Episode 309: Tools are only half of the solution

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Maura Thomas teaches that we need more than just a set of tools to be productive. We also need a workflow management process to understand how to use these tools and how are they going to serve us, rather than adapting to some tool somebody told us was useful.

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1 Simple Thing Action:

Do a brain dump or a brain purge. Go some place quiet with a pad of paper and a pen, and write down everything that is swirling around in your head. Don’t try to organize or censor yourself while writing, just try to generate a free flow of thought. If it’s on your mind, write it all down – only one line per item.

Once everything is right out there in front of you, then you can deal with it. We keep so much of information locked in our head, but the truth is you can only truly manage what you can see, and you can only see what’s outside your head. So get it all out on paper (or screen), so you can organize and act upon it appropriately.

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Buying the same set of clubs as Tiger Woods doesn’t make you play golf like a PGA Pro, nor will any gadget or app magically make you a productivity pro. Learn a good workflow management process like my Empowered Productivity System.


Maura Thomas

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