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ThursdayMay042017
Scatter Maps
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 13:34
Long-term reader of this blog, Beverly Chiu, has posted an article on her blog about how she uses Scatter Maps. I wrote about these in my first book Get Everything Done. It #8217;s still a very useful technique, which can be used for many different purposes.
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SaturdayApr292017
No Question FVP
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6:49
Here #8217;s the system I #8217;m using at the moment, which I #8217;m finding works very well so far.
As the name suggests, it #8217;s basically FVP without the questions.
As in FVP the first task on the list is always dotted.
You scan the list by dotting what stands out. As in FVP you then move backwards through the list to action the tasks.
When you have taken action on a task, you scan from that task to the end of the list without bothering to look at the preceding dotted task. When no tasks stand out you then go back to the preceding dotted task and do that.
In other words the basic algorithm is exactly the same as in FVP - but without asking any questions.
The great advantage over FVP is that the system itself requires hardly any mental effort. This makes it much faster and easier. And since the basis for selection is #8220;standing out #8221; there is little or no resistence to the tasks themselves.
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MondayApr242017
Systematic Next Hour
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 23:16
It has just struck me that the answer to my quest for the Systematic Next Hour has been staring me in the face all along. In fact we already have it - it #8217;s called The Final Version (FV).
Since the rules have never been published on this website, here they are.
(Sorry about the rather erratic formatting. It seems to be impossible to format a passage properly which has been cut and pasted into Squarespace).
#8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212; #8212;
Introduction
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here are the long-awaited instructions for the Final Version (FV) time management system. I don #8217;t know if it #8217;s the best time management system ever devised. What I do know is that it is the best time management system that I have ever used myself. It #8217;s shown itself to be resilient, responsive and very quick. FV is based on my earlier time management systems, particularly the extensive range of AutoFocus and SuperFocus systems developed over the last three years. These were unique in that they were constantly developing with the assistance of a large band of commenters on my web-site. Anyone who has tried one or more of these systems will recognize the strong family resemblance that they have with FV. The most striking resemblance is that they are all based on one long list (either paper or electronic) which can be used to capture just about every possible action that springs into one #8217;s mind. There is a minimum of special markings or annotations.Such a list depends on an effective algorithm to process it. There are three main requirements which have to be kept in balance. These are urgency, importance and psychological readiness. Traditional time management systems have tended to concentrate on the first two of these. The neglect of psychological readiness is probably the reason that most people don #8217;t find time management systems particularly effective or congenial.The most distinctive feature of FV is the way that its algorithm is primarily based on psychological readiness - this then opens the way to keeping urgency and importance in the best achievable balance.
The FV Algorithm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Anyone who has followed the discussions on my website will recognize that the FV algorithm is loosely based on two powerful methods of making a decision, #8220;structured procrastination #8221; and Colley #8217;s rule. I don #8217;t intend to go into either of these now as an understanding of them is not relevant to the finished algorithm, but anyone who wants to know more about them can google them.The FV algorithm uses the question #8220;What do I want to do before I do x? #8221; to preselect a chain of tasks from the list. What exactly is meant by #8220;want #8221; in this context is deliberately left undefined. There may be a whole variety of reasons why you might want to do one thing before another thing and all of them are valid.The chain always starts with the first unactioned task on the list. Mark this task with a dot to show that it #8217;s now been preselected. Don #8217;t take any action on the task at this stage.This task then becomes the benchmark from which the next task is selected. For example, if the first task on the list is #8220;Write Report #8221;, the question becomes #8220;What do I want to do before I write the report? #8221; You move through the list in order until you come to a task which you want to do before writing the report. This task is now selected by marking it with a dot and it becomes the benchmark for the next task. If the first task you come to which you want to do before writing the report is #8220;Check Email #8221;, then that becomes the benchmark. The question therefore changes to #8220;What do I want to do before I check email? #8221;As you continue through the list you might come to Tidy Desk and decide you want to do that before checking email. Select this in the same way by marking it with a dot, and change the question to #8220;What do I want to do before tidying my desk? #8221;. The answer to this is probably #8220;nothing #8221;, so you have now finished your preselection.The preselected tasks in the example are:
Write report
Check email
Tidy desk
Do these in reverse order, i.e. Tidy desk, Check email, Write report. Note that as in all my systems, you don #8217;t have to finish the task - only do some work on it. Of course if you do finish the task that #8217;s great, but if you don #8217;t then all you have to do is re-enter the task at the end of the list.Once you have taken action on all the preselected tasks, preselect another chain of tasks starting again from the first unactioned task on the list.That #8217;s it! You #8217;re now ready to go. Everything else is further examples and explanation.
