Event: What can I gain?

Come and join Jeffrey Siegel and Augusto Pinaud on conversation and practical exercises opportunity.

 **What can I gain?** and How this question will change your approach to wellness, productivity and more.

*Agenda:*

  • How Jeff came to the “What can I gain question”?
  • How Augusto came to the “What can I gain question”? (What if Up Exercise)
  • Meditation Exercise
  • Journal Exercise
  • Closing Comments & Questions

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Wednesday June 9th at 6:00pm EDT. Check your Local time here


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Event: Task Based Collaboration in Remember the Milk and Todoist

Todoist recently added features to its free plan. Come and join Dr.Frank Buck and Augusto Pinaud  as they discussed the similarities and differences between Remember the Milk and Todoist and much more. 

Have you ever wonder if Remember the Milk may work for you? Are you interested in understanding how the plans of Todoist may affect you? 

This time we will be talking about “Task Based Collaboration in Remember the Milk and Todoist”.

Come and join us on May 25th, 2021 at 6:00 pm here on Personal Productivity Club.

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Replay: Come and join on a conversation on Similarities and Differences between Remember the Milk and Todoist with Dr. Frank Buck and Augusto Pinaud

Todoist recently added features to its free plan. Come and join Dr. Frank Buck and Augusto Pinaud discussed the similarities and differences between Remember the Milk and Todoist and much more. 

Have you ever wonder if Remember the Milk may work for you? Are you interested in understanding how the plans of Todoist may affect you? Come and join us on May 4th, 2021 at 6:00 pm here on Personal Productivity Club.

To become a member of Personal Productivity Club click on the link bellow, it’ll take you immediately to a registration page first to create a free accountPersonal Productivity Club is a digital community run by Ray Sidney-Smith for personal productivity enthusiasts, experts, technologists, and creators, which hosts all of his programs, communities, and courses.

Working on my iPad: Where do you do work when you need to Focus.

I have learned over the years that I am not an Home-Office/Office kind of person. It is becasue of this that when I need to Focus there are two things I do. First is to grab my iPad. Second is to leave my Home-Office.
Some critics said that you can’t work on the iPad because doesn’t multitask, that it is exactly one of my favorite reasons to use it when I want to single task (or do focused work).
Having one application on the screeen force me to stay focused for a longer time, that at the same time help me to stay focused for longer time and finished the task in hand faster.
Where do you go/do when you need to focus?

Are you ready for Tomorrow?

I ask myself that question every night. Are you ready for tomorrow?
Before I got to bed I like to leave all the stuff I may need for tomorrow ready. I have over the years create a checklist that I revise before actually go to bed, just to make sure I am ready.
There is nothing worse that leave something for the next morning and then the next morning happen. You know, you wake up late, or discover that you don’t have this or that or the printer is not working or you are out of coffee or milk.
All this can be avoided simply be checking the night before. I sit in my office between 4:00 and 4:30AM to work. I love to work at that time, but I have learned that in order to get the most out of that there are a couple of things that need to happen. First I need to leave my desk ready. If I get to messy desk, I waste a lot of precious quiet time. I make the point to leave my desk ready the night before if I wish to be productive at that time, otherwise I simply waste those hours.
I also get my breakfast and my daughter lunch box ready. If I don’t have breakfast when I wake up what happen is that I need to choose between making breakfast and not working or skipping it (that it is what usually happen) and then I get cranky and hungry in the middle of the morning. When that happen, I never make good food choices, so I try to be careful about it.
Are you ready for tomorrow? Do you have a check list? How you get ready?

Don't call yourself an Aspiring Writer

Either you are a writer or you are not. There is no aspiring here. If you want to be a writer, then write, but aspiring will take you nowhere.
This is one of the common mistakes that I hear from many writers; they aspire to be a Writer. In my opinion this came out of inexperience, fears and insecurities. You are a writer or you are not.
There was a time in my life that I was also an Aspiring Writer. The difference then is that I wasn’t writing, I was just aspiring but not doing the job. I aspire to write that book. I aspire to come with the inspiration of a great book. I aspire to sell millions of copies. Guess what. I aspire to a lot but write little. I was spending an incredible amount of time aspiring to be a writer.
What to be a writer? Stop Aspiring and be one.

