Getting Lots Done with Productivity Days
I love GTD, but there are always tasks that I just don't feel like doing. Decluttering, for example. However, that doesn't seem to be important enough right now. What definitely should get my focus right now is my thesis, but instead of working on it, I work on everything else. I'm not lazy, but I definitely don't focus on what am I really supposed to focus on now. Does this sound familiar?
What really gets me into massive action are Productivity Days. Productivity Days are days where you get onto a conference line on an hourly basis and briefly state your goal(s) for the next hour (plus what you have achieved in your last hour - all in 30 seconds or less). As soon as you're off the phone, you get busy doing what you said you would.
Stever Robbins (Get-It-Done Guy) organizes such productivity days (he actually calls them Do-It Days). I've also discovered somebody else out there, who organizes Massive Action Days (MAD). However, there are not as many such days out there as I would like to participate in. What's more, I can't always participate plus some of them cost money (OK, for me, depending on how much they charge).
I've participated in Stever Robbins Do-It Days and they really work for me. They work just as I described a productivity day and Stever himself states his hourly goals and achievements, too.
Productivity Days work for me and I know that they work for many people. I thought that if I can get a bunch of interested people together, we can have our own Productivity Days. I've already set up a conference line (US number - access via Skype should be possible, too) and I'm now looking for people who want to try out whether this format might be helpful for them, too.
You can work on whatever you want on such a Productivity Day, but you might find it works best on things that you have been procrastinating, on bigger projects where you haven't gained (or lost) momentum, or on getting started with projects on your someday maybe list.
I'd be very pleased to get in touch with people from all over the world. We can all help each other by just showing up, state our goal(s) for the next hour and then get things done.
Interested? Questions? - Let me know!
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