A Longer Example
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In this example for ease of understanding no new tasks are added while working on the list. This of course is unlikely in real life. Your initial list of tasks:
Email
In-Tray
Voicemail
Project X Report
Tidy Desk
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
Back Up
Put a dot in front of the first task:
middot; Email
In-Tray
Voicemail
Project X Report
Tidy Desk
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
Back Up
Now ask yourself #8221; What do I want to do before I do Email? #8221;
You work down the list and come to Voicemail. You decide you want to do Voicemail before doing Email. Put a dot in front of it.
middot; Email
In-Tray
middot; Voicemail
Project X Report
Tidy Desk
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
Back Up
Now ask yourself #8221; What do I want to do before I do Voicemail? #8221; You decide you want to tidy your desk.
middot; Email
In-Tray
middot; Voicemail
Project X Report
middot; Tidy Desk
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
Back Up
There are no tasks you want to do before tidying your desk, so now take action on the dotted tasks in reverse order:
Tidy Desk
Voicemail
Email
Your list will now look like this (I #8217;ve removed the tasks that have been actioned but if you are using paper they will still be on the page but crossed out):
In-Tray
Project X Report
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
Back Up
Now start again with the first unactioned task on the list, In-Tray, and repeat the same procedure. The only task you want to do before In-Tray is Back Up. As this is the last task on the list there are only two dotted tasks:
middot; In-Tray
Project X Report
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
middot; Back Up
Do the two dotted tasks in reverse order:
Back Up
In-Tray
So the list now looks like this:
Project X Report
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Make Dental Appointment
File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
So far the tasks have been relatively trivial, but the Project X Report is something that you have been putting off doing for a long time. So repeat the procedure:
middot; Project X Report
Call Dissatisfied Customer
middot; Make Dental Appointment
middot; File Invoices
Discuss Project Y with Bob
You now file your invoices, make a dental appointment and make a start on the Project X Report.
In your final pass through the list you Discuss Project Y with Bob and Call Dissatisfied Customer.
So the tasks on the original list have been done in the following order. The tasks in italics are the ones at the beginning of each scanning process.
Tidy Desk
Voicemail
Email
Back Up
In-Tray
File Invoices,
Make Dental Appointment
Project X Report
Discuss Project Y with Bob
Call Dissatisfied Customer
Notice what has happened here. The root tasks (the ones in italics) have been done in strict list order, regardless of importance, urgency or any other factor. Some of them are relatively easy (e.g. Email) and some are relatively difficult (e.g. Project X Report) or you are reluctant to do them (e.g. Call Dissatisfied Customer).
Each of the root tasks is preceded by a short ladder of tasks which are in the order in which you want to do them. The number and difficulty of the tasks in the ladder tend to reflect the difficulty of the root tasks.
Additional Tips ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The best way to sink any time management system is to overload it right at the beginning. FV is pretty resilient, but at this stage you aren #8217;t. So build up the list gradually. My advice is to start off with the tasks and projects that are of immediate concern to you right now, and then add more as they come up in the natural course of things.Tasks can be added at any level, e.g. Project X, Plan Restructuring, Call Pete, Tidy Desk.
If the first task on the list can #8217;t be done now for some valid reason (e.g. wrong time of day, precondition not met, bad weather), then cross it out and re-enter it at the end of the list. Use the next task as your starting benchmark.If at any stage you find that a task on the list is no longer relevant, then delete it. If you find that your preselected list is no longer relevant (e.g. if you have had a long break away from the list), then scrap the preselection and reselect from the beginning. A shorter way to do this is to reselect only from the last preselected task which you haven #8217;t done yet.If one or more very urgent things come up, write them at the end of the list and mark them with a dot so that they are done next. If something already on the list becomes very urgent, then move it to the end of the list and mark it with a dot in the same way.Remember that the aim of any time management system is to help you to get your work done, not get in the way of doing your work. So don #8217;t be afraid to adjust priorities if you need to. However try to keep this to a minimum - stick to the rules whenever possible as they will ensure you deal with your work in a systematic way.
Why It Works
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
At the beginning of this newsletter I said there were three factors which every time management system needs to address: urgency, importance and psychological readiness. Let #8217;s see how FV deals with each of these.Urgency. Because of the nature of the preselection process, urgent tasks tend to get selected - generally speaking the human brain wants to do things that it knows are urgent. If things come up that are particularly urgent they can be added to the preselected list at any time.Importance. Generally speaking the human brain is a bit less keen on doing important stuff than it is on doing urgent stuff. This is particularly the case when the important stuff is difficult. However the FV preselection process ensures that tasks towards the beginning of the list are given as much attention as tasks towards the end of the list.Psychological Readiness. This is where FV really enters new dimensions. By using a pre-selection process, the brain is softened up towards the selected tasks. But this isn #8217;t all. The selection process is based on what you want to do. This colours the whole preselected list so that even the first task, which you may not have wanted to do at all, gets affected. In addition, doing the list in reverse order, with the least wanted task last, uses structured procrastination to get the tasks done.
