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.

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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Have You Outgrown Tips and Tricks?

Leave them for beginners and craft personal solutions in an efficient way, in just three days. For free.

As a productivity enthusiast, you yearn to find advice that just doesn’t just fall into the usual bucket of bromides, memes and truisms. You want to continue making solid progress and find personal growth, but most of the advice that’s floating around is aimed at beginners. You’ve either heard it before, or can’t use it.

Here’s a possible solution. From March 3–5, 2022 over 30 of the world’s best thinkers will be gathering at the third annual Task Management & Time Blocking Virtual Summit to share their ideas for new habits and innovative apps. And you’re invited to participate.

Their goal? To help set the agenda for the next 12 months of growth and development by the event’s participants. To make this happen, there will be free registration, plus 24-hour a day access to pre-recorded videos and lots of informal chances to interact with all attendees.

These supplement the live panel discussions, Q&A’s and interviews which give you and other summitteers a chance to quiz the experts in an efficient, online format. Plus, there will be a GTD Track for the first time to help recognize the contribution of David Allen’s seminal book, Getting Things Done. Published twenty years ago, it remains the cornerstone set of ideas most people consider first.

If you can’t make it to the summit, or know that you’ll miss some of it, we’re offering you the purchase of an All Access Pass. It gives you the convenience of replaying, rewinding and rewatching the event at your own leisure. This also means that you’ll be able to attend preferred sessions of the event without the stress of trying to see everything.

How does this help? As an opportunity to consume advanced ideas, much of what you hear is likely to be nuanced…so it deserves a careful look.

Registration is now open! Find out more here.

Francis Wade

Host / www.timeblockingsummit.info


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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

https://www.twitter.com/apinaud and https://twitter.com/prodvoice

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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.

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 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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Part 16 — Psychological Objects and Tasks


Part 16 — Psychological Objects and Tasks

Why You Must Separate Psychological Objects from their Physical and Digital Counterparts in Your Task Management

Problem

You want to manipulate future, incomplete tasks effectively, hoping to improve the way you manage them so you can become more effective. However, they seem to have a life of their own!

Even though you have set up a system of lists, schedules, reminders, apps, etc. to pin them down, they seem ready to slip away at a moment’s notice. Tasks are unlike physical objects like desks and chairs, or digital objects like documents or email messages. Instead, they are invisible and intangible.

Left untended, they have the unfortunate ability to disappear from view, never to be recalled ever again. Pus, they fade behind our other commitments, only to reappear suddenly when it’s too late, long after a problem has arisen.

Our problem is that we don’t treat them as if they have a special, unique nature. While we know that they are born when we make a specific commitment, and die when a task is completed or intentionally voided, what should happen in between remains a mystery. Even academic researchers barely understand!

Why Is This Important?

Someone who understands the distinction between psychological objects and physical or digital objects can manage each of them according to their unique properties. Given the fact that your task management system probably includes all three, this knowledge can help you make better quality improvements.

What’s the Link to the Rapid Assessment Program (RAP)?

In the RAP you see how it’s possible to make improvements which are in line with the ephemeral nature of tasks i.e. psychological objects. You are more likely to be effective with this insight, especially as you move forward to implement a plan of Pareto Improvements.

Find out more about the MyTimeDesign Rapid Assessment Program in this webinar.


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Trailer – Introducing the Podcast w Francis Wade

Trailer for the Task Management & Time Blocking podcast with a little splash!

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