Details of topics for discussion during the Personal Productivity Breakthrough workshop

 

NOTE: We research these topics on an ongoing basis and the content may change over time.  Also please note that at the workshop we like to retain flexibility in responding to needs of the group and it might happen that all the subtopics may not make it into the day’s conversation.  Please see the schedule and details below as the framework for and expectation of the day.

  • 08:30   Introduction.
  • 08:45   The business of memory.
  • 10:00   Break
  • 10:20 Clarity.
    • Limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
    • Productivity handbrakes.
    • Know what you can control and what you can’t.
    • What you see is what you get.
    • What do you say when you speak to yourself?
    • What’s really important to you?
    • Procrastination.
    • Using the “Map for Action”: input chaos, output clarity.
  • 11:30     Alignment.
    • Your resources.
    • Aligning business and personal goals and activities.
    • Living an integrated life (“work/life balance”)
    • What makes you productive?
    • Planning and review.
    • Create appropriate systems and processes.
    • Slow down to speed up (e.g. planning and reviews).
    • Align actions and time planning with what matters.
    • Levels of “work”.
  • 12:30     Lunch
  • 13:00    Laser-like focus.
    • “First say to yourself what you would be; then do what you have to do.”
    • The myth of multitasking.
    • Wherever you are, be there.
    • Be calm.
    • Protecting your boundaries.
    • Minimize interruptions.
  • 14:30     Break
  • 14:50    Laser-like focus – continues
    • Prioritise by thinking long-term impact.
    • The myth of time management.
    • The value of under-scheduling.
    • Simplicity
    • De-clutter electronic and physical environment.
    • Flexibility (“game drive” approach).
  • 14:50    Completion.
    • We have a deep need to complete the things that we start.
    • The Zeigarnik effect.
    • Procrastination: why we do it and what we can do about it.
    • Preview and review commitments with others and self in the moment.
    • Plan time for completing things.
    • Self esteem.
    • Integrity
    • Law of diminishing returns.
  • 15:20    Lifelong Learning
    • To measure is to know.
    • Time log.
    • Interruption log.
    • Weekly review.
    • Look back to learn; look forward based on learning.
    • Prune and simplify things.
    • Power of spaced repetition.
    • Be open minded.
  • 16:00    Review, evaluation
  • 16:30    It’s over!

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