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Latest Productions

September, 2013

  • 19 September

    238e: Presence and Productivity #5 – Habit Change

    This is the fifth installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Discussed Today: -Small things: strategies for habit change -Tony Robbins knows your rituals -how millimeters of change turn into yards of difference -A new morning routine -the 2-minute (or 5-minute) rule from GTD -calendars -why we/they might lack presence Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ I Like Tony Robbins - http://www.tonyrobbins.com/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this ...

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  • 16 September

    238d: Presence and Productivity #4 – Next Actions, Projects, and Procrastination

    This is the fourth installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Discussed Today: -One of the most appealing aspects of GTD, these are skills we already have - The Four-Criteria Model for Choosing Actions in the Moment uses the criteria of context, time available, energy available, and priority to make decisions -What constitutes a project? -The 5 phases of project planning -Who procrastinates? -We already have the mental skills and habits to be productive -Allen's concept of "Intelligent Dumbing Down" -defining what real doing looks like, empowerment Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ ...

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  • 12 September

    238c: Presence and Productivity #3 – Input, Process, Output

    This is the third installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Discussed Today: -Not enough time? -The five stages of Gaining control over your life -Enjoying our work -Accepting too many inputs -How to interface with GTD, book and lecture series -The altitudes of planning Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, ...

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  • 9 September

    238b: Presence and Productivity #2 – Mind Like Water

    Pictured: Not this water. This is the second installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Discussed Today: -The importance of a capture device -mental RAM -Evernote -My professional organization history -dealing with unplanned meetings -strategically clear space -Where are you in this matrix? Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Evernote - https://evernote.com/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V ...

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  • 7 September

    238a: Presence and Productivity #1 – The Only Time Is Now

    This is the first installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Discussed Today: -Present moment awareness and engagement -What is serenity through force? -finding serenity in what might seem like chaos -Observation and identification -The impact of clutter in your surroundings competes for your attention -How procrastination leads to resignation -Emotional attachments to "stuff" -Your mind, the computer: what programs are running in the background? The GTD Flowchart: My Computer Desktop: Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Mindsight - http://drdansiegel.com/about/mindsight/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which ...

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  • 5 September

    Presence and Productivity (Raw Video, Parts 3, 4, and 5)

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsPresence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, presence, a/vPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, parts, a/v, club, tony, myers[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5Tags: tony, myers, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tonyCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, a/v

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  • 5 September

    Presence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, grove, richard, presence, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPodcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question - Where Are Gatto's Footnotes?Tags: a/v, club, myers, tony, grove, richard

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  • 4 September

    Presence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13

    With Tony Myers. Recorded live 8-29-13 Related PostsPresence and Productivity (Raw Video, Parts 3, 4, and 5)Tags: a/v, productivity, presence, myers, tonyPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, a/v, tony, myers[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5Tags: minutes, tony, myers, a/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: live, recorded, myers, tony, out-takes, productivity, mp, minutes, presence, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: a/v, myers, tony

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  • 3 September

    Presence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13

    With Richard Grove and Tony Myers. Recorded live 8-22-13. Habit change and emotional doppelgangers. Related PostsPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, a/vPodcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question - Where Are Gatto's Footnotes?Tags: a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, productivity, presence, tony, myers, grove, richard

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  • 2 September

    237: If You Send Your Kid to Private School…You’re A Bad Person???

    From the After School Sucks Special (8-29-13) Tony Myers and I discuss the Slate article, If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person (A manifesto), by Allison Benedikt It Begins... "You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve. This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will be worth it, for the eventual ...

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