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#ProdChat - #Procrastination

For our December 5th edition of #ProdChat, we discussed #Procrastination!

Storified by Ray Sidney-Smith· Thu, Dec 06 2012 09:14:46

In case you missed last week's #prodchat with Dan Gold (@degconsulting) when we discussed Evernote, see the storify link below!
#ProdChat Transcript - 11/28/12 with @degconsulting http://sfy.co/cBTS #evernoteRay Sidney-Smith
RT @jfrickuga: I am also a college prof and am experimenting w @evernote #Hello for remembering students. @profkrg #ProdChatevernote
Hey #prodchat people: My David Allen interview is out! http://beyondthetodolist.com/16Erik Fisher
Becoming interested in GTD - attended a Twitter conf recently - worked really well - see transcript/minutes at http://storify.com/rsidneysmith/prodchat-11-28-12-with-degconsulting?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&utm_content=storify-pingback&awesm=sfy.co_cBTSMartin Harvey
And here begins the #prodchat for December 5th on #procrastination! Great tips!
Who is joining us for #prodchat in 15 mins? Tonights topic is procrastination. (cc @mikevardy @alexisgrant @apinaud @gadgetboy @NTJ)WorkHacks
@WorkHacks Traveling DIA > EWR right now. Takeoff imminent. #prodchat next week, for me!John Federico
RT @juliaroy: Don't miss #prodchat tonight @ 8pm ET! We will be discussing the science behind procrastination & your tips to overcome it.Kathryn Taylor
@workhacks I'll get around to joining in. #prodchat :) // @alexisgrant @apinaud @gadgetboy @NTJMike Vardy
@WorkHacks @mikevardy @alexisgrant @apinaud @gadgetboy @NTJ I’m in. Or not. Depends on if I feel like it. #ProdchatErik Fisher
Who is joining us for #prodchat in 10 mins? Tonight's topic is procrastination! (cc @shotgunconcepts @jenipillar @gadgetboy @jameshicks)Julia Roy
See you soon RT @juliaroy: Who is joining us for #prodchat in 10 mins? Tonight's topic is procrastination!James Hicks
Some will come to #Prodchat late just to honor the topic tonight ;) Augusto Pinaud
Kicking off this week's #prodchat in 5 minutes. Or maybe 10. (Tonight's topic…..procrastination.) :) WorkHacks
Kicking off this week's #prodchat in 5 minutes. Or maybe 10. (Tonight's topic…..procrastination.) :) Clay Hebert
@clayhebert I'll be at #prodchat in about 15...Jon
Ha! Funny! RT @apinaud: Some will come to #Prodchat late just to honor the topic tonight ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I want to make a #prodchat procrastination joke but I'll waitChris Houchens
@juliaroy Think I'll be there :) #prodchatJennifer Park
MT @juliaroy: Dont miss #prodchat...starting now! We are discussing the science behind procrastination & your tips to overcome it. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @WorkHacks: Kicking off this weeks #prodchat in 5 minutes. Or maybe 10. (Tonights topic…..procrastination.) :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Hey everybody. looking forward to this one #prodchatSrinivas Rao
OK #prodchat folks. Introduce yourselves. Who is here tonight?WorkHacks
Hi! Michelle here. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
hey guys I'm Srini. I host a show called @blogcastFM and write about things you should have learned in school but didnt #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@michgunn Hey Michelle! Always nice to have you here. #prodchatWorkHacks
Psyched to be here! Alarms worked this week. ;) RT @WorkHacks: @michgunn Hey Michelle! Always nice to have you here. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@WorkHacks #prodchat Chris from Ky. Marketing raconteur + writerChris Houchens
@skooloflife Hey Srini! Great to have you here. @blogcastFM has been rocking lately. You just interviewed @tferriss, right? #prodchatWorkHacks
@WorkHacks yep that's correct. I'll share it if you guys don't mind/ #prodchatSrinivas Rao
Finally back after missing too many! #prodchatKathryn Taylor
Augusto Pinaud Productivist BestSeller Author #prodchat & trw will be on the cover of the # 14 of Productive Magazine! (I know no shame)Augusto Pinaud
@shotgunconcepts Hey Chris! Great to have you here at #prodchat.WorkHacks
@WorkHacks (brakes screeching) I'm here! #prodchatPaul Farmiga
How to Become World Class in 6 Months With Tim Ferriss http://bit.ly/11GxaVn #prodchatSrinivas Rao
How to Become World Class in 6 Months With Tim Ferriss http://bit.ly/11GxaVn #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@blogcastfm Please do! #prodchatWorkHacks
@katmtaylor Welcome back, Kathryn! #prodchatWorkHacks
@apinaud good to see you here again #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@apinaud Augusto in the house! #prodchatWorkHacks
@PaulFarmiga Hey Paul! Thanks for stopping by! (that's the burnt rubber I smelled) #prodchatWorkHacks
@skooloflife same here... Checking your show after #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
OK - keep the intros coming. We're about to get started with the questions…… #prodchatWorkHacks
@apinaud I also need to follow up with you on #fearproject #ProdchatSrinivas Rao
Hi, #prodchat. How is everyone this evening?Kenna Griffin
And theta's no guest this week. Our topic is #procrastination, so everyone feel free to answer directly. Jump on in. #prodchatWorkHacks
Q1. When do you procrastinate most? A certain time of day? State of mind? Or when a project gets tough? #prodchatWorkHacks
@WorkHacks first couple hours of the day on my worst days. When my project is undefined #prodchatBrannon McAllister
RT @WorkHacks: Q1. When do you procrastinate most? A certain time of day? State of mind? Or when a project gets tough? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2: Getting out of bed! It's so comfy and warm. Oh, and about 2 p.m. when I crash. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@WorkHacks For me, I procrastinate most when it's a task I dread doing. Like my taxes. #prodchatClay Hebert
