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I’m a big believer in time blocking. I’ve been using some form of time blocking to plan my day ever since I first stumbled on Cal Newport’s blog post. I’m even teaching my kids how to do it:
Just taught my 13 year old son how to time-block, and I’ve never been so proud 🥲
— Mike Schmitz (@BobbleheadJoe) November 16, 2020
When I shared this the other day, I got two kinds of responses:
- That’s nerdy & awesome!
- What the heck is time blocking?
So in this post, I’m going to share a little bit about how time blocking works, why you should consider using it to plan your day, and how my time blocking routine is supplemented by my use of Roam Research.
Let’s start at the beginning.
Next week we’ll be hosting our final webinar of 2020.
We have had so much fun doing these live-online events for the TSS community. At our last event, in November, 1,600 folks registered for our Plan Your Year webinar. Making it the biggest event we’d done all year.
Next week’s webinar will continue on November’s theme. For December, the theme is: How to Get it All Done
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A lot of unexpected things happened this year. And while we all could have done without a global pandemic that forced a lot of unexpected changes, not all of them have been bad.
For example, I’ve selfishly enjoyed the additional time spent with my family. My oldest son just turned 13 and I know he won’t always like hanging out with his parents, so we’ve been very intentional about spending a lot of time together over the last several months. We’ve been able to eat every meal together as a family, and we’ve created a routine of playing board games together at night.
A lot of are aware of what Stream Decks are normally used for, but I’ve never made the connection to using this with Keyboard Maestro. And, for those of us who don’t have a Stream Deck, there’s always BetterTouchTool, which can accomplish the same thing with Keyboard Maestro.
What’s the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come?
Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship.
BE 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. Pulling together the key concepts across Collins’ thirty years of research into one integrated framework, Collins presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim’s millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.
You can read a free excerpt of BE 2.0 here.
Our thanks to BE 2.0 for sponsoring the site this week!
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