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Yet another productivity system that won’t work for you!
I’ve chased the productivity pegasus my entire life. I’ve tried many focus techniques and failed fast. This time, It’ll be different. 🤞
Hopefully, you’ll find this helpful; I know I will.
- I have ADHD; I must calm the beast.
- Achievement and data are my drugs.
- I feel the need, the need for speed.
The Big Picture
My underlying system is complex, but abstract ideas are not.
Here are my system components.
- Describe An Initiative
- OPTIONAL: Diagram An Initiative
- Create A Backlog
- Plan Work
- Schedule Work
- Do Work
- Rinse Repeat!
Use your preferred tools to follow this guidance, but I recommend a Kanban board.
I use Trello to manage my workflow.
I have two Kanban boards, amongst 50+ boards; I recommend using fewer boards, I have a problem.
Action & Schedule
My Action Board includes randomly generated tasks.
|In Progress||Recurring||On Deck|
|Make a doctor’s appointment||Try Something New||Add to Vegas plans|
My Schedule Board includes scheduled tasks.
|Make a doctor’s appointment||Read chapter 3 of The Pragmatic Programmer||Add stops to Vegas plans||Watch Very Bad Things for research||Fly To Vegas||Play Some Slots|
I commit to one estimated task per day. It gets the ball rolling, then I add Queued items at will.
I use the Pomodoro technique.