An Uncanny Resemblance

A new set of videos showed up in my feed today entitled “How to Be More Productive.”  They are sponsored by

What’s remarkable is that their videos have an uncanny reemblance to the 20 videos that we put together here at 2Time Labs: the Top 10 FAQ’s and SAQ’s About Time Management.

Take a look at this video from their site which talks about the fundamentals: Capturing, Emptying, Tossing, Storing, Acting Now, Scheduling and Listing.

Coincidence, perhaps? I signed up for their mailing list and sent an email, but I’m not too optimistic about getting a response.

I imagined that this would happen at some point, and as I expected, I’m feeling a bit flattered!


Leave the Office on a Natural High

Leaving the office each day feeling as if you got a lot done has something to do with how you schedule the day.  Lying in bed each morning to make a mental calendar is one thing.  Putting it on a piece of paper is another.  Using an electronic calendar is a relatively new option that very few are doing regularly, but it turns out to be the best option.

By far.

Find out how you can leave the office each day on a natural high by using an electronic schedule.

Click here to be taken to the video: How to leave the office feeling as if you got something accomplished.


Making Unrealistic Plans Every Day? Use Better Scheduling Techniques

Most of us make either mental, written or keyed in plans each day, and unfortunately we make the mistake of telling ourselves to do too much with too few hours.

Address the problem today by changing your scheduling skills, and use the latest research from the best time management researchers, who don’t just make stuff, but use actual data to draw conclusions.

Check the video to learn how to make more realistic plans here.

Building on Randy Pausch’s Time Management

The Randy Pausch video on time management is famous for several things.  One is his emphasis on committing to big goals, broken down into everyday steps.

I thought I’d update his ideas with some of the newest research which shows that these small steps need to be included in our calendars – which is a one of the hallmarks of an advanced time management system.

Click here for the original video on Making Big Goals:

New Ways to Use Your Schedule

For a long time, there’s been a school of thought that says that you should only use your schedule for appointments.  The latest research shows that there are better ways available to us to be more productive, especially when we move from using paper calendars to electronic ones.

In this video, I talk about the benefits of making the switch:


How to Use Dezhi Wu’s Time Management Research to

As I shared in the prior series of four posts on this topic, Dezhi Wu’s book “Temporal Structures in Individual Time Management: Practices to Enhance Calendar Tool Design” is a breakthrough piece of research.

It’s the dawn of a new age, I hope — time management researchers are actually tackling the problems that ordinary people people face when they try to improve the way they manage their time.  New tools, gadgets and software are coming out every day, but they all miss the point… and Dezhi’s research is essential to putting them back on track.

Listen in as I summarize one of her key findings – it’s my final summary of her book for the time being (until I schedule time to read it again!)

or click:

Promo Video – Bahamas

I put together a short video to help promote an event I’ll be doing in The Bahamas on January 20th, 2011.

The day includes a seminar I’ll be leading from 9am – 4pm — and the URL for the site is

I actually visited Abaco last week for the second time, and got excited about returning in January, and spending some time in Nassau.

Here’s the video — I used some new techniques that I have been observing on other videos… let me know what you think.

A New Resource: Videos

istock_000000185287small.jpgAs you may have noticed, I recently added a new tab to the row at the top entitled:  Videos.

The fact is, I have over 200 minutes of video content that was locked away in my archives and recently decided to pull them out and bring them together for the first time.  They make for interesting listening, I think — most are short, while others are much longer (up to 30 minutes.)

The one caveat is that they were developed at different times, so a few of them require a sign-up to a mailing list.  This is still important because in many cases a transcript of the information is sent as a follow-up, and in other cases there are important links to all the videos in the series that are included in additional emails.

This makes the retrieval process a bit tedious, but I don’t have another way yet to deliver lots of links, transcripts etc. to those who are interested in only a single video.  So, until I come up with a way to send all the information at once to only those who want it, this is the best method I can think of.

P.S.  I’m about to make MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free available to the public again, so make sure that you have signed up for at least one of my lists.  If you haven’t, then grab the ebook at the top left of the home page and you’ll be automatically added.