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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm

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I was reading a Mashable item on productivity[1] which contained some interesting things that I will turn into a slideshow on this week.

Do NOT check your e-mail for the first 45 minutes that you are in the office in the morning. […] There are never meetings at that time and most people are settling in and reading their e-mails, […] — Amanda Feifer O’Brien, Marketing Manager at Firmenich Inc.

Take the first 30 minutes to plan the rest of your day. By plan, I mean make a list of the important tasks that you need to have done today and stay focused on these items. […] Make a list of the things that you want to achieve that day and work from that list until it’s completed. — Rohan Hall, Founder and CEO of rSitez, Inc

This is an excellent way to start the day, I have been using the 43 Folders system to unplan the year, this is my scheduled backlog, and take the day folder out and add this to my daily TODO list – which I write on Post-its. While creating the initial Post-its I like to create Post-its which contain:

  • Lunch
  • Coffee Break (x4)
  • Snack Break (x2)
  • Mail Break (x2)

And interspace these in the timeline of the day.

On my whiteboard I arrange the Post-its in the following grid:

First I take the Not Urgent and Not Important and bin them, obviously there is no reason to do them or they would have been graded differently.

Next I estimate the time and importance needed for the Urgent and Important tasks, and split the longer items into shorter tasks. Then I start the tasks by solving some of the important short tasks first to set the tone of the day to task completion, then I process the remaining tasks in order of importance. I like to use timeboxes for each of the tasks based on my estimates.

Next I estimate and complete the Not Urgent and Important items and don’t move on to estimating and completing the Urgent and Not Important until I’m finished.

  1. 37 Productivity Tips for Working From Anywhere

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

@PifWorld and Social Good Day

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Yesterday was organized using . I myself went to the one organized by in Amsterdam.

I was slightly late in arriving, but caught the tail end of the presentations and the mixer. There were some interesting subjects covered, many of which I’ve covered or promoted in the past, of the unknowns I liked Online Pioneers and .

I think that there should be more grassroots activities like this, and I also believe that activities on a larger scale should be organized. Thanks to and PifWorld for organizing.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

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