Doing More by Doing Less (Peers 2014 Presentation)

Doing More by Doing Less (Peers 2014 Presentation)

These days our culture seems to expect overcommitment and over-connectedness to one's work. Add this expectation to the constant pings from our devices and you get a very fragmented day. It's time we focus on eliminating distractions and managing our time better. It's time we focus on the right things at the right time. But how do you know what the "right thing" is? We'll cover that and other things that will help you do more by doing less.

The original slide deck has been reduced to make more sense in a "slides-only" context.

Audio + slides: https://vimeo.com/93280965

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Erik Reagan

April 25, 2014
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  1. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Doing More by Doing Less @ErikReagan @FocusLabLLC

  2. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan How many of you have too much

    time and not enough to do in it?
  3. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan

  4. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Focus

  5. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan If we lose or waste time —

    it’s gone.
  6. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Planning your day in advance will help

    you maneuver around obstacles and stay on target.
  7. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan What's worth doing and what's not?

  8. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan The goal isn't to get everything done;

    it's to get the right things done.
  9. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan — Dwight D. Eisenhower “What is important

    is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
  10. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important

  11. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important 1

  12. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent and Important Health emergency

  13. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent and Important Car engine dies

  14. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent and Important Certain emails (but few)

  15. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent and Important Project deadlines right around

    the corner
  16. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent and Important Overall: avoid or prevent

    these
  17. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important 2

  18. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Weekly planning

  19. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Exercise

  20. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Family or personal

    time
  21. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Learning or studying

  22. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Car or home

    maintenance
  23. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Date night with

    your significant other
  24. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Budgeting

  25. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Overall: spend as

    much time on these as possible
  26. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important 3

  27. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent, but Not Important Phone calls and

    texts
  28. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent, but Not Important Most Emails

  29. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent, but Not Important Most App notifications

  30. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent, but Not Important Overall: these feel

    important but aren’t
  31. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important 4

  32. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent, but Important Netflix binge watching

  33. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent and Not Important YouTube and

    other online videos
  34. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent and Not Important Much of

    Hacker News
  35. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent and Not Important Most social

    media involvement
  36. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Not Urgent and Not Important Overall: considerably

    limit your time in this quadrant
  37. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important

  38. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan To-do list

  39. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan To-do list + To-ignore list

  40. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Distractions

  41. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan — Newton’s first law An object in

    motion stays in motion with the same speed in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force.
  42. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Imagine a day without app notifications.

  43. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Now go make that day happen.

  44. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Set healthy boundaries with coworkers and family.

  45. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Multitasking doesn’t exist.

  46. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Construct your environment to support your to-dos

    and to-ignores.
  47. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan What should you do?

  48. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Plan your Monday in advance.

  49. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Plan your Week in advance.

  50. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Decide when and where you’ll get each

    task done.
  51. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Create a “to ignore” list.

  52. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Identify which Quadrants you’re working in.

  53. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Make changes where necessary.

  54. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan — Peter Bregman You'll never be as

    good a version of someone else as you are of yourself.
  55. #PeersConf 2014 @ErikReagan Thanks! @ErikReagan @FocusLabLLC