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    Welcome!
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    • ꩜ Spiral learning
      6:37
      2 Spiral learning
    • The Joyful Productivity Self-Assessment
    • Why it matters
      6:33
      Become one of the most effective people in your niche by improving yourr skills of joyful productivity
    • πŸ™ŒπŸΎ Progress thread -- share how you're growing 😊
    • πŸ₯° Well-Being Practices
      25:56
      Well-Being Practices
    • Habit Creation
      6:17
      Habit Creation
    • Tracking your habits consistently
      5:27
      Tracking habits and how to be more consistent with it
    • πŸ—“ The Morning Review + Energy Adjustments ✨
      27:15
      Morning Review
    • ⏱ 25-minute Work Session, in the mode of of Joyful Productivity ✨
      26:04
      ⏱ 25-minute Work Session, in the mode of of Joyful Productivity ✨
    • Focusmate -- George Kao Community
      5:56
      George Kao Focusmate Orientation
    • Plan with CARE, Stamina, and Multiple Calendar Modes
      26:55
      Calendar Design Part 1 CARE Multiple Modes
    • Minimum Business Time
      9:28
      Minimum time for business and how to allocate that?
    • How much time to allocate to your projects and tasks?
      4:04
      Time management -- 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 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
    • Detailed Weekly Planning
      24:02
      Lesson -- Calendaring_ 168 Hours Per Week
    • Examples of Calendars -- including George Kao's own weekly plan
      11:58
      Example of Weekly Planning -- George Kao's Calendar
    • What if your stable calendar needs to change?
      10:15
      JP course -- What if your stable calendar needs to change?
    • Notice your energy throughout the day and schedule mindfully...
      2:54
      Calendaring -- notice your energy throughout the day and schedule mindfully
    • Managing calendar while making space for client appointments and unexpected meetings...
      20:01
      Calendar Part 3 - adjusting your self-appointments based on clients and others
    • Putting open client spots in Google Calendar without blocking off that time in your appt scheduler
      4:41
      Putting open client spots in Google Calendar
    • (Optional) Planning Your Business Time
    • (Optional) To-do list vs Calendar: detail & quick capture vs. coordination of categories for action
    • (Optional) why switch to Digital calendar instead of Paper agenda or physical calendar?
      6:36
      why switch to Digital calendar instead of Paper agenda or physical calendar?
    • (Optional) Creating color blocks on google calendar
      4:06
      Color blocks on google calendar
    • The factors needed for success in any field...
      4:56
      JP1 The factors needed for success in any field
    • "Feeling very overwhelmed and defeated..."
      7:07
      JP2 Feeling very overwhelmed and defeated
    • "I'm just not cut out for this... I'm not you, George."
      4:45
      JP I'm just not cut out for this I'm not you George
    • "One step at a time..."
      2:58
      JP2 one step at a time
    • Unwinding throughout the day...
      24:01
      Unwinding throughout the day...
    • Design your Quick Break routine
      6:15
      Design your Quick Break routine
    • After a break, getting back into momentum...
      2:36
      Recovering after a break and getting back into momentum
    • You are already doing enough πŸ₯°
      2:09
      You are already doing enough
    • (Optional) Creative Tension & why we can't create fulfillment without some "strain" thus unwinding...
      12:09
      Creative Tension and why we can't create fulfillment without some strain and unwinding
    • (Optional) Unwinding when you are running errands...
      6:06
      Unwinding when you are running errands
    • Capture, Categorize, Calendar
      27:08
      CCC Capture Categorize Calendar 2022-08-15
    • When should you categorize and prioritize your ideas?
      10:09
      When should you categorize and prioritize your ideas?
    • (Optional) The 4th "C" to Capture Categorize Calendar...
      3:39
      The 4th C to Capture Categorize Calendar_
    • Organize Information by Deliverables... not by Knowledge Base
      8:00
      Organize by Deliverables
    • When you have so many notes to gather & integrate to create a book, course or program...
      11:28
      So many notes to gather and integrate for a book course or client program
    • Clear your desktop regularly...
      3:03
      Clear your desktop regularly
    • Empty your computer trash occasionally...
      1:30
      Empty 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 to organize all your important information...
      3:51
      Basic system for organizing information
    • (Optional) Further discussion about organizing our learning
      12:26
      Discussion about Organizing by Deliverables
    • (Optional) Organizing Client Notes -- brief discussion of strategy for this
      6:47
      Client Notes -- Organizing by Deliverables
    • (Optional) Quick tips about using Google Docs and Drive to organize a launch
      6:08
      Quick tips about using Google Docs and Drive to organize marketing launch
    • What is a Hat Manual and how to create one?
      34:02
      Hat Manual what is it and how to create one plus templates
    • Hat Manuals vs Project Documents
      3:08
      Hat Manuals vs Project Documents
    • Routine is boring -- how to make it interesting so you can be consistent?
      8:28
      Routine is boring -- how to make it interesting so I can be consistent?
    • Hat manuals should keep evolving...
      5:41
      Hat manuals should keep evolving
    • How I organize my Hat Manuals
      6:34
      Hat manual - how do I organize it?
    • Use Google Docs' heading styles for easily clickable document outline...
      9:15
      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
    • Structure vs. Freedom
    • 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 working well
      11:51
      How to prioritize our work time? DIVE into PLAN -- framework for prioritizing and working well
    • Why I always work with a timer (and questions about it)
      10:10
      Why I always work with a timer
    • Working Lightly -- a Primer
      8:00
      Working Lightly -- an Overview
    • 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?
    • (Optional) Energetics of meetings w/ clients or students -- leaning back metaphorically, letting them lead their own transformation
      5:45
      Energetics of meetings with clients students and leaning back metaphorically letting them lead their transformation
    • 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, and Segmenting Work
      22:52
      Transitions Context Switching Segmenting Work
    • Transitions from meetings to "by yourself" types of work
      6:11
      Transitions from meetings to working isolation
    • An Overwhelming To-Do List? Time it, Trim it, Transform it..
      2:29
      An Overwhelming To-Do List_ Time it, Trim it, Transform it.
    • My essential tool for managing overwhelm: Temporary Constraints 🚦
      11:07
      How to deal with overwhelm_ Apply temporary constraints.
    • Example of resetting from overwhelm by quickly writing down...
      7:37
      When chaotic & overwhelmed, how do you reset yourself_
    • Tool for overwhelm: one step at a time
      4:15
      one thing at a time
    • Allow more organic timelines for yourself...
      4:14
      Allow more organic timelines
    • (Optional) -- In-depth exercises for dissolving Overwhelm
      41:45
      Lesson -- Digesting Overwhelm
    • 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
    • On Caretaking for others...
      10:39
      caretaking
    • 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?
    • 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
    • How to create and organize bookmarks / bookmarks bar
      4:44
      Browser_ 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 once
      3:49
      Bookmark Folders_ moving them around _ opening several bookmarks at aonce
    • 🧹 Decluttering your bookmarks
      3:18
      Decluttering your bookmarks
    • Pin your frequently-accessed browser tabs
      1:32
      Pin your frequently-accessed browser tabs
    • Close your browser tabs to make your internet faster! :)
      1:42
      Decluttering your browser tabs (close them to make your internet faster!)
    • An efficient way to clear browser tabs in Google Chrome
      2:00
      How to efficiently clear browser tabs on 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? No need to clear it.
      5:19
      Browser cache? Not needed to be cleared
    • Truly Deep Work -- reframing work as more than a means-to-an-end...
      17:10
      Truly Deep Work
    • 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 πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ with less frustration, a bit more sacredness & Spirit πŸ˜„
      9:38
      Dealing with tech challenges with more joyful productivity
    • Repair your relationship to your calendar...
      6:50
      1 Repair your relationship to the calendar
    • Gradually build up your productivity stamina & following your calendar
      2:55
      2 Gradually build up your productivity stamina : calendar following
    • How do you remember to look at your calendar? Notifications and reminders / calendar habit
      3:40
      3 How do you remember to look at your calendar? Notifications and reminders : calendar habit
    • Strict, Lenient, Gentle... and Big Picture Perfectionism
      10:09
      4 Strict Lenient Gentle and Big Picture Perfectionism
    • TNT -- Trance, Next, Trust...
      2:42
      5 TNT Trance Next Trust
    • Successfully following your calendar is a suite of productivity skills to revisit...
      1:11
      6 Successfully following your calendar is a suite of productivity skills to revisit
    • Still hard to follow calendar? Telescope it out... use a short priorities list instead.
      9:23
      Hard to follow calendar? Telescope it out... use a short priorities list instead
    • Frequent Energy Reboots
      6:38
      JP1 Frequent Energy Reboots
    • Your spiritual practice vs your "work"
      3:15
      JP2 Your spiritual practice vs your work
    • When not working lightly, where do you feel that in your body?
      1:53
      JP1 When not working lightly, where do you feel that in your body?
    • Change your seating position occasionally
      4:06
      JP2 Change your seating position occasionally
    • How else might you work more lightly?
      0:59
      JP3 How else might you work more lightly?
    • Why it's important to have an EOD process
      4:23
      EOD 1 - why EOD?
    • The EOD Checklist
      17:24
      EOD 2 the checklist
    • When will you do your EOD process (and how long)?
      5:09
      EOD 3 - When do the EOD?
    • The importance of practicing Letting Things Go (and it's not forever - out of sight out of mind for now)
      6:23
      1 The importance of practicing Letting Things Go (and it's not forever - out of sight out of mind for now)
    • Start with your 3 Big Rocks
      10:01
      2 Start with your 3 Big Rocks
    • Simple Embodied Releases
      4:31
      3 Simple Embodied Releases
    • To-do list and how to let tasks go...
      4:05
      4 To-do list and how to let tasks go
    • For Solopreneurs – To-Drop vs Truly Productive List
      1:58
      5 My business Big Rocks and also my to-drop list
    • Why do you keep a To Do list?
      2:25
      1 Why do you keep a To Do list?
    • Remember to CCC
      2:25
      2 Remember to CCC
    • Occasional Process of Clearing of To-Do List -- when you're overwhelmed
      13:25
      3 Occasional Clearing of To-Do List when you're overwhelmed
    • Why we have trouble estimating time for tasks
      2:00
      4 Why we have trouble estimating time for tasks
    • Daily To Do List clearing process
      7:47
      5 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
    • First list out regular tasks & evaluate enjoyment, expertise, effect...
      10:28
      1 First list out regular tasks & evaluate enjoyment expertise effect (EEE)
    • Then do the EADA process -- Eliminate Automate Delegate Appreciate
      11:08
      2 Then do the EADA process
    • Find someone to do EADA with πŸ€—
      1:48
      3 Find someone to do EADA with
    • 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
    • When searching, press enter or return to see many more results than only the suggested ones
      1:54
      Search 1 - Press enter or return to see many more results than only the suggested ones
    • Then add in one or more keywords to the search...
      2:07
      Search 2 - Add in one or more keywords to the search
    • Then filter the search...
      3:25
      Search 3 - Filter the search
    • The shocking realization of what it takes...
      7:47
      Working Lightly 2a The shocking realization of what it takes
    • Therefore, Work in Versions...
      5:21
      Working Lightly 2b Work in Versions
    • OK to embarrass yourself now πŸ˜… because your future audience will be so much bigger...
      9:35
      Your audience right now is so much smaller than it will be
    • Manage Your Trances -- Conscious Living / Time Blindness πŸ˜‘
    • How I find joy in the discipline of creating consistently...
      6:01
      How I find joy in the discipline of creating content consistently
    • You'll get a new module every 2 weeks :)

꩜ Spiral learning

This joyful productivity course is not something you just kind of work through all in 1 sitting or even in 1 year. And say, oh, yes. I've worked through joyful productivity and that's all I need at this time. Just like any important skill you learn in life, it is, I call it, spiral learning. Right?
You you learn you you you touch 1 concept and you really can only integrate 1 bit of that concept into your life in a sustainable way. Before maybe you move on to another concept, maybe you're bored or you just something another lesson comes along, you move on to another concept. You integrate a little bit from that concept into your life. You're kind of stacking concepts. Stacking skills.
Those mini skills on top each other so that you become more skillful overall, over time. So, and then you come to another concept, you integrate yet another little mini skill into your life, and now you're even more effective and and, you know, joyful and and powerful. And you just keep and then guess what, if you you come back to that same concept, 3 months, 6 months, a year later, you probably need to reorient with whatever habit you try to, you know, integrate the last time. Maybe that's already still integrated. You try to integrate another little aspect of that concept.
So by doing the spiral learning, you become more and more skillful over time, but you always keep coming back because, of course, any great truth is something we can dance with and mine the gold for the rest of our lives. Right? It's not just, I mean, gosh, the golden rule for example, you know, do unto others as we would like people doing unto us It's not something you'd like, oh, yeah, I get it now. It's fully no. You just keep coming back again and again in your life and keep integrating that same thing with the joyful productivity skills.
So this course you have lifetime access to, which means I do hope that you'll come back to, you know, every 6 months or so. Come back again to 1 of the skills. Let me integrate that a little bit more because there's always more goal to be mined in each lesson. I come back to it at least once a year to say, oh, that's right. Calendar design again.
Let me let me look at this again and how do I optimize my calendar back? Oh, that's right. Working like me again. How have I been working working too hard? And how can I lighten that up again so that I can be more prolific in my in my publications and and my products out there?
So let's take a look at these 4 steps of spiral learning, bringing up bring up the screen here. The first step, whenever you encounter a lesson, is to choose 1 concept tool or exercise, okay, that you're most interested in applying. And this is important I I don't care if you apply the third step if I'm in that lesson. Right? And maybe I'm talking about a, you know, a 5 step process and a lesson.
And if you're really interested in the third step, take the third step and try to apply it. It's okay. You can take things out of order. I I loved rebels, you know. And I really invite you to take the lessons.
I I apologize. I'm I'm adjusting you some my heater here, you take 1 of the lessons that 1 aspect of it that you most enjoy. And then put all the other ideas on the back burner. This is a skill as well. Because what's the alternative?
The alternative is to feel fOMO. The fear missing out. Oh my gosh. Or to to feel behind Like, oh, I didn't do that lesson properly. Oh, I missed out on that lesson.
No. No. No. You just put it on a back burner for future consideration. No, you know, we're we're practicing no FOMO here.
Okay? No fear missing out here. No being behind you. There's no such thing. You're just taking 1 mini concept.
You're most interested. 1 mini skill, mini tool and applying it now. K? Because this this course will always be available for to revisit in the future. Right?
So choose. This is 1 of our key skills that meta skills we're learning in this course. And as a student of any course, choose 1 mini concept to apply. Okay? Second is to experiment.
Now not even making it making it now that you've made a choice, rather. Now you aim to experiment with that mini skill or that tool experiment. What that means? Is you're open to making mistakes? It's like, 0II totally I designed a perfect calendar and I completely didn't even follow 1 aspect of it last week.
That's called a mistake. That means you're gonna try something else. Oh, maybe that calendar design isn't really optimal for me or I I took too much on. You know, let me try 1 appointment a week instead of 85 appointments a week, experiment with how you apply it. Notice what kinds of mist takes you are having in your life, which just gives you more more to work with, more to say, how can I implement it in my own unique way?
What is my system my body, mind system requiring of me as I experiment with this right now. And that's really reflection. Right? Reflecting on your real life learning and implementation. And I would love of course for you to add a comment underneath that particular lesson.
Every lesson that you get in this course will have, you know, have a particular area that you can comment below. So please do share your experience with the class. Ask any questions, you know? And then lastly, this makes the lesson more enjoyable for everyone. If you do a bit of net caring, by reading a few other comments and replying underneath, especially if you see someone's comment doesn't have any replies underneath that.
You could just reply with appreciation. Just say, hey, I'm just cheering you on here. I really appreciate what you wrote. Or, hey, that's a really interesting idea, or yeah, you know, I could totally relate to that. Something like that, something appreciative, you know, even if they don't reply back, just know that at least I'm appreciating by seeing it, and and they'll probably appreciate when they see it as well.
So just by using these 4 steps again and again, choose a concept, 1 concept experiment with it, applying it, reflect on how it went, add a comment below the lesson you can. And then do a little bit of neck caring and and making the concept even more holistic for you by kind of reading other people's comments I think you'll really learn well in this way and you will spiral towards heaven as we do this. Revisit these concepts again and again. So I hope yourselves. Thanks.

Any important area of life has many (perhaps, unlimited) layers of understanding and application.

This is certainly true with Joyful Productivity.

Each time you return to one of the lessons, consider these 4 steps:

  1. Choose one concept, tool, or exercise from the Lesson that you're most interested to apply right now. All other ideas, put on the "back burner" for future consideration. It'll always be available to you to revisit. Choosing to apply one idea at a time will make your real-life learning more sustainable.

  2. Experiment as you apply it into your life or business. This means you're open to making "mistakes" as you try implementing the idea.

  3. Reflect on your real-life learning and implementation: add a comment underneath that particular lesson. Share your experience with the class. Ask any questions.

  4. Netcare by reading a few other comments and replying underneath them. Perhaps even reach out privately to someone to appreciate their reflection.

By using these 4 steps again and again, you will spiral deeper (or higher) into your skillfulness with Joyful Productivity πŸ‘πŸ½

Last updated 14 Aug 2023.