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๐ŸŒฑ The Joyful Productivity Course

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Joyful Productivity Course Info

Welcome!

Before getting into the course material, visit the Orientation first...

Here is the link to the orientation...
General Questions -- ask here
2 Spiral learning
๊ฉœ Spiral learning
6:37
The Joyful Productivity Self-Assessment
Become one of the most effective people in your niche by improving yourr skills of joyful productivity
Why it matters
6:33
๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Progress thread -- share how you're growing ๐Ÿ˜Š

Initial Pep Talks to get you going ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Developing Consistency and Discipline, and the importance of moving through resistance
๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Developing Consistency and Discipline, and moving through resistance...
19:24
Befriending your calendar
Befriending your calendar ๐Ÿค—
15:42

Well-Being

Well-Being Practices
๐Ÿฅฐ Well-Being Practices
25:56

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ Habit Creation

Habit Creation
Habit Creation
6:17
Tracking habits and how to be more consistent with it
Tracking your habits consistently
5:27

Morning Review ๐ŸŒž

Practice following an end-of-workday checklist that makes you feel clear and ready to complete each day.

Morning Review
๐Ÿ—“ The Morning Review + Energy Adjustments โœจ
27:15

Co-Working

โฑ 25-minute Work Session, in the mode of of Joyful Productivity โœจ
โฑ 25-minute Work Session, in the mode of of Joyful Productivity โœจ
26:04
George Kao Focusmate Orientation
Focusmate -- George Kao Community
5:56

Weekly Planning -- Part 1 -- The Basics

Calendar Design Part 1 CARE Multiple Modes
Plan with CARE, Stamina, and Multiple Calendar Modes
26:55
Minimum time for business and how to allocate that?
Minimum Business Time
9:28
Time management -- how much time to allocate to your projects and tasks?
How much time to allocate to your projects and tasks?
4:04
Do you schedule "screw the schedule" times? Re Sabbaths and Vacations
Do you schedule "screw the schedule" times? Re: Sabbaths and Vacations...
9:03
The power of routine
Rest before you need to
Rest before you need to
5:14
The importance of practicing the BREAKING of flow
The importance of practicing the BREAKING of flow...
4:53

Time Logging / Tracking - A Practice of Awareness

Time Logging Time Tracking Intro
Time Logging Time Tracking Intro
7:52
Time logging - how to remind yourself
Time logging - how to remind yourself
5:28
Clarify an uplifting ritual for your time logging
Clarify an uplifting ritual for your time logging...
5:10
Auditing our time log - questions to ask to improve your model calendar
Auditing our time log - questions to ask to improve your model calendar...
10:12

Weekly Planning -- Part 2 -- Advanced

Learn to create a well-designed calendar to fulfill your priorities.

Lesson -- Calendaring_ 168 Hours Per Week
Detailed Weekly Planning
24:02
Example of Weekly Planning -- George Kao's Calendar
Examples of Calendars -- including George Kao's own weekly plan
11:58
Calendaring -- notice your energy throughout the day and schedule mindfully
Notice your energy throughout the day and schedule mindfully...
2:54
Calendar Part 3 - adjusting your self-appointments based on clients and others
Managing calendar while making space for client appointments and unexpected meetings...
20:01
Putting open client spots in Google Calendar
Putting open client spots in Google Calendar without blocking off that time in your appt scheduler
4:41
(Optional) Planning Your Business Time
(Optional) To-do list vs Calendar: detail & quick capture vs. coordination of categories for action
why switch to Digital calendar instead of Paper agenda or physical calendar?
(Optional) why switch to Digital calendar instead of Paper agenda or physical calendar?
6:36
Color blocks on google calendar
(Optional) Creating color blocks on google calendar
4:06

Overwhelmed... "I'm just not cut out for this!"

JP1 The factors needed for success in any field
The factors needed for success in any field...
4:56
JP2 Feeling very overwhelmed and defeated
"Feeling very overwhelmed and defeated..."
7:07
JP I'm just not cut out for this I'm not you George
"I'm just not cut out for this... I'm not you, George."
4:45
JP2 one step at a time
"One step at a time..."
2:58

Unwinding & Quick Breaks

Practice frequently unwinding throughout the day, so that by the end of the workday, you still have energy to enjoy additional personal time.

Unwinding throughout the day...
Unwinding throughout the day...
24:01
Design your Quick Break routine
Design your Quick Break routine
6:15
Recovering after a break and getting back into momentum
After a break, getting back into momentum...
2:36
You are already doing enough
You are already doing enough ๐Ÿฅฐ
2:09
Creative Tension and why we can't create fulfillment without some strain and unwinding
(Optional) Creative Tension & why we can't create fulfillment without some "strain" thus unwinding...
12:09
Unwinding when you are running errands
(Optional) Unwinding when you are running errands...
6:06

CCC: Capture, Categorize, Calendar

Master the process of Capturing tasks & ideas, Categorizing them regularly, and Calendaring those categories.

CCC Capture Categorize Calendar 2022-08-15
Capture, Categorize, Calendar (2022 August)
27:08
When should you categorize and prioritize your ideas?
When should you categorize and prioritize your ideas?
10:09
The 4th C to Capture Categorize Calendar_
(Optional) The 4th "C" to Capture Categorize Calendar...
3:39

Organizing by Deliverables + Decluttering Your Desktop

Practice organizing knowledge based on deliverables, rather than aim for a overwhelming knowledge base...

Organize by Deliverables
Organize Information by Deliverables... not by Knowledge Base
8:00
So many notes to gather and integrate for a book course or client program
When you have so many notes to gather & integrate to create a book, course or program...
11:28
Clear your desktop regularly
Clear your desktop regularly...
3:03
Empty computer trash occasionally
Empty your computer trash occasionally...
1:30
But what about Learning Notes (e.g. from Books & Courses) including from this course? ๐Ÿ˜†
Do I store video files somewhere?
Do I store video files somewhere?
4:34
Basic system for organizing information
Basic system to organize all your important information...
3:51

(Optional) Additional tips about Organizing by Deliverables

Discussion about Organizing by Deliverables
(Optional) Further discussion about organizing our learning
12:26
Client Notes -- Organizing by Deliverables
(Optional) Organizing Client Notes -- brief discussion of strategy for this
6:47
Quick tips about using Google Docs and Drive to organize marketing launch
(Optional) Quick tips about using Google Docs and Drive to organize a launch
6:08

Hat Manuals

Create "hat manuals" for many of your work processes, to help you feel calmly organized and on-task.

Hat Manual what is it and how to create one plus templates
What is a Hat Manual and how to create one?
34:02
Hat Manuals vs Project Documents
Hat Manuals vs Project Documents
3:08
Routine is boring -- how to make it interesting so I can be consistent?
Routine is boring -- how to make it interesting so you can be consistent?
8:28
Hat manuals should keep evolving
Hat manuals should keep evolving...
5:41

(Optional) Google Docs for Hat Manuals

Google Docs heading styles for easily clickable document outline
Use Google Docs' heading styles for easily clickable document outline...
9:15
Google Docs headings - how to set default styles
Google Docs headings - how to set default styles?
2:59

Discussion โœ๐Ÿฝ

Structure vs. Freedom

Your Start-of-work Ritual

Design a start-of-work ritual that you consistently use to get into flow...

Pep talk - why it's important to create a start of work ritual
Pep talk - why it's important to create a start of work ritual...
7:12
Creating your Flow Process for dissolving Resistance to working on what you planned
Creating your Flow Process for dissolving Resistance to working on what you planned
26:54
What to do next? Life's silence is beckoning you forward
What to do next? Life's silence is beckoning you forward...
2:05
How to prioritize our work time? DIVE into PLAN -- framework for prioritizing and working well
How to prioritize our work time? DIVE into PLAN -- framework for working well
11:51
Why I always work with a timer
Why I always work with a timer (and questions about it)
10:10

Working Lightly Part 1

Practice working lightly (e.g. publishing sooner) rather than perfectionism and overwork.

Working Lightly -- an Overview
Working Lightly -- a Primer
8:00
Approaching your work more lightly so that you have stamina to succeed rather than burnout...
Approaching your work more lightly so that you have stamina to succeed rather than burnout...
28:08
Energetics of meetings with clients students and leaning back metaphorically letting them lead their transformation
(Optional) Energetics of meetings w/ clients or students -- leaning back metaphorically, letting them lead their own transformation
5:45

(Optional) Quantity vs Quality

Quantity vs Quality in Content and Offers
Quantity vs Quality in Content and Offers
10:30
Will people stick with you through lower quality content and offers?
Will people stick with you through lower-quality content and offers?
4:49

Transitions / Context Switching

Transitions Context Switching Segmenting Work
Transitions, Context Switching, and Segmenting Work
22:52
Transitions from meetings to working isolation
Transitions from meetings to "by yourself" types of work
6:11

Managing Overwhelm

Have a clear method, whenever you feel overwhelmed, to quickly dissolve that overwhelm and find footing again.

An Overwhelming To-Do List_ Time it, Trim it, Transform it.
An Overwhelming To-Do List? Time it, Trim it, Transform it..
2:29
How to deal with overwhelm_ Apply temporary constraints.
My essential tool for managing overwhelm: Temporary Constraints ๐Ÿšฆ
11:07
When chaotic & overwhelmed, how do you reset yourself_
Example of resetting from overwhelm by quickly writing down...
7:37
one thing at a time
Tool for overwhelm: one step at a time
4:15
Allow more organic timelines
Allow more organic timelines for yourself...
4:14

(Optional) More guidance about Overwhelm

Lesson -- Digesting Overwhelm
(Optional) -- In-depth exercises for dissolving Overwhelm
41:45

Creating Healthy Boundaries

Checking social media too often? Ways to break your addiction and use the apps just enough
Checking social media too often? Ways to break your addiction and use the apps just enough...
5:29
Checking email too often? A few tips
Checking email too often? A few tips...
5:29
caretaking
On Caretaking for others...
10:39
When going on a long break or vacation, how to think about our Social media management as a solopreneur?
When going on a long break or vacation, how to think about our Social media management as a solopreneur?
10:59

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Browser Shortcuts + So Many Tabs! + Organizing Bookmarks ๐Ÿ”–

Intro to the Browser Efficiency module
Intro to the Browser Efficiency Module...
9:27
Browser Shortcut_ Zoom in or out -- easier to read!
Browser Shortcut -- Zoom in or out -- easier to read!
1:44
Browser Shortcut_ Go to left or right tab, or last tab
Browser Shortcut -- Go to left or right tab, or last tab
2:12
Browser Shortcuts_ New tab, Set homepage
Browser Shortcuts -- New tab, Set homepage
3:49
Quickly open a specific Google Drive folder using a Chrome bookmark
Quickly open a specific Google Drive folder using a Chrome bookmark!
1:21
Bookmarks Bar_ How I organize mine
Bookmarks Bar -- How I organize mine
15:37
Browser_ How to create and organize bookmarks _ bookmarks bar
How to create and organize bookmarks / bookmarks bar
4:44
Rename your bookmarks & folders to save space in the Bookmarks Bar
๐Ÿท Rename your bookmarks & folders to save space in the Bookmarks Bar
1:24
Bookmark Folders_ moving them around _ opening several bookmarks at aonce
Bookmark Folders: moving them around / opening several bookmarks at once
3:49
Decluttering your bookmarks
๐Ÿงน Decluttering your bookmarks
3:18
Pin your frequently-accessed browser tabs
Pin your frequently-accessed browser tabs
1:32
Decluttering your browser tabs (close them to make your internet faster!)
Close your browser tabs to make your internet faster! :)
1:42
How to efficiently clear browser tabs on Google Chrome
An efficient way to clear browser tabs in Google Chrome
2:00
Google Chrome_ use Task Manager to see which tabs drain the most energy and slow down your computer
Google Chrome: use Task Manager to see which tabs drain the most energy and slow down your computer
1:55
Browser cache? Not needed to be cleared
Browser cache? No need to clear it.
5:19

Truly Deep Work

Reframe "work" to approach it from a sacred, joyful place, rather than an energy of annoyance or avoidance...

Truly Deep Work
Truly Deep Work -- reframing work as more than a means-to-an-end...
17:10
4 ways to reframe Work as worthwhile in itself
4 ways to reframe Work as worthwhile in itself
4:41
EXERCISE -- truly working deeply
EXERCISE -- truly working deeply
7:12
How will you remember to truly work deeply?
Dealing with tech challenges with more joyful productivity
Dealing with tech challenges ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ with less frustration, a bit more sacredness & Spirit ๐Ÿ˜„
9:38

Following Your Calendar (Productivity Integrity)

Learn to follow your calendar consistently, and deal masterfully with time blindness.

1 Repair your relationship to the calendar
Repair your relationship to your calendar...
6:50
2 Gradually build up your productivity stamina : calendar following
Gradually build up your productivity stamina & following your calendar
2:55
3 How do you remember to look at your calendar? Notifications and reminders : calendar habit
How do you remember to look at your calendar? Notifications and reminders / calendar habit
3:40
4 Strict Lenient Gentle and Big Picture Perfectionism
Strict, Lenient, Gentle... and Big Picture Perfectionism
10:09
5 TNT Trance Next Trust
TNT -- Trance, Next, Trust...
2:42
6 Successfully following your calendar is a suite of productivity skills to revisit
Successfully following your calendar is a suite of productivity skills to revisit...
1:11

Working Lightly Part 2 -- A Lighter Touch โœจ

JP1 Frequent Energy Reboots
Frequent Energy Reboots
6:38
JP2 Your spiritual practice vs your work
Your spiritual practice vs your "work"
3:15
JP1 When not working lightly, where do you feel that in your body?
When not working lightly, where do you feel that in your body?
1:53
JP2 Change your seating position occasionally
Change your seating position occasionally
4:06
JP3 How else might you work more lightly?
How else might you work more lightly?
0:59

EOD Process (End-of-Day)

EOD 1 - why EOD?
Why it's important to have an EOD process
4:23
EOD 2 the checklist
The EOD Checklist
17:24
EOD 3 - When do the EOD?
When will you do your EOD process (and how long)?
5:09

Email Inbox Zero

Practice having a clear email inbox. It'll give you a daily sense of calmness & organization.

1 The importance of Inbox Zero
The importance of Inbox Zero
8:10
2 Begin with inbox zero -- takes only a few minutes!
Begin with inbox zero -- takes only a few minutes!
4:36
3 The ongoing 7 steps for inbox zero
The ongoing 7 steps for inbox zero
14:06
Archive or Delete?
More email tips

Daily Practice โ€“ Youโ€™re doing enough โ€“ let stuff go!

1 The importance of practicing Letting Things Go (and it's not forever - out of sight out of mind for now)
The importance of practicing Letting Things Go (and it's not forever - out of sight out of mind for now)
6:23
2 Start with your 3 Big Rocks
Start with your 3 Big Rocks
10:01
3 Simple Embodied Releases
Simple Embodied Releases
4:31
4 To-do list and how to let tasks go
To-do list and how to let tasks go...
4:05
5 My business Big Rocks and also my to-drop list
For Solopreneurs โ€“ To-Drop vs Truly Productive List
1:58

To Do Lists

At least several times a week, practice clearing your to-do list and feeling great having done everything you planned!

1 Why do you keep a To Do list?
Why do you keep a To Do list?
2:25
2 Remember to CCC
Remember to CCC
2:25
3 Occasional Clearing of To-Do List when you're overwhelmed
Occasional Process of Clearing of To-Do List -- when you're overwhelmed
13:25
4 Why we have trouble estimating time for tasks
Why we have trouble estimating time for tasks
2:00
5 Daily To Do List clearing process
Daily To Do List clearing process
7:47
What if your tasks/projects seem to be *all* Big Rocks... no sand? How to prioritize?
Come to my Q&A

The EADA method -- how to do less by analyzing your regular tasks

Reduce your workload so you can focus your energies on where you add the most value. Learn to Eliminate, Automate, Delegate, or else Appreciate.

1 First list out regular tasks & evaluate enjoyment expertise effect (EEE)
First list out regular tasks & evaluate enjoyment, expertise, effect...
10:28
2 Then do the EADA process
Then do the EADA process -- Eliminate Automate Delegate Appreciate
11:08
3 Find someone to do EADA with
Find someone to do EADA with ๐Ÿค—
1:48

Search tips

Don't organize so much -- learn to search well instead
Don't organize so much -- learn to search well instead
2:43
Label your files & folders with more keywords
Label your files & folders with more keywords
3:56
Search 1 - Press enter or return to see many more results than only the suggested ones
When searching, press enter or return to see many more results than only the suggested ones
1:54
Search 2 - Add in one or more keywords to the search
Then add in one or more keywords to the search...
2:07
Search 3 - Filter the search
Then filter the search...
3:25

Working Lightly Part 3 -- Necessary For Success ๐Ÿ˜„

Working Lightly 2a The shocking realization of what it takes
The shocking realization of what it takes...
7:47
Working Lightly 2b Work in Versions
Therefore, Work in Versions...
5:21
Your audience right now is so much smaller than it will be
OK to embarrass yourself now ๐Ÿ˜… because your future audience will be so much bigger...
9:35

Archive / Even More Optional Lessons :)

Manage Your Trances -- Conscious Living / Time Blindness ๐Ÿ˜‘
How I find joy in the discipline of creating content consistently
How I find joy in the discipline of creating consistently...
6:01

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