@skooloflife I know and I continue interested #fearproject #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@WorkHacks A1: Usually after about 11am. When the coffee has taken over and I'm not as calm #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @clayhebert: @WorkHacks For me, I procrastinate most when it's a task I dread doing. Like my taxes. #prodchatKenna Griffin
Welcome, @brannonmc - and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! #prodchatWorkHacks
Q1 #prodchat procrastination is the worst at beginnings (days, projects, etc) inertia & results kill procrastinationChris Houchens
@clayhebert I procrastinate in EXACTLY the same way! #prodchatKathryn Taylor
A1. Procrastination happens when I haven't really fully gotten on board with a task or a project... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@WorkHacks (Unfortunately) Tuesday's are perfect for procrastinating. No weight of Monday, no pull of Friday. Excuse friendly. #prodchatPaul Farmiga
A1: when tired. I need to watch myself. Gretchen Rubin said that she need to treat herself like a toddler, me too. 1/2 #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@skooloflife Interesting. So coffee makes you LESS productive? That may be a first. #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @shotgunconcepts: Q1 #prodchat procrastination is the worst at beginnings (days, projects, etc) inertia & results kill procrastinationWorkHacks
@michgunn Interesting. How do you mean "fully gotten on board"? #prodchatWorkHacks
BOOM!!! Don't Miss This - RT @skooloflife: How to Become World Class in 6 Months With Tim Ferriss http://bit.ly/11GxaVn #prodchatChris C. Ducker
@WorkHacks well it kind of reaches a point of diminishing return. I have about 2-3 good hours of focus in the AM #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A1: I procrastinate the most in the AM. I struggle to get the day started on important work. I like to mozy around for a bit ;) #prodchatJulia Roy
@PaulFarmiga Interesting. Tuesdays are your productivity black hole, huh? #prodchatWorkHacks
@chriscducker thanks my friend #prodchatSrinivas Rao
I'm most productive after I've been surfing.. and disconnected for a while #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@WorkHacks Well, I may have added the item to my task list knowing I "should" do it, but the "want" to do it is lacking... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I also procrastinate when I'm uncertain. If I feel insecure about my ability to perform a task, I put it off. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@michgunn Do you mean that you don't feel or see the value in doing that particular project or task? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Yup -> RT @profkrg: I also procrastinate when I'm uncertain. If I feel insecure about my ability to perform a task, I put it off. #prodchatWorkHacks
OK….Q2. What excuses do you use when you procrastinate? What (lies) do you tell yourself? #prodchatWorkHacks
@rsidneysmith Oh, no.. I see that value, I'm just a little kid stamping my feet saying, "I don't wanna!!" ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A1: 2/2 if I allow myself to get tired I am worst than my 4yo. And I also only want to eat ice cream. Energy management is key #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
a few tricks I learned. remove all the shortcuts from your desktop and browser for FB, etc... that helps procrastination #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@WorkHacks I procrastinate more early in the AM since I'm typically up late at night #prodchatJames Hicks
MT @skooloflife: a few tricks I learned. remove all shortcuts from your desktop and browser for FB, that helps procrastination #prodchatWorkHacks
A1: Procrastination for me happens midday. I think it happens when I haven't planned my day or a project properly. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
author Shawn Achor talks about increasing activation energy for habits you want to kick. #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A2 - that checking my twitter/fb account is SUPER important right now - for the 80th time #prodchatKathryn Taylor
@rsidneysmith But it's hard to recognize sometimes. Again, handy tip from @apinaud, journaling helps work through it. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@WorkHacks I fought the Monday shrug-off (thankfully), but still have to battle that Tuesday. #prodchat.Paul Farmiga
oh wow I just found a procrastination chat!! #prodchat!! boy do I need thatkatycopsey
@WorkHacks I lie that I need to relax a bit, or reduce stress before I can do work. #prodchatErik Fisher
@michgunn if I wait for a want I most likely will only eat ice cream and coffee. In that order #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@jameshicks Lots of research on sleep and productivity. Do you track your sleep? #prodchatWorkHacks
@WorkHacks I don't track my sleep (maybe I should get a @fitbit) #prodchatJames Hicks
We're guilty of this -> RT @katmtaylor: A2 - that checking my twitter/fb account is SUPER important right now - for the 80th time #prodchatWorkHacks
A2: You need silence to do this job... Biggest lie ever. The other one is: I should plan more the task :) #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@michgunn Yes, I absolutely believe in recording patterns so that you can reflect on them, which naturally your brain solves. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Awesome trick! MT @skooloflife:remove all the shortcuts from your desktop and browser for FB, etc... that helps procrastination #prodchatMichelle Gunn
