Thursday, October 17, 2013

Productivity, Scaling Yourself: SxSW 2013

If more is more, how do we keep up? Sooner or later something has to give. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email, texts, news, and on and on. Some days it seems a bit too much. When we need a vacation just for an excuse to "unplug" maybe there is a better way.

Scott Hanselman explored the essence of what it means to be truly productive and how to scale your life online.

Hashtags: #scaleyou

Here are my take aways from the session. Each one is simultaneously so easy and so hard.
  • Don't be an "AskHole," someone who always ask for advice, but doesn't take it. 
  • Triage the inbox of your life. What's beyond help? Cut it loose. 
  • What are 3 things you can get done today, week, year, which will make you feel awesome. 
  • Set an appointment to set these goals and review these goals 
  • Being busy is a form of laziness. Being "busy" doesn't mean you are getting things done. 
  • Challenge-Don't check email first thing. Do work first thing 
  • It's not your time that is important, it's your attention.
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