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SaturdayApr152017
End of the Challenge
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 14:34
Well, the Lenten challenge has now ended. How did you all get on?
Please report what lessons you learned - positive and negative - in the Comments to this post.
As for myself I got enough insights for a new book and developed a really good way of keeping a #8220;catch-all #8221; list fresh and up-to-date.
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MondayApr032017
Order and Harmony
Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:23
#8220;First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then this order will spread to your family. Then to the community and finally to your entire Kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony. #8221; Confucius
The Lent Challenge is now in its final week with only four full days to go. I hope there will be more than a few people who made it through.
The point of the challenge was not to prove any particular system but to experience the effects of being consistent.
The quote from Confucius above is highly relevant.
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SundayMar052017
How to Get a Book Read
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 20:23
I nearly called this post #8220;How to Read Books #8221;, but decided that would give the false impression that I #8217;m going to write about speed reading or skimming or some such.
Instead this post is about how to prevent one #8217;s house (or Kindle) filling up with books that have been started but never finished - or in some cases not even started. As such, I want to make it clear that I have just as much a problem as any of you. I often declare that I #8217;m not going to buy any more books until I #8217;ve read the ones I already have. That #8217;s usually just before I go and buy the latest volume to catch my eye.
So I #8217;ve finally come up with a way to get these books read. It #8217;s working well for me at the moment, but I warn you that I #8217;ve not been doing it for long - so I don #8217;t know what the long-term results are going to be. However I think it is a good enough idea to let you in on the secret so that you can experiment with it yourselves.
Here #8217;s how it works:
You read two books at once.
The two books should be reasonably compatible in length and ease of reading.
Both books should be in either electronic format or paper. Don #8217;t try and mix the two formats.
If you are reading with a Kindle or similar device, it will tell you what percentage of the book you have read. On each reading session, read the book which has the least amount read. So if one book is 35% read and the other 38% read, you read the one which is 35% read.
It doesn #8217;t matter whether the book you are reading catches up with the other one or not. Just read for as long as you want and then apply the rule again the next time you read.
Putting two books in competition together like this is remarkably effective.
If you #8217;re reading paper books then go by the number of pages read. This is why the books need to be reasonably compatible in length. When the shorter book gets finished, you #8217;ll still be in sight of the end with the longer book.
I #8217;m also using this method with magazines. You don #8217;t need to confine yourself to two magazines though. I #8217;m currently reading six!
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FridayMar032017
Report on Progress
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:37
FVP was working very well for me until yesterday evening when I started to become oppressed by the length of time it was taking to scan between tasks when I was working near the beginning of the list - my task list is currently 79 tasks spread over ten pages. I started making use of the #8220;let-out #8221; rule #8220;If you know you want to do something now, do it now #8221;, and in no time at all I found myself revitalized. I also found myself doing what amounted to the Fast Version of FVP and I decided to stick with it.
I #8217;ve decided that I haven #8217;t changed systems on the following grounds:
1) Fast FVP is just a version of FVP. The basic system is the same, and the two versions operate on a continuum.
2) It is in the spirit of using a long trial to make improvements to a system. We discussed this in the run-up to the Challenge.
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ThursdayMar022017
Entries for the Lenten Challenge
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:44
Here is the list of entrants as far as I am aware of them from the Comments to the last two posts. Please notify me of any mistakes, omissions or amendments in the Comments.
Austin Own system (notebook reviews)
Brenda DIT
Caibre65 The Bounce (modified)
Chris Cooper The Bounce
Christian G. Own system (five tasks)
Christopher DIT
Colin DIT
Cricket ToodleDo
Dino DIT
Don R Own system (minimal steps)
Eiron Own system
Eugenia (Added Mar 5) Basic scanning
Frank FVP
Griffen The Bounce (modified)
james220 FV
Jupiter (Added Mar 5) Own system (Jane Wesman/AF2)
Kiwi Eric AF1
Lenore DIT
Leon The Bounce (modified)
Margaret1 The Bounce
Mark Forster FVP
nuntym FAF
Ryan Freckleton AF4
Seraphim DIT with Theory of Constraints
stefanb (Added March 3rd) