Episode 111: Productivity Hacks!


April 22nd, 2024

1 hr 14 mins 56 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In this conversation, Catherine and Sean discuss their recent projects and the importance of productivity and time management. They acknowledge the need to improve in these areas and share their experiences with clients who have different levels of attention to detail. They also discuss the challenges of staying focused and avoiding distractions. They review a productivity cheat sheet that includes tips such as the two-minute rule, prioritizing tasks, and setting boundaries with technology. In this part of the conversation, Sean and Catherine discuss their unread text messages and emails. They also explore the concept of the 5-second rule, where you count backwards from five to force yourself to take action. They then discuss the 1-3-5 rule, which involves identifying one big task, three medium tasks, and five small tasks to accomplish each day. They also talk about the Pomodoro technique, which involves working for 25 minutes and then taking a 5-minute break, repeating this cycle four times before taking a longer break. Finally, they discuss the 80-20 rule, which suggests that 20% of your efforts yield 80% of the results, and encourage focusing on high-impact tasks. In this conversation, Premier and Catherine discuss the 80/20 rule and how it applies to their work and personal lives. They also explore the importance of focusing on the most important tasks, breaking tasks into smaller pieces, tackling challenging tasks first, eliminating non-essential tasks, and avoiding multitasking. Premier reflects on his strengths and weaknesses and emphasizes the need to be upfront about what one is not good at. They also mention the book 'Buddha and the Badass' and encourage listeners to share the podcast with others.