I just finished reading 'The Now Habit' by Fiore, trying to find a cure to my procrastination. and yet as GTD-er, I thought of asking you who read it for advice on implementing it right.
1. Planing to use the Unschedule, one of the main principles should be not to work on your main project more than 20 hours a week. Well, I am a free-lance computer consultant and have a family to support, so I need around 20 billable hours a week to make it. Which means that on weeks where I have more duties, like fixing a bug for somebody, spending time preparing a complex qoute, or a long administrative task, I will be unable to allocate enough billable hours if I want to count these duties as unintrrupted-quality-work as well.
2. There are next actions on my lists which I have the tendency to put off.
now, the long project I am into, I can, as the book suggests, devide into half-hour chunks and reward myself with a pleasant activity afterwards, but what do you do with the short ones? (maybe I should do phone calls, for example, in an alternating order: Dreadfull one, nice one, unpleasant one, nice one).
3. During the morning I get a lot of incoming phone-calls, asking for a qoute for a shelf product, or seeking support for a software they already bought, so naturally the proper time for programming is the afternoon, but if I devide my programming work to half hour chunks, with time for reward after each, I am afraid I will not be able to start early because of the phone calls I have to answer, and wan't have enough time to finish my qouta?
Did you implement 'The Now Habit' strategy and the Unschedule?
Can you share your insights and learnings with me?
Thanks in advance,