to clarify, increase the effort it takes to procrastinate (ie. fb, twitter) and you're less likely to do it #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@WorkHacks Q2: "Next week... I'll focus next week." #prodchatPaul Farmiga
@katycopsey Welcome to #prodchat, Katy! Every Wednesday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.WorkHacks
@michgunn strange that those things were designed to save time and now they cause us to waste it #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @WorkHacks: OK….Q2. What excuses do you use when you procrastinate? What (lies) do you tell yourself? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Me too. RT @ErikJFisher: @WorkHacks I lie that I need to relax a bit, or reduce stress before I can do work. #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@ErikJFisher Sounds right. I tell myself the same thing. #prodchatWorkHacks
A2. "I will DEFINITELY tackle this later today, but right now I NEED to do ______." #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @juliaroy: A1: I procrastinate the most in the AM. I struggle to get the day started on important work. I like to mozy around for a bit ;) #prodchatDavid Pylyp
deadlines looming are really good to get me moving #prodchatkatycopsey
Yes! RT @apinaud: A2: You need silence to do this job... Biggest lie ever. The other one is: I should plan more the task :) #ProdchatWorkHacks
@jameshicks there is an iPhone app called MotionX that is the same software as the UP #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
Oh!! I track my sleep with an iphone app called Sleep Cycle. Super accurate! Worth it, totally! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I find techno music increase my productivity... maybe because it's fast..kind of random I know #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @michgunn: Oh!! I track my sleep with an iphone app called Sleep Cycle. Super accurate! Worth it, totally! #prodchatWorkHacks
@apinaud thanks I'll check out MotionX, may do a review for @thetechscoop as well #prodchatJames Hicks
Interesting. RT @apinaud: @jameshicks there is an iPhone app called MotionX that is the same software as the UP #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @WorkHacks: OK….Q2. What excuses do you use when you procrastinate? What (lies) do you tell yourself? #prodchatKenna Griffin
Reading along with #prodchatDonStugots
@skooloflife I also recommend that you use 2 browsers, always. I use Chrome for Work and Safari for Play. In all devices #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
Q3. True or False (and why): The work that you do while you procrastinate is the work you should be doing the rest of your life. #prodchatWorkHacks
What I didn't do yesterday RT @juliaroy: A2. "I will DEFINITELY tackle this later today, but right now I NEED to do ______." #prodchatjavilabbe
My self lie is really more about distraction. 'I want... must have ice cream.' Happened during my weekly review last week. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@donstugots We see you hiding over there in the corner. :) #prodchatWorkHacks
Same RT @juliaroy: A1: I procrastinate the most in the AM. I struggle to get the day started on important work... #prodchatjavilabbe
RT @WorkHacks: Q3. True or False (and why): The work that you do while you procrastinate is the work you should be doing the rest of your life. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2: I'll get it done tomorrow... Right now I need to see what my friends are talking about on FB :) #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@apinaud I agree with that strategy 100%. Helps keep me a bit more focused on the tab at hand. #ProdchatJulia Roy
But really thinking it through, I realized I just needed a break. Hmmm... I don't think that was procrastination... ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A2: That I deserve to take a break, even when I haven't really done anything. #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @WorkHacks: Q3. True or False (and why): The work that you do while you procrastinate is the work you should be doing the rest of your life. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@skooloflife I tell the story on my book, but basically I always play in Safari and work in Chrome Mac iPad iPhone doesn't matter #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@donstugots You're forgiven. :) #prodchatWorkHacks
@WorkHacks What do you mean by Q3? Like, the things you gravitate towards when procrastinating are your 'passion' type things? #prodchatMichelle Gunn
That's a really interesting idea... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A3: False. I tend to procrastinate on ministerial tasks that are not working toward projects / goals. #prodchat.Ray Sidney-Smith
@michgunn I agree. A mental break in them middle of the afternoon helps me get focused for the end of the day. #prodchatDonStugots
@michgunn It's a popular quote, but I don't know if it's very accurate. Would love people's thoughts. #prodchatWorkHacks
A3: mostly true. The trick into pay attention so you do more of that with purpose #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
A3: I wish. I usually procrastinate by reading. I'm not sure of a job that would allow me to just read whatever I want. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@WorkHacks Neither. Sometimes true, sometimes false. Or maybe somewhere in-between. What you love may be best kept as a hobby. #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @skooloflife: to clarify, increase the effort it takes to procrastinate (ie. fb, twitter) and you're less likely to do it #prodchatErik Fisher
A3 - is that like keeping my paperwork in order every Friday rather than dumping them and hoping I can sort them at tax time #prodchatkatycopsey
@WorkHacks False/partially false? Much of that work is born of a decision not to act, so it's not completely a quality base #prodchatPaul Farmiga
@rsidneysmith Me too. I check ESPN when I procrastinate. That doesn't mean I should be a sports journalist. #prodchatClay Hebert
@donstugots @michgunn Yup. Intentional, scheduled breaks are better than random "because I want one" breaks. #prodchatWorkHacks
@rsidneysmith pay attention to the important projects you do when you procrastinate. You will be amaze #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
RT @WorkHacks: @donstugots @michgunn Yup. Intentional, scheduled breaks are better than random "because I want one" breaks. #prodchatKathryn Taylor
RT @PaulFarmiga: @WorkHacks False/partially false? Much of that work is born of a decision not to act, so it's not completely a quality base #prodchatWorkHacks
there is an urban saying that you can tell a writer on deadline - they are vigorously cleaning the house ! #prodchatkatycopsey
A3. I think I start doing things that need to get done (telling myself they're worthy), although it's not at an appropriate time #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Great stuff, everyone. Keep it coming. Next question….. #prodchatWorkHacks
Q4. It has been said that creative people are more prone to procrastination. Do you think this is true or false, and why. #prodchatWorkHacks
Ha! RT @katycopsey: there is an urban saying that you can tell a writer on deadline - they are vigorously cleaning the house ! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @katycopsey: there is an urban saying that you can tell a writer on deadline - they are vigorously cleaning the house ! #prodchatKenna Griffin
@apinaud Well, I'm hyper-focused on my projects/goals, but if I'm doing something for someone it still needs to be done. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@WorkHacks a4: Maybe, but I think that if we put time constraints on ourselves, we avoid procrastinating #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @WorkHacks: Q4. It has been said that creative people are more prone to procrastination. Do you think this is true or false, and why. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @WorkHacks: Q4. It has been said that creative people are more prone to procrastination. Do you think this is true or false, and why. #prodchatKenna Griffin
A4 - I can agree with that.There's always a new (maybe better) idea or a squirrel... #prodchatKathryn Taylor
I don't buy that creative people procrastinate more - it is a character trait/failing of the perfectionist maybe #prodchatkatycopsey
A4. I think creative people are more prone to distraction, rather than procrastination. I say that being one, working with many... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I even question if procrastination is, itself a "bad thing" #prodchatJames Hicks
@katmtaylor if you haven't read Making Ideas Happen, highly recommend it for that exact issue #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@WorkHacks Fact. Blessing/curse in having more colors in life's crayola box of things to consider, excuse, "slightly" veer off of #prodchatPaul Farmiga
A4: False. People think they are more prone just because they get distracted and are not good at hiding it #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
A4: False. Creatives are prone to distraction, not procrastination. In healthy doses, distraction is a source of creativity. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@WorkHacks Everyone is creative or systematic in their own way. We all fight the resistance and procrastinate. #prodchatErik Fisher
@skooloflife Yes! Inventing our own (false) deadlines can be an amazing trick to defeat procrastination. #prodchatWorkHacks
I don't like trying to get EVERYTHING done at once - too much stress. I tend to spread the load #prodchatJames Hicks
RT @michgunn: A3. I think I start doing things that need to get done (telling myself they're worthy), although it's not at an appropriate time #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@WorkHacks yeah, totally. I also think we add to much to our to do lists #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A4: Everyone procrastinate, the trick is to direct the procrastination efforts so you end up with something useful #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
I don't consider myself creative, but I'm a master procrastinator. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@jameshicks Interesting. Procrastination has it's positives too? #prodchatWorkHacks
@michgunn That's actually a really interesting point to consider...captured for later pondering! Thanks! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @PaulFarmiga: @WorkHacks Fact. Blessing/curse in having more colors in life's crayola box of things to consider, excuse, "slightly" veer off of #prodchatWorkHacks
IS procrastination a bad thing? What’s your definition of procrastination? #prodchatErik Fisher
RT @michgunn: A4. I think creative people are more prone to distraction, rather than procrastination. I say that being one, working with many... #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
RT @profkrg: I don't consider myself creative, but I'm a master procrastinator. #prodchat /:) me tookatycopsey
Not if managed RT @jameshicks: I even question if procrastination is, itself a "bad thing" #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
