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#ProdChat – Jan 27 2016 – Getting Motivated

#ProdChat – 01/27/16 – Getting Motivated

On January 27, 2016, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Getting Motivated. There are times when we are highly motivated to get things done, and other times when our productivity plummets from a lack of motivation. So, what is motivation? How do we get it, keep it and get it back when setbacks strike? Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about getting motivated. Enjoy!

Questions:

What’s one #productivity success you’ve had this past week? #prodchat

Q1: What is #motivation? And, why is motivation so important to #productivity? #prodchat

Q2: What activities are you really motivated by in your professional life? #prodchat

Q3: Do you have any mantras, quotations, or other sayings you use to motivate yourself or others? #prodchat

Q4: How do you motivate others when they’re struggling to get going? #prodchat

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Q5: What time of day are you most motivated? Where are you most motivated? With whom? #prodchat

Q6: How do you motivate yourself when you’re feeling stuck? #prodchat

Q7: How do you get motivated for goals that have long-term rewards? #prodchat

Q8: What book, app(s) or tool(s) (digital or analog) do you recommend to develop, maintain or reestablish motivation? #prodchat

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#ProdChat Getting MotivatedRaw transcript:

User Tweet Time
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/LOSmJ8OPzP Thu Jan 28 00:59:04 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/LOSmJ8OPzP Thu Jan 28 01:00:23 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Getting Motivated!” Join us! #productivity #motivation https://t.co/HAerr3BWwk Thu Jan 28 01:00:25 +0000 2016
asonaco RT @rsidneysmith: Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Getting Motivated!” Join us! #productivity #motivation https://t.co/HAerr3BWwk Thu Jan 28 01:01:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat #motivation #productivity https://t.co/K4eg1E1bW6 Thu Jan 28 01:01:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Hey, Isabel! How’re you? :-D What’s new with you? #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:01:13 +0000 2016
DerekTac Hey all. Derek here from Los Angeles, CA and coffee makes me productive until I crash :D #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:01:55 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith Hey Ray!! I’m doing great! Lot’s of potential projects for this new year! How are you? #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:02:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith What’s one #productivity success you’ve had this past week? #prodchat #motivation #productivity https://t.co/Oalv32vKRv Thu Jan 28 01:02:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Hey, Derek! Glad to have you on the #prodchat today! How’re you? Thu Jan 28 01:02:53 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith Lee here, longtime GTD aficionado and practitioner, Mac enthusiast, SAS Institute employee (all opinions my own) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:03:10 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Fantastic! I know you’re always doing fun stuff. Can’t wait to hear about all your projects! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:03:14 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Hey, Lee! Welcome to #prodchat! How’re you doing today, sir? Thu Jan 28 01:03:35 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud I’m Isabel. 21. I love #GTD and @OmniFocus. Re-reading @tferriss ‘s Four Hour Work Week and loving it yet again! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:03:44 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith I am well, yourself? #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:03:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/Ay8d4g2L5H Thu Jan 28 01:04:05 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith #productivity success for the week was finally getting a detail project plan done. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:04:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac I’m great. A pretty hectic workday but all’s well now that #ProdChat has begun! :) Thu Jan 28 01:04:56 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @macbikegeek: @rsidneysmith #productivity success for the week was finally getting a detail project plan done. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:05:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q1: What is #motivation? And, why is motivation so important to #productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/YlQCIAdmuA Thu Jan 28 01:05:08 +0000 2016
allchats #twitterchats happening NOW from 8-9pm EST: #ProdChat, #CreateLounge, #FoodTravelChat, & #PowHERfulChat.

Which one will you be attending?

Thu Jan 28 01:05:11 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Great to hear, Lee! Congrats! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:05:20 +0000 2016
jaesofamous RT @allchats: #twitterchats happening NOW from 8-9pm EST: #ProdChat, #CreateLounge, #FoodTravelChat, & #PowHERfulChat.

Which one will you …

Thu Jan 28 01:05:37 +0000 2016
jaesofamous RT @allchats: There are a whopping FOUR (4) twitter chats at 8pm EST:

1. #ProdChat
2. #CreateLounge
3. #FoodTravelChat
4. #PowHERfulChat

Thu Jan 28 01:05:43 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud My #productivity successes this week are reaching 750+ students in my online course and getting rid of a lot of clutter! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:05:46 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud I was out of the country for most of January so I’m doing all the New Year related stuff right now! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:06:31 +0000 2016
KimberlyKGallow RT @allchats: #twitterchats happening NOW from 8-9pm EST: #ProdChat, #CreateLounge, #FoodTravelChat, & #PowHERfulChat.

Which one will you …

Thu Jan 28 01:06:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Intro: Hi, #productivity enthusiasts! I’m Ray Sidney-Smith – #GTD evangelist, and @Evernote Business Certified Consultant. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:06:39 +0000 2016
KimberlyKGallow RT @allchats: There are a whopping FOUR (4) twitter chats at 8pm EST:

1. #ProdChat
2. #CreateLounge
3. #FoodTravelChat
4. #PowHERfulChat

Thu Jan 28 01:06:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith My #productivity success this week was closing a pretty sweet business deal that I wasn’t expecting to! #prodchat #humblebrag Thu Jan 28 01:07:16 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @macbikegeek Good evening! How are you doing tonight? #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:07:25 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: Intro: Hi, #productivity enthusiasts! I’m Ray Sidney-Smith – #GTD evangelist, and @Evernote Business Certified Consultant… Thu Jan 28 01:07:49 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @IsaPinaud congratulations! That’s wonderful about your course (and the decluttering). Hope you went someplace fun! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:08:09 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud That’s fantastic to hear! Cool! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:09:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud That’s fantastic to hear! Cool! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:09:05 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith Go Ray! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:09:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Thanks, Lee! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:09:51 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A1. Motivation is the feeling that makes you want to keep moving past the resistance toward your goals. #ProdChat https://t.co/NchydJ3diW Thu Jan 28 01:09:52 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A1:Motivation is the positive reasoning behind what we need to get done. Without it, we get more distracted, procrastinate more… #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:10:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q2: What activities are you really motivated by in your professional life? #prodchat https://t.co/IBhwERANeB Thu Jan 28 01:10:09 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A1: Motivation is what turns thought into action. And since all progress through action, motivation is essential! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:10:12 +0000 2016
stevebostic RT @mbti_estj: A1. Motivation is the feeling that makes you want to keep moving past the resistance toward your goals. #ProdChat https://… Thu Jan 28 01:10:34 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A1: #motivation is what gets you going to do something – at the committed end of scale from don’t care to obsessed. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:10:56 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @macbikegeek Thanks! I’m pretty excited! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:11:06 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud That’s fantastic to hear! Cool! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:11:13 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @macbikegeek: @IsaPinaud congratulations! That’s wonderful about your course (and the decluttering). Hope you went someplace fun! #ProdC… Thu Jan 28 01:11:23 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @mbti_estj: A1. Motivation is the feeling that makes you want to keep moving past the resistance toward your goals. #ProdChat https://… Thu Jan 28 01:11:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @mbti_estj Welcome to #ProdChat, Chris! How’re you this fine, chilly day? Thu Jan 28 01:11:56 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A2: I love teaching, making art and helping people. I’m just recently discovering how all of this can fit together :D #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:12:31 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A1b:motivation is key to starting the action and carrying it out, whether intrinsic or extrinsic reward is involved. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:12:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2: I really motivated to do writing, speaking with and teaching clients. Those activities really get me excited. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:13:19 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A2.Success motivates. Even seeing small wins helps keep motivation up. Add inch pebbles between milestones.#prodchat https://t.co/gzxSTfXnpU Thu Jan 28 01:13:40 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud That’s the secret #productivity sauce, Isabel! Mixing up all your motivations/passions together. :) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:14:39 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A2: new things to learn, interesting challenges, most interested up front (design).And marking things done #GTD #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:14:41 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud That’s the secret #productivity sauce, Isabel! Mixing up all your motivations/passions together. :) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:15:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @mbti_estj Yes, and small wins can create momentum which is its own kind of motivation! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:15:57 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith A couple of months ago I finally discovered how I could do this which is why I am so excited for this year!! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:16:29 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek I really like marking things done too! He he. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:16:32 +0000 2016
mbti_estj @rsidneysmith Yes Ray! It’s been a chilly week! How are you? Hope all is well. Keep moving forward. Winter always turns to spring. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:16:48 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @mbti_estj Definitely! Recovering from Winter Storm Jonas and looking forward to spring in just a short two to three months! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:18:25 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I’m really excited for you! That’s fantastic. :-D Good luck! Keep us posted! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:18:52 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @macbikegeek checking things off as done is the best! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:18:52 +0000 2016
bojandordevic RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: What is #motivation? And, why is motivation so important to #productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/YlQCIAdmuA Thu Jan 28 01:18:54 +0000 2016
Benta_H RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: What is #motivation? And, why is motivation so important to #productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/YlQCIAdmuA Thu Jan 28 01:19:27 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A2. Keeping your eyes on the prize and the “why” helps keep motivation going too! :-) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:19:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A2: I’m motivated (at my core) by helping others and seeing them reap the rewards of that help! #giversgain #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:19:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q3: Do you have any mantras, quotations, or other sayings you use to motivate yourself or others? #prodchat https://t.co/4hhS6yC0wq Thu Jan 28 01:20:11 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith @mbti_estj When I hear about snow storms I can’t help but feel silly thinking about how ‘cold’ these days have been. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:20:53 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @mbti_estj: A2. Keeping your eyes on the prize and the “why” helps keep motivation going too! :-) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:20:53 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud I’m really excited for you! That’s fantastic. :-D Good luck! Keep us posted! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:21:11 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud ;-) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:21:20 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I definitely will! I missed #ProdChat so much!! Thu Jan 28 01:21:25 +0000 2016
mbti_estj Motivation doesn’t last & neither does bathing. That’s why I recommend doing both regularly. :-) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:21:56 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Well, it’s great to resume #ProdChat and have my weekly dose of #productivity discussion with everyone! :) Thu Jan 28 01:21:58 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3: I tend to repeat parts of _Getting Things Done_ by David Allen when I need a motivational kick in the pants! Haha. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:22:48 +0000 2016
pwmartin @rsidneysmith #prodchat A3 “Just show up” is one of the mottos of November Project. I use that every day. Thu Jan 28 01:22:50 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @pwmartin: @rsidneysmith #prodchat A3 “Just show up” is one of the mottos of November Project. I use that every day. Thu Jan 28 01:23:07 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A3. Be positive! — It’s not just a blood type! #prodchat :-) https://t.co/XFGRjZG7pM Thu Jan 28 01:23:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @pwmartin Welcome to the #prodchat, Paul! Hope you’re having a good day! Thu Jan 28 01:23:44 +0000 2016
mbti_estj RT @pwmartin: @rsidneysmith #prodchat A3 “Just show up” is one of the mottos of November Project. I use that every day. Thu Jan 28 01:23:50 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A3: I read affirmations daily and have quotes/mantras everywhere. My favorite is “Make Yourself Proud” but I have A LOT :P #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:23:55 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: A3: I tend to repeat parts of _Getting Things Done_ by David Allen when I need a motivational kick in the pants! Haha. #p… Thu Jan 28 01:24:10 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @mbti_estj Hahaha! Specially bathing please :P #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:24:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q4: How do you motivate others when they’re struggling to get going? #prodchat https://t.co/pl10LCC40M Thu Jan 28 01:25:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A3: I also (as the main image of today’s #prodchat shows) tend to use @Nike’s “Just do it!” when I talking to myself. Lol. Thu Jan 28 01:25:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @IsaPinaud: A3: I read affirmations daily and have quotes/mantras everywhere. My favorite is “Make Yourself Proud” but I have A LOT :P #… Thu Jan 28 01:25:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I have an affirmations list that I read daily also…it’s part of my morning #productivity ritual! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:26:06 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A3. When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. #Prodchat #LOA :-) Thu Jan 28 01:26:06 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A3a: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:26:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4a: As a #productivity coach, it’s my charge to unearth people’s motivations, passions &goals, but also to find out the opposite. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:27:29 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A4: get them to figure out why they are doing it and get to the value (or not, in which case maybe it is a don’t do) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:27:33 +0000 2016
pwmartin @rsidneysmith Just a quick check in between arriving home and dinner w the fam. Great topic, though! Will check in later if I can #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:27:46 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A4.Reminding other “why” they started in the 1st place along w/ motivational quotes(&humor) usually helps! #prodchat https://t.co/XzMfj80uqD Thu Jan 28 01:28:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4b: So, I take a good bit of time if needed to discuss past circumstances when they’ve been motivated and replicate them. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:28:14 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4c: And, then look for really unmotivated periods and figure out the elements of those circumstances to avoid them. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:28:34 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I have 7 daily lists with 5 affirmations each & 1 general list of 3. If I don’t change them out I grow numb to them #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:29:13 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith Does this make me crazy? I read the general list every day and then switch out the other one #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:29:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Yes, that’s good (especially knowing you need to spice things up every so often)! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:29:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @IsaPinaud: A3a: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:30:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q5: What time of day are you most motivated? Where are you most motivated? With whom? #prodchat https://t.co/R16BZti5o1 Thu Jan 28 01:30:17 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith hey #prodchat! Sorry I missed the 1st half Thu Jan 28 01:30:27 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A4: I try to get others to focus on how far they have gotten instead of how far they still need to go! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:30:31 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I thought I was the only one Lol! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:30:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @pwmartin Fantastic! Enjoy dinner with the family! #important #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:30:58 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud Hey @nmhouston !! Good to see you here! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:31:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A4: In #GTD, we look up a horizon to find motivation, so I ask others what project, area/focus, or goal is tied to the action. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:32:01 +0000 2016
mbti_estj Great point Isabel! :-) #prodchat https://t.co/p1hhA8F8Y5 Thu Jan 28 01:32:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Not at all! We have to do what we have to do to get motivated! :) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:32:21 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A5: I used to be most motivated at home during night when my house was so quiet you could hear the crickets (literally). #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:32:43 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Hey, Natalie! Welcome to #ProdChat! We were just getting warmed up so we’d be ready for you when you got here. ;) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:32:44 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A5: mornings. Doesn’t matter where. with whom depends on situation/project. e.g. trainer at gym, co-workers at work. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:32:54 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A5a: Now I am getting used to getting up earlier and working in the morning.. so far, so good. :) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:33:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I like that future perspective thinking! Great! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:33:04 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @mbti_estj: Great point Isabel! :-) #prodchat https://t.co/p1hhA8F8Y5 Thu Jan 28 01:33:19 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Haha. Nope. I’m sure we are many! ;) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:33:19 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud Not at all! We have to do what we have to do to get motivated! :) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:33:31 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud I like that future perspective thinking! Great! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:34:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5a: I’m most motivated very early in the morning. I can produce so much work in those early hours before 8am, 1030-noon. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:34:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A5b: I’m very productive in and among people working together (coming from a big family), but I have to write alone in my office. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:36:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud That’s good! It’s a tough transition for many people, but I think it’s the best. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:37:25 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud This is also a good one: “Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once.” -Drew Houston #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:37:47 +0000 2016
nmhouston A5 I’m motivated when I take time to reflect and write about my goals & purpose. That matters more than hour of the day for me. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:37:56 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston We’re on Q5 and Q6 is coming in a couple minutes, but feel free to jump in wherever. :) #prodchat https://t.co/P5Hi3sbiTM Thu Jan 28 01:38:10 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith My tweets are coming in a bit delayed, so my apologies if I seem a bit slow tonight. Lol. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:38:50 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I’ve tried it before, but this is the first time it’s actually sticking. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:39:04 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Yes, I definitely need daily reflection time. Without it, I don’t know what’s working and what isn’t. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:39:36 +0000 2016
DerekTac A3: new habits are drink more water everyday and walk at lunch time everyday. So far so good! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:39:47 +0000 2016
nmhouston A5 I also have found that seeing success (creating a new habit, sticking to a routine) builds motivation #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:39:49 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Well, good. Keep up the good habit! :) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:39:55 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q6: How do you motivate yourself when you’re feeling stuck? #ProdChat https://t.co/IdkQbbpPVT Thu Jan 28 01:40:07 +0000 2016
DerekTac A3b: my new habits are motivated by me needing to get/stay healthy! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:40:21 +0000 2016
DerekTac A4: Encouragement and love #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:40:39 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith Stay motivated you mean? (catch my pun? :P ) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:40:43 +0000 2016
mbti_estj RT @nmhouston: A5 I also have found that seeing success (creating a new habit, sticking to a routine) builds motivation #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:40:59 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith I’m the exact opposite of you. I am most productive late morning and on. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:41:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud LOL. ;) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:41:35 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A6: as you said, take it up a level to why it matters. Take a break and let it simmer and come back with fresh eyes. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:41:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @DerekTac Understandable. It really depends on a number of factors that make it relative. It’s good to know when your peak time is!#prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:42:52 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6: One strategy I like is “stop digging”! Sometimes feel stuck is because you’re doing something to hold yourself back. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:44:18 +0000 2016
