
  33. Any to share?“@rsidneysmith: A2: I have a rituals list that I follow every day to do all the things I want to get my day started. #prodchat
  34. I’ve reduced my commute by working from home now. It’s pretty great. Although sometimes I do miss the din of the office. #ProdChat
  35. A3 I find I always have audio material to catch up on. I play them in the car instead of music… podcasts and the such #prodchat
  36. A3 But before I did, I used to do my daily review on the train or in a cab on the way to work. Felt great showing up ready to go #ProdChat
  37. @michgunn Wish I could do this… but I don’t think college will let me send virtual drawing haha ;) #prodchat
  38. A3a Once I’ve settled my daily tasks for the day I also brainstorm in the car, yes out loud, and record it all #prodchat
  39. Ha! “@IsaPinaud: @michgunn Wish I could do this… but I don’t think college will let me send virtual drawing haha ;) #prodchat
  40. @IsaPinaud @michgunn Hey, Florida…. that’s where I am! It took a while, but I’ve finally come to terms with it. :) #prodchat
  41. A3b This might be considered “changing it”, but I also started leaving at different my home at different times… #prodchat
  42. Where’d you move from Keith? @icnow: Hey, Florida…. that’s where I am! Took a while, but I’ve finally come to terms with it. :) #prodchat
  43. @icnow @michgunn It’s better than a third world country, trust me I’ve lived in both ;) #prodchat
  44. Awesome! MT @IsaPinaud: … I might be early & get work done in a cafe, it works #prodchat
  45. Q4: ARE THERE WASTED HOURS IN YOUR WORKDAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO ADAPT FOR YOUR #PRODUCTIVITY? #prodchat
  46. Q4: ARE THERE WASTED HOURS IN YOUR WORKDAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO ADAPT FOR YOUR #PRODUCTIVITY? #prodchat
  47. @IsaPinaud :) My feed is being horribly slow. Sorry… I caught that just after.
    Such a great approach, by the way!! #ProdChat
  48. A4 I think I’m starting to find the right balance btwn squeezing productivity out of every moment vs feeling good about my work #ProdChat
  49. A4 What I mean is I used to work around the clock to not waste a minute of productive time… #ProdChat
  50. A4: Not really. I find that my days are always pretty full. #prodchat
  51. Love this RT @michgunn balance btwn squeezing productivity out of every moment vs feeling good about my work #prodchat
  52. A4 But now I’m focusing on doing what’s important to me more, and ultimately that’s more of the right productivity #ProdChat
  53. @IsaPinaud It’s a whole new perspective on life. I’m happier, my work is better, my LIFE is better! #ProdChat
  54. Ha! @icnow From NY > PA > CA > NY > NJ > PA >FL. Been here 4 yrs, but still haven’t fully unpacked. It’s on my someday/maybe list. #ProdChat
  55. Q5: HOW DO YOU USE TIME WHILE WAITING (IN LINES AT GROCERY STORE, WHEN SOMEONE IS LATE FOR A MEETING, ETC.)? #prodchat
  56. Q5: HOW DO YOU USE TIME WHILE WAITING (IN LINES AT GROCERY STORE, WHEN SOMEONE IS LATE FOR A MEETING, ETC.)? #prodchat
  57. A5 I have many answers for this one. I review my lists, do menial tasks I can do from anywhere, read, make phone calls, etc #prodchat
  58. A5 I tend to use time on lines or waiting to check email, then Facebook, then twitter. Ha! #ProdChat
  59. A5 random tip for mothers: bath time is great as a waiting time.. set up shop right next to the bath #prodchat
  60. @michgunn I only check e-mail twice a day, but had not thought of using waiting time to answer them #prodchat
  61. @IsaPinaud Yes! I also check lists or read (now that I have kindle everywhere). It all depends on the estimated wait time… #ProdChat
  62. A5: I always have my Kindle app handy on my phone! #prodchat
  63. @IsaPinaud Yeah, I try to check email only a couple of times a day too. But this is where I cheat and check more often than usual. #ProdChat
  64. That’s so great, isn’t it?! “@rsidneysmith: A5: I always have my Kindle app handy on my phone! #prodchat
  65. Q6: HOW DO YOU SET END YOUR DAYS FOR GREAT TIME MANAGEMENT TOMORROW? #prodchat
  66. Q6: HOW DO YOU SET END YOUR DAYS FOR GREAT TIME MANAGEMENT TOMORROW? #prodchat
  67. A5 I just try to breathe & experience being a human flying through space on a planet. Or I process my Evernote inbox. #prodchat
  68. A6 Stop fighting with reality… stop worrying about things you can’t control #prodchat
  69. A6 I do a mini review. Defer tasks that didn’t get done to the future. Quick review of my tomorrow list. #ProdChat
  70. A6 I do a mini review. Defer tasks that didn’t get done to the future. Quick review of my tomorrow list. #ProdChat
  71. A6a I set the time I’m going to wakeup the next day…BTW don’t negotiate that time in the morning…just get up #prodchat
  72. I mean don’t negotiate in the morning because ANY reason to sleep in for half an hour sounds logical in the morning #prodchat
  73. @IsaPinaud Yes! What’s that phrase from The Princess Bride? “It was beyond my control.” Was that it? I always get those wrong… #ProdChat
  74. I have to share this tip: Have a brain dead and a short dash context so you can do something even if you are indeed brain dead #prodchat
  75. Sure does! “@IsaPinaud: I mean don’t negotiate in the AM because ANY reason to sleep in for half an hour sounds logical in the AM #prodchat
  76. @michgunn You are asking the wrong person… my memory sucks! I know which one you are talking about though haha #prodchat
  77. @IsaPinaud tried that. Didn’t work for me. If I’m brain dead, I’m not looking at my lists… I’ll just find a closet to organize ;)#ProdChat
  78. :) “@IsaPinaud: @michgunn You are asking the wrong person… my memory sucks! I know which one you are talking about though haha #prodchat
  79. A6 For @OmniFocus users, Check out David Sparks Ninja screencasts… 2nd one specifically, for today/tomorrow perspectives #ProdChat
  80. @IsaPinaud I wish I could have made brain dead/low energy work. I’m still rocking location & app based contexts though #ProdChat
  81. So good!!! :) “@IsaPinaud: @michgunn I love those! I keep replaying them! #prodchat
  82. @michgunn have you tried the short dash context? Any 5/10min action gets listed & when you have an extra 10 they are already there #prodchat
  83. Alrighty, guys, looks like the hour is up. Thanks for the chat tonight guys! Have an awesome week! Catch ya next Wednesday for #ProdChat
  84. @IsaPinaud I use estimated time in OF for that… then I can keep a location/app based context and still filter for time if needed #ProdChat
  85. @michgunn I don’t use the short dash as a context btw.. I use the approx time in @OmniFocus & then filter if I have the extra time #prodchat

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