RT @ErikJFisher: @WorkHacks Everyone is creative or systematic in their own way. We all fight the resistance and procrastinate. #prodchatWorkHacks
@jameshicks we must choose what things to do, cant do it all. but we tend to procrastinate the wrong (important) things. #prodchatJulia Roy
@jameshicks Good point. There's a school of thought that waiting on something allows for more thought and perspective... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@skooloflife "The bottom 100 items on this to-do list will self-destruct every three days…." #ifdavidallenwasjamesbond #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @jameshicks: I even question if procrastination is, itself a "bad thing" #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@profkrg Ha! Appreciate the honesty (but we're all creative….I bet you're more creative than you think) #prodchatWorkHacks
@WorkHacks haha yeah, good one #ifdavidallenwasjamesbond #prodchatSrinivas Rao
I am not sure that waiting and ruminating are quite the same as procrastination which is more avoidance #prodchatkatycopsey
I say start with "what's the most important thing you can do today." focus on that. #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @michgunn: A3. I think I start doing things that need to get done (telling myself they're worthy), although it's not at an appropriate time #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @michgunn: A3. I think I start doing things that need to get done (telling myself they're worthy), although it's not at an appropriate time #prodchatClay Hebert
Can't procrastination be a way of working through whatever's nagging at you... sometimes somethings just not quite right yet... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @apinaud: Everyone procrastinate, the trick is to direct the procrastination efforts so you end up with something useful #ProdchatAnnaRegina
Q5. The human tendency is to seek immediate rewards & benefits. How do you trick yourself to focus on long term rewards/benefits? #prodchatWorkHacks
@ErikJFisher I think procrastination is only bad if you let it go on too long. Otherwise, it's just a mental break. #prodchatKenna Griffin
.@jameshicks Good point. Like most things, too much of anything becomes unhealthy. #procrastination #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith @jameshicks Except Nutella. There's never too much of that and it's never unhealthy. :) #prodchatWorkHacks
Q5 - if I knew the answer to that I would be home free and not in #prodchat!!!!katycopsey
@erikjfisher Both @Mschechter & I talked to @ttscoff on this. Procrastination isn't always bad, esp. if it serves the big picture. #prodchatMike Vardy
Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatJulia Roy
Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatJulia Roy
Agreed! RT @WorkHacks: @rsidneysmith @jameshicks Except Nutella. Theres never too much of that and its never unhealthy. :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
#prodchat try this next week (or this one) create a things to procrastinate list (put important stuff)Only use that list to procrastinateAugusto Pinaud
A5 - focus on long-term goals often. Helps me think focus and make myself move forward. #prodchatKathryn Taylor
Prioritization > Procrastination RT @skooloflife: Start with "what's the most important thing you can do today." focus on that. #prodchatWorkHacks
@profkrg Excellent point! I think that’s where I go wrong: not building in a definitive end to a quick ‘break’ #prodchatErik Fisher
@ErikJFisher Great Qs. Procrastination is putting off or deferring a task for a later. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @juliaroy: Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatWorkHacks
I'm on it @apinaud!! MT:try this, create a things to procrastinate list (put important stuff) Only use that list to procrastinate #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I find that most of what I do serves the bigger picture of my work. If I spend too much time decompressing, that's when fall down #prodchatMike Vardy
@wordhacks I make a short list before going to bed of the 5 things I want to do the next day - normally it gets done :) #prodchatJames Hicks
A3: keep a list of projects to procrastinate... Good projects #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@WorkHacks Chess.. not checkers. Chess... not checkers. Life isn't hopping onto the next immediate reward. Some steps take longer. #prodchatPaul Farmiga
RT @juliaroy: Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@mikevardy Hey Mike! #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @michgunn: Agreed! RT @WorkHacks: @rsidneysmith @jameshicks Except Nutella. Theres never too much of that and its never unhealthy. :) #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@jameshicks I do the same thing using the action method :) #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@jameshicks good idea! #prodchatKathryn Taylor
I have the main projects Im working on and add to-do items on each project every night before bed #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @PaulFarmiga: @WorkHacks Chess.. not checkers. Chess... not checkers. Life isn't hopping onto the next immediate reward. Some steps take longer. #prodchatWorkHacks
@mikevardy great call on that, Mike. (It takes an established discipline to get there though, no?) #prodchatPaul Farmiga
Q7. What are the best books you have read that have helped you get focused and procrastinate less? #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @juliaroy: Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatEvent Mood, Corp.
