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New! Matt's Guides: Where the !@#% did my day go? The ultimate guide to making every day a great workday

"Either you run the day or the day runs you." -- Jim Rohn

I am delighted to announce the second in my series of productivity and living guides, Where the !@#% did my day go? The ultimate guide to making every day a great workday. From the introduction:

This guide teaches you everything you need to know to successfully adopt a daily planning practice. While the idea is a time management classic, I've updated it to go hand-in-hand with modern productivity methods like Getting Things Done (GTD). The premise is that by investing a small percentage of time each day, you can go home feeling you had a deeply satisfying workday, instead of getting home exhausted and asking "Where did the day go?"

I've expanded the idea with worksheets, answers to common questions, example plans, and unique experiments to get insights into how you use your time. It also ties in important topics like prioritizing, procrastinating, handling interruptions, and finishing your entire list - getting a "touchdown." I invite you to take a look. Cheers!

(P.S. If you already do daily planning, you might still get a lot from this guide. Check out this review by long-time reader and avid productivity experimenter Brock Tice. He's paired it with GTD for almost two years, and still found gems, answers to all the pitfalls he encountered, and useful experiments he hadn't thought of. Thanks Brock!)

Where the !@#% did my day go?

The ultimate guide to making every day a great workday

Downloadable PDF Price $27

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Reader Comments (3)

I spend the first 10 minutes of my work day making my to-do list for the day and breaking everything down step-by-step. I spend some good time on this because I know that even though it's not a "necessary" thing to do, it saves me lots of planning time later on.

September 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFree Speed Reading

Glad to know it works for you. I've found it's the single best addition to a practice like GTD that one can make. I used to think it was passe, but the updated version works extremely well.

Thanks for your comment.

September 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatthewcornell

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March 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercissp

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