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Q&A: How can I sell my service to improve notetaking?
"Hey chris this is craig from san antonio and i've been listening to this show since season two. Thanks for all the helpful advice. I've spent a lot of time studying the most effective way to take notes which a lot of people really have no idea about. This is incredibly helpful for students. Test-takers really anyone who wants to better retain what they learn. What i'm missing is the business model. How can i profit from what i think of is highly valuable yet under appreciated skill looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Craig thank you for the call. No doubt this is a big market. These days i guess it's always been a big market because it's always been a problem. It's always been something that people need to improve upon. What i mean when i say recently i call this whole kind of interest in this topic productivity two point because the first wave of productivity at least in terms of its popularization was all about getting things done and that phrase of course comes from or became a popular book and method by david allen but even just the broader concept of. How do i get you know all the things that i want to do. How do i keep up with projects and tasks that are in my head. Or maybe they're written down or maybe they're in an app somewhere. But how do i organize that. That was the first wave and the second way all about knowledge retention and recall so this isn't ideal information product or online course. I mean there are a lot of information products online courses. There's certainly room for more. Learning how to learn is the number one course encore sarah it has. Millions of participants can actually go through this course for free where i think you can pay fifty dollars per certificate so lots of interest what to do can create transfer his ability. How can they take advantage of more and more people interested in the same time that he has developed his skin. It some next steps number one jump into that community right because it is a whole community. See what other people are doing like so many topics most people who have monetize. They're usually sharing some kind of content freely while also selling course of some kind that's the classic premium model. I would say also the popularity of journals kinds which we've talked about here on the show. I'm like how can there be so many specialized journals but yet apparently there are people. Keep buying them. I think there's also connects to this productivity two point. Oh thing they're probably podcasters working in this field as well. So i would just immerse myself and make sure i knew who are the personalities who are the thought leaders. What is the language and vocabulary. That's being used. What are the trends etc. Secondly there also a lot of tools apps and digital aids so i would wanna familiarize myself with that and also as part of it asked myself. Is there something. I could create for example. Something that helps with spaced repetition. That's an important concept in this whole conversation around productivity two point. Oh or learning how to learn spaced. Repetition historically been things like flash cards so now there are various digital versions of those depending on craig's technical skills. There might or might not be a good option there but whatever happens next we need to go from a really big although highly relevant topic into the specific solution that craig designs and offers so in this situation what i would encourage you to do. If you're in a similar situation. I would encourage you to solve one part of the problem for one of the groups for example student. No takers like you mentioned. For example this really could be relevant to so many people but if you're just focusing on student note takers. We had story long ago about a guy who created this memorization system to help medical students learn parts of the anatomy and this became passive income that he made five or six hundred dollars a month from years into the future with no updates whatsoever. So that's a good example of one part of the problem for one specific subset once civic small group. That's the way that i would approach this challenge. I don't know exactly what craig should do. But i think this is the thought process. You follow to come to answer that question specifically whether it's him and this topic or you in this topic or you and some other topic whatever it is
"david allen" Discussed on ProductivityCast
"I won't disagree with you at that. And i don't wanna come across as negative on it Because it is an old document and it's around ninety. Four was a time period of a different type of software design and a different platform application looking at the document itself stripping off all the the core requirements. And just saying okay. Is this buildable. Based in current time. Could someone construct something that would meet. David allen's basic specification. And looking through. This i'd say at there are functionality. There's functions and features in here that are readily available now. There are more complex pieces that are helpful to see illustrations of for example. There's a page in here. The talks about the in process so he's got something coming into his in basket and is going through his logic tree of what he does with. Those types of things are really useful for people to see as illustrations Even down to the first. Pete or the second page where you're looking at this high level mockup of a navigation with him projects in next actions and waiting for someone could use this as their own starting place not from software development standpoint but using tools. Say evernote or notion or something like Share point to go through and construct something that would be very close to this mirror the model that he wants and then be able to tune it and adapt it.
"david allen" Discussed on FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis
"I just identified what the context is of the commitments. We all had until that contact is objectified and externalised. You'll be driven. My latest lobbyist and and so essentially. That's what gca does is is don't be driven by latest loudest be driven by the context of all of those commitments. Say i'm going to take a nap. I'm going to have a beer or i'm going to write. my business. Plan are got ugly mean right now and those are decisions that are made out of trust. Not hope that's david allen author of the perennial bestseller getting things. Done the art of stress free productivity. I'm your host. Patrick mcguinness and this is komo sapiens. The world's spinning out of control. It can be impossible to know what to do and what to miss out on. That's called fomo which is short for fear of missing out. How do i know. Because i coined the term and on the world's first and.
"david allen" Discussed on The High Functioning Hotspot
"Today's episode is super special. Today i have david allen. The author of getting things done the old classic. And he's gone on to raid a multitude of other fantastic books that are about productivity and getting things done but with their also about which i love is the idea that the better we got creating whatever productivity or organization methods that we need in our lives. The more able will be to just relax and feel creative and let go that for him this. You know productivity. It's not about just getting on some kind of a hamster wheel where we just do more and more and more and more and more. It's really about learning how to take good ideas or whatever's going on in our life and getting out of our had and into a system so that we don't have to worry and track and think about it so much anymore and that that actually frees us to just relax and so i absolutely loved every moment of my interview. And i hope that you do to afternoon for me. Good morning for you. Well good afternoon to you. Thank you so much for joining me. Dave editor. So i'm dr clay carmichael and others is actually our first time meeting..
"david allen" Discussed on Accelerate!
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"david allen" Discussed on Accelerate!
"Like that. So What's been new since you I wrote the first book you've got new edition coming out but what have you seen if you changed as a result of what's happened relative to technology and so on because you wrote it after you know email originally after email other technologies come around but you know there's been this whole up solves social and others. Anything that that's been new that. We should know about not about the methodology. What's new is the breadth of the audience that needed. I knew even when I wrote the first edition that this worked for students and clergy and physicians and. Anybody and stayed on State, on Dad's anybody because anybody got a busy life wants a clearer head. You know this this works floor it just now because of the as we mentioned earlier in just the digital onslaught. And onslaught of options. The stress of opportunity in all that good stuff that's creating a lot of that stress out there. It's that much more important for a lot more people to be aware of methodology. So they can surf on top of their games feel very by that's the major change. I also wrote in the new edition about the cognitive science that showed up in the last ten or fifteen years since the first edition with at Bas-. Basically does validates as methodology your head sucks is an office. No scientific data and we're horrible remembering things. Well, it sounds deal. Like there's really an aspects of mindfulness practice about the whole whole system. Yeah It depends on what you mean by mindfulness I mean a lot of the the what. Being being, presence. Yeah. Well, it's all about paying attention to what's got your attention. And, and then how do you manage that but trying to just get your attention off need dog food as opposed to writing it on a posted yes. Sort of train your mind sort of discipline yourself to not be distracted by something you're not dealing with appropriately want to deal with appropriately a lot easier. To meditate or do whatever you WANNA do. All right well, David. Thank you for being on the show today..
"david allen" Discussed on Accelerate!
"It's a statement I like that if your day to day is out of control, don't even try to think about setting goals in a lot of people shouldn't set goals I need to clean the bathroom. There's because again if the day to day is out of control and you feel like you're that, you're slipping your feeder onto icebergs. Slippery Slope Right. Then setting big goals for yourself is just going to create guilt and frustration. So that's A lot of people just need to get a lot more integrity with the operational part of their life. That will then free up their attention right able to a medically because you're you're you're conscious will lift like a helium balloon when you when you get rid of the distractions and the residue that down. One of my favorite parts of the book can we'd refer to us About this idea of very next physical action, you have a little test that you have a beginning that. You know they have people serve right down about the project that's most undermined describing a single sentence. You know what they're. Intended successful outcome is and then right down the very next physical action required to move that situation for it and you know very applicable to sales because you know you've got lots of projects. But one thing that sellers seemed to have such a difficult time coming up with is that next physical action? And, it's so powerful. It sounds so simple and yet most people do not do this automatically until the heat on a situation forces people to take action. and. That's you don't WanNa waste that. so you decide what the action as it does mean you need to take the action right now just don't avoid it because you don't know what it is, and that's the reason most people procrastinate is the happen to determine what's the very next thing to do And they don't want to step into the void. Sales standpoint. Coach, managers on this is this is the question you ask. The pipeline review with the sales person. This is the did they say this is a qualified prospecting pipeline. This is a question you ask about each prospect what is the next physical action require? And break it down to the time that little thing because usually people procrastinate because they're afraid of consequences not not being perfect I doubt if anybody listened with this, woke up this morning say can't wait to be an incompetent jerk today. I can't wait. Abject failure. Man, nobody does that. We, we don't want to. We're so afraid of that in a way that you know being out of control is is our biggest fear. And so getting it down to breaking it down to the very, very, very next physical. Hey don't worry about what they're gonna say or what do just pick up on punch number. Trying to train brand new sales, people do doing cold calling. I first week is, Hey, I'll get to do is pick up the phone and then paying it up. And then take up the phone and punch three numbers if it's not nine one one. Get a builder build your success. On Right. then. Then punt seven numbers but somebody inches hey, not. You know you'll get there but again, it's sounds easier than it sounds easy but the challenge yourself to to break it down to that point. So it it's it's sort of the magic. In the Monday one, you're ready to do that the more you're gonNA unstick tons exactly and you bring those up as well as that, and this is again, very relevant for sales as were fixated on his idea of a sales process the customers got a buying process and serve neatly defined as the stick six step process is. But each of those steps have multiple steps that people just want to. Ignore I mean the whole idea think you'd give an example like changing a light bulb. It's four steps. That's right like fourteen steps. When you really unpack. It. And you had sales process. They may six stages but I talk about my book. You know one stage is really twenty four steps not just one. And many times you'll over plan if you plan past the next action, because the next action may then define what the next actions are going to be. Exactly. I mean if you're playing soccer, you're playing American football or whatever the what is it two things on any players on the field whereas the goal? What's the next play You may have a strategy but goal next play are the essence of the game and that's the essence of life game requires thinking as I think point out that's that's that's the part that people don't want to do is bad news. Sorry guys thinking is required. You have to think as I say you have to think about yourself more than you think but not not afraid you might. Well of the quoted the book from Ari. Bergson about think like a man of Action Act like a man of thought and. To me, that's a great watch. The first time I had read the book years ago. I was like, okay, that's that's profound. I.
"david allen" Discussed on Accelerate!
"Getting back to bunny, we cleared the mind the other working toward your next fiscal action point is, is that you have to build a clarify what what your commitment is and decide what you have to do. If anything and I thought that qualification of if anything was pretty important but TUSLA. Well. There's. The the key I driver when you open an email or look at any of your notes or whatever it is. Look. Is there any action I need to take about this? Is it actual two answers? Yes and no. There's a lot of knows. Some. Of these things are just not took. No action on that that's just kind of collateral material or whatever. So it's either trash all I don't need that anymore way. It could be referenced I WANNA. Keep that note because you know if you've got a file on your on your client or Whatever it might WANNA throw it in there too. So that as you review their notes when you're going to meet with them again, it's kind of Nice to see some of those that collateral material just refreshes in reminds you what the context was. A with the client and the any relationship. So it could be trash. It could be reference material that you just park appropriately and it could be something you say, no action on this now but there might be later. Potential client says, Hey, look, we're GONNA budget for another two months and I can't do anything until that. Really not till that loops back around. So yeah, you know. So then you of course, you're good salesperson and you say, well, great if haven't heard from you, when would you like me chain about this go? Well Yeah. Once, you call me first of May. So there's no action now, but there is an action that you'd need to need to consider on the first of May, and so that's where you need to put on hold or incubate. So. Those are the three non actionable things. So those things trash to reference or or put on hold. and. then. Then that's where you get into what's the next action on this and if one action wants what's the project, right? Well. It seems like With email these days and and taxed and chat and whatever else that that it seems like people are feel like this whole reciprocity instinct comes into mind is that you helped somebody sent me something to send them something back as opposed to saying. Yeah. I. Can I feel comfortable deleting this right now there's nothing I needed to do. Well that depends on your protocols depends on how important that is to you. I've I've responded and ninety nine point nine percent of anything. Anybody's ever written for the last thirty five years. So I just found that that helps build my brand I just I sort of building that sort of integrity and trust out there where people just know if they pay me, they're gonNA, get they're going to get something back not immediately, but they will get they will get a response some but that's just my judgment call doesn't have to be that doesn't have to be everybody's. Y- sales very interrupt driven profession. It's seems like one of the hard things that that people are encountering and you see a lot written about these days is this whole concept of time blocking in a day and you know basically saying no to everything that's not that prescribed activity during that point of that specific period of time I do that very rarely. I think there are times when you need to do that. You know you got well as you know, one of the key elements of this methodology is the. Weekly reviews once a week. You need to be stepping up and look at the longer horizon of when you've got stuff do when you've got stuff coming up what you need to do about that, and that's what I might do a little bit of time walking. If I see something as a due date I've got a presentation coming up and Friday, and there's an I've got gazillions of things already on my calendar between then I'd better block a couple of hours in order to be able to get it done. So. It can happen but be careful about that because as soon as you you know look. I'm going to schedule everything there, and then the world cells in your head, and then you feel terrible because you'd not keeping your agreements with yourself and be very careful about them. Yeah, that's interesting point because you know now in the last couple of years, there's been several books written about. Time management the that all about. Yeah. Forget the to do list everything goes on a calendar. Good Oh Okay I was GONNA ask your opinion. I got just got it. Okay so well, good luck. I mean come on I. Don't you like to be spontaneous and follow your hunches and let your intuition tell you what you feel like doing when you feel like doing it. Sure. Is it just me? I think I think. A lot of people are torn. People feel. Like they should have some spontaneity by being told continually. Constantly block out there day that. They're never gonNA be productive or increase their productivity not productive as you said, but increase productivity or meet some standard of productivity that's being laid upon them. I wouldn't make any rule about that. Let me give you an example. People often say should I do email on vacation I say. Do, will doing email allow you to relax on the beach more because you know you're not missing anything or will doing email distract from being relaxed on the beach. Decide. So. It's really all about what do you need to do all that off your mind? You can be fully present with whatever you're doing, and if you need the time block a whole week of stuff and what gets that off your mind be my guest. You should just be careful because you know you're gonNA have a lot of ad hoc stuff show up that you. You may find in the moment more important. So as long as you're willing to. Fast. And delete or reschedule or whatever you know as fast as things are coming at you as you keep making those decisions than time when I think of the key things about your system and use referred, the several times are being present is that they have got this clear mind that enables you to focus on what's right in front of you. You're not distracted by all the things that you think you should be doing right and also the clear mine helps you decide what to focus on. If you're if you're in Oh, come on. If your ship is sinking, you don't care where you're.
"david allen" Discussed on Accelerate!
"Look here's a secret antedated getting things done. It's about defining what done means. This is done true and and defining what doing looks like and where that happens interesting those required to different parts of your brain. So it actually is cognitive muscle to train, but a minute what am I trying to finish here? About this client of this project about this proposal about this presentation, whatever what is done done so And then once you've defined, what done means, what's the project you get to mark this office complete when what's true? Not, when the client buys by the way because that you you can't necessarily control them. You've had a bad day. What you can control is maximizing their their opportunity to buy. That you can do you can get that done and check that off as done, and then just wait to see whether they buy or not. But then at least used said, I gave it I gave it my best shot I cannot complete that. But the other piece of that was the very next action that I need to take about any of those things I am committed to do. So action outcome or the Zeros and ones the ultimate reduction of productivity what are we trying to produce and how do we allocate or reallocate our resources and focus and attention in order to make that happen? So. Yes. It is the sales process. Yeah. Well, I definitely get into. The very next fiscal action because that's Hugely important for sales. Before that in the book, you talk about the basic behaviors for managing commitments which I thought Sarah from principal on a philosophical standpoint important to point out to people's and the first one fits on your mind. It isn't clear. So what what did you mean by that? Well. There's two ways for things to be on your mind. The positive way for things to be on your mind is to be thinking. To be thinking about your client or your presentation in other words, you're maturing your thought process while I could approach it this way this by that's cool. That's what your mind is for. If you keep thinking of the presentation. President Oh. I gotTa do this. Oh. I gotTa do this. That's what is usually on people's minds and that kind of repetitive worry or repetitive distraction about something. That's an open loop out. There is highly unproductive exhaustion energy and the problem is is when it's on your mind is not getting done. It's on your mind because their decisions about that situation or circumstance that you haven't made or you haven't parked the results in a trusted place, you know you'll see at the right time. So That's the that's the formula you want to get your head clear. So you don't have to go very far to see where to start to implement this methodology that I uncovered and that is start to notice what's got your attention. Where's your mind already gone while you've been listening to? The. Know. People's minds wander. Right? They're not looking at their phones or doing anything like that. Paying attention. So so interesting distinction between. Them. fixating on something without thinking about it and actually thinking about. What you need to think about your client of your client of your client. That's right and you know if you need dog food pops into your head twice your inappropriately engaged with your dog. In. Getting ticks on his not so much about getting things done. It's really about being appropriately engaged with your life soon, be present with whatever you're doing whether that's cooking spaghetti or make sales call. You just want to have your head totally clear what those things that are breitling around in your brain. Those people are trying to use their head as their office in your head just crappy office. New Studies have shown that can only manage about four things in your head that you can't. You know that that you can't finish the moment you think of it and still manage those things appropriately in terms of the relationship with each other and being reminded of them. That's IT and most people have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds just banging around in there, and so you know you're kind of almost dead from the beginning. Unless you start to build your external brain and get all that stuff out of your head and build appropriate engagement with appropriate engagement. Doesn't mean you need to buy dog food it needs that dog food needs to be on the posted on the fridge. Whoever goes there next to the store gets dog food know then then you're cool. Yeah and you talk about in the book is an system of the the key steps as you just have to get everything out and. And so how do you do that? It's just a matter of just writing it all down. In one place bannon paper well, what you need to do is put into sort of the collection bucket that you trust. So you need to have a notepad and you need to be able to tear off those notes that you take either in the client meeting or you wake up thinking about or whatever, and then. What I do is I ninety most of the time I, just didn't throw those pieces scraps of paper into my physical trae. Because now, it's placeholder because I emptied that in Trae and clarify an organized and process the stuff in there. Every twenty four to forty eight hours. So I drive backlogged zero but doesn't mean do the backlog immediately I just need to make sure I've captured it put some placeholder for that in some appropriate place. Now, you can digitally recorded somewhere or whatever. But for the most part I use low tech for just the externalize into the capture process because you know it's always with me on, you need to turn it on right? It's kind of a little note pad in. Is. There's something about doing it physically digitally. The the helps with the thinking process with remembering process. It might. But for the most part US want to grab a placeholder for whatever's pop into your head. It's true that when you sit down and start to write things out or even type things out, it doesn't have to do it just. With Pen and paper I think people are something different about that. But I oftentimes, we'll we'll be writing out something of I'm trying to create article or document, and just starting to write on the computer just helps just facilitate thinking process. So if the trying to make a sales presentation of powerpoint, just pull a powerpoint booted up. Just start filling in stuff to make a bad. In a crate crappy first draft. That will that will facilitate the thinking process for sure. So any kind of external is going to help. If you don't your mind says, wait a minute. There's a good. That was a good idea. Then it's in the same is still trying to keep track of that good idea. So it's taking up room dot available for other things. So writing all down even further away eighty percent of it which I do I just don't know which eighty presented, but I needed throw away anti loop back around and. Move into executive thinking say well, how important was that thought David or how important was that thing that you thought you might do something about. Those. Are Two very different processes. So that's why as you know, there's a five step process for how you get your kitchen under control your consciousness under control step one capture get it out. And then you don't just lied on, just leave it out. You know otherwise you got list stuck over God and creation that doesn't help either. So you need to put those whatever you externalize it put those place holders in those triggers somewhere that sooner than later you loop back around and then.
"david allen" Discussed on Accelerate!
"Welcome to the sales enablement podcast. I'm your host and. Augusta is David. Allen. And he's a bestselling author perhaps best book written on personal productivity called getting things done. Now this episode first aired back in two thousand seventeen, but the subject of personal activities. So timeless and the way the David Allen talks about it well, it will open your eyes because I think getting things done is also an essential book for all sellers to read. Because it teaches you how to truly breakdown a job like a sales opportunity with that unimpressed client. Teach to break that down to the smallest logical tasks that need to be accomplished and how to predict the very next actions you need to take to keep saleswoman moving forward. So, our conversation David dive deep in the how'd undone asks are stress inducing. We dig into the three main behaviors that you must use to manage your commitments and explore the larger idea of barriers to productivity that we all confront on a daily basis and how to work through them. If. You haven't read David, Allen's getting things done. You definitely should. Right before we get to David, I'll remind you subscribe to this podcast wherever you listen to it, and if you subscribe with certainly appreciate it if you could give us your feedback but Howard doing in the form of review. Thank you. Right. Let's jump into it with David L. Delighted to be here. Thanks for the invitation. So if someone listening to the show hasn't read David's classic book getting things done. Make a priority to do. So I think it's a absolute fantastic book for sellers and and as I told, David went on the Air I actually won I reference quite a bit in the early chapters of my most recent book camp your sales. Because of the drek connection has to sale. So first question for David is how do you define productivity because there's people believe we have a productivity crisis and sales and I saw on jump into that a little bit. Well strangely everybody's already totally productive because you're producing whatever you've gotten whatever you're experiencing but that. Could be fun that could be spaghetti it could be whatever you're doing could be listening to this. You're being productive because he said I want to listen to this, and so if you're doing that, that's what you're doing you're producing. Bad experience what most people refer to when they talk about productivity is improving somehow. What I'm doing the quality of the quantity of it Cetera there actually two aspects of that one is. Just to be more efficient with what you're doing. In other words if you're trying to list this, listen to this standing upside down or something that may not be your most efficient way to pay attention. So Part of it is just. One, you can be more productive Callahan I'm trying to get across town what's the most easy and efficient way for me to get across town. And the second way to be more productive is to be more selective in what you're trying to produce call. Do I really want to go across town or should I meditate or should I mc sales call or what else making your choices about what you decide to produce any point in time, and so those are the two aspects. that. Usually, people after when they say we need to be more productive. We've got productivity crisis a productivity crisis simply means, Hey, we should be we should be focused on something different than we are are we need to be more efficient or effective at achieving whatever we're focused on? The fear in sales that often read about is this fear that sales reps are increasingly distracted by. Menial tasks. Maybe, house housekeeping up their serum system or You know increasingly prep spies some of the. Social. Work. Social. Boundaries are blurring. and you point out on your work work has no edges you talk about in your book. Yeah. Well Yeah. It's it's an easily distracted world out there now simply because of the twenty four, seven day liability of all the stuff. And that it's all, it's so easy to get sucked into that. Especially, if you're resisting something, you should be doing it very easy to. run down the rabbit holes of social media and all that other stuff. So yeah but you know that's true. That's true. But human nature has been true forever. So it's just there's nothing really new about that. You know when I was. When I was, you know thirteen or fourteen. I spent three hours on the phone with my girlfriend at the time I was saying how highly productive at teenage love but I was not doing anything work. So what's the difference between that and let me just beyond facetime or facebook or whatever so It's there's nothing new about that. You know. Hasn't gotten worse. I don't know. Worse. As a kid kids have always allowed themselves to get distracted. Do other stuff like that I think when you say worse, it probably means yeah, it's a little. It's a little more. The bright bauble is a little closer to your face more often. I the. Down that those paths. Yeah. So. In sales and business in general I think. James Fouls talked about this and I know he's Ford. Your new edition but he says, they'll the difference between the wearing Zaidi comes from is the difference between the donor and the undone tasks. and. How do you? How do you start reconciling the difference? Well..
Amping Up Your Productivity
"Okay. So every single day, the very, very good for to the honor and the privilege to work with a lot of people. I think last week ahead eighteen nineteen appointments on my calendar Chat with folks all of the world. Personal Development Business building all kinds of cool things that we do. But you it always comes down to one thing. Now. Nobody ever wants to hear this it I if I do podcasts on productivity like I am today everybody wants to hear that. But when they call him for coaching, they don't want that they want to strategy an idea on Scott. Tell me what to do. Let's go go go go. I should just finally start with productivity because they always get back around see. Here's what happens. They come, they want the to get the roadmap ready to go. Got Too excited it to make it happen. Then Scott, I couldn't do it. I ran out of time I don't know what happened. I. Guess I should work on my productivity I'm like yeah okay. So I know this now I think starting today every single client who comes in the door is GonNa Start Productivity I can make sure we can get the work done make the space right? So the here's what happens. The day runs out and you have so many to choose on your list and do you get to the into your day and you still have a lot of to do's and they're probably pretty the probably growing rapidly like rabbits. And they are for a couple of reasons. One major reason is people keep them on a computer with recurring events these days they just keep adding up you never get rid of him until the day you die and I'm not sure they stop after that somebody has to clean her mass, right? But getting what you want life. Is often blocked by simple habits that are getting in your way now there to that everybody misses let's rush through these because there is one that's vitally important I'll do it afterwards you gotta wait we got to build the foundation here. Okay. Number One the first super productivity super charger is to understand the tomorrow. Begins Today. So it's ten o'clock in the morning today on a Monday and you're you're in your day you here you go. If you take a few minutes today to look at tomorrow and think about it it's GonNa Change. Your world. Aspects that sounds like something I already. Do I know I know but we have to get to the other two before you're really gonNA understand what to do with that. But if you just take off racing through your week into never about what's coming up the next day and what you're, GonNa do with it. It's just going to go crazy you're going to get dragged around. Athens doesn't it? So, planning ahead, really vital to setting path to use desired outcome the next day. So what happens next you get out of bed you're ready to go. You got your morning thing happened, right? You'RE GONNA sit down you're gonNA. Ground Yourself. Before you get too busy. Take just a few minutes. I don't care if you got the office walk in the office and the very first thing you do. Is Look at your machine in front of you. You're a piece of paper whatever it is and go ah gay here I am. I know. I. Thought About this yesterday. But now let me look at today's plan again. and. I want you to reaffirm was to be done. Reaffirm. Sorry my voice crack didn't. reaffirmed. What has to be done today now you did it yesterday. Now you're GonNa do it today and I want you to kind of look at it from this angle what must be done today if you didn't get these things done today, we really bad these have to happen everything else can kind of be off to the side. This is one of the things that I talked to clients. I tell them listen you're only going to get three to. Six things done a day I usually three big deal she I might do a thousand things, but there's only three important things are going to happen today. That's it. Maybe a phone call email talk to somebody whatever it's going to be is only three. If you look at your day today and say, there are three things that have to happen today if they don't world's not going to have to delegate it to somebody else that's all there is to it. If you do that today and then take breath and hang on for the ride and get through it and stay true to yourself all day. You will be amazed what happens. Now we know we've looked at it the day before, and then we got up in the morning we grounded herself We thought about it. Okay. This is what I'm going to do but you know what? I'm just going to go up and it's GonNa fall apart again I know it's going to happen and is why is that? Why can't I I'M SMART I know this I've listened to eight, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, two podcasts I read the Book David Allen. I can't understand this complicated system and it seems like it should work for me to buy you do. All right. You're right Scott train today. So come on I'll tell you what to do. So here's the thing. Here's a Scott logic kicking right some people call it common sense. I don't think it's a little bit different. See I just one day reasons something. Scott Logic, told me this? There are what I call non optional activities that take place throughout the course of a day. and. It takes up way more time than you think. Not optionals like taking care of personal needs eating drinking sleeping, taking a shower shaving and the other things that people say in those rhymes about would you do in the morning? How about commuting in a car if you're still commuting. How about not being able to get on a log on zoom call or a a Webex thing is messing with you how much somebody walking your office. If you still have an office in bothering your for a few minutes, they won't do their job they're having you do their job. How does somebody calling her texting e-mailing you all day long this stuff. Happens doesn't it? How about the kids needing some help? How maybe you didn't sleep last night and your little tired today album maybe you're on a diet and you don't have as much energy as you wanted to have how about maybe have a warrior about some money maybe you can't pay your mortgage next month a lot of that going on right now. Out these little things that are going on, do you think possibly these things will ever go away in your life? Now. It's naive if you think it is I'm sorry Scott Logic says, oh, come on be nice to them. They could go way not really there's always going to be non optionals. These are GONNA be pop up events they're gonNA come on your life some of listen you know you have to eat every day you know you should be exercising. You know things are GonNa happen I am not telling you anything that you don't already know you already know it. So why in God I'm sorry I shouldn't say why would you even think about? Getting. Up and doing planner and do a schedule. I can get through my day without any of these not options you can for about three hours and you're going to to go pee. It's GonNa take your time. The older you get the longer, it takes just the truth. Okay.
Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to Join Country Hall of Fame
"Before he formed the band. The fabulous superlatives, which which is is just just a a tad tad redundant, redundant, isn't isn't it? it? A A little little fabulous fabulous is is a a superlative superlative Marty Marty Stuart, Stuart, songwriter songwriter Dean Dean Dylan and junior Hank Williams Jr your newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Marty is going in as a modern era artist category, Dean in the songwriter category, and Hank Jr goes in in the Veterans era artist. Which is pretty significant been 60 years since his father, the great Hank Williams, went and to the country Music Hall of Fame. Dean Dylan. Has written songs for and this is just a partial list. Alabama, Brooks and Dunn. He wrote Tennessee whiskey. David Allen coded it. George Jones did it, Chris Stapleton, most recently. He's written songs for Hank Jr Whalen, Ernest Tubb, Keith Whitley, Kenny Chesney. Lee Ann Womack. Pam kill us, Toby Keith wrote about a dozen Toby Tombs. Vern Gosden. Vince Gill. And rode over 55 0 wrote more than 50 songs and shipped him off to some guy named George Strait. Including If I know me, I've come to expect it from you. Marina del Rey Oceanfront property. The chair in Georgia's first hit unwound written by Dean Dylan. Wow. It's just about all of them. That's just and just thinking If you're not from the most people, I think are familiar with the appearance of one Marty Stuart. Yes, but if you're not go to the Google machine Google, Marty Stuart and just for fun Z's Let me know Charlie Parker and I heart media dot com. How long you think it takes him every morning? Get that hair like that. I'm gonna go 45 minutes, and it's got to be at least 1/2 hour, at least at least 1/2 hour. I wonder how much hair spray Might you some kind of jailers? I don't know. It looks great, but he's got nice here. Thanks, Siegfried And Roy. I don't know which one but I don't know. He doesn't know Marty Stuart compared to Tiger. Wow. Just the hair. No, not even noon. And Marty's here has got nothing on Dean dealings. Mustache. No. Nothing. Well, congratulations to Marty Jr and Dean Dylan all going into the country Music Hall of Fame.
Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'
"Are so excited to. To introduce incredible Stephanie Fleming. She is a creative entrepreneurs speaker of and wellness seeker. Most notably, she is the CO founder of me and my big ideas creator of the happy planner, and what began twenty years ago as a tiny garage business is now an industry leading lifestyle brand and offers a wide variety of products that inspire customers to live creatively and plan a happy life. Please welcome Stephanie to the show. Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening. So cool and so. You had your first business you? You began doing that twenty years ago. And then you landed to the happy planner, which has been a huge success and It's a it's a beautiful book. It's something that you want to. Hold in your hand, and just like carry with you all the time. It's so cute and fashionable. Where did that idea come from? And how? How did you of get to that point? Where like I want to be in this market of making planners? Happy like honestly we've had a lot of great products that of sold weller mckellen's pretty cool, but the happy planner is like it's so me. It's totally me so the the way we came up with. It was pretty much the same process that we did it with anything. As we and my sister is heavily involved in product about men in our company as well, but we watch in decide okay. scrapbooking was huge for a while, and so we were able to kind of ride that. That wave and we've kept coming out with products and line extensions and and then you kind of see that it was kind of starting to taper off. It was not as popular and the products weren't as weren't selling and going doing the having the sell through that they did before, so we're like okay. We need to know what creative women are doing next. which is what my mom did, so we would always be looking for what. What what do i WanNa do what is something that's interesting for me. and and then also kind of searching pinterest looking around water, creative women doing so for some reason on pinterest people were taking just regular planners from staples, or whatever and they were putting our scrapbooking products, stickers and things and making them cute but the scrapbooking don't really fit like they don't fit size-wise. They didn't fit if you're you know the stickers we were. Were to commemorate memories and things, and that's not necessarily the things that you need for planning so I kind of just you know, and they were boring to staples like office supply things. They have black brown different color bays. You know really great. You know what I think. Someone would would think the businessmen would like. And then there was like three designs that were like purple. Paisley or some ugly grandma color. You know I'm a woman, I. I don't want that, so we thought definitely we could do better in design. We could get them more affordable. We could create accessories that would go specifically for them, and then you could put in those accessories like things that are positive so that every single day when you're planning when you're having fun putting stickers out ever, there's this creative positive message that makes you happy that keeps you going, and so it was just a kind of another. Offshoot into what we normally do. What are creative women doing? And at this point? It was like people are busy, and they want to be creative, but they need that little bit of licensed to say it's okay when you're planning your schedule. You can kind of put a sticker downer. Says you can do it or just. Those little positive affirmations make a make a big difference. I love that so much were all about positive affirmations and There's something that I still love about having a planner in front of me like an organizational planner. Where where I. Can you know touch the pages and I can mark things off. It's so different than a calendar on Google you know and I've always I've i. still have a planner, so I love that, but I'm curious because you have built such a successful brand and obviously. You've separated yourself in so many ways by having something very unique You offer as something that's very I would say year to the millennial woman. But how how have you separated yourself with your branding? I'm just so curious about like where your sales come from utilizing social media, you have a huge social media following. So, how what kind of what was your? What was the method to your madness at that point when you started thinking ahead? Yeah, so at that point. We had we had a very successful company in the craft industry and up? Until that point, we had what I figured successful products. We didn't really have necessarily like brand. Following social media was just coming up, but you know there was something about the happy, and I think my own personal passion for the product helped in planning it. No Pun intended. because. I feel like we got to this place or like this product line. I just feel like we need to be able to have a brand. There's gotta be a message behind because the message of the product is so powerful and so really. What happened I mean there wasn't? A Master Plan I love this product so much. That I just started talking about it and sharing on social media back in the periscope days. You remember, periscope yeah. Remember. About it and I just said you know what I would anytime we would come up with something, or we had something new exciting happening in office. I'd like I'm just GONNA share. It's just going to be I wanted to our product and the brand to feel like like we were just friends sharing like. If I was you know to call you up and say Oh, my Gosh I'm so excited. We just got this prototype in, and here's what it looks like. Here's how I'm going to use it and every. Every new products came in. We previewed it on periscope did live Q. and A. is, and and that's before people really doing that and we were sharing the process and the product, and sharing my excitement, geeking out over stickers and a paper planner you know, so. It became I thought there was really no plan other than to share authentically, and that was really before, but you know everything authenticity be authentic was just such a overused catchphrase, but that's what it was because I didn't actually want to be the spokesperson. For our company, and because it's such a team effort, and so I'm not. I'm not maybe maybe I wouldn't had the idea for. Let's let's look into to paper planners, but I didn't create designs, and I not the artist, and I'm not the one who source the product and sold it in such a team so but. In order I felt so passionately that. Don't have relationships with companies. They don't have relationships with products, but they have relationships with people and brands, and if I could be that conduit. To Give A. Personality to our land our company then. I'm like all right. I'm willing to do because I was the one before it was like no, I don't really want to know I'm just I'm fine to not do it, but when I was sharing something, I was so passionate about the following just came. We did not say hey. We want to get to I. Think we're over six hundred thousand on instagram. We didn't have a plan for that. I mean eventually to grow. It takes you get to a certain point. It's like okay now. You have to plan, but we grew our numbers very very organically, and by just engaging with them. You know true engagement and it's. It's not even just the number in the plan, but it's like. Are you engaged? Do you care about your followers? Do you care about your customers and deal you know? Are you engaging that way? Are you doing it for the rise near following? Are you doing it for the sale? Are you doing? Are you doing it because this? Just feel so right to you know. Yeah while you're on that topic, too. Because so cool that you grew organically because. I mean it's such an easily marketable product, but also like how how do you stand out amongst your competitors are? There's other planner companies out there. So what's your differentiating factor with your product? So at the beginning? We were the only ones pretty much doing what we did, so we stood out really quick, and it's almost like I. Always say like it was like. Like when I had my first when I said WHO's very well behaved typical. I am such a good mom. And then my daughter came a second, and she is like great, but she's you know totally like wild spirit and I'm like oh my gosh. I need to to work at this little more. So when we did when all of a sudden you're like It's growing and you're thinking. Oh, my gosh is great. People are just listening, and then all of a sudden when you're onto something, people and other brands and other companies go. They're onto something I. Think I'm going to try that, too. And then what you were doing so authentically is being duplicated right so. So what we have always done I think and even back in the scrapbooking and paper. Crafting days was just advice. My mom gave me is just really don't worry too much about what other people are doing. Find out what you uniquely do. What is it that your company or your brand do what do you? How do you stand out and for US There's a lot of people who have high end stationary and people. People that are saying a professional and I want it to look like this or I. Don't like this about your as well. This is who we are. We are colorful and fun and were affordable. We have a disc bound system where you can change things in and out, and those are some things honestly and with the brand that will turn people off when you really claim like who you are. Some people are going to say. Well, I. Don't know but I. don't like that well, but this is who we are when you can really find that those are the things that just kind of narrowed down, and you nail it down so much that these are the things that make us unique, and so for us. We embraced all of that. That is who we are fun and colorful, positive and an interchangeable, and all these things about the product and about our messaging. That's what we focused on, and I think even especially going forward when it becomes harder and you. Maybe at this point, we're going like you see a slowing in not just gaining followers as fast when you get up high. And there's more people in the space so for us it's how can we find? What, we, what is it that we offer? That's unique whether it's the message product. And, you kind of have those pillars of our being authentic. Is it something that's different or are we just white noise in the space? Should we be making a change? We be pivoting. Right now do. Is there something we need to be doing to be more aware of the surroundings of the economy of this of society so You're constantly looking for you have to just be aware. Of who you are where you're going and not being paying too much attention to. The competitors and the people aside. It's really hard though it's hard to do because you find yourself looking. They're doing so good over there. Maybe I should change and go that way so knowing who you are is a huge part of that success for us. And, I love how you really made an emphasis on. Being okay with not being a good fit for everyone, and you know we talk about this even on social media. How you know people always give us questions on. You know my Gosh I I lost if I don't post for three days. I'll lose one hundred followers well if those people want on, follow you because you haven't posted three days. They're not your people. Like they were never people anyway, so I love that you have you have a focus and you understand your branch so well. The you know who you're catering to, and also you mentioned pivoting when you need to because. You know I think that people get so focused on the end goal, and if it's not if it doesn't turn out exactly how they anticipated that it would be, they give up right, so I think that's I. Love that so much and it kind of brings me to my next question on. The hardships entrepreneurship because I think that when people look from the outside, they see this beautiful brand that you've built a successful mom who's who's doing it all, but it takes so much work and behind the scenes that the people don't see. Can you walk us through some of those hardships that you faced in how you've kind of gotten through them? Oh yeah and I think. I'm so glad you brought that up because you especially on social media, people will see their, so they'll say. Where were you because I'm pretty active on my own, and then also I with the happy planner, but it like where were you? We Miss John there. I'm like you guys like if I would have shown. What I was doing for the past seven days, it was get up in the morning. Go to work. Stay there till seven o'clock have like meetings altay come home barely figure how I'm going to get the door dash before I wanna fall asleep, and then you know over it over and over again and I'm like it's not glamorous. It's hard There's a lot that goes into it. You know and you have to love it if you are somebody who has your own business or your own brand? You have to love it because it is not I mean I would say. Ninety, eight percent of it's not glamorous, but it's rewarding. You know it's something that you love, but you're GONNA have failures. You can't be afraid to work hard and fail. Because, you're GONNA. Do both of those all the time? And you know and learning from your from your failures for me. It's like you know we've had products that the ones that you've mentioned like happy planner that quadrupled the size of our business in the matter of two years But in the in between, and we had already had like a pretty successful company, and we were like well, but what you don't see, are all of the things where you come out with the product and you're like that's a dog. You Know Kate next. What do we? Can we learn from that? You know that's what you can't. You can't shy away from it, but nobody wants to see that nobody, but those are the lessons. Are you know what you're seeing? When when you see the happy planner is our success of you know Gosh over twenty we did that. It was fifteen years. I think into the our business before we hit that like Grand Slam, we'd had several. You know that was. This product was a triple. This one was a strikeout. This one was a base hit. And then you know, we never know we not. Even we're not even. Promise that we were going to have that big of a success that we just kept going and every time we did we learned something like Oh we didn't do. The packaging wasn't right or you know. Maybe we rent to too early into that trend, or maybe we didn't research it enough or maybe we learned something every time but I mean we've had. We've had product failures. We've had really difficult times in the economy I've been around here through September eleventh through the two thousand eight crash where the business was doing great, and then all of a sudden we've had were having to like have layoffs and figure out how to make the hard decisions. To keep your business healthy and around and surviving, and that's really hard. I mean that's something that right now we're going through. You know we have. Luckily we've got a great basin. We've had a very successful business, but this is a gut punch, and for a healthy business like ours. This has been really difficult and I can only imagine if you're struggling before this, but you just have to figure out you. It's almost like a business as almost like being a parent. You've got to make those tough decisions. Decisions you know that not everyone's going to understand. That's going to be hard. It's going to keep you up at night. and those those you don't see those on social media. No one's sharing like we had to really hard today and or have been meetings all day, and if they are, they're showing you the picture of themselves looking really cute, and you know here I am with my thing and it's. It's just not always like that victims hardly ever like that, so I think it's sometimes i. I've shared lots more real version especially on my own personal social media on instagram. Especially because I, think we do a disservice to. Everybody but to women's in general specifically where it's like if you're trying to be an inspiration and trying to share with other women, this is what if I can, we can all be here for each other. You, know in business, and this is how we can succeed. We are doing a disservice if we are just showing what our lives really never looked like And how how then do those? How'd you push through? How do you push through at the worst times for people that are listening that are entrepreneurs have launched their business or not seeing success right away. Like what have you learned to cut has kept you going. I think i. mean this sounds like something that my husband would go. No, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it because he's. My husband was our CFO CEO and. But for me, I, it's so much into an instinct. And then pushed through because I believe in my instinct very strongly. There's a thing like I feel like you know for us. We were very fortunate that the business that we started stayed healthy, and was viable forever, however I. Kind of look at our product launches in our product releases and different product types almost like many businesses, because there comes a time when you know this isn't working, you know there comes a time when you're like. We just need to let this keep going. We need to work at market. We need and you just you kind of. If you're really being honest with yourself, you know when it's like am I pushing too hard for something. That's not really making. Any headway or do I just need to keep working harder and I feel like You know if we ask ourselves how we done everything. HAVE WE EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION? That's what I think. We need to kind of listeners, though because I just feel like if you are sitting here like. With a struggling business, let's say whether it's from the economy or just like I'm just not going anywhere It's hard because some people will say just keep going. Just keep going all the time. I don't think you should do that all the time. Sometimes you want maybe need to move onto. Something different doesn't mean you're not going to be. In business or start your own company, or but maybe this, isn't it? Maybe it is? Maybe you're just sitting there going. You know what this is going to be tough times, but I believe in this business i. know we have and we're going to keep going, so you kind of have to listen to that. You know you're got to say. Where are you? Are you? You know? Do I need to keep pushing through this, or is there something else that I need to be? Doing are exploring. It's such a weird time to because with everything going on I. Mean People are obviously doing less news less really to plan but I think there's still an opportunity and it's great that the product isn't just a manner planning out your daily activities that can also be used for intentional set goal setting in just writing down thoughts that you have journaling so I love that it's it's I town that regard Have you guys thought of ways to during this tough time? Kind of still sell your product in different ways or maybe thinking about different product lunches. Were you know what kind of has been brewing in the last few weeks, so it's like a perfect example of. Of evolving and pivoting right so like. Yes, when you're when we're looking at people that are planning your days just filled. My days were just like I couldn't even have the whole damn thinking. How tiny can I right because there's so much going on, but you know one of the other things we have in our product, minus positively journaling and guided journals, and then when you you know for us, it would be so tone deaf to be talking. Talking about we know you're busy. Let's just talk about busy busy busy schedule Hustle. Let's go because this is not the time for that, so we had to look at. What do we have in? You know in our offering. And what do we have What do we think is important or is there something else we can offer so for us? you know slowing down journaling 'cause for me. It's all about putting the pen to paper. I Love I love my. Technology and I. On my computer as well, but there's something to me about writing stuff down whether it's my schedule and prioritizing key efficient or whether it's like you know just journaling what I'm grateful for writing that down I did a whole like wellness like year in two thousand eighteen, where every single day for the entire year I journal. Like what am I feeling I thought it was going to be like more. Of a fitness thinks I like. My cholesterol is high, and I needed to lose weight, and I was going to do all these things I'm going to travel the stuff and what it became was. Oh my gosh, I'm realizing that I'm tagging my emotions now like when I would write things down the journaling became the biggest part for me is what I was feeling like I was really I felt very marginalized that meeting today, and I came home, and I think like I was going into hibernation. You know and I was angry and I was, but I was identifying my feelings. Why was I instead of just going like writing down my food log? You know it's like it wasn't helpful for me. I. Know How to eat healthy. But to realize that when I feel angry, I don't know what to do with those feelings and to eat them you know, or and I'm like an eye stuff them and I. Try and do anything in Canton. and that was like a realization for me, so we're kind of leaning into that and saying hey, right now when you're stressed or you're afraid or whatever it is that you're going through. What can you lean into? And how can you get in touch with your feelings whether it's do journaling or if you really do maybe you're a mom who is trying to work fulltime at home and also. Also home school your kids to the distance learning the. Maybe you need to be really efficient, so you need to you know. What is it that you need and listening to that? Do you need to be productive? Do you need to be kind of moving a little more inward, and then just writing it down and really getting out of your head and onto paper, so you can help process it. Yeah I need to start journaling. That is something that. I know he's for the whole year. Did you notice that it had a huge impact on? It changed the way I thought it totally and I'm the same way because I'm like I'm so famous for starting a journal. And then it's really good for like a couple weeks, and then it's empty, and I keep it and all these like you know journals that have a little bit done in the beginning, and then like I wish I could combine them all. And are they now? It's like so I just said I have never made like a year long commitment to myself I. Will I mean I will do anything for my kids. My husband, my family, my, you know the team of me me and my big ideas, but for me. It'd be like I'm always the first one to get shoved off the list and so I, said I need I was stressed because just like what you were saying. Our business was. Wildly successful that year, and the year before that but I was so stressed out. Because when you quadruple the size of your company, and you're trying to do the same things that you did before scaling it and learning how to do that so quickly is really stressful for a for a creative person who likes to do things like. As I'm inspired. And so. So dealing with that was huge, so all of these things that I saw which were gaining weight having high cholesterol, not sleeping at night, having hiring Zaidi I was thinking, it was because I'm out of shape or this and I didn't really realize accepted the journaling. which that's not what I started to do. That it was more than just that and so this journaling process just gave me. Such clarity and insight into my own feelings that I had no idea and I don't think if I if I just tried to do that at the very beginning for just a little bit I, don't think I would have. Gotten as deep because like doing it every single year someday the destroy today sucked. He knows the worst day ever and I didn't know how to see it through, but then as I got used to journaling just as an exercise every day. I learned to go. You know to just kind of. I guess like look a little deeper. Really. Shed light on stuff that I had no idea I was looking for. I feel like now. I'M GONNA. Go buy one of your journals because I'm so inspired by that by just what you said and I think that I'm someone that just keeps everything in my head and I talked to myself all day every day just. All the things that have to do all the things that should you know that are behind me? That I should have done yesterday it's that's great. I love that with you. You know you don't realize that when you're not like kind of emptying out. It's like for me I was not able to. I was not able to like think of I was kind of creatively blocked, and then I was like even motion. Lee blocked and they just didn't realize because I'm the same. I am an over thinker. I like I process everything and I just I kinda hold onto it and I get very wrapped up in my own head, and so it was just almost like an emptying of it and helps me sleep. Helped me do all that stuff, so my guys. I think you'll love it. Okay. I'm sold. journaling. Borsch, now let's talk a little bit about living intentionally, which is very much related to what we're talking about now, bite. What does it mean for you to live intentionally? And how can people cultivate a more meaningful life? Because obviously you found your passion, you work really hard at you. Know keeping your mind rate, and it seems like you're a very self, reflective person, but how how have you gotten there? I think. I've always been somebody who really likes. Growing looking inside I ask a Lotta questions of myself and. Other people like I. Try and tell my husband like I'm not really trying to psychoanalyze you. Even I would love to just get into everybody's head, but I think that there's so much we can learn. And one of the things that I have learned just by trying to grow as a person and being teachable. Has Been You. Know there's nobody in the world that is going to take charge of my life, my happiness, the things that I want that me. Matt what happens around me it doesn't you know we can all we can all be complaining about what's happening in the world with your job with your relationship, but when it really comes down to it, you're the one that's responsible for what it is. You want in your life and how happy you are. And so for me, it started with number one. I needed to. Learn how to love myself because I didn't love and accept yourself believe you're worthy of all those things, and then once you believe that those things started kind of coming into my life and a realize it's like you know. That was something that I had to really focus on. I had to work on with myself I am. We're a project, so if you go out there, and you really want a job, or you really want to start a business, or you want a relationship. You have to almost I think. Go for the life that you want with that same passion and I mean for me. It's just been about really starting to identify. What is it that you want? What is it that makes you happy? And how do you need to get that? I think that's why I'm a planner at heart, because living intentionally as really planning, you're trying to like you have to identify something first and then figure out how you're going to get it right, so it's like for me. Identifying. What makes me happy? What the name of our podcast plan? Happy Life at the Tagline for our company. Or for the for the happy planner, because really feel like you know if if for me, I need to identify what it is, that makes me happy right, and so I'm not somebody who is an Adrenalin Junkie I'm not someone who needs a lot of activity in my life, I need I need serenity a need. Calm I need a place to be creative I want to go travel I want to be with my family so when I. Start to really identify Granular Li, like what it is, that makes me happy and what I want I can easily say you know okay well. Then I am intentionally going to make the choices that get me closer to those things that I want and. It's really a responsibility. You know it's really taking responsibility for For the actions that we take and you know and I think it's empowering I actually feel like instead of going like Oh. My Gosh I'm responsible for all of these things in my life and no one's going to do about me that makes me. I think it just gives it gives me the power back to say you know. Stuff can happen all around me. Crap can just be going on like everywhere and internally I can live intentionally with what makes me happy, which what? And I can be. Responsible for especially this stuff that's going on in my head. You know so setting intentions of you know whether it's daily whether it's setting an intention for a year or whenever you're feeling like you need a little more clarity into. What am I working for I think it's a really powerful thing to do and I know sometimes when things get more popularity. They gained that whole like people in Oh. Yeah, okay. Setting intentions are doing all this, and it sounds a little Wu, and all that and I'm like it, but it really really makes a difference in how we live our lives, and the decisions that we make yeah, and it's all it all goes back to taking accountability, right and totally nine I. always talk about this on the podcast where a lot of people struggle with that I. Think they kind of have this. Poor me, mentality or you know I could never accomplish that I'm not ex- enough. I'm not educated. Enough I'm not. You know fast enough smart enough pretty enough whatever it is, and I just do I. Hope that if pe- when people listen to this episode, they really if they take anything from it. I really hope that they listen to what you just said. Because it's so powerful, that's such a like. I can't I've had a lot of things. People will ask me like well. Of course, it's easy for you to be happy because where you are today, you know and I said, but but here's what you don't understand is that? The reason I'm happy is not because I have all the things that I have the reason I have all the things that I have is because a happy positive person who believes that I have. that. What happens in my life is a result of you know of the way that I go about it and what I believe I deserve and how and then I can have those things I'm happy. And I'm positive period. Doesn't necessarily. Happy happy I just mean like I'm going to be content and positive and optimistic in my life. No matter what is going on and I have lived through a lot of things I've had like I said I shared with you. Guys had some traumatic things in my childhood that have happened I was had a child eighteen I had a lot of money issues. I'm growing up. I was in an abusive relationship with physically and mentally, and there's a have been drug abuse them I mean lots of things that I've had to deal with and. I could very easily any of those instances been. Why did this happen to me? I could never start a business because I don't have a college education and they don't have any money, and they don't have this and you know. What will people think of me and you know a? Growing and believing that you can do something, no matter what like having that resilience and having that. Like I'm just going to figure it out like I said I. It pretty much anything now I'm probably going to be more of a of a jack-of-all-trades master of none but that's okay. That's who I am, and that's really has gotten me where I'm at, but yeah. I just I think if anything I totally agree with you. If I share anything, it would be that no matter what your circumstances are in life. I think optimism and. And believing that no matter what happens to you, you will get through this, and you make something of yourself, and you can get the things that you want in life If you know if you're working, you work hard. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be teachable if to learn to be confident, but all those things are things you can control. And it doesn't really matter what your circumstances are. So that would be something I mean. Yes. I love the product. Yes, I love our brand. Yes, I love all these other things, but that's just something that I think everyone can take with them throughout their lives. Such great life advice, and it's so true I feel like there's been looking back and reflecting on my own experiences to and the hardships that you know everyone has different forms of adversity, but how you respond and react to that is I think all the difference and I think it was a murray furlough that said everything is figure out. That just. When you said that because it's true like if you have that drive and that hustle enough to do what it is that you WanNa, do you can figure that all out and I think Alex also reiterated several times. There's this concept of just start now. Figure everything else out along the way as you go. Otherwise, you're never gonNA start. You're never going to achieve those goals but in terms of goal, setting and just organizational tips. I mean I feel like the ideal buyer of the happy planner is a very organized individual, or maybe they're aspiring to be more organized. So what are some good organizational tips just in general that people can start practicing and then apply to the happy planner. And I am not a naturally organized person. At like what you see back there on this video that we're recording over is not what it normally looks like I'm a creative person so I'm very like. Just kind of scattered and I will follow an idea like if I have an idea, I'm like I'm down that rabbit hole and. There's a chaos and mastic usually follows so being organized and using happy planner and using organizational tools is actually been essential for me to be like a productive society member of society or running a business, so one of my favorite tools and I think we kind of alluded to this a little earlier was getting things out of your head in getting him down I use a master What I call him Master Action Item List, so it doesn't matter if like you are thinking of I've gotTa. GotTa do cupcakes the Kids School I've got empty. The dishwasher I have a huge project that I'm working on. That's do every little thing. Take space up in your head and It doesn't really you know you're not really. They all have the same weight, so you're thinking constantly of the Dishwasher, the cupcakes and all of these things and you don't have the space to really think about Give yourself like. Hey, now. I'm really focusing on the project because there's so much stuff spinning in your head. And, so I think David Allen I think is his name he said you're. You're headed for having ideas, not storing them so like for me. It's like Oh, my gosh, that is so perfect so I take and had this one massive list actually I have to, but it's ones home in one's work, but usually for most people one will do and. If everything that comes out of my head is something that I have to do if it's an action item. I put it on my list and then I work from that list. Would plan my weeks when I plan my days, so I look at Monday and I think okay. I've got five meetings not lot. Stuff's going to be coming off that to do list, but on Tuesday I have one meeting in the morning and I had the whole day that I. have so I'll go off of my master list and then start working from there. I'M NOT GONNA forget my tasks that way. It's not going to be like oh shoot cupcake sting it. You have your your things that have due dates and everything so when I'm working from it I don't have fifteen sticky notes everywhere and a piece of paper that I wrote over there. That I got lost cause. I left it in my car and you're constantly then figuring out. How do I remember where it was that thing so keeping everything kind of in one place has been a big tip for me. the second organizational tip that I use I plan every Sunday I plan my week out every Sunday so or whatever the day before the start of week.' In for me. Mondays the start, so I sit down I. Take a look at what are all of the to the must do's appointments. The the deadlines that have to happen that week and get all those things in there and I. I plan everything out from date night with my husband every week. we're putting that in their first wins the time that I need one of my GonNa. Go exercise. When am I going to those put in appointments, and then I start to fill in again with things from that master to do. If I don't do that, then you know, there's things that come up and they're just time. Thief's and they come in to take in all of a sudden. You look and you've spent. Monday and you're thinking I've done nothing you know. It could be a week and you're going like shoot. There's nothing off my list. conversely you can take a look at that, and if you've been really productive, there've been times. I had no idea I could get that much done. So those are two tips for me to stay on and just to contend me. Being organized means being productive, because if I'm not productive, my stuff's all over the place. I get very easily overwhelmed, and that is not a good place for me to be. I was GONNA ask as well with with your master. Master list you add everything from like emptying the dishwasher doing laundry like every task so usually I have like if those are ongoing I will have just started doing this, which helped a lot, but all I kind of assign like if something that occurs every week for me I have a list. That's basically recurring tasks, so if you're if it's a cleaning thing, it's like an you know you've got changes sheets. You know the bathrooms or whatever I've got empty Roomba. because. Just, all those little things that are like take the trash out. Those are of things that I put off to the side which are more recurring tasks. And then when I sit down. Unday, I think you know empty room by the today's the in the evenings and do my meal planning here and those things happen all the time. The the Master List for me is you know the things that are their projects or their like like for me for my work one. It's like every time like I need to talk to him about this Call up this person and make sure I return this thing and check out on. All of the let's marketing meetings scheduled out. Make sure to reach out and so then I can cross them off. On Cross them off. And then when they're done, they're done, and of course you know once it gets to about halfway marked off at create a new list because it's prettier. And I like doing that, but yeah, the reoccurred things I keep separately. Of It, so we're GONNA. Get this all in. Your home about really what you're saying is it comes down to time management skills right, and yes, you know like you said there are some days ago by and I'm like. How did I just spent two hours scrolling through instagram? Checking emails bearing bearing myself in emails that really don't I don't need to get back to these people right away and you self reflect and go like that I see I'm busy, but to hours of that time was wasted. Time management is huge, and that was another thing that I uncovered in my memorabilia box that said think I was in like fourth grade and the teacher says like Stephanie needs to learn time management. Because it is true, because I do the same thing and I feel like there's so many times when people say I just don't have enough time and I'm thinking i. just spent four hours binge-watching. Whatever I. We. Do have the time and that's okay. If you're going, you know what I'm going to. It's going to be a binge party like I am going to be watching and It's fine but I think we need to be aware like you don't WanNa miss out on the things that you either want to be doing our need to be doing because you're not managing your time well and like I said it's a constant struggle. This is going to be something that I'm GonNa be. Be doing for my whole life. Because you know because I'm just not naturally inclined to be that way even, but it's a habit you know, and it's easier for me now, but managing your time well and scheduling it out is is a habit that we form you know, and it's just like it just becomes easier and then yeah, you find him. There's nothing to me like when I look at a list I'm like. Oh, my gosh look! How productive I was this week! That is such a good feeling when you even when you finish the day, and you're like man I was on point today like I knocked this off the list and I. Did this and you just feel good? There's just this feeling it brings. There's something about they say like an actual like I don't know what gets release, dopamine, or whatever that when you cross things off your list. That, yes, go. It is what? What are some other resources that you? You've enjoyed yourself or that? You would recommend to listeners in terms of time, management or building, good habits, organizational tools and practices. I think that like to meet. Okay decluttering. Making sure that you like you don't have because again. The more clutter at the worst and I know they say you know a messy desk or whatever they say, but the MESSI dozen. Beans or whatever and it is, but it's probably one who's just driving themselves crazy 'cause they can't find anything so developing somewhat of. Of A protocol for how you're GONNA. Plan your weeks and then also. One of the things I don't know if it's not really a resource, but it's something that I learned that. I kind of tend to first thing in the morning. I want to like answer all like you're saying I. Want to answer all my emails, and then of course I go down. Somebody's asking you know unsubscribe to all these things now and then I started subscribing, and then I go down, and so somebody told me to block off your days and at the beginning. Do the most important thing for you that you need to. To get done in the morning or whenever it is that you work I work best in the morning and freshest van, and then about three o'clock, I'm looking for anything else. I'm looking for something to snack on or any distraction and it, but some people are not also if you're like going, this is when I do my best work. Then make sure you can identify those times because you're gonNA. Find that you have. You're going to get more done. You'RE GONNA feel more efficient more. More productive and I think that's going to help I. Definitely, figure think that if you can figure out how technology and productivity work for you. I am kind of a hybrid between outlook and all of the technology that we can't. We have that really does keep us I've got when I have meetings. All my stuff is stored. I, don't WanNa. Right down the zoom. Call Identification Number and the password, and all these things you know, that's all stored in my outlook and I have a really good relationship between paper planning and my tech, you know. And then but I have a process every time I have like a nice system. I think I think that works I've been I've used a lot of productivity tools into honest with you. Nothing's really kept me more productive than just keeping it simple and planning things out and getting stuff done I mean it. It starts off great, but then it's just something else for me to. Keep track of so having something just right in my face whether it's my outlook, calendar or or my paper planner I just like I, said I've tried I've tried them all I've tried. And I know they were really well for some people, but for me it's just all about keeping it really simple and just getting stuff done. Yeah, and you know what I love the realness because we get questions, sometimes of like. How do you have a business and you work fulltime in your mind like? How do you do all the things? And I always kind of self reflect in its and I always think you know. You make time for what's important to you. That's the bottom line. We all have twenty four hours a day. I think that that hustle mentality isn't always helpful and isn't always positive, but at the same time if you have something that you want to accomplish. You just have to do it. You have to figure it out and do it. That's the bottom line. So Yeah? I love what you said on that. You know what I'd like to ask you Stephanie. If there's some sort of book or podcast or resource that you'd recommend for our followers, I don't know if you have any in mind that something that is is really impacted you in some way. Yes, so two different two different things so a book that basically just changed my life completely were was the gifts of imperfection by Bernard Brown. And it was one of those things where I just realized I don't have to be perfect I'm worthy of just the way I am, and that just really kind of just her whole. I love her so much that book. When I started to believe those things about myself, things change. They think changed in my life. They changed in my business That's why I think that no matter what you're looking at doing that. Inner work is I. Don't don't try and like. Get the promotion or getting the relationship, because you think that's GonNa make you more successful or happier, or whatever, because if you're not okay with that first step I it's all going to be empty. You know you're going to get the promotion, but it's not gonNA. Feel as great as you thought it was. Because you're. There's there's that whole in there that you're trying to fill so. That personally was amazing for me and then I love how I built this by Cairo's and. The podcast and for business. That's something that I listened to and I just. If, you're ever wanting to start a business and you think well I don't fit the typical either entrepreneur or business owner, or whatever I don't fit that mold listen to those stories there from every walk of life and every kind of story. It's so empowering to listen to them, but it's also really interesting to see how some of those people dealt with you know the setbacks, and how they how they innovated, and how they funded their businesses, and it's really interesting, and so, and they've covered just about like every aspect of business so I love those, too. Such third-rate episode actually heard how I built. This I've never listened to it, but I've heard it is great good, so that'll be one that'll that'll be added to my podcast list. podcasts our life right now in quarantine. Basically do anything and just have headphones on and listen to podcasts. For sure so good. Well this has been great. We are so happy that we have had the chance to chat with you and an answer all of our questions. Where can people find you on on social media? And where can they purchase happy planner? So they can find a me personally and INSTAGRAM's. Where is my John? That's what I love the most. People over it Instagram, so you can find me at Stephanie Score, Fleming. And then you can find the happy planner, which on Instagram, as the underscore happy, underscore planner or the happy planet Dot Com. I also have a podcast called planet. Happy Life that host with my daughter, sharing tips about how you can choose to be happier and planned to be happier and. And we love that, so that is planned a happy life. You can find that. At Planet Happy Life Dot Com so and then the happy planner you can buy at craft stores all over Michael's Joanne. Hobby Lobby Walmart and that'd be planner DOT COM, so we're all over. Love it. It's awesome. That is so great. We will link everything in the show notes, and it has been such a pleasure Stephanie you offer so much wisdom. As it relates to not only business but life so thank you for sitting down with us today. Thank you appreciate it. It's been fun talking to you.
"david allen" Discussed on ProductivityCast
"So that's why I said earlier that the pandemic has just. Added exponential speed to the virtuality and self management needs out there in the world. And so that's that's just gonNA. Keep going. So. The advices is hey folks cheeky de commanded yourself. You know again. I haven't worked in office since Nineteen eighty-one, so I kinda, scratch my head Yeah, so, what's the big deal? You need to build your own work environment in your own work station. And and like you like Augusta like you were saying I need to build it need to create my own parameters. And for people who it's newly that they're now in having to deal with both kids and life partners, and other things like that in their environment. That's. Another two minutes. Communicate renegotiate. Get clear. Hey, guys, look. It helped me out when I sit here. I've got to get these things done. Can you help me out here? And so just having good communication with anybody who's involved in the work that you're doing on the lifestyle you're in. Another critical factor, so those are. Those are. Very very very critical things to do. I have finally was it pandemic? Make people understand the power of the inbox on the entrance of my office. You know my my understanding from listening you for many years, and you're talking about your technology around the on your on your right is you love shiny objects? I remember one stuart. Talking discussing was on record in with Eric Mack about shiny objects, and he said something that something that I took. For lives and say when a one of the things that are incredible for him at the time West. Took a PIC. Let's play with this story, but immediately decide yet. There was something we work is not going to work. We need our meat and drop it regardless of the investment, the cost and all that that's a tip that I. have get for me. Honestly I'm grateful because Seif me so many hours, not only. In the gaining from the new tools in wasting time, making sure that that tool is going to work, but. The person who loved tools I on gadgets and Chinese and gear toys. You know what you have recently get that school that you know that you are enjoying. The people may or may not know that you enjoy. Nothing much new I mean my. Ratio what used to be ten to one now? It's pretty much one to one. You know I pretty much. Don't get anything unless I. Really really no I needed I've seen didn't know somebody's got it and what it does. So I'm a lot more discreet these days. In terms of that stuff, so it's a good question. I. Don't think I've got much anything new. Well New Mac Book Sixteen inches great. You know I got rid of my big screen because I was running into problems with by second screen. hoagie a laptop to it every once in a while, stuff would would kind of screw up so I said. I'm going to move back to just a single laptop with a nice. The my screen. That I've got so that I can move it around without having to change unplugged a gazillion things answer work anywhere. So that's probably the newest thing that I've done it is. Is the MAC pro pro sixteen inch. Screen fabulous and a terabytes. So. I can load garage, band and lots of other things here..
"david allen" Discussed on ProductivityCast
"PUT It out there. Open source into the public so. Anyway, that's a short version of very long story. Yeah, and so on the on the personal productivity level there's that level, and then there's the organizational productivity space and organizational structure, and I know that you have some history with Crisi, and some I'm actually really curious about your background in law crecy from my bit of research, you met Brian Robertson of law crecy one at the conscious capitalism conference, and you decided to bring her walkie to David Allen Company. Company and for folks who maybe don't know what Hakkari is if you can give us kind of like the mini, definition and and then what did you learn from investing in law crecy in the organization? That's a big question I mean there are a lot of lot of answers to that, so I can spin for a while, but I'll try to try to give you the sound bite of it anyway. Part of what whole accuracy is was. Robert sort of got religion with GT. D. and said how do I create that in my organization, because I can be real clear, you can be real clear, but soon as we have an organizational structure. That increases complexity exponentially. And so Brian said okay. How do we create organizational mind like water? How do we get a organization? As clear as GD creates clarity for an individual? How do we do that organizationally and very very similar modality a really though have to hand it to Brian, he he. He's kind of from another planet he was. He spent a lot of time creating quite a rigorous structure, which was which was quite. which worked really did work, and so and I was about to I, was about to give up my company because of the stress factor, and you know saying this company sort of Brun itself. because. I'm not the best player for the play in terms of being the CEO or trying to manage people. That's not my I'm not interested in. Good.
"david allen" Discussed on ProductivityCast
"Your work and personal world better to live affiliate productive life? Then you've come to the right place. Productivity cast the weekly show about all things productivity here, your host, Ray Sidney Smith and Gustapene out with Francis Wade and Art Gallois wicks welcome back. Everybody to productivity cast the weekly show about all things. Personal Productivity on Race Sidney. Smith I'm Gustav and I. Welcome to our. Our listeners to this episode today on Productivity Cast. We are interviewing someone most often quoted for saying your mind is for having ideas, not holding them I. We have the honor and privilege of speaking with David Allen author of getting things done the artistry productivity on the Revised Edition was published in Twenty fifteen among other works and his paramus, GD methodology welcome David. Hi Ray Augustus. Thank you, thanks. No problem. We're what we wanted to talk about. Today was a chronological movement through CD and your world. What we're GONNA do is we're gonna I talk a little bit about past. That is you wrote. Getting things done the art of stress. Free Productivity Around Nineteen Ninety Eight. It was published in two thousand, one and I'm just really curious about this. What was your experience? What was it like for you to? In essence, codify something that. That was and is supposed to be axiomatic. These are supposed to be enduring principles, but they're also unique in the way that every person have invests in them in their own life and work. How did you decide on how to position that for yourself? In in the book? Well, actually in all came a ray out of out of twenty five years. You know I started doing versions of this work in nineteen, eighty, one eighty two. You know before you guys were bored probably and. So, it was really more out of thousands of hours. I spent both in the training and executive coaching, field and world with this methodology. You know the first decade or so really really identifying it and refining it, and then just spending an awful lot of time delivering developing and continuing to to refine the methodology itself, but the basics..