Working with #Omnifocus: Managing Your Attention

I have been a user of OmniFocus for a really long time. There are a lot of things I love about the platform and of course there are others that I don’t and even some that simply annoy me. I am planning to create some post on it, try to come every Thursday with some lines on why, what or even how get the most out of your OmniFocus.
Today I am going to talk about: Managing your Attention.
The reality is that many of us have way to many projects, agreements, dreams, hopes, ideas and tasks in our plates. We tend to take into much more than what we can do and process on a week (even on a month – and we do it daily). Traditional time management is failing because old ways to process and organized stuff can’t cope with the speed we are getting the information. Add to that the fact that in many cases, with the access of technology we have little (if any) physical contexts and most of what we can do happen @Anywhere.
One of the important things I have learned over the years is to manage my attention, and learn to identify where my attention actually is. It is not that there are not other important things in my plate, but many times my attention is really on something that it is not even important and relevant. There is nothing I can do about it, other than identify it so I can move on – or in many cases to act on it.
The reality is that sometime taking care of this little annoyances that are not important allow me to focus much more in the tasks that are really important. We don’t notice how much little things distract us, and sometimes it is easier, faster and more efficient to take care of them than allow them on our brain simply distracting us.
Part of my review on OmniFocus (that I will cover on a future post) I do this exercise daily.
Get a piece of paper (or a clean page on the digital device of your choice) and just dump everything that it is on your mind. I do this the first thing in the morning, as I begin to sip coffee.
Write everything, from that project that it is so obvious that it is in your mind because you are betting everything on it, to buy baby food and change bulb on the storage. Anything that have your attention at that moment should make it to the list.
After you do that, and nothing else occurs to you, you will see what really had your attention. The important thing is to notice patterns, if that bulb on the storega has show up more than once, it is time that you take care of it, even if it is not that important. If for nothing else, to clear your attention to stuff that it is much more important.
Also make sure that nothing in this lists isn’t on your OmniFocus. If there is anything, simply add it to the inbox.
You may ask, what did has to do with OmniFocus? Well you will discover that many of the things that your attention is focusing on are contain into your system, it is just that becasue your current setup you are not putting where you can execute them. My goal is over the next weeks show you a trick or two on how to accomplish that. In the mean time, continue trying to maintain your attention where your attention is. One trick in the mean time it is only to “flag” those items that your attention is. Continue reading Working with #Omnifocus: Managing Your Attention

The iPhone is not a Geek product anymore and that is a good thing.

After the Apple event some of my geek friends complaint (as they always do) about the new iPhone and why it was/wasn’t worth of attention. For many (especially us geeks, I like to think I am one) it is hard to understand that a device that was created for us is no longer a geek device and because of that it should evolve to a different kind of product.
The iPhone is no longer a geek product and that is a good thing. As Apple seems to be appealing to the masses and the people that need better security on their Phones we geeks hoped, for the iPhone to be that super geek phone, and it is no longer one. Apple had an incredible amount of technology on the iPhones and there are an incredible amount of users that even owning an iPhone don’t have a clue how to access it. This is the same people that IT needed to force to lock their devices with a 4 number password. The same people that their phone access all the mainframe and infrastructure of the business that don’t know how to back up or update an application. The new iPhone in combination with iOS 7 come to the rescue to some of those problems, in ways that no other OS is doing. By doing that they are keeping the masses hooked to their brand, phones and functionality. I know few non-geeks that after they had used an iPhone jumps to Android or BlackBerry. (Know many that jump the other way around).
The new iPhone5S it’s a really powerful mini computer, it will make happy any geek in the heart, but will also make any non-geek feel at home.
No one had put it better than Myke Hurley in my opinion when he said:

“The next time anyone complaints about the iPhone design not changing, point them to the Porsche 911.”

We Geeks want Apple to create another 911, every year and get disappointed when it doesn’t. Instead we miss the incredible innovation that comes under the hood and under those really familiar curves that continue giving you the sense of speed, performance, agility and luxury… Expect that I am not sure I am talking anymore about the 911 or the iPhone.