RT @WorkHacks: Q5. The human tendency is to seek immediate rewards & benefits. How do you trick yourself to focus on long term rewards/benefits? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A7 a given... Getting Things Done #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I’m curious what types of procrastinating ‘breaks’ help? What activities? Walks? Coffee? Tea? #prodchatErik Fisher
A5a: I believe in the #GTD principle of breaking tasks into next-actions, but then pairing them with tiered rewards. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @WorkHacks: Q7. What are the best books you have read that have helped you get focused and procrastinate less? #prodchatKenna Griffin
A7 Shameless plug... Augusto Pinaud's 25 Productivity Tips (true story!) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A7. For me, it's The War of Art by @SPressfield. He personifies The Resistance and gives great tactics to beat it. #prodchatClay Hebert
A7. Eat that Frog! http://amzn.to/11HiJkJ #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @PaulFarmiga: @WorkHacks Chess.. not checkers. Chess... not checkers. Life isn't hopping onto the next immediate reward. Some steps take longer. #prodchatErik Fisher
A5b: So, I would have rewards for immediate milestones as well as short-term and long-term rewards to keep me motivated. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@ErikJFisher Steve Jobs was famous for taking long, slow walks alone and with smart people. Maybe there's something to that. #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @ErikJFisher: I’m curious what types of procrastinating ‘breaks’ help? Walks? Coffee? Tea? #prodchat/ walk outside for mekatycopsey
@clayhebert Great book - just read it! #prodchatKathryn Taylor
A7: The Power of Less. It helped me focus on what I really need to do and accomplish the most important tasks first. #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @WorkHacks: Q7. What are the best books you have read that have helped you get focused and procrastinate less? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@juliaroy What is Eat That Frog about? Sounds like a cookbook. :) #prodchatWorkHacks
@ErikJFisher getting up and walking around for a minute (usually a biology break) helps me refocus. #prodchatKenna Griffin
Oh! and @JulieMorgenstrn 's Organizing from the Inside Out, and her Time Management from the Inside Out #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@WorkHacks shortest book / quick-fix: Do The Work" longest book / yearly reread: "Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged) #prodchatPaul Farmiga
A7: Getting Things Done / Making It All Work by David Allen. (Agreed, @michgunn!) The Now Habit by Dr. Neil Fiore. (work version) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A7: It is good this is not a video chat. Otherwise you guys will be adjusting the red on the screen. Thanks @michgunn #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
Not a book- I've been working w/a life coach. she's forcing me to think through what I REALLY want & how to structure my life #prodchatKathryn Taylor
It's fabulous! @WorkHacks: @juliaroy What is Eat That Frog about? Sounds like a cookbook. :) #prodchat”Kenna Griffin
@katmtaylor Isn't it great?! Mine is all highlighted & marked up. The audio version is great too. @SPressfield reads it himself. #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @profkrg: A7: The Power of Less. It helped me focus on what I really need to do and accomplish the most important tasks first. #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @michgunn: Oh! and @JulieMorgenstrn 's Organizing from the Inside Out, and her Time Management from the Inside Out #prodchatWorkHacks
A7: Bird by Bird #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
A7: Highly recommend The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@clayhebert oh, will have to get that for long runs! #prodchatKathryn Taylor
@apinaud It's true. Just finished it last week. Such great stuff in there, Augusto! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@PaulFarmiga Interesting. I'll have to read Count of Monte Cristo again. It's been a long time. #prodchatWorkHacks
I am loving these book recommendations. Did I mention that I read when I procrastinate. #prodchatKenna Griffin
A7: Also making ideas happen by @scottbelsky has been my bible for getting things done #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @rsidneysmith: A7: Getting Things Done / Making It All Work by David Allen. (Agreed, @michgunn!) The Now Habit by Dr. Neil Fiore. (work version) #prodchatWorkHacks
Oh! Jealous! MT @katmtaylor: working w/a life coach... forcing me to think through what I REALLY want & how to structure my life #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A7: One Year to an Organized Life by Regina Leeds. It helped me stop procrastinating all kinds of stuff around the home. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@katmtaylor Good stuff. Personal trainers don't teach us how to bench press, they make sure we show up. :) #prodchatWorkHacks
