Productivity Chat

November 11, 2012

Storified by Sheila Hawkins · Mon, Nov 12 2012 07:20:53

It’s time to start the chat…join me & get your time management questions answered. Pick up tips to increase productivity #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
RT@ThirdEyeGrp It’s time to start the #productivitychat…join me & get your time mgmt questions answered. ~ Goodie! I have a few minutesSamirian Hill
Let me start by asking a question…What time management challenge do you have that you can’t seem to remedy? #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
My challenge is managing my to do list; I pick most important items and work my way thru list… but always so much to do! #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder Big challenge for many because there’s always so much to do. Delegate what you can #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@sylviabrowder Prioritizing is good. Try prioritizing before u place on your list. Will keep you from adding too much #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@sylviabrowder Also remember to relate to-do items to your goals/what’s most important. Helps cut down on # of things 2 do #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Great points, thank you #Queen of #TimeManagement #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder LOL. Thanks, Sylvia! #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp @moneywisdoms @sylviabrowder Hi ladies I’m here but multi tasking as mentioned. #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@ThirdEyeGrp Are you talking short term or long term goals @sylviabrowder #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Really both. What you work on daily s/b related 2 them.Right now many r focused on short term/end of year #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Gillian_Stephen If short term, look to see what’s on tap and focus on tasks related to those goals to complete them #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Gillian_Stephen Work on long term goals over time, so some focus s/b placed on them weekly, monthly accordingly #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
The other day, a client asked me, "How do you determine what amount of time is reasonable for a task?" How wud u respond? #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder Good question. Start by thinking about all of the details and estimate. Over time experience will tell you #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@sylviabrowder Log the time you spend on tasks as you work on them & that will give you a good idea 4 future estimates #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
RT @ThirdEyeGrp: Log the time you spend on tasks as you work on them & that will give you a good idea 4 future estimates #productivitychatSylvia
I will have to get the download. I have some writing to do. 🙂 #productivitychatSamirian Hill
@moneywisdoms Thanks for stopping by! The chat will be up on the blog in the morning #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
So tell me ladies, do you find yourself chasing bright, shiny objects instead of staying focused? #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp LOL, i’ve seen a few bright shiny objects in my days! #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder LOL, we all have for sure. They’re SO tempting and it seems so reasonable to follow them at the time #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp yes and yes! Then you snap out of it and try to focus again. #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder Right, and sometimes you don’t snap out of it for a while. What kinds of things do you follow? #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@sylviabrowder Usually it’s things that we find more appealing.I see a lot of clients follow new ideas that appeal to them #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
Normally due to a client asking if I know how to do something, ex., websites; business proposals; etc. #productivitychatSylvia
@ThirdEyeGrp I suppose it’s trying to focus on too many things at once. So your tips will come in handy. #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Focusing on more than one thing is a big challenge. It’s about zoning in for the allotted time on one #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Slowly but surely I’m getting there, I don’t know which is worst too much or too little time #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Well really we always have the same amount of time each day it’s how we work it that makes the difference #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp I have alot of talents so im always adding more to my list of services. #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder Always good to revisit the services you offer and "recreate" yourself. I look at that every year #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Great idea, so can we expect more from you in 2013 @sylviabrowder #productivitychatGillian Stephen
Hi let’s see if I can do #productivitychat while shopping.Chasing Joy
@Chasing_Joy Hey there!! Glad to "see" you. #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
Good tip @ThirdEyeGrp @sylviabrowder #productivitychatChasing Joy
So what things are you ladies focused on to wrap up your year? What do you want to finish before it’s over? #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Im putting team together to offer ‘back office support’ for @Nawomenrise & finishing up 30 & 90 day offers #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder That sounds great! I know the biz owners @nawomenrise could use that kind of support #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp me too! #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder Great! You always give your community exactly what they need and ask for #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Thank you… I truly believe so! Ive been using to find contractors. Are you familiar? #productivitychatSylvia
@ThirdEyeGrp ok, so far so good… found a few good contractors for #SEO #productivitychatSylvia
@ThirdEyeGrp Any ideas on what we should be focusing on, with regards to work as we head towards year end #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Take a look at what you said you wanted to accomplish this year & compare to what you’ve done… #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Gillian_Stephen Then look to see what you can finish (realistically) and get time in your calendar for it… #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Gillian_Stephen Place the things you can’t finish on your agenda for early 2013 and focus on those things in January #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Do we shift the balance to next year? #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Yes, focus on them early in the year to get them done and off your list. Then focus on 2013 items #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Great advice must admit been spending so much time just going without pausing for a recap. Time to fit 1 in. #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Focus on just 1. Choose something that’s really important to you and that you’ll feel good accomplishing #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp There is one thing that if I achieve it my heart will sing with joy, so I’ll keep you posted #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen Perfect! That’s what it’s all about too. Not worth it if your heart isn’t singing 🙂 #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
Now is the time to push to complete your 2012 goals/agenda items. Counting down fast to the end of the year #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
Well said RT @ThirdEyeGrp: it’s the time to push to complete ur 2012 goals/agenda items. Counting down to end of the year #productivitychatGabriela
@Gabyrdarris Thank you!! #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Chasing_Joy What are you working on for the rest of the year? Anything you want to finish before it’s over? #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
need to start my book, kick of my new series in what brings me joy and get back to doing more personal posts #productivitychat @ThirdEyeGrpChasing Joy
@Chasing_Joy That’s a great way to wrap up the year and step into 2013! #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Chasing_Joy A book on finding Joy? Nice! @ThirdEyeGrp #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@Gillian_Stephen @Chasing_Joy Yes, much needed! #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
thanks. I need yo at least get an outline done soon @ThirdEyeGrp @Gillian_Stephen #productivitychatChasing Joy
@Chasing_Joy Outline is a good thing to finish before the end of the year. @Gillian_Stephen #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Enjoyed the chat, sorry I couldn’t stay long. I got a creativity burst! #productivitychatSamirian Hill
@ThirdEyeGrp Thanks! Are previous #productivitychat posted?Samirian Hill
@moneywisdoms Yes, they’re all there. Search the blog under #productivitychat and they should all come upSheila Hawkins
Okay, ladies…time to close things out 🙁 Chatting with you all has been great as always. Any final questions? #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp Great chat, thank you for inviting me Sheila. #productivitychatSylvia
@sylviabrowder Thanks for being here and for helping spread the word! #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@Chasing_Joy @Moneywisdoms @Gillian_Stephen Thanks for the chat. Appreciate you all for chatting. Chat will be on blog #productivitychatSheila Hawkins
@ThirdEyeGrp @Chasing_Joy @Moneywisdoms @sylviabrowder. Thks ladies was fun & very informative. #productivitychatGillian Stephen
@ThirdEyeGrp Can you post the link to #productivitychat on your blog?Samirian Hill
@moneywisdoms Sure will. The entire chat will be posted on my blog in the morning. #productivitychatSheila Hawkins