🌱 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


Joyful Productivity ✍🏽 Work Retreats to give you time to learn & implement the course!


The Joyful Productivity Self-Assessment

Become one of the most effective people in your niche by improving yourr skills of joyful productivity
6:33
Why it matters

πŸ™ŒπŸΎ Progress thread -- share how you're growing 😊

Some motivation to get you going πŸ‘Ÿ


Befriending your calendar
15:42
Befriending your calendar πŸ€—

Parkinson's Law & building a viable business..
19:04
Parkinson's Law & building a viable business...

✨ The Energy Reboot: Why & How


JP2 Energy Reboot Sample
4:40
The Energy Reboot (sample exercise)

JP3 What sources of wisdom informs your spiritual practice?
2:09
What sources of wisdom informs your spiritual practice?

How do you remind yourself to keep returning to your own energy reboot?
9:11
How do you remind yourself to keep returning to your own energy reboot?

Well-Being

Well-Being Practices
25:56
πŸ₯° Well-Being Practices

πŸ’ͺ🏽 Habit Creation

Habit Creation
6:17
Habit Creation

Tracking habits and how to be more consistent with it
5:27
Tracking your habits consistently

Morning Review 🌞

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

Morning Review
27:15
πŸ—“ The Morning Review + Energy Adjustments ✨

Co-Working

⏱ 25-minute Work Session, in the mode of of Joyful Productivity ✨
26:04
⏱ 25-minute Work Session, in the mode of of Joyful Productivity ✨

George Kao Focusmate Orientation
5:56
Focusmate -- George Kao Community

Weekly Planning -- Part 1 -- The Basics

Calendar Design Part 1 CARE Multiple Modes
26:55
Plan with CARE, Stamina, and Multiple Calendar Modes

Minimum time for business and how to allocate that?
9:28
Minimum Business Time

Time management -- how much time to allocate to your projects and tasks?
4:04
How much time to allocate to your projects and tasks?

Do you schedule "screw the schedule" times? Re Sabbaths and Vacations
9:03
Do you schedule "screw the schedule" times? Re: Sabbaths and Vacations...

The power of routine

Rest before you need to
5:14
Rest before you need to

The importance of practicing the BREAKING of flow
4:53
The importance of practicing the BREAKING of flow...

Time Logging / Tracking - A Practice of Awareness

Time Logging Time Tracking Intro
7:52
Time Logging Time Tracking Intro

Time logging - how to remind yourself
5:28
Time logging - how to remind yourself

Clarify an uplifting ritual for your time logging
5:10
Clarify an uplifting ritual for your time logging...

Auditing our time log - questions to ask to improve your model calendar
10:12
Auditing our time log - questions to ask to improve your model calendar...

Weekly Planning -- Part 2 -- Advanced

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

Lesson -- Calendaring_ 168 Hours Per Week
24:02
Detailed Weekly Planning

Example of Weekly Planning -- George Kao's Calendar
11:58
Examples of Calendars -- including George Kao's own weekly plan

JP course -- What if your stable calendar needs to change?
10:15
What if your stable calendar needs to change?

Calendaring -- notice your energy throughout the day and schedule mindfully
2:54
Notice your energy throughout the day and schedule mindfully...

Calendar Part 3 - adjusting your self-appointments based on clients and others
20:01
Managing calendar while making space for client appointments and unexpected meetings...

Putting open client spots in Google Calendar
4:41
Putting open client spots in Google Calendar without blocking off that time in your appt scheduler

(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?
6:36
(Optional) why switch to Digital calendar instead of Paper agenda or physical calendar?

Color blocks on google calendar
4:06
(Optional) Creating color blocks on google calendar

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

JP1 The factors needed for success in any field
4:56
The factors needed for success in any field...

JP2 Feeling very overwhelmed and defeated
7:07
"Feeling very overwhelmed and defeated..."

JP I'm just not cut out for this I'm not you George
4:45
"I'm just not cut out for this... I'm not you, George."

JP2 one step at a time
2:58
"One step at a time..."

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...
24:01
Unwinding throughout the day...

Design your Quick Break routine
6:15
Design your Quick Break routine

Recovering after a break and getting back into momentum
2:36
After a break, getting back into momentum...

You are already doing enough
2:09
You are already doing enough πŸ₯°

Creative Tension and why we can't create fulfillment without some strain and unwinding
12:09
(Optional) Creative Tension & why we can't create fulfillment without some "strain" thus unwinding...

Unwinding when you are running errands
6:06
(Optional) Unwinding when you are running errands...

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
27:08
Capture, Categorize, Calendar

When should you categorize and prioritize your ideas?
10:09
When should you categorize and prioritize your ideas?

The 4th C to Capture Categorize Calendar_
3:39
(Optional) The 4th "C" to Capture Categorize Calendar...

Organizing by Deliverables + Decluttering Your Desktop

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

Organize by Deliverables
8:00
Organize Information by Deliverables... not by Knowledge Base

So many notes to gather and integrate for a book course or client program
11:28
When you have so many notes to gather & integrate to create a book, course or program...

Clear your desktop regularly
3:03
Clear your desktop regularly...

Empty computer trash occasionally
1:30
Empty your computer trash occasionally...

But what about Learning Notes (e.g. from Books & Courses) including from this course? πŸ˜†

Do I store video files somewhere?
4:34
Do I store video files somewhere?

Basic system for organizing information
3:51
Basic system to organize all your important information...

(Optional) Additional tips about Organizing by Deliverables

Discussion about Organizing by Deliverables
12:26
(Optional) Further discussion about organizing our learning

Client Notes -- Organizing by Deliverables
6:47
(Optional) Organizing Client Notes -- brief discussion of strategy for this

Quick tips about using Google Docs and Drive to organize marketing launch
6:08
(Optional) Quick tips about using Google Docs and Drive to organize a launch

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
34:02
What is a Hat Manual and how to create one?

Hat Manuals vs Project Documents
3:08
Hat Manuals vs Project Documents

Routine is boring -- how to make it interesting so I can be consistent?
8:28
Routine is boring -- how to make it interesting so you can be consistent?

Hat manuals should keep evolving
5:41
Hat manuals should keep evolving...

Hat manual - how do I organize it?
6:34
How I organize my Hat Manuals

(Optional) Google Docs for Hat Manuals

Google Docs heading styles for easily clickable document outline
9:15
Use Google Docs' heading styles for easily clickable document outline...

Google Docs headings - how to set default styles
2:59
Google Docs headings - how to set default styles?

Discussion ✍🏽

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
7:12
Pep talk - why it's important to create a start of work ritual...

Creating your Flow Process for dissolving Resistance to working on what you planned
26:54
Creating your Flow Process for dissolving Resistance to working on what you planned

What to do next? Life's silence is beckoning you forward
2:05
What to do next? Life's silence is beckoning you forward...

How to prioritize our work time? DIVE into PLAN -- framework for prioritizing and working well
11:51
How to prioritize our work time? DIVE into PLAN -- framework for working well

Why I always work with a timer
10:10
Why I always work with a timer (and questions about it)

Working Lightly Part 1

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

Working Lightly -- an Overview
8:00
Working Lightly -- a Primer

Approaching your work more lightly so that you have stamina to succeed rather than burnout...
28:08
Approaching your work more lightly so that you have stamina to succeed rather than burnout...

How to work lightly with tech challenges?
7:20
How to work lightly with tech challenges?

Energetics of meetings with clients students and leaning back metaphorically letting them lead their transformation
5:45
(Optional) Energetics of meetings w/ clients or students -- leaning back metaphorically, letting them lead their own transformation

(Optional) Quantity vs Quality

Quantity vs Quality in Content and Offers
10:30
Quantity vs Quality in Content and Offers

Will people stick with you through lower quality content and offers?
4:49
Will people stick with you through lower-quality content and offers?

