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I have a never-ending to-do list.
Some days, I can buckle down and truck through it like a boss. Other days, I can barely concentrate on the project at hand. (Can you say shiny object syndrome?)
I bet you have moments like these too, times when you feel challenged and overwhelmed with what’s on your desk.
So I went to our friends at Trello, the productivity experts, and asked for their suggestions. Their content marketing team chimed in on a recent #CMWorld Twitter chat and shared some ideas. And they’re good ones. What follows is a brief look at our discussion with Trello’s Lauren Moon, Leah Ryder, and Rani Shah. And as always, if you’re looking for more tweets, take a look at our Twitter Moment.
A1. Hi #cmworld friends! Great topic.
Lately, I am a huge fan of blocking off time and heading to my favorite library. Super quiet and I know I am there to work.
— Michele Linn (@michelelinn) October 2, 2018
A1: We have #deepwork time scheduled weekly for our entire team. During this time, everyone is encouraged to turn off notifications and find a space where they can best dive into at least one distraction free project. #CMWorld
— OnePitch (@onepitchsaas) October 2, 2018
A1: I unplug and go analog. Turn everything off. Grab a pad of post-its, a sharpie, leave my office and work old skool. #CMWorld
— michael weiss (@mikepweiss) October 2, 2018
A5: We practice the Three Ps with content: Will we Pass, Promote or Publish. If we’re passing, we push back to the business unit. If we’re publishing, we do a wash & tweak. If we’re promoting, we’re involved for the long-term. Key word in all of this is the PLAN. #CMWorld
— Shannah Hayley (@shannahhayley) October 2, 2018
A5. All: This is super important! Saying “no” is too often associated with “not being a team player,” when it’s just not true. Keep your team priorities top of mind—the rest can wait a little bit. More on that: https://t.co/59Rss1aAJK #CMWorld
— Trello (@trello) October 2, 2018
A5. This is the hardest thing for me! I try to imagine how I will FEEL if I say “yes” or “no.” If “yes” feels stressful or distracting, I say “no.” Usually that brings a huge sense of relief, rather than regret. #CMWorld https://t.co/Jh4qplugRF
— Carmen Hill (@carmenhill) October 2, 2018
What changes are you making to be more productive? Let us know in the comments below.
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