Ep 25 1/2 – Once You Realize that One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All…Now What?

You are a productivity enthusiast, someone who loves to grow and learn in the area of your task management. You are aware of most of the gurus out there – the inventors of practices like GTD, apps like Todoist and devices like the Bullet Journal.

You also have realized at some point – maybe a long time ago, or just as you are listening to this episode, that one size does not fit all. In other words, even though gurus and developer claim that they have figured everything out, you know that’s not true. You have been around long enough to distrust anyone who tells you that they have the perfect solution.

But is that enough?

Perhaps this realization is just the beginning of a new journey. 

In this solo episode I will look at the issues we all have with one-size-fits-all thinking and what you can do about it in the short-term and long-term.

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Show Notes Ep 25 1/2

Task Management & Time Blocking Summit – https://timeblockingsummit.info/register-today/

Perfect Time-Based Productivity https://perfect.mytimedesign.com

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

Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

Ep 25 – Why is “Emptying” Tasks So Difficult to Master?

Like most people who do knowledge work, there is a surplus of tasks waiting for you to complete everywhere you look. Your inboxes, todo lists, and task management software are full to the brim. You want to be on top, free of overwhelm… but there seems to be no way out.

Have you created a problem for yourself by writing down all your unfinished tasks? Does it make sense to save unread emails? Why can’t you just get rid of them all and pretend they never happened?

Maybe if you were a superstar in this area, you would never fall behind the job of emptying inboxes and todo lists. Is that even possible now…or in the future

In this solo episode, I’ll be sharing my most recent thoughts about the skill of Emptying and exploring new thinking that can help you make some headway.

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Show Notes Ep 25

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Perfect Time-Based Productivity https://perfect.mytimedesign.com

Rapid Assessment Program – https://mytimedesign-1-plus.thinkific.com/courses/mytimedesign-assessment

NewHabits Foundations – Task Management Productivity for Caribbean Professionals (mytimedesign.com)https://newhabits.mytimedesign.info

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

Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

Ep 24 – Achieving the Best Flow State

So you’re a creative person and getting into the Flow State is the key to your success. Like Michaelangelo or Leonardo, you use focused high energy times to do your best work. And you love it.

BUT… you have a Tik Tok account and the people you’re following are a growing distraction…and you can’t help yourself…you just want to take a peek…and another…

And when someone forcibly takes away your smartphone, you are able to focus, but then you overfocus and work for 15 hours straight, and then collapse. At that point you hate to return to your computer.

Getting and staying in the Flow state is not so easy after all.

Tune into this episode to hear from me and my special guest, Manlio lo Giudice, as we solve this challenging problem together.

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Show Notes Ep 24

Manlio Lo Giudice – Pragmatic Engineer open to Self-Experimentation. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Personal Trainer, Productivity and Human Potential Development Coach, newbie TV show writer, amateur actor, singer and musician. Creator of www.ThinkFit.app.

Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihalyi Csikszentmialyi

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

Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

Ep 23 – Capture Points! What They Are and How to Manage Them

You’re a productivity AND technology enthusiast which means that you are managing lots of inboxes. Each time you sign up for a new one, they give you another.

But is that a good thing? Or just another loose end you need to account for in your weekly review?

If it’s the latter, then why? In this episode we tackle the problem of Capture Points – physical and digital places where potential tasks are sitting…waiting. We’ll talk about your need to handle each and every one of them…or else. That is, if you hope to develop a flawless reputation for being on top of all the stuff people send your way, wanting a response.

Join me on this solo episode as we explore this challenge that affects every single knowledge worker in the entire world. It’s a continuation of Episode 21 on Capturing.

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Show Notes Ep 23

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Perfect Time-Based Productivity https://perfect.mytimedesign.com

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

Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

Ep 22 – Task Management as a Non-Traditional Student

So you’re a career person who has a family…..AND you want to return to school. But in your mind you can’t see how to  reconcile the image you have of student life with your current obligations. After all, you have a job, a family, a commitment to your wellbeing, a spiritual life, friends, you belong to a community…all these things are not on the typical college students’ agenda.

In fact, most students seem to put these things on hold…on ice…while they focus everything on their studies. You cannot do that, to say the least.

Is there a way to have it all? You do know that people have done this before…you’re not the first. So there must be a way that can increase your odds of success. 

But what are they?

Tune into this episode to hear from me and my special guest, Emily Cordwell, as we solve this challenging problem together.

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Show Notes Ep 24

Manlio Lo Giudice – Pragmatic Engineer open to Self-Experimentation. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Personal Trainer, Productivity and Human Potential Development Coach, newbie TV show writer, amateur actor, singer and musician. Creator of www.ThinkFit.app.

Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihalyi Csikszentmialyi

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

Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

Ep 21 – Bad Memory? Or Just Not Strong Enough at Capturing?

