Be regular and orderly in your life, so you may be violent and Organization original in your will set you work. free! Gustave Alton Flaubert Brown
Tip #1: Time is Precious! Use it wisely.
Where does your time go? Find out!
Tip #2: Design Your Life!
What is Order? D B A F G C E B G F C E A D A B C D E F G E C A B D G F
Mind Like Water A mental and emotional state in which your head is clear, able to create and respond freely, unencumbered with distractions and split focus.
Can you concentrate here?
A workbench is for working … not for storage!
A place for everything, and everything in its place
Tidy drawers. Why wouldn’t you?
File Cabinet – Alphabetize it!
Tip #3 – Make rivers to your inbox
The inbox has many tributaries
Don’t do this
Tip #4: Your memory sucks! Make lists! • To Do List • Shopping List • Stuff to check out List • Maybe Someday List • Tickle File
Tickle file - 52 Folders
Tip #5: Use a calendar!
Tip #6: Make time for your to do list! • That means – put it on your calendar!
But which task to do? • Do the obviously urgent ones • Do the ones you are excited about • Then pick at random… http://www.random.org/
Tip #7: Make all tasks bite sized
Tip #8: Public Deadlines are the Best Motivation
Tip #9: Avoid interruptions and rat holes • Design for flow! (2-3 hour chunks of work) • Read email ONLY at email time • If you can deal with an email in 2 minutes, do it! If not: – To do list it! or… – Put it on “stuff to check out” • When working, turn your phone off! • Never “just check” Facebook • “Time box” your meetings • Say NO whenever you can
Questions? • Tip #1: Time is Precious! Use it Wisely. • Tip #2: Design Your Life • Tip #3: Make Rivers to your Inbox • Tip #4: Your Memory Sucks – Make Lists • Tip #5: Use a Calendar • Tip #6: Make Time for your To Do List • Tip #7: Make All Tasks Bite Sized • Tip #8: Public Deadlines are the Best Motivation • Tip #9: Avoid Interruptions and Rat Holes • Tip #10: Consider a Uniform • Tip #11: Sleep is Arithmetical • Tip #12: Caffeine is a “Sometimes Food”