So true! "@katycopsey: there is an urban saying that you can tell a writer on deadline - they are vigorously cleaning the house ! #prodchat"SpringSerenityDuvall
I also loved 168 Hours: You have More Time Than You Think. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/159184410X #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @juliaroy: Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatlesley ridge
@WorkHacks Is it twisted, sure. But in terms of looooooooooong-term focus and personal discipline? Wow's me every time. #prodchatPaul Farmiga
@profkrg there are much much worse ways to procrastinate. Everyone procrastinate... Just find useful stuff to do #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@apinaud GREAT book! @tferriss recommended that to me recently. #prodchatClay Hebert
Her blog is great too! RT @profkrg: I also loved 168 Hours: You have More Time Than You Think. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/159184410X #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn I am glad you enjoy the book and found some stuff inside. Mission accomplished #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@profkrg You did. But I would say that's a pretty productive form of procrastination. #prodchatWorkHacks
RT @skooloflife: A7: Also making ideas happen by @scottbelsky has been my bible for getting things done #prodchatWorkHacks
Yes. "@profkrg: I also procrastinate when I'm uncertain. If I feel insecure about my ability to perform a task, I put it off. #prodchat"SpringSerenityDuvall
@profkrg At least now you have curated, high-quality reading selections to procrastinate. ;-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @profkrg: I don't consider myself creative, but I'm a master procrastinator. #prodchatElyse M. Davis
@rsidneysmith I don't know if I follow it. How can that be so? #prodchatKenna Griffin
Jumping back and forth between Amazon and Tweetchat to add some of these books to my shopping cart... //wipes forehead #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Oh, and 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss @tferriss. Great perspective on refocusing on the important! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@WorkHacks not if it's all I ever want to do. Luckily, professors can justify reading a lot as work. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@apinaud @clayhebert I've been procrastinating reading that one for months now! Now it's back on my radar. Thanks! #prodchatPaul Farmiga
OK, last question of the night coming up. (#prodchat is the fastest hour on the internet and we try to end on time :) )WorkHacks
@rsidneysmith my Amazon wishlist is crazy long! It's just books. #prodchatKenna Griffin
Screenshots! MT @rsidneysmith: Jumping back and forth between Amazon and Tweetchat to add some of these books to my shopping cart #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Q8. What "anti-procrastination” apps (or tricks/hacks) do you use? #prodchatWorkHacks
4-hour Work Week is a good one! Focus on what's important /cc @tferriss #prodchatJames Hicks
RT @WorkHacks: Yup -> RT @profkrg: I also procrastinate when I'm uncertain. If I feel insecure about my ability to perform a task, I put it off. #prodchatElyse M. Davis
RT @WorkHacks: Q8. What "anti-procrastination” apps (or tricks/hacks) do you use? #prodchatKenna Griffin
q8: a list of what needs to be done and crossing off ones as I go along (don;t alway take list with me during the day though) #prodchatkatycopsey
A8. Well I know this won't work for entrepreneurs, but when at the office, my hack is to not do any personal stuff... aka Facebook #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@profkrg My Amazon wishlists are insane, mostly books too. One day I'll stop procrastinating organizing it all! Ha! @michgunn #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A7: #1The War of Art & Do the Work by @SPressfield. #2 Anything You Want by Derek @sivers. #3 GTD by David Allen. #prodchatSarah Mason
@WorkHacks 0 for me, but I'll admit that sitting/tweeting with you ABOUT procrastination made me accountable to act on my own now. #prodchatPaul Farmiga
@michgunn I just add that one to my list. I think the first time I read that one with the wrong perspective #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
@PaulFarmiga That's our goal! Also, your bill is in the mail. :) #prodchatWorkHacks
@michgunn enjoying right nigh the 4 hour Chef #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
RT @profkrg: A2: Getting out of bed! It's so comfy and warm. Oh, and about 2 p.m. when I crash. #prodchatElyse M. Davis
