8 Days a Week

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]

According to Dave Crenshaw, author of The Myth of Multitasking, “Doing it all gets nothing done.”  Multitasking affects us in the following ways:

  • Time per task increases
  • Quality decreases
  • Stress increases

In his Get Time Webinar, a teaser for his products including Get Time Boot Camp, one of the systematic changes he suggests is a “clean mind.”  Crenshaw suggests using a notebook or technology like reQall to jot down ideas and notes to document digitally as this frees your mind.  Hmmm… sounds a lot like GTD! At the end, Dave wraps up with a personal story that hits home.

Can you find more time in your 168 hour week?

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6 responses to “8 Days a Week

  1. Thanks for the mention, Laurie! Yes, my training for businesses is based on the work of many of the great time management thinkers out there, including David Allen’s GTD. I take all these great techniques and adapt them to a crazy-busy-ADHD-can’t-find-time-to-make-time world. If your time management system isn’t brainless and near-automatic, you’re not likely to follow it.

    All the best,
    Dave Crenshaw

    • Dave,

      I echo Will’s sentiment, Dave: Thank you for stopping by! And thanks to you, I am taking baby steps toward managing my own time management system. However, as they say, “Old habits die hard!” Perhaps it’s time I take off my baby shoes and put on my work-at-my-own-time-management boots (for boot camp!)

      Thanks again for sharing your wisdom and for acknowledging my “re-sharing” here on the blog!

      Laurie

      • Go for it, Laurie! I was diagnosed as “freaking off the charts ADHD.” Now, I’m the President of the International Association of Productivity Coaches. So, if I can do it, you most definitely can!

        Dave Crenshaw

  2. Thanks for stopping by Dave! This is just great: ” If your time management system isn’t brainless and near-automatic, you’re not likely to follow it.” True!

    Will

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, Dave! It is appreciated more than you know!

    Laurie
    PS
    Glad you added your Gravatar! https://innovationslab.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/globally-recognized-avatar-gravatar/

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