Ep 10 – Can You Fix Your Time Optimism?

Have you ever wondered whether or not you’re a time optimist?

So you’re someone who uses time blocking as a regular technique… You put tasks in your calendar so that you can make realistic commitments.

But do you still run into the problem of time optimism, where you’re allocating time, and things take far longer than you thought? This creates a ripple effect that affects everything you try to do.

How do you even tackle a problem that afflicts almost everyone? Even those who don’t use a calendar at all? 

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Trevor Lohrbeer is founder of Day Optimizer, a web app that helps freelancers and entrepreneurs create a daily plan that reflects their priorities using guided workflows designed around neuroscience principles.

He is also the creator of Strategic Life Tools, a free membership site with tools for life planning and Lean Decisions, a blog that teaches people concepts & techniques to make better decisions.

He lives part-time in Asheville, North Carolina and part-time in Berlin, Germany. In his spare time, he is an avid swing dancer and is currently working toward B2 fluency in German

Francis Wade is the host of the Task Management & Time Blocking Virtual Summit and the author of Perfect Time-Based Productivity. Connect with him on Linkedin or send a message here. www.replytofrancis.info

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Ep 9 – Why Aren’t Simple Task Management Solutions Easier to Find?

You are a productivity enthusiast who wants to experience one improvement after another. This kind of progress is sweeet. Like dominoes falling. Or climbing from one level to the next in a challenging video game.

But once you know the problem you want to fix, it’s hard to find simple solutions. The proof? Just check out someone asking for help in an open forum like Reddit.

Someone posts a question, and wants a simple answer they can actually use. What do they get back? A ton of answers. There is no way to make sense of the flood of opinions…some of them openly contradict each other.

Heck, I came across a big one the other day reading Getting Things Done. On p40 and 142 of the 2001 book, David Allen strictly prohibits time blocking. But on page 87 he says Quote “I recommend that you create a block of time to initiate this process…”

It ought to be easier to find simple solutions than this!

Well…our job in this episode is to ask the question “Why aren’t simple task management solutions easier to find?”

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Ep 8 – Should We Want More Bright, Shiny, Improvement Objects?

As a productivity enthusiast, you are hooked on making improvements. For any number of reasons, you are intrigued by the idea of making progress by continually shaping your behaviors, apps and devices. For that reason you pay attention to advertisements and read articles.

But how in the world do you make sense of the hundreds of suggestions made to you each day from people around the internet. A long time ago, you could chase down every lead.

But now, there are endless rabbit holes to go down. How do you get to the point where you don’t try to pay attention to them all, or unhook yourself from chasing down bright, shiny improvement objects?

Tune into this episode to listen to me and my special guest, Carl Pullein, as we solve this challenging problem together.

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Ep 7 – How to Make the Most of Our Summit

So…you are thinking about registering for the Task Management & Time Blocking Virtual Summit, or maybe you have already registered. You want to make the most of the learning experience, like any growth opportunity you life presents you.

But you want to make sure you choose wisely. There is more to do, videos to watch, people to meet – than you can do in three days, even if you don’t get much sleep. How can you make the most of the event?

In this short episode, I’ll let you know how you can maximise the opportunity. It’s the Task Management & Time Blocking Podcast…and I’m talking about the Task Management & Time Blocking Summit coming up on March 3-5, 2022.

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Ep 6 – Choosing the Best Changes to Your Task Management

There are hundreds of small ways you can improve your task management – just do a Google search. To be efficient, we want to focus our efforts on those changes which make the biggest difference, so we don’t waste time, energy and money. But how do we determine which changes are more important than others? What if we view our task management as a system rather than a set of disconnected parts?

Tune into this episode of the Task Management & Time Blocking Podcast to listen to me and my special guest, Art Gelwicks, as we solve this challenging problem together.

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Art Gelwicks is an experienced technology and productivity consultant, podcaster, and blogger including shows such as Cross Platform and the site The Idea Pump.

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Ep 5 – How to Beat a Productivity Improvement Slump

When you only had a small list of tasks it was easy to make improvements. You took your productivity in this area seriously, and you made some good changes. You expected to continue in the same vein indefinitely.

However, as you moved to the next level, and the next, it seemed to become harder to keep up the same pace of improvements. In fact, you may have felt like you were stalling. Compared to the early gains you had made, now…it was as if nothing were happening.

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Ep 4 – My Productivity is Limited By My IT Department. Help!

How do you stay productive when you work for a company that puts in place a policy which changes the way you manage your tasks? You want to be as effective as possible, but if they restrict access to the task management tools you prefer, you need some strategies to prevent unwanted mistakes from happening.

Tune into this episode of the Task Management & Time Blocking Podcast to listen to me and my special guest, Augusto Pinaud, as we solve this challenging problem together.

Augusto Pinaud can be contacted here:

https://productivityvoice.com[email protected]

https://ProductivityCast.net

https://anchor.fm/crossplatform

https://anythingbutidle.com

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Augusto Pinaud helps people create small changes that produce big impact! As a Bilingual Coach and a Nozbe Teams Specialist, his coaching practice tends to center on Personal Productivity, Organizational Productivity, the Counter-Intuitive-Nature of GTD, and some digital coaching on tools like Nozbe Teams, Todoist, OmniFocus and iPadOnly among others.

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Ep 3 – Why Failures in Task Management Are Actually a Good Sign

When your task management system fails, you may feel a sense of letdown. You wanted it to work perfectly. But here you are looking at a reality you never intended. Most of us would feel some negative emotions like guilt or shame. But there’s another approach to take altogether, which is based on a new way to think about these failures. What if there were a way to be empowered, rather than defeated, that has nothing to do with positive thinking. Tune in to this episode as we solve this challenging problem together.

Unwanted symptoms, or defects:

Information overload
Email overwhelm
Lateness
Missed deadlines
Forgotten commitments
Extra weight
Strained relationships
Wake up in a panic
Physical clutter
Loss of reputation
Unbalanced work, personal, family

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Ep 2 – How Do You Manage Tasks That You Didn’t Create?

How do you manage those tasks which you can’t control? You wish you could be completely in charge but there are some which come from life/boss/spouse/kids/the government that you don’t have a choice about.

What do you do about those?

Here on this podcast, I’ll tackle this problem with Ray Sidney-Smith and we’re hoping to gain some insights and possible solutions that will be brand new…all in real time.

Definition – A time demand is an internal, individual commitment to complete an action in the future.

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Ep 1 – What is the Task Management & Time Blocking Podcast All About?

How do you take your task management and time blocking to the next level? With so many bits and pieces of advice out there, it should be easy to figure out a plan of improvement, or at least your next step.

But there’s no single place you can trust that will help you come up with your next, best improvement. Here on the podcast, we’ll help by first offering up a tricky ask management problem, then exploring a range of possible solutions…all in real time.

The point is to do more than just offer cliches or repeat stuff said elsewhere. We want to come up with something new…every time!

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