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Steve’s 33 rules

Posted by Michael Brown on May 2, 2007

I’ve been reading Steve Pavilina’s blog on and off for a couple of years now, and he’s posted a good one defining some 33 rules to boost productivity. Many of these can be applied using a Palm or Treo…

#2 Daily goals – can be done as an un-timed appointment in your calendar
#4 Peak times – schedule stuff in your calendar (which should be sacred)
#5 No-comm zones and #10 Cone of silence – turn the radio off on your Treo; you’ll still have full pda functionality to get what you need to done, and it’ll be a quick sync away from your desktop.
#7 Timeboxing – There are a multitude of minute-timers available for the Palm platform. This is something Fly-lady also advocates (setting a 15 minute timer for a task).
#17 Deadlines – set due dates on tasks
#33 Optimization – a Palm handheld or Treo can help eliminate duplication of effort. Just make sure that you don’t spend too much time playing with software instead of getting things done. Start with the built-ins, and only make changes if something really isn’t working for you. Do what Steve suggests and model your workflow on paper if you have to.

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One Response to “Steve’s 33 rules”

  1. Remarkable issues here. I am very happy to see your article. Thanks so much and I’m looking forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?|

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