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Funny Procrastination Video

Hi all.

This video is funny. And insightful. Enjoy.

That’s what we’re all about here — overcoming this kind of unproductive procrastination behavior.

Have a great weekend, and a productive next week!


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  1. Posted July 22, 2011 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Jim – I’ve been using Fractal Planner for the last three days. This is planning software made for exactly the way my mind works. It’s completely intuitive – you can make changes and edits in seconds, not minutes. You can readjust priorities on the fly – in seconds not minutes. I love it. I had given up on all planning software, but I’m a complete convert to the Fractal Planner. The last 3 days I’ve been more efficient than any day in the last 7 years.

    • Jim Stone
      Posted July 23, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      Hey Chris, I’m very happy to hear you’re having the same experience with the Fractal Planner I’ve been having. It’s sometimes difficult to put into words what makes the Fractal Planner different. I think you’ve done an excellent job expressing it — probably a better job than I’ve done so far! LOL. Thank you for your feedback.

  2. Posted July 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Love the video!!!

    And love Fractal Planner even more. I’ve done two things with it recently to help out even further.

    One is using the option to collapse all the projects so that when I open it in the morning I’m not completely overwhelmed by the sheer “weight” of everything I’m doing in my life. No matter how clear and organized, there’s no need to face it all at once, and in fact, Effective Executive (or whatever his book is) preaches against this.

    The second one is a version of the recent movement toward putting just ONE thing on a list for the day, or making a very short list that can fit on a piece of paper folded a few times.

    I tend to use my “to do” list to keep track of the more pressing things I need to get done in the next few days or week, fearing I’ll miss them if I don’t have them highlighted, when I scan all the projects while fully open. So more ends up on my “to do” list than can be done in a day.

    So now I scan my to do list and choose the items for the day, list them on a sticky note, and work from there.

    Even if I don’t look at the fractal planner again until bed time (to update it and plan the next day), or even a few days later because of summer activities or whatever, it is immensely helpful knowing that my “life” and all my big projects are there, fully organized, waiting for when I want to get back to them, and not lost or forgotten or disorganized.

    I love the result of this: we literally save energy by not burning neurotransmitters stressing about our projects because they are unclear or we might forget something important. The health effects are palpable and relationship effects observable.

    LOVE it! Every busy mom needs it, and every busy entrepreneur will make more money faster with it. Seriously, the Fractal Planner can make the difference between success and failure for the entrepreneur.

    Thanks, Jim!

    • Jim Stone
      Posted July 23, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      Thank you for the wonderful report, Sarah. I know what you’re saying about letting your to do list creep outward a bit. I think the stuff I’m doing in the SCRUM for One series will help. I essentially create a new category for the week’s work, and then try to be really good about using the to do list only for the stuff I want to get done that day. I’ll share more about how I do this in upcoming blog posts.

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