Plan your weeks on Fridays
"Good morning this is Laura. Today's tip is to plan your weeks on Fridays. So this will probably not surprise you but I like to plan okay. Fine I love to plan. There is nothing more than sitting down to plan what I'm going to do with myself. What my family members are going to do with themselves shockingly. My family members don't always go along with these plans. Imagine that must be fun to be married to parented by me anyway. Just because you're planning doesn't mean you're doing it. In the most effective way a few years ago I made a change in how I plan that has really made a difference in my life and might be helpful for you as well so to start my story a long long time ago. I read the late. Stephen Covey's book the seven habits of highly effective people. It's really great book. If you haven't read it he talks about planning your life in weeks and I think this is really smart. Weeks are the cycle of life as we actually live it not days. I mean what's a typical day for you? Is it Tuesday or is it Saturday? They both occurred just as often and they both have the same number of hours. But I'm guessing they look pretty different for you. Weeks give you an accurate picture. So after reading seven habits I started sitting down on Sunday evenings and planning the upcoming week then a few years after that. I got the chance to interview David Allen. A lot of listeners of this podcast probably know him as the author of getting things done. That's also a great book. I mentioned my Sunday planning to him and he told me that a lot of his clients reviewed and planned their weeks on Fridays so I decided to try Fridays and specifically Friday afternoons. I'm a big fan of the Sunday. Planning is great but Friday. Afternoon is even better. Here's why I I don't know about you. But Friday afternoon is not exactly my peak productivity time. I'm usually doing nothing of consequence by Friday afternoon. I am sliding into the weekend. I'm not answering my phone. I'm hiding out so no one can find me. It is really hard. Start anything new on Friday afternoon but I can usually summon the energy to think about what future me should be doing and by taking a few minutes on Friday afternoon to plan the week ahead I turn. What would have been wasted time into some of my most productive minutes of the week? Friday planning also gives me better weekends in two wits. I even if you love your job you can always feel a little bit of Sunday trepidation. You know what this is. There's like an avalanche of work waiting for you on Monday. But you don't know exactly what our know how you're gonNA deal with it if you make a plan on. Sunday night will you've spent much of the weekend cohabitating with that sense of unease if you plan Monday morning on Friday though? Well you've got a plan so you don't have to spend your weekend worrying about it and just as a side note if this plan involves meeting with people making your plan on Friday means that you can call or email them. They're probably still at their desks. So they'll respond. Which might not be the case if you try and get in touch with them on Sunday night second. If you haven't thought about your weekend Friday planning gives you a chance to call friends. Make reservations buy tickets? Whatever you need to do this vastly increases the chances that your weekends are awesome rather than forgettable. So if you plan on Fridays and I hope you will just take a few minutes to think about the week ahead make yourself a short three category priority list career relationships self
Thousands of armed U.S. gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally
"Thousands of gun rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia capital on Monday protesting plans by the state's democratic leadership to pass gun control legislation gun rights activist David Allen says he saw no violent incidents among thousands of activists at the rally a peaceful advice blindly launch site is quite side and today the but the the example of that everybody's you know real cordial
"david allen" Discussed on The Accidental Creative
"So then you need to clarify exactly what those things are that you have captured that have come that you've allowed coming into the ecosystem by the way your email and your physical mailbox already capturing for you so they've already captured stuff. You need to decide about or do something about her. Take about but then you also need to have your own personal system to capture you get you you have a lot more thoughts and creative ideas that you even have email and physical mail in your mailbox so you need to make sure all of those have been captured but then once you catch them what you do with them once they're piled up in your it notes and in your email box in your email box then you need to make sure that you go through and make specific distinction about what the nature of those things are. You're so clarify just means we'll. What is his email is. This reference material says something. I don't need any more trash something. I might want to do something about two months from now but not now let me remind myself later. Is it something i actually have to take an action about her need to take an hour want to take an action about so what is that action and by the way that one action won't finish whatever this is. What do i need to keep track of until there's some big her thing is accomplished or some project finished so very simple people do those kinds of things kind of instinctively but mostly when the pressure forces them to not when the thing i lands in their eco-system are on their radar and you're much smarter about it. If you make those decisions when it shows up instead of one blows up so i just discovered and formatted and framed aimed essentially the algorithm the formula that you need to apply as a cognitive thought process to any of these things that have landed in your world to then start to move moves them forward so they don't keep plugging you because you've got him on a list or the you're sitting in your basket many peoples in basket. If even have one is petrified yes constipated constipated and many people's to do list are still unclear. They wrote down mom or bank or tooth or v._p. Marketing whatever the hell they wrote down good. They captured something about it right. If they haven't made that decision they haven't finished their thinking about it and so even just looking at those lists and looking at that stuff that so you know you should decide or do something about it. Yells at your whispers to you but in any case it starts to spin inside. Your consciousness creates a stress until you thinking what is the next step about this. What's the very next thing i did do about increasing my credit line or handling this tooth aches or dealing with the divorce i i think i might want to get so those are the kinds of decisions that then people need to make about the stuff once they've identified what's got their attention grabbing their focus and their imperil sort of bandwidth and then they need to make those decisions once they make those decisions and that's a cognitive muscle. You actually need to train. Have you noticed noticed. The junk. Mail doesn't tell you it's junk mail. Screams is legitimate great. Yeah absolutely yeah and so you you're the one who has to make decisions decisions about all that stuff so then making decisions about it is the sort of cognitive muscle you need to train. What is this most people's in basket if they i have one at all but i at home most people's sort of informal entry as the first flat surface inside their door and then they got a whole bunch of stuff piled up is that is that is that moms moms to deal with his at joe. Jody's deal with that mind. What will i you know and so you know. There's there's a lot of stuff. That's been captured in a way but still unclear about about who's doing what about it and what we need to do about it if anything and then that's the step two step three is to organize the results if you say mom <hes> what what's the winds it on my list her birthday coming great. What's the next step. Is that something you're going to move on and to do something about that. What's the next step comer sister see what she thinks about doing this great. Can you call her right now. She's not at home right now. She's not going to need to talk to in person so now what i got a call to make. Where are you going to put a reminder to do that. When you have a phone and when it's the right time so that's when you need to organize organizer organizer the appropriate reminders in the perp replaces you'll see at the appropriate times so that then your brain goes oh i arrest them out that i can relax because i will see a reminder minder to that when i need to do that at the appropriate context and time that's organized but in the right stuff in the right place your brain gets to relax about it at night to keep rethinking. What do i need to do so that's organized. Step three and then of course step four. Is you need to make sure if you have a phone on time. You look people to call and you need to reflect act on. What's the content of this stuff that i've captured in clarified an organized. I need to be able to look at show me. The six errands that i've already decided to run when i'm sitting down sort of my life partner talk about the business of life stuff and next our next holiday what we can do with the kids for the summer. What are you doing indiana that you have a list of all that stuff already. They're available to you to look at. It's just like people look at their calendar to locate themselves in space and time house the house the rest of the day going. What do i need to do this week. Cetera so it's just be lifting and using your inventory of the various aspects of your commitments that you've captured and clarified and organized to then make sure you're feeling more comfortable about what you do at any point in time so that step forest is reflect on the contents of this stuff in your commitments at multiple levels you have them and then step five is just been engaged. Where do i put my intention right now. Where do i focus on right now. What activity do i do right now. Do i take a nap right now. I have a beer right now. Do i sit down and and and grapple with the ugly the email. I've been avoiding you know what's what's the next thing i need to do right now and the whole point of that is again. I didn't make this up. This is how you manage your kitchens that you manage a meeting this other controls how you manage anything is identifying off clarifying what off means what you need to do about it organizing the results in some sort of structured structure form that makes sense step back and look at the larger picture and see and you know step five what you need to do at any point in time so that's what i did was just make that objectified and expand that to say how do you apply that to much more complex and subtle and sometimes sublime things in your life so that you get that under as under control get your kitchen under control yeah yeah and then to go back into on a routine basis to review. What's in your world and review your system and make sure that everything is still operating properly because i think sometimes people go through this thing okay great. I'm organized well organiz for now but but if you're doing it properly if you're you're really bringing everything you have to what you do in your life. Your world is going to be messy ezee and you're going to have to go through this process consistently in order to stay on track indeed your life is not static so organization is a dynamic process. It's not a static process the drawer and your desk anywhere oh yeah i do everything in their belonged there at one time right right but depending on how recently you did a purge or curation. What's in your drawers. A lot of that stuff has changed its nature simply because time did right so staying clean and clear is an ongoing process. It's not a one time event for sure. Yeah absolutely david david as as you. Have you been teaching this methodology for twenty five. You know thirty years now. Thirty five thirty five years go most authors. I think when they when they have some idea they put it out. There and it's a it's a hit usually people say or the publishers. Is you know you and i both with no often this okay. What's the next idea what's the next thing you've been hitting the same nail for thirty five years which is is so rare in our in our world it just is because we crave the new and you have been a mission driven person for thirty five years. You said hey this is the this is my legacy. This is the thing i'm gonna put into the world. This is how this is when the change the world within my sphere of influence which i just so oh admire how have your thoughts about g._t. Evolved over the last thirty five years and if so how they evolved just some of the subtleties of it well as you mentioned before we started the recording of this that your favorite book was ready for anything. Mine is too because i did that. Ah those were actually essays. I just wrote once. We created a website back in ninety seven ninety eight. I i need into place i need. I i need to get some of this stuff out of my head that i think is really cool without any need to sell it to have anybody buy <hes> into it or whatever i just wanted to way to express which like poetry as a matter of fact ready for anything based on the model because i use the teaching when i was in my twenties and early you know exploration days of self development and personal growth and all that stuff and the itching was such a great model about having basic basic principle and then a commentary talk about it so i actually use that kind of a model for ready for anything so and so i've been around this material i guess what's changed is more a <hes> not the essence of it but the the subliminally and the the elegance of the depth of it in terms of what i uncovered art and how many things that covers and also then the audience has also greatly expanded the needed so that's why the the new addition of getting things done was written really for a larger audience that i knew was already ready for needed it but as opposed to sort of fast-track professional that the first edition retarded toward this like for for stay at home dads for clergy. It's for physicians for students for anybody's got a busy life that wants to try to keep clarity in their head and admits all of that so a lot of that. Which is my you know again the new edition i changed some. I changed some of the languaging about how i express this but again. I rewrote that literally page by page. I just sat down. Let me rewrite this. Would i still say this the same way and a lot of it i did. I said no that was good. Good as i could say and so it stayed the same and some things got twisted a little bit and spun a little bit more in terms of you know some things that i understood after fifteen twenty years of working again. That's what people what it really meant so. I don't care if you're still flying to jupiter. Gonna need an ambassador so also the next action. You're still going to decide any outcomes. I'm committed to. I need to keep track of until it's done so this is universal stuff right right absolutely well david thank you for the the impact you've had on my life and millions of other people around the world. One more question for you is there. Is there a piece of advice that somebody gave you at some point. That radically changed your life or changed. <hes> the way that you're approaching your life or your work. I don't think there's any one thing you know. I've just lived the life of a strong of a long string of a business. You know and i think probably if i were to encapsulate the best advice i ever had from..