You have noticed that as you make more promises to people to get things done, the risk of not delivering goes up. Sometimes, the fact that you made the commitment falls through the cracks…as if it were never made.

Over time, this reduces your effectiveness and your reputation for getting things done. People start to avoid you, seeking out others who are more reliable.

You want to intervene before this gets worse, but just trying harder to remember may not be enough. You want a real solution such that you manually capture new tasks flawlessly, regardless of the circumstances. You want to be someone who never forgets to complete a commitment.

Where can you start to create that kind of track record when it comes to your task management?

Join me on this solo episode as we explore this challenge that affects all knowledge workers.

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Show Notes Ep 21

Rapid Assessment Program – https://mytimedesign-1-plus.thinkific.com/courses/mytimedesign-assessment

Perfect Time-Based Productivity https://perfect.mytimedesign.com

NewHabits Foundations – Task Management Productivity for Caribbean Professionals (mytimedesign.com)https://newhabits.mytimedesign.info

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

Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

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Ep 20 – Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Failure

When it comes to task management, you know that one size doesn’t fit all. AND You are someone who has increased your workflow over the years – more tasks than ever, and a future of more task management, not less. At the moment your current approach works BUT…you suspect that it may run into problems as you add that project/child/hobby/elder-care/sport/travel/promotion/continuing education/high schooling-to-college-to-marriage to kids…

How do you adjust your approach when you realize that you need to change your methods as task volume increases…and you can only see a future or more tasks? Knowing that this is a problem isn’t enough – you want more.

Tune into this episode to hear from me and my special guest, Dr. Frank Buck, as we solve this challenging problem together.

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Show Notes Ep 20

https://frankbuck.org

Dr. Frank Buck is ranked #1 in the world by Global Gurus Top 30 in “time management”.  He’s a speaker, productivity coach, and author of Get Organized! and Get Organized Digitally! He helps busy professionals achieve total control over their time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks.

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Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic on Pixabay for the opening and closing music.

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Ep 19 – What Makes Email So HARD to Fix?

Like everyone else who does knowledge work, you receive a lot of emails – more than you’d like. You have harbored dreams of a world in which you could escape this hated chore, but over here in reality, there seems to be no way to alleviate the pain. Or is there?

Some people suggest that you simply ignore most of your email. Others say that you need to empty your inbox and even keep it that way all the time. In practice, most people spend more mornings, nights and weekends catching up on email than they care to admit. During the day, they prefer to do what they call “real” work. Not the fake work of reading and replying to email.

In this solo episode, I’ll be sharing my thoughts about this problem and explore new thinking that can help us make some headway.

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Show Notes Ep 19

Emailanalytics.com

Emailmeter.com

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How executives unwittingly turn employees into morons | Business | Jamaica Gleaner (jamaica-gleaner.com) https://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120610/business/business91.html

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Ep 18 – Should We Design Peak Moments of Happiness?

COVID disrupted many of our regular routines, some of which have not recovered. In particular, if you work from home, you may notice that seeing the same people every day and working in the same space is quite convenient. But it’s also predictable – in the bad way. Many of us have lost a certain thrill that comes from being in close proximity to others and the surprises which go with it. They don’t invite us out as often, and we don’t meet up as frequently…outside of Zoom.

In a way, we don’t have as many new things to look forward to. Not surprisingly, this has an impact on our daily happiness. Having something – anything – to look forward to has an impact on our happiness.

Is there a sustainable solution to this dilemma?

I’m Francis Wade and join me and our special guest, Laura Vanderkam as we tackle this challenge.

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Show Notes Ep 18

https://lauravanderkam.com

https://www.amazon.com/Tranquility-Tuesday-Ways-Chaos-Matters-ebook/dp/B09Q7SWZRV

3 Adventures to Plan for a Better Week | by Laura Vanderkam | Forge (medium.com)

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including the forthcoming Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters, along with Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

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Ep 17 – Controversy. Can You Ever Stop Using Contexts for Your Tasks?

You have tried using contexts for your tasks in the past, perhaps following the advice of GTD. The idea was a sound one, and made a positive contribution. But as time went on, the technique seemed to lose its potency. The question is “Why?”

And did this experience imply that you needed to stop using them altogether? This may not make sense, because when you applied contexts to a raw list of todos, it made things better. So is the idea a bad one?

In this solo episode we take a deep dive into the research behind contexts done by 2Time Labs. I’ll share my latest thinking which shows why contexts are unavoidable, and why you need to move way past the ones suggested by Getting Things Done published in 2001.

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Show Notes Ep 17

Perfect Time-Based Productivity https://perfect.mytimedesign.com

Article – Do you need new GTD contexts? https://medium.com/2time-labs/do-you-need-new-gtd-contexts-8398c77b1c2f

Webinar – https://webinarkit.net/webinar/registration/61aaadb6e522d8001637f250

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