nmhouston A6 stepping away from something when you’re stuck helps you get fresh perspective, ask new questions #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:44:36 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A6. Reflect on the reason why you started in the 1st pace to motivate self when feeling stuck. #prodchat :-) https://t.co/eHepDPk3Lv Thu Jan 28 01:44:54 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A6: Once you’ve “stopped digging,” identifying small physical actions that move in the direction you want to go is vital. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:45:06 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A6: I also remind myself how far I’ve come. I’ll read my affirmations, remind myself of WHY I’m doing this & take a break #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:45:06 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q7: How do you get motivated for goals that have long-term rewards? #ProdChat https://t.co/wp1EeOxGPl Thu Jan 28 01:45:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @nmhouston: A6 stepping away from something when you’re stuck helps you get fresh perspective, ask new questions #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:45:24 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A6a: Sometimes all you need is a break to refocus and get motivated again! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:45:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @mbti_estj Agreed, Chris. Reflection on how you got there is so important, even if for not getting there again! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:46:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Building up your confidence and self-esteem is important. Good stuff. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:46:31 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7: I create smaller phases of the goal so I have lots of rewards from here to there! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:47:05 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A7: have to break them down into pieces but keep the end in mind while doing the daily habit/grinding it out. #GTD #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:47:06 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A6b: Read this “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”-Carlos Castaneda #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:47:14 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud Building up your confidence and self-esteem is important. Good stuff. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:47:41 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith Similar to what @mbti_estj said earlier — reframe the situation not as “stuck” but as a lesson, or a gift even #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:47:42 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud It’s like when I don’t exercise a muscle for a week or two then get back to the gym and feel super strong! Lol. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:48:08 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Ditto, Lee! There’s nothing like giving yourself optimal reasons to self-reward along the way. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:48:41 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A7: I divide the goal and mix in small rewards for myself during the process. #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:49:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @IsaPinaud: A6b: Read this “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”-Carlos Cas… Thu Jan 28 01:49:05 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A7a: I’m very visual and love coming up with creative goal tracking sheets for these goals! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:49:33 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud It’s like when I don’t exercise a muscle for a week or two then get back to the gym and feel super strong! Lol… Thu Jan 28 01:49:55 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q8: What book, app or tool do you recommend to develop, maintain or reestablish motivation? #prodchat https://t.co/3VQUlVcJkY Thu Jan 28 01:50:08 +0000 2016
mbti_estj RT @nmhouston: @rsidneysmith Similar to what @mbti_estj said earlier — reframe the situation not as “stuck” but as a lesson, or a gift eve… Thu Jan 28 01:50:12 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A7: I also create tiered rewards for long-term projects (See my ProdPod episode 92: https://t.co/P25aZaUntg ). It really helps! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:50:15 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I’m full of quotes today: ” I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it.” -Edgar Allen Poe #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:51:02 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: A7: I also create tiered rewards for long-term projects (See my ProdPod episode 92: https://t.co/P25aZaUntg ). It really … Thu Jan 28 01:51:13 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I’ve been using @trello more and more for the visual and kinesthetic quality of moving things to done is great! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:51:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Keep ’em coming! No complaints here. ;) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:51:44 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A7. Something great usually isn’t fast or easy, but it’s worth it. We also learn&grow more from mistakes than success. :-) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:52:46 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith A8: coach.me for habit building. #GTD weekly reviews and planning are key for me. Formal plan for big projects #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:53:00 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A8: I keep a dream journal where each page is one of my goals illustrated, I have a Vision Board, goal trackers, etc #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:53:37 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A8: I just created a @habitica #GTD party to gamify processing inboxes & weekly reviews. Let me know if you’d like to join. #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:54:31 +0000 2016
nmhouston A8 daily meditation practice, journaling, reviewing goals and projects to see if they are still in alignment with who I am now #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:54:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @macbikegeek: @rsidneysmith A8: coach.me for habit building. #GTD weekly reviews and planning are key for me. Formal plan for big projec… Thu Jan 28 01:54:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @nmhouston: A8 daily meditation practice, journaling, reviewing goals and projects to see if they are still in alignment with who I am n… Thu Jan 28 01:55:05 +0000 2016
BioNorthTX RT @mbti_estj: A7. Something great usually isn’t fast or easy, but it’s worth it. We also learn&grow more from mistakes than success. :-) #… Thu Jan 28 01:55:16 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A8b: I’m redoing the Comfort Challenges inside @tferriss Four Hour Work Week and completing a fear journal (cont.) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:56:02 +0000 2016
nmhouston A8 and simple habit tracking methods (stickers on a wall calendar) really help me see small-step successes accumulating #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:56:09 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith A8: If you’re trying to motivate others, check out: https://t.co/NNv2NtfwJt #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:56:19 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A8c: “Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You – A Journal” It has 365 challenges on leaving your comfort zone #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:57:13 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Sounds interesting – I’m game (so to speak). #prodchat https://t.co/ztoDT1I7ra Thu Jan 28 01:57:20 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Yes! For those who don’t know, check out “don’t break the chain” method by @JerrySeinfeld (Google/YouTube it!). :) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:57:22 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @macbikegeek Go to https://t.co/ivtH4ZP4qc and signup for an account, shoot me a DM with your username, and I’ll send an invite! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:58:13 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A8d: I put rewards, quotes, notes, motivational stories & motivation images randomly in my tickler file (nice to rediscover these) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:58:33 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud That’s awesome! I’ll have to check that out. Thanks! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:58:35 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/vb8rbpOAdF Thu Jan 28 01:59:02 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I’ve heard great things about @trello! I will have to check it out :) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:59:05 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud I’ve been using @trello more and more for the visual and kinesthetic quality of moving things to done is great… Thu Jan 28 01:59:09 +0000 2016
nmhouston @rsidneysmith and there’s @chainscc for those who prefer digital version #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:59:12 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud It’s like those time capsules in grade, junior and high school! Cool! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:59:12 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith RT @nmhouston: @rsidneysmith and there’s @chainscc for those who prefer digital version #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:59:17 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Yes, I forgot about @chainscc. You had intro’d me to that some time ago. Thanks! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:59:42 +0000 2016
nmhouston @IsaPinaud great idea #prodchat Thu Jan 28 01:59:44 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I LOVE this idea and would love to be a part of it :) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 01:59:58 +0000 2016
nmhouston thanks @rsidneysmith for a great chat! good to see you all! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 02:00:24 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Sign up at https://t.co/ivtH4ZP4qc, then DM your username and I’ll invite you to the party! :) #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 02:00:26 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @nmhouston I’m just starting out with meditation and it calms my hectic mind so so much! #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 02:00:29 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Thanks, Natalie, for joining in and making it great as always! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 02:00:45 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Thanks #productivity enthusiasts for today’s #ProdChat! Join us next week! https://t.co/X0gYeMhkHb Thu Jan 28 02:01:05 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A8.Even playing games that ur successful at will motivate&build confidence to keep going toward ur goals.#prodchat https://t.co/gB5pin1urD Thu Jan 28 02:01:06 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith *googling* #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 02:01:27 +0000 2016
DerekTac @rsidneysmith My creative juices usually take a bit of time to warm up! :) #prodchat Thu Jan 28 02:01:37 +0000 2016
nmhouston @IsaPinaud good for you! once you feel the benefits it’s easier to stick with the practice #prodchat Thu Jan 28 02:01:41 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I will once #ProdChat is over :) Thu Jan 28 02:01:43 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud It’s like those time capsules in grade, junior and high school! Cool! #prodchat Thu Jan 28 02:02:04 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @nmhouston: @IsaPinaud good for you! once you feel the benefits it’s easier to stick with the practice #prodchat Thu Jan 28 02:02:36 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud Bye everyone!! Have a great week #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 02:04:48 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud Thanks for hosting @rsidneysmith #ProdChat Thu Jan 28 02:05:05 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud You’re quite welcome, Isabel! Have a great week, and see you next time on #ProdChat! Thu Jan 28 02:05:29 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t… Thu Jan 28 02:06:12 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud You’re quite welcome, Isabel! Have a great week, and see you next time on #ProdChat! Thu Jan 28 02:06:15 +0000 2016
gtddc RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t… Thu Jan 28 02:06:18 +0000 2016
gtdnyc RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t… Thu Jan 28 02:06:27 +0000 2016
GTDPhilly RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t… Thu Jan 28 02:06:32 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t… Thu Jan 28 02:06:40 +0000 2016
prodcastshow RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: February 3, 2016 – Topic: “Overcoming Overwhelm!” Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! https://t… Thu Jan 28 02:06:56 +0000 2016
Tax2Strategist RT @mbti_estj: A7. Something great usually isn’t fast or easy, but it’s worth it. We also learn&grow more from mistakes than success. :-) #… Thu Jan 28 04:19:17 +0000 2016

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