Transitions / Context Switching

Transitions Context Switching Segmenting Work
22:52
Transitions, Context Switching, and Segmenting Work

Transitions from meetings to working isolation
6:11
Transitions from meetings to "by yourself" types of work

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.
2:29
An Overwhelming To-Do List? Time it, Trim it, Transform it..

How to deal with overwhelm_ Apply temporary constraints.
11:07
My essential tool for managing overwhelm: Temporary Constraints 🚦

When chaotic & overwhelmed, how do you reset yourself_
7:37
Example of resetting from overwhelm by quickly writing down...

one thing at a time
4:15
Tool for overwhelm: one step at a time

Allow more organic timelines
4:14
Allow more organic timelines for yourself...

(Optional) More guidance about Overwhelm

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

Creating Healthy Boundaries

Checking social media too often? Ways to break your addiction and use the apps just enough
5:29
Checking social media too often? Ways to break your addiction and use the apps just enough...

Checking email too often? A few tips
5:29
Checking email too often? A few tips...

caretaking
10:39
On Caretaking for others...

When going on a long break or vacation, how to think about our Social media management as a solopreneur?
10:59
When going on a long break or vacation, how to think about our Social media management as a solopreneur?

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» Browser Shortcuts + So Many Tabs! + Organizing Bookmarks πŸ”–

Intro to the Browser Efficiency module
9:27
Intro to the Browser Efficiency Module...

Browser Shortcut_ Zoom in or out -- easier to read!
1:44
Browser Shortcut -- Zoom in or out -- easier to read!

Browser Shortcut_ Go to left or right tab, or last tab
2:12
Browser Shortcut -- Go to left or right tab, or last tab

Browser Shortcuts_ New tab, Set homepage
3:49
Browser Shortcuts -- New tab, Set homepage

Quickly open a specific Google Drive folder using a Chrome bookmark
1:21
Quickly open a specific Google Drive folder using a Chrome bookmark!

Bookmarks Bar_ How I organize mine
15:37
Bookmarks Bar -- How I organize mine

Browser_ How to create and organize bookmarks _ bookmarks bar
4:44
How to create and organize bookmarks / bookmarks bar

Rename your bookmarks & folders to save space in the Bookmarks Bar
1:24
🏷 Rename your bookmarks & folders to save space in the Bookmarks Bar

Bookmark Folders_ moving them around _ opening several bookmarks at aonce
3:49
Bookmark Folders: moving them around / opening several bookmarks at once

Decluttering your bookmarks
3:18
🧹 Decluttering your bookmarks

Pin your frequently-accessed browser tabs
1:32
Pin your frequently-accessed browser tabs

Decluttering your browser tabs (close them to make your internet faster!)
1:42
Close your browser tabs to make your internet faster! :)

How to efficiently clear browser tabs on Google Chrome
2:00
An efficient way to clear browser tabs in Google Chrome

Google Chrome_ use Task Manager to see which tabs drain the most energy and slow down your computer
1:55
Google Chrome: use Task Manager to see which tabs drain the most energy and slow down your computer

Browser cache? Not needed to be cleared
5:19
Browser cache? No need to clear it.

Truly Deep Work

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

Truly Deep Work
17:10
Truly Deep Work -- reframing work as more than a means-to-an-end...

4 ways to reframe Work as worthwhile in itself
4:41
4 ways to reframe Work as worthwhile in itself

EXERCISE -- truly working deeply
7:12
EXERCISE -- truly working deeply

How will you remember to truly work deeply?

Dealing with tech challenges with more joyful productivity
9:38
Dealing with tech challenges πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ with less frustration, a bit more sacredness & Spirit πŸ˜„

Following Your Calendar (Productivity Integrity)

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

1 Repair your relationship to the calendar
6:50
Repair your relationship to your calendar...

2 Gradually build up your productivity stamina : calendar following
2:55
Gradually build up your productivity stamina & following your calendar

3 How do you remember to look at your calendar? Notifications and reminders : calendar habit
3:40
How do you remember to look at your calendar? Notifications and reminders / calendar habit

4 Strict Lenient Gentle and Big Picture Perfectionism
10:09
Strict, Lenient, Gentle... and Big Picture Perfectionism

5 TNT Trance Next Trust
2:42
TNT -- Trance, Next, Trust...

6 Successfully following your calendar is a suite of productivity skills to revisit
1:11
Successfully following your calendar is a suite of productivity skills to revisit...

Working Lightly Part 2 -- A Lighter Touch ✨

JP1 Frequent Energy Reboots
6:38
Frequent Energy Reboots

JP2 Your spiritual practice vs your work
3:15
Your spiritual practice vs your "work"

JP1 When not working lightly, where do you feel that in your body?
1:53
When not working lightly, where do you feel that in your body?

JP2 Change your seating position occasionally
4:06
Change your seating position occasionally

JP3 How else might you work more lightly?
0:59
How else might you work more lightly?

EOD Process (End-of-Day)

EOD 1 - why EOD?
4:23
Why it's important to have an EOD process

EOD 2 the checklist
17:24
The EOD Checklist

EOD 3 - When do the EOD?
5:09
When will you do your EOD process (and how long)?

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
8:10
The importance of Inbox Zero

2 Begin with inbox zero -- takes only a few minutes!
4:36
Begin with inbox zero -- takes only a few minutes!

3 The ongoing 7 steps for inbox zero
14:06
The ongoing 7 steps for inbox zero

Archive or Delete?


More email tips

Daily Practice – You’re doing enough – let stuff go!

1 The importance of practicing Letting Things Go (and it's not forever - out of sight out of mind for now)
6:23
The importance of practicing Letting Things Go (and it's not forever - out of sight out of mind for now)

2 Start with your 3 Big Rocks
10:01
Start with your 3 Big Rocks

3 Simple Embodied Releases
4:31
Simple Embodied Releases

4 To-do list and how to let tasks go
4:05
To-do list and how to let tasks go...

5 My business Big Rocks and also my to-drop list
1:58
For Solopreneurs – To-Drop vs Truly Productive List

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?
2:25
Why do you keep a To Do list?

2 Remember to CCC
2:25
Remember to CCC

3 Occasional Clearing of To-Do List when you're overwhelmed
13:25
Occasional Process of Clearing of To-Do List -- when you're overwhelmed

4 Why we have trouble estimating time for tasks
2:00
Why we have trouble estimating time for tasks

5 Daily To Do List clearing process
7:47
Daily To Do List clearing process

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)
10:28
First list out regular tasks & evaluate enjoyment, expertise, effect...

2 Then do the EADA process
11:08
Then do the EADA process -- Eliminate Automate Delegate Appreciate

3 Find someone to do EADA with
1:48
Find someone to do EADA with πŸ€—

Search tips

Don't organize so much -- learn to search well instead
2:43
Don't organize so much -- learn to search well instead

Label your files & folders with more keywords
3:56
Label your files & folders with more keywords

Search 1 - Press enter or return to see many more results than only the suggested ones
1:54
When searching, press enter or return to see many more results than only the suggested ones

Search 2 - Add in one or more keywords to the search
2:07
Then add in one or more keywords to the search...

Search 3 - Filter the search
3:25
Then filter the search...

Working Lightly Part 3 -- Necessary For Success πŸ˜„

Working Lightly 2a The shocking realization of what it takes
7:47
The shocking realization of what it takes...

Working Lightly 2b Work in Versions
5:21
Therefore, Work in Versions...

Your audience right now is so much smaller than it will be
9:35
OK to embarrass yourself now πŸ˜… because your future audience will be so much bigger...

Archive / Even More Optional Lessons :)

Manage Your Trances -- Conscious Living / Time Blindness πŸ˜‘

How I find joy in the discipline of creating content consistently
6:01
How I find joy in the discipline of creating consistently...

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