How Next-Action Thinking Changes Over Time - ProductivityCast

025 How Next-Action Thinking Changes Over Time – ProductivityCast

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As we grow and change in our personal and professional lives, we should all consider if the way you see your “next actions” (the granular, physical tasks we take to move projects forward, a la Getting Things Done by David Allen). If we approach next-action crafting in time chunks smaller or larger, or based on different contexts, than you need to accomplish them, then we’ll see ourselves being less effective. In this cast, the ProductivityCast team addresses the issue of priming ourselves to appropriate next-action thinking in our productivity systems.

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Quantified Self (DC Quantified Self – Ray is the Organizer)

Eisenhower Matrix (Merrill-Covey Matrix)

Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory

Life changes to give you pause to know it’s time to reflect on the structure, time and contexts of your next-action planning:

1- Birth

2- Death

Professional Transitions

   3- I’ve Been Demoted!

   4- I’ve Been Promoted!

   5- I’ve Been Hired!

   6- Unemployment (whether involuntary or by choice)

   7- Changing Careers (while employed or not)

8- Starting School

9- First Job

10- Moving Home

11- Moving Office

12- Downsizing Home

13- Starting Retirement

15- Marriage / Long-Term Commitment

15- Divorce / Separation / Ending a Long-Term Relationship

Calculator – Do You Need a Task Management Improvement? by Francis Wade

Francis: “The Ultimate, Evergreen Guide to Choosing Your Next Task Management App or Practice.” Plus. the stuff on implicit vs explicit tagging is in my book which is being updated – Francis also included the idea in this paper –

Francis: The idea of facing changing constraints as task load increases, and the need to see a change is also mentioned in this article: What are the greatest task management tools, and why?

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