RT @workhacks: Q8. What "anti-procrastination” apps (or tricks/hacks) do you use? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A8: I use a distraction free writing tool, and another one called self control to block certain websites for a few hours #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A8: I just make my to do list. I can't help but want to get things done so I can mark them off the list. #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @SpringSerenity: So true! "@katycopsey: there is an urban saying that you can tell a writer on deadline - they are vigorously cleaning the house ! #prodchat"Rebecca Hains
@apinaud Great book. @tferriss killed it with #4HC. So much good stuff. #prodchatClay Hebert
Q8 - I also use a different computer and room to work and although I use interner I do not use skype/FB/twitter etc on it #prodchatkatycopsey
A8: I use the Pomodoro technique with a few apps on my iOS and Android devices. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A8: on the iPad I use "Guide Access" so I can not change apps without a password. That allow me to stay focused #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
Oh, I also close apps I'm not currently using... so I don't get distracted when switching between documents and such #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A8: #1 Focus on 3 most important things to get done for the day. #2 Use http://e.ggtimer.com to block out time to focus on each. #prodchatSarah Mason
I don't open my internet for the first work hour so I can focus on what's impt to me and not everyone else. #prodchatKathryn Taylor
RT @rsidneysmith: A8: I use the Pomodoro technique with a few apps on my iOS and Android devices. #prodchatWorkHacks
@michgunn That's huge for me. If I'm not using, close it down! #prodchatWorkHacks
A8: I also use two browsers. One for play (Safari) one for work (Chrome) #ProdchatAugusto Pinaud
And a big one... I shut down my email client. I check email three times a day. No pings bells and whistles distracting me all day #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A8: There's a Google Chrome plugin called StayFocusd (no e) that keeps distracting websites from being opened. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@clayhebert agree his best book #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
+1 RT @michgunn: And a big one... I shut down my email client. I check email three times a day. No pings bells and whistles... #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Ohhh!!! Checking that out! @apinaud A8: on the iPad I use "Guide Access" so I can not change apps without a password. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A8: I get one thing done off my daily list of three things before I get on any social sites or check email. #prodchatSarah Mason
A8: I just suck it up and get stuff done. Plus, deadlines. Deadlines are crazy motivational. #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @juliaroy: Break a long term goal into bite sized tasks and try to get one done a day. Immediate reward (a task done) toward long term goal. #prodchatNafkman Valdés
Wow. RT @apinaud: A8: on the iPad I use "Guide Access" so I can not change apps without a password. That allow me to stay focused #ProdchatWorkHacks
@michgunn if works for a toddler trust me works for me #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
I go backwards to you guys - I check email/FB etc first thing, THEN go to work! #prodchat - trick is not going back to them and checkingkatycopsey
+10 RT @profkrg: A8: I just suck it up and get stuff done. Plus, deadlines. Deadlines are crazy motivational. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
You crack me up, Augusto! :) RT @apinaud: @michgunn if works for a toddler trust me works for me #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @profkrg: A8: I just suck it up and get stuff done. Plus, deadlines. Deadlines are crazy motivational. #prodchat/ oh yeah they are!katycopsey
Feel free to hang out and chat but I'm off to stop procrastinating my dinner! Thanks for another great #prodchat, everyone.WorkHacks
A8: I use @rescuetime is to block out distracting sites and track how much productive time I spend online. #prodchatSarah Mason
See you next week. Same day (Wed.) Same time (8pm ET). Same hashtag = #prodchat.WorkHacks
@katmtaylor yeah I do the same thing. I spend the first hour each day writing or doing real work #prodchatSrinivas Rao
Thanks @WorkHacks! Another great #prodchat! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
thanks for the chat and welcome @hackworks #prodchatkatycopsey
Thanks @WorkHacks! Another great #prodchat! See you all next week!Augusto Pinaud
“@profkrg: A8: I just make my to do list. I can't help but want to get things done so I can mark them off the list. #prodchat hear hearjamespilcher
@workhacks Great to lurk and spend a bit of time taking part. See you next week...deadlines are afoot! #prodchatMike Vardy
RT @WorkHacks: See you next week. Same day (Wed.) Same time (8pm ET). Same hashtag = #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith