A few weeks ago, I ran a session on Doing Your Work at The Thrive Project in my hometown of Turners Falls. The ultimate goal of the talk was how to avoid waking up at three AM freaking out about all the shit you need to do. I proposed a way of handling your work - getting clear about what you actually need to do and then actually really doing it - based on David Allen's Getting Things Done and Merlin Mann's Inbox Zero.
It was a nice evening with nice smart folks, some of whom joined me for drinks at the Rendezvous after the talk.
HOWEVER: we only touched the surface. And we got embroiled in a discussion about whether it was important to keep your inbox at zero. As such, there will be a follow up session of Doing Your Work at the Thrive Project on July 6th at 7 PM. We will review the Getting Things Done system; but, primarily, we will discuss how to focus on your work, especially insofar as that work occurs on the interruption machine called the computer.
If you want to read ahead, you can check out the Pomodoro technique.
More details to follow, but please:
Mark your calendars for July 6th if you are interested in Doing Your Work.
OH AND: I plan on recording this next session for those of you who cannot make it or do not live in the area.