"david allen" Discussed on The Accidental Creative
"Fresh books dot com slash accidental accidental creative in how did you hear about this section and we're thankful the fresh books for sponsoring this episode of the accidental of podcast will have to say. I am thrilled to have back on the show david allen. I think david is our most frequent guest on the show and for very very good reason <hes> uh-huh david is the author of getting things done. He's the author of my favorite book which i don't think was your best selling book david but it's my favorite of your books which is called ready you for anything to and and and several other books but his new book is the getting things done workbook and so we're gonna be talking about that today. David welcome back to the zone created podcast. Thanks todd and by the way it's so nice as such a great handle exit don't creative because that's essentially essentially the the one of the dramatic results of implementing the methodology of getting things done this. You're the accidental creativity that just shows goes up because you can't help it organically when you clear your head and get your life under control and kind of cool. Thanks sean anyway wall. Well you know i've talked about this many times before both on the show and and just in private conversation about how in on your podcast as well just about how much your methodology it really set me right as you know in my twenties kind of my early twenties was kind of i call them now. My misguided twenties traveling got my music. God agile big. I got you where you are. That's that's true well. That's amidst joel beach a friend of mine. I don't know if you know mitch but i believe you do our mutual friend. Mitch joel us calls it the squiggly squiggly line right. You look back. It only makes sense in retrospect. It doesn't make sense at the time but <hes> anyway but g._t. Has been transformative formative to me and i know also the people around the world. You just held the g._t. De summit in europe and it was a smashing success <hes> <hes> tell us a little bit about what happened at the g._d. Summit where we had seven hundred people show up and we had forty five presenters on their own time and dime of incredible audible range of stunning folks that you could spend the day with any one of them you know and and be enthralled as i have all friends all champions of chikkodi he d and so we spent two days and basically celebrated you know sort of the basic mission of you know man katherine my wife and and our company is to create a world where there are no problems only projects and we said so many great examples marshall goldsmith takeda coleman. Who's a you know for one on the first female astronauts huge champion of g._d._p. In terms of the and she talked about how that affected the team on the on the space station as she was flying around the world and we were coaching while she was doing that and and just an incredible number of people anyway so yes it was highly highly successful. I had no idea who's going to show up whether anybody would buy into it at all but we wanted to raise the flag and say look g._t. Train has left the station guys. You know the the world whether i'm around or not we've got enough. People who buy into what this is that i could now trust that you know it's gonna keep improving. The planet seventy seventy countries. Now is what you said yes. Seventy are just part of the region that we have licenses and master trainers. I can then go train and in those areas so and a number of those are just kind of starting up in terms of what this stuff is but you wrote getting things done which was a book. It was a book book. You know really thick book then. You wrote getting things done for teens a couple of years ago which is kind of like like a more simplified version and i think i shared with you. I imagine a lot of adults probably okay. That's the version i'm going to read. I'm going to read the the more simplified stripped down version of get has cartoons in it yeah that helps but now you are releasing the getting things done workbook and i have to tell you this. This is the thing i wish i had in two thousand two when i first read getting things done because this really walks you through step by step the getting things done methodology dala g so just the first question is why now why the workbook and why now why was this your next step. I have to admit stepping down anything from the whole picture in all of its glorious detail just is agonizing to me. I don't know about you but if it's like could do i have to simplify have to cut out some of the stuff that i did and i wrote getting things done at really as a manual not as a training tool. I'm not an instructional designer. I'm not a very good trainer. I'm a great presenter. A lot of people getting killed. I present to stuff but they walk out and don't do anything so we've found out had over these years that the that the the biggest problem is people actually implementing this stuff once they see what the model is. They can see it. They can get inspired by it but boy to actually sit down down and start doing the stuff that you need to do to implement. This was way bigger. You know a way bigger gum than i knew how to chew in terms of training people to do that so as i say it took me twenty five years to figure out what i figured out and and probably the rest of my life to figure out how to distribute it to stick for people so over the last fifteen years or so we've we've we've needed and and access that come across some of the best instructional designers on on the planet really about how do we take this this thing so i wrote it as emmanuel related to just capture everything that i've learned in my twenty five or thirty years you know in my in my work with this case got run over by a bus. I said the manuals there anybody who's got the icy ears to hear you know whatever it's there and they can use it if they will too and it's it's available as much as i put got into print and it actually was a little bit of a daunting thing to find out whether that even worked itself whether i put this imprint and with the success of the uh least even the first addition said okay it then it obviously can be scaled. We could do that but the the truth is most people you probably did to pick up the book and and go oh my god. That's way too much. I have the band barely got the bandwidth even by the book which even read it much less even try the implement what all's in in there so we've over time scaled us and then i you know a friend of mine who co-authored the the workbook came up and said hey david here's how about i take the heavy lifting at least start with any way to turkey format but this workbook format because that had been fairly successful to the seven habits stephen covey stuff. They had a senate habits abbott's workbook and some of the other sort of business. Guru books had done the same thing so thing on penguin. The publisher was quite happy that we decided that we we gave him that proposal to do it so yeah so so so we did so it's out september third. I don't know when this year but it'll be out and available. It'll air right around that time yeah. Thanks for that of course one of the cool things about it was it's agonizing to try to step this down except it's not really stepped down. It really is look if i were to sit down with you. Here's how he would start. Here's how i'm trying to simplify what the model is so that you can engage with it it just lowering the barrier of entry to it so in a way it's a taster. It's pretty elegant taster. What methodology is and that may turn you on to then read the full book and we've also kind of brought it up today. We've got q._r. Codes in there which we've just we've just taped my three and four five minute segments. The if you're reading the workbook you can step on the q._r. Codes and hear me talk in real time about hey. Here's what this really means on real you. No you read it but let me let me let me say what this really means and we're very happy about that. So that's fantastic jury still out. That's this so great. Well i will say. I'm gonna be going through the workbook myself because i've been practicing g._t._e. Since two thousand two i use an app app use omni focus to capture and processing and all of that but i'm i'm actually going to use this physical paper workbook to go through and just this kind of do a one big review and just make sure i'm getting everything out of my head and into here because as you know over time systems devolve and <hes> things start your holes develop things start slipping through the cracks so i might even just by like once a quarter maybe by this workbook in just and warren through it again one quarterly review once a quarter to kind of work through it interesting. I was interviewed by somebody else doing a podcast about this and he say now he's been here for years and read all the books and and whatever he said but oh my god this is the thing. This is a chance to actually get my wife to do this. It kind of puts it sort of frames it in those terms by the way those q._r. codes our lives now so if you want your take a look at eh what does are so we'll see. I love the format of it and again. It is not so much a simplified but it certainly a freeze dried version sure sure of how to how to get started with g._d. Well let's take a step back in for those who may not be familiar with the methodology. Could you quickly just give us an overview of what are the five steps steps of getting things done. Methodology sure you capture clarify organize reflect and engage what that means is and by the the way i didn't make these up. This is just a recognition of what the the process as we all do. If you're trying to get your kitchen under control or a company under control or your conscience is under control. They're actually five stages of that. This not just go get organized or go. Prioritize or go get focused. Those are those are key elements but there actually is a is a holistic model of how we approach these things. The first thing is will what's not on cruise control. What's got your attention about your kitchen or your company or your conscious so the first thing casula densify. What are the things that are not the way we would like them or need them or they have to be. You know there's some delta between what we'd notice so anything got your attention. I need cat food. I need a vice president marketing and you know whatever is on your mind and so not only recognize it. What's on your mind but then capturing during them writing them down getting out of your head because again your heads a crappy office. Cognitive sciences validated that so the first thing is to capture meaning in some sort of <hes> trigger form into some trust book everything that has your attention that might need some decision or action made about it and i think the important the important distinction there is as you say everything free thing. It doesn't matter what it is anything that pops into your mind could be an idea for a project could be you know what to do with yet but you need a place that put it well kept food and new business this plant take up the same amount of psychic space just in your head. Either one will wake you up at three o'clock in the morning so if you don't give appropriate attention to what has your attention it'll take more attention than it deserve so that's a bit of the counter intuitive thing about g._d._p. Is it in a sense. If you really were going to implement it requires you to be as rigorous with the non essential all things but are still have to get done. Yes and i was so people you'll see creativity. Really steve jobs and creativity is connecting dots. It's taking stimuli in your environment combining him in new ways. Will you need dots to connect those dots are emerging in your mind and you have thoughts or ideas or instincts or sparks but if you don't capture them put them somewhere permanent inbox somewhere then you're not going to have them available. When you go the process for you go to try to solve a problem your mind might be working on a problem behind the scenes and you have no idea yeah because you're not capturing those ideas so this this was the thing david that completely radically transformed my life and my business when i began doing this. All of a sudden i started started becoming more creative. Just i mean really just from this first. Step just from capturing every single thought that popped into my head every single instinct idea impulse everything everything i notice it just completely transformed my life at that point and i'm sure you know as well as anyone that the musical yes she shows up and gives you an idea and if you don't go screw you i'm climbing the next person who's gonna do something with that. Yes and it goes and you. You forgot what you've forgotten those things they're fleeting moments of intelligence and inspiration so you know so. You've got yeah yeah. That's right okay so that's capture clarify well once. You've captured it. What can we do with this meeting note. What make what i'm gonna do with this thing. I wrote down three and when i woke up about our project or or god knows whatever you thought you had. What are you going to do about that. So then you need to clarify exactly what those things are that you have captured that have come that you've allowed coming into the ecosystem by the way your email and your physical mailbox already capturing.
"david allen" Discussed on The Accidental Creative
"Tigers which is about how to lead creative teams effectively. We live and breathe and operate and collaborate in a world of overwhelm we simply do do we have more coming at us. Every day. We can feasibly handle and for those of us who create for a living in other words. We solve problems. We have to turn our thoughts in the value every day a we have more ideas than we know what to do with and sometimes that can begin to feel like a burden sometimes. We don't know what to do with those ideas when we have them. So what do we do. We ignore them. We think well if it's really that good. I'll think of it later. The problem is later comes and we need the idea or we don't even remember remember it. Frankly were not able to connect those dots because we don't have a system for managing it. Will i've spent many episodes of this podcast talking about getting things done david allen and how his this approach to productivity radically transformed my day to day life back in two thousand and two when i first became aware of his work when i was leading a number of people and it really changed the way that i think about how i process my thoughts. My idea is the the system by which organize my days and david has has just released a new getting things done workbook which walks you through the getting things done process so on today's episode. I'm going to be talking with david about about you getting things done in general core principles for those of you who may not be familiar with them and also why now is the time to release a workbook to help people walk through these. It's five stages of getting things done to the five core elements of getting things done more effectively. It's a great conversation. I think you're going to enjoy it and those of you who are familiar with david's work. You know he's always always fun to have on the show so we're going to dive into that just a minute before we do a one..
"david allen" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast
"That's that's quite a large margin gene as you say and that was before the that that was before at the same time it became a polaroid e will become polarized. Political issue and people possibly didn't don't know what view they ought to have on its given their previous us on brexit which i'm sure they still will learn to to have but nonetheless that i see is hopeful. <hes> yeah yeah yeah <hes> i think we've got a few couple of questions for david allen green now. If he doesn't mind answering questions as i know he doesn't like ultra questions but maybe he would deign to answer come from our listeners he did he did retreat my thing saying send send and questions in for david island green and so i've gone for two for both of us. I have curated a few so they and we have to do a quick fire round so resist being lawyerly okay first of all why villa the family of supported us in villas in for late nineteenth centuries of tradition. Yes fair enough yeah <hes> <hes> we've also got one. This is <hes> is written u._k. Constitution now inevitable. Is that a good thing. <hes> i could feel i could answer that few but <hes> david we'll do it infinitely better so i will let it makes no difference to the case forward constitution because everything constitutional what should be called a code defied constitution russian is ultimately neutral it can allow <hes> executive abuses or limit for the fact that it's in a code does not in and of itself make it some liberal panacea. Does it make just what happened this week. Strengthen the argument for some sorta vacation components. Yes because coming philipson nicely put on twitter things like the residual parts of constitutional evergreen has pam. I like being able to assent to legislation being able to grunt suspensions of parliament. I like he calls loaded guns which if in the constitution yeah and so far most of these things have never been pushed to to to because people have just been sensible. People realize you do need to compromise. We've convention. I found out about when you've got some dominant coming. Sorta person you pushes in the queue in front of you. You know you just going to let loudly isn't going to stop him. <hes> so you have to be there is an argument for various things now to find which haven't so far been co defied but for fuller co two fixation concentration be careful of what you wish for because if it's code defined in a way which entrenches executive power you have an even weaker position you are before we need to talk about quickfire and arguably now may not be the the time <hes> just now best media keeping more quickly. If you want me to and look jet with my accent. I'm going to just have one more about northern doesn't know deal breach the good friday or belfast agreement in international national law in and of itself now but being locations may do better brilliant larry go greek <hes> we could go on and on and become a twenty four hour rolling brexit news channel that we should probably stop now thanks to david allen green for coming in and alexandria our oh next podcast is scheduled for next friday but it might be a lot sooner so don't forget subscribe on your favorite podcast app. There's one other thing i need to do before we go go which concerns <hes> someone who is not here annex yes so There's one other thing i need to do before we go go which concerns <hes> someone who is not here annex yes so i sent a message saying that low people are complaining <hes> they miss his swearing rants and and i said can you give me a message on the latest development to read out on his behalf for the listeners listeners and this is his message. They're all a bunch of tea