Cohort extra 2

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Cohort extra 2 by Mind Map: Cohort extra 2

1. Time management/tips for keeping sane


1.1.1. “You can’t let other people set your agenda in life” -- Warren Buffett There are 168 hours every week

1.1.2. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” -- Jim Rohn If you have clarity of purpose every morning, your focus will change “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” -- Annie Dillard Productivity isn’t a goal, but rather a tool for better achieving our goals The reason we really care about productivity—or the reason we should care—is that it allows us to do the things we care about as well and effectively as possible

1.1.3. “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage pleasantly, smilingly, and non-apologetically — to say “no” to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside.” -- Stephen Covey "'Everyone is too busy' is a cultural symptom of a lack of clear strategy and prioritisation process. Need an objective process for saying 'No'" -- Jeff Gothelf

1.1.4. The more you try to do, the less you actually accomplish There will always be more good ideas than you have the capacity to execute Focus on less so that you/your team can achieve more If you’re currently trying to execute five, ten, or even twenty important goals, the truth is that you/your team can’t focus This lack of focus magnifies the intensity of the whirlwind, dilutes your efforts, and makes success almost impossible

1.2. Eat your own dog food Shane!

1.2.1. Direction Are you clear on the next most important thing to work on? Are we co-creating solutions rather than taking orders or imposing your solution?

1.2.2. Focus Are you ACTUALLY working on the most important thing? Are you doing too many things to be effective?

1.2.3. Execution Are you delivering to your outcomes? Are you getting better through experimentation and learning?

1.3. Self-awareness

1.3.1. do you feel under pressure, e.g., feel like you are in too many meetings? you are pushing into fight or flight mode! all sorts of articles on why that's a bad place to be... (google it) program in slack time protect your squad members from this pressure too!

1.3.2. key => self-regulation our ability to manage our energy states, emotions, behaviour and attention the ability to return to a balanced, calm and constant state of being

1.3.3. Hot Tip: allocate some time to plan & retro your day

1.4. Guidelines

1.4.1. What is the ONE THING I am committed to completing today? Here’s why it’s beneficial: You train your brain to focus on what is most important You gain a sense of purpose You save yourself time

1.4.2. What are the TWO or THREE things I am committed to completing this week? Under each goal, write down 3 things you would need to do to achieve the desired outcome Devote blocks of time to making progress in the areas Become the master of your time Do an assessment of the progress you made Did some activities take more time than you anticipated? Do you need to plan better? What could you have improved

1.5. Tips

1.5.1. Work on the most mentally challenging tasks in the morning (2 hours after you get up)

1.5.2. Set time slot batches for monkey work, e.g emails, etc

1.5.3. Have regular scheduled “check-in” points during the day

1.5.4. Block out time slots for breaks and focus time Allow slack time

1.5.5. When you focus, use 50 min time slots with 15 min breaks a la pomodoro technique It's important to note that a pomodoro is an indivisible unit of work Cirillo suggests the "inform, negotiate and call back" strategy: Of course, not every distraction is that simple, and some things demand immediate attention Read more at

1.6. Articles

1.6.1. Heuristics for Living – Christina Wodtke – Medium

1.6.2. Start and End Your Workday With These Principles in Mind

1.6.3. Critical Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

1.6.4. The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive


2. Cumulative Flow Diagrams