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#ProdChat – 1/8/14 – Kicking Off the New Year Productively!

#ProdChat – 1/8/14 – Kicking Off the New Year Productively!

  1. Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity chat!  http://goo.gl/Uk35l  | Today’s Topic: #Kicking Off the New Year Productively!
  2. @FastCompany started 2014 with “The Productivity Issue” ( http://goo.gl/V0qlQS ). I thought we might expand on it today! #prodchat
  3. Hey guys! Expect more than usual tweeting from me in the next hour. #ProdChat starts now! Come join us! :)
  4. So, let’s start with introductions! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat
  5. #ProdChat, the weekly #Productivity chat is starting now! “Kicking Off the New Year Productively!” |  http://ow.ly/soMeI 
  6. #ProdChat, the weekly #Productivity chat is starting now! “Kicking Off the New Year Productively!” |  http://ow.ly/soMmw 
  7. Hi, all! I’m a productivity geek. GTDer, OmniFocus fan, and co-host of the GTD® Virtual Study Group. :) #ProdChat
  8. Q1: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE UPCOMING YEAR FOR YOUR #PRODUCTIVITY? (UN)PREPARED? EXCITED? BE HONEST. ;-) #prodchat
  9. .@EBPhD: Hey Eric, it’s live call/podcast of a supportive global community dedicated to inspiring and empowering personal growth. #ProdChat
  10. @rsidneysmith A1) Excited! Ended 2013 on a productivity high, ready to keep it moving. #ProdChat
  11. Q1A: DO YOU DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN KICKING OFF YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL YEAR? IF SO, HOW? #prodchat
  12. That’s our official tagline. ;) It’s basically a community of folks who are GTDers and we chat and share info. It’s awesome! :) #ProdChat
  13. @ErikJFisher Welcome to back #prodchat, Erik! Good to have you on! Happy New Year!
  14. @EBPhD Great to hear, Eric! It’s going to be a great 2014 it sounds like! :) #prodchat
  15. A1: Excited! I took time to do nothing, and have started to make plans, actions steps, and ACT! #prodchat
  16. A1: I’m feeling really excited about the possibilities of 2014! I have much planned and now it’s all about implementing! #prodchat
  17. A1 Feeling super stoked for 2014! Lots of great projects on the front burners. Gonna be a big year! Stoked and a little awed! #prodchat
  18. Q2: IS KICKING OFF THE NEW YEAR MORE A MINDSET OR A PROCESS? AN ANNUAL SETS OF GOALS, OR JUST FEELING THE RENEWAL? WHY? #prodchat
  19. A1A: I segment my personal and professional lives by context but not really by date. So, yes and no? LOL #prodchat
  20. @ErikJFisher Isn’t that a great feeling? The reflecting period, and looking forward to what you’re going to act on! Good stuff! #prodchat
  21. Q2A: WHO WANTS TO SHARE SOME OF THEIR BIG NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, PLANS, OR GOALS? #prodchat
  22. Q2A: WHO WANTS TO SHARE SOME OF THEIR BIG NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, PLANS, OR GOALS? #prodchat
  23. @profkrg I’m doing great, Kenna! Glad to have you on our first #prodchat of the year! :-)
  24. A2 I actually made it more of a process this year. A full year end review. Really interesting perspective on stuff. #ProdChat
  25. A2 It was an eye opener to see what really happened vs what I thought had happened. Pleasantly surprised, actually! #ProdChat
  26. A2: My planning is definitely a process (no surprise there!). ;-P I follow a very clear path every year to what my goals are. #prodchat
  27. Hey, Kenna! RT @profkrg: Hi, #prodchat. How is everyone this evening?
  28. Ditto! MT @rsidneysmith: @ErikJFisher Great feeling! The reflecting period, and looking forward to what you’re going to act on! #prodchat
  29. A2b: I then outline what my projects are and then next-actions associated with each to kick into gear! Very empowering! #prodchat
  30. A2: My professional life goes in seasons, and personal is based on a yearly calendar because of the holidays. #prodchat
  31. A2: My professional life goes in seasons, and personal is based on a yearly calendar because of the holidays. #prodchat
  32. @michgunn My year-in-review process wasn’t stellar this year; we should compare notes on how you did yours! I’d be curious. #prodchat
  33. @rsidneysmith I love decompressing before moving into a new season. #prodchat
  34. A2A What’s with the two parters? ;)
    I’m taking a Jonathan Fields workshop called Revolution U. I’m rocking a Revolution in 2014! #ProdChat
  35. .@rsidneysmith, I basically reviewed my Areas of Focus and looked back at all my completed tasks for each in 2013. Very telling. #ProdChat
  36. @ErikJFisher That’s a really great perspective and something I should definitely create clear space for in 2014! #prodchat
  37. .@rsidneysmith Then I really thought about those “categories” and rejiggered to match my current priorities in life. #ProdChat
  38. @michgunn LOL. I have to keep you on your toes, eh? Really, they just wouldn’t fit into one tweet! ;-P #prodchat
  39. .@rsidneysmith Even a shift in naming makes a huge difference. OH… and I tried @chrisbrogan’s My Three Words this year. Brilliant! #ProdChat
  40. .@rsidneysmith Even a shift in naming makes a huge difference. OH… and I tried @chrisbrogan’s My Three Words this year. Brilliant! #ProdChat
  41. Q3: WHAT ARE SOME #PRODUCTIVITY TECHNIQUES YOU’VE USED IN YEARS PAST? HOW’D THEY WORK? #prodchat
  42. Q3: WHAT ARE SOME #PRODUCTIVITY TECHNIQUES YOU’VE USED IN YEARS PAST? HOW’D THEY WORK? #prodchat
  43. Q3: WHAT ARE SOME #PRODUCTIVITY TECHNIQUES YOU’VE USED IN YEARS PAST? HOW’D THEY WORK? #prodchat
  44. I just can’t keep up! ;)
    RT @rsidneysmith: I have to keep you on your toes, eh? Really, they just wouldn’t fit into one tweet! ;-P #prodchat
  45. Semesters/seasons. These all sound like much more manageable chunks of time to plan, implement and review! #foodforthought #prodchat
  46. Semesters/seasons. These all sound like much more manageable chunks of time to plan, implement and review! #foodforthought #prodchat
  47. @michgunn Cool! I may go back and do it again and see where I might have holes. :-) Thanks! #prodchat
  48. @rsidneysmith And to assess and alter plans, or push forward on the same goals, or regroup to pick new ones. #prodchat
  49. Of course! :) RT @rsidneysmith: @michgunn Cool! I may go back and do it again and see where I might have holes. :-) Thanks! #prodchat
  50. @michgunn Well, Twubs is on the fritz for me, so I’m using the Twitter interface. Ugh! #prodchat
  51. A3 I think in the past, I’ve just cleaned up my task list. I do that periodically anyway. End of year needs more though #ProdChat
  52. A3 I think in the past, I’ve just cleaned up my task list. I do that periodically anyway. End of year needs more though #ProdChat
  53. .@rsidneysmith I’m back with TweetDeck. (Ha!) They’ve done a nice job on the interface… for now #ProdChat
  54. A3: I have followed @tonyrobbins annual planning process (modified over the years) for 14 years now. Love it! #prodchat
  55. @rsidneysmith @michgunn I just started using @tweetbot. I really like it for chats, which I do from my phone. #prodchat
  56. .@rsidneysmith What’s Tony Robbin’s annual planning, in a nutshell? #ProdChat
  57. A3: when I was considering my goals/objectives for the year, I tried to be realistic about what can be done. #prodchat
  58. A3: when I was considering my goals/objectives for the year, I tried to be realistic about what can be done. #prodchat
  59. A3: I kept thinking “I can do anything, but I can’t do everything.” #prodchat
  60. @profkrg @michgunn Good to note! I’ll add @tweetbot to my list on the #ProdChat page explaining how to join! Thanks!
  61. A3: This is the first year I’ve formally worked through goals for a new year, and it’s already made a huge impact. #prodchat
  62. @rsidneysmith Well, yes. I do have to remember to type it. But I’ve finally started remember to just copy & paste it. Much easier. #ProdChat
  63. @rsidneysmith A3: I make a commitment to write down my progress every day. That helps me stay on track. #prodchat
  64. +1 @ErikJFisher: A3 This is the first year I’ve formally worked through goals for a new year, and it’s already made a huge impact. #prodchat
  65. @michgunn 7 Exercises: Get Clear. Get Certain. Get Excited. Get Focused. Get Committed. Get Momentum. Get Smart. #prodchat
  66. @michgunn 7 Exercises: Get Clear. Get Certain. Get Excited. Get Focused. Get Committed. Get Momentum. Get Smart. #prodchat
  67. Hi, Scarlet! RT @ScarletRegina: A3: I make a commitment to write down my progress every day. That helps me stay on track. #prodchat
  68. A3: It is very important for goals/objectives to be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) #prodchat
  69. A3: It is very important for goals/objectives to be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) #prodchat
  70. A3: It is very important for goals/objectives to be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) #prodchat
  71. .@rsidneysmith Awesome! Going to have to look that up on the Google. ;) #ProdChat
  72. A3: I’ve learned or set milestones for goals, to maintain momentum, and celebrate progress. #prodchat
  73. @michgunn Eg, Get Clear: 1. What did you love in 2013? Magical, extraordinary moments? What did you accomplish? etc. #prodchat
  74. .@ErikJFisher You know, the milestones always trip me up on my own projects (not work projects though). Odd. #ProdChat
  75. Q4: ARE THERE ANY NEW #PRODUCTIVITY TECHNIQUES YOU’RE THINKING OF TRYING THIS YEAR? WHICH ONES, & WHY? #prodchat
  76. Q4: ARE THERE ANY NEW #PRODUCTIVITY TECHNIQUES YOU’RE THINKING OF TRYING THIS YEAR? WHICH ONES, & WHY? #prodchat
  77. Q4: ARE THERE ANY NEW #PRODUCTIVITY TECHNIQUES YOU’RE THINKING OF TRYING THIS YEAR? WHICH ONES, & WHY? #prodchat
  78. How granular do you go on milestones @ErikJFisher? Roughly weekly, monthly, quarterly? #ProdChat
  79. A4 Yes! I did the @chrisbrogan “My Three Words”. It helped me hone in on priorities. And to keep them top of mind. Loving it! #ProdChat
  80. @mbti_estj Welcome, Chris, to the #ProdChat! SMART goals are great…including SMARTER. E – evaluate, R – reevaluate. :-)
  81. @mbti_estj Welcome, Chris, to the #ProdChat! SMART goals are great…including SMARTER. E – evaluate, R – reevaluate. :-)
  82. @michgunn @ErikJFisher setting inch pebbles between milestones helps create little wins that keep things moving and encouraged. #prodchat
  83. @rsidneysmith A3: I’ve set aside time for email. I don’t interrupt other tasks to read/answer emails. Email is such a distraction. #prodchat
  84. .@mbti_estj @ErikJFisher I think I need to read up on that. Not sure why it’s hard to do for personal projects. any suggestions? #ProdChat
  85. @rsidneysmith Cool Ray! TYSM! I’ll remember that now. So glad I joined this chat. ;-) #prodchat
  86. A4: I’ve made several modifications to my system for 2014, added several new tools (and got rid of a few too!). Excited! #prodchat
  87. A4a: But, I’m thinking that I’m going to take my current, effective techniques and just work them harder this year. #habits. #prodchat
  88. @michgunn All of them, except weekly. Yearly, quarterly and monthly are where I assess. #prodchat
  89. @michgunn @ErikJFisher Depends on where the bottleneck is as to the recommended course of action, but action is usually the key. #prodchat
  90. A4: I’m journaling again as a form of review. #prodchat
  91. hmmm… I’ve got to look at that. RT @ErikJFisher: All of them, except weekly. Yearly, quarterly and monthly are where I assess. #prodchat
  92. Yes! RT @mbti_estj: Depends on where the bottleneck is as to the recommended course of action, but action is usually the key. #prodchat
  93. I journal all the time, but rarely go back to review. :/ RT @profkrg: A4: I’m journaling again as a form of review. #prodchat
  94. @michgunn @ErikJFisher Michelle, If you follow a project plan, personal projects should go well. Are there any dependencies? #ProdChat
  95. @michgunn @mbti_estj Maybe it’s hard because we don’t think of life as a project. #prodchat
  96. @michgunn @profkrg I’m journalling publicly this year. I’ve made a commitment to blog (for myself, not clients) every day. #prodchat
  97. @mbti_estj I’m a project manager. (HA!) I think it’s that I am the client for personal projects. And I’m a really awesome client! #ProdChat
  98. @mbti_estj I’m a project manager. (HA!) I think it’s that I am the client for personal projects. And I’m a really awesome client! #ProdChat
  99. @ErikJFisher @michgunn @mbti_estj I wonder if it’s a good thing or a bad thing to think of life as a project? #prodchat
  100. Q5: WHAT ONLINE, APPS OR PHYSICAL TOOLS ARE YOU USING TO KICK OFF YOUR YEAR PRODUCTIVELY? #prodchat
  101. Yes! Or plan it out as well. :/ RT @ErikJFisher: @michgunn @mbti_estj Maybe it’s hard because we don’t think of life as a project. #prodchat
  102. @michgunn I figure it’s like a grocery list. I don’t need to look at it because I know what’s on there. #prodchat
  103. @ErikJFisher yes, celebrating progress is always good/important. #prodchat
  104. Challenging! MT @ScarletRegina: I’m journalling publicly this year. I’ve made a commitment to blog (for myself) every day. #prodchat
  105. @profkrg Let us know how that goes! That can quite enlightening, but I’m not sure how I’d do it as #productivity review, per se. #prodchat
  106. A4: It helps clear the mind, practice writing, and alert me of potential emotional or sub-conscience motivational issues. #prodchat
  107. @rsidneysmith @profkrg Writing down everything you accomplished that day helps track productivity & track where you waste time. #prodchat
  108. @profkrg When I have reviewed my journal (not often), I have found patterns I didn’t notice at the time. It’s worth looking at. #ProdChat
  109. A5: I have @liftapp on the front screen of my iPhone, and use it for habit forming and motivation. #prodchat
  110. A5: I have @liftapp on the front screen of my iPhone, and use it for habit forming and motivation. #prodchat
  111. A5: I use Taskbook and Reminders apps to keep me focussed. Dropbox for file sharing and mobility. Flight Track Pro for travel. #ProdChat
  112. A5 I’m using GTD and OmniFocus, as usual. And loving it! #ProdChat
  113. @michgunn @mbti_estj I can certainly empathize. I help myself only as well when I make myself indistinguishable from my clients. #prodchat
  114. We’re talking about journaling every day on #prodchat. Curious how many of my followers keep a daily journal? Do you find it helpful?
  115. Retweeting… @rsidneysmith Ohhh! Do tell! What did you nix? What did you add??? #ProdChat
  116. @michgunn @mbti_estj If I can look at a house project as a project, it helps me do it. Changing the perspective helps me act. #ProdChat
  117. A5: I use VoiceBrief app for weather/new/stocks info. Reads what I configure out loud. I get all the news when starting the day. #prodchat
  118. A5: Well, not new…I started a new @moleskine notebook! And photo-scanning pages into @evernote or @springpad based on context! #prodchat
  119. A5: I use ParkMobile for parking meters instead of having to feed the meters manually and the Yapp app for meetings. #ProdChat
  120. A5b: I’m also implementing more @google Now support in various areas of my life that I don’t need clogging up my task list. #prodchat
  121. Q6: WHERE AND HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TRACK WHETHER YOUR NEW YEAR IS ON TRACK IN THE COMING WEEKS/MONTHS? #prodchat
  122. A5 Oh, physical thingy… I just got a Doxie Flip for scanning stuff flat. LOVE IT!!! #ProdChat
  123. OH!! MT @mbti_estj: A5: I use VoiceBrief app. Reads what I configure out loud. I get all the news when starting the day. #prodchat
  124. New to me! Excited to check them out!! MT @mbti_estj: A5: ParkMobile for parking meters and the Yapp app for meetings. #ProdChat
  125. A5c: I’m also consolidating as much of my reading online to my @amazon Kindle, uploading reading content in one place. #prodchat
  126. Me too! MT @rsidneysmith: also consolidating as much of my reading to my @amazon Kindle, uploading reading content in one place. #prodchat
  127. A6 I think I’m going to do a quarterly review much like my annual review this past month. It was really illuminating. #ProdChat
  128. @michgunn LOL. No! I still don’t see a need for me for the EN/Moleskine, to be honest. #prodchat
  129. :D RT @rsidneysmith: @michgunn LOL. No! I still don’t see a need for me for the EN/Moleskine, to be honest. #prodchat
  130. @michgunn I’m like a business app collector or SME. I’ve given several #Toastmasters speeches on various apps…lol #ProdChat
  131. A6 But maybe I’ll even do a monthly review to keep an eye on goals/milestones like @ErikJFisher and @mbti_estj are suggesting. #ProdChat
  132. A5: I also use  http://IFTTT.com  to integrate/automate some of my social media functions too. #ProdChat
  133. I really have to look into that. RT @mbti_estj: A5: I also use IFTTT to integrate/automate some of my social media functions too. #ProdChat
  134. I use an IFTTT recipe to send auto TYs for retweets and follows & anything I favorite it appends to file in Google docs. #ProdChat
  135. @michgunn That’s actually really surprising, but not at the same time. Lol. You like to automate, but not too much. :) #prodchat
  136. @rsidneysmith I just know it’s going to be a full weekend dive in… I LOVE that kind of geeky stuff!! #ProdChat
  137. Thanks #productivity enthusiasts for today’s #ProdChat! Join us again next week! Check out the transcript tomorrow!
  138. Well that was another super fast #ProdChat! How quickly time goes when you’re typing mad fast! ;) Have a great week! And Happy New Year!!!
  139. @michgunn Course correction is so much easier when you review more often, but just not too often to the point of numbing. #prodchat
  140. Word! ;) MT @rsidneysmith: Course correction is so much easier when you review more often, but just not to the point of numbing. #prodchat
  141. A6: I have a monthly checklist, and perspective that meeting some goals is more than NO goals. #prodchat
  142. Love that! Thanks! RT @ErikJFisher: A6: I have a monthly checklist, and perspective that meeting some goals is more than NO goals. #prodchat
  143. @rsidneysmith @ParkingPanda I’ll check out that app. TY for info. Always good to learn new apps that help one be more productive. #prodchat
  144. @rsidneysmith Sorry I missed #prodchat – was at a meeting this evening. Hope it went well!
  145. @rsidneysmith Missed out on #prodchat, but I’ll be checking out what transpired. Always good stuff. Happy New Year! (It’s still new, right?)
  146. @TheFiscalFemme Thank you so much Ashley! I’m so glad I saw this chat going on. I’ve learned much and made great connections. #prodchat
  147. @mbti_estj agreed! Such a helpful topic and love everyone’s insights! #prodchat
  148. @TheFiscalFemme Hi! Got pulled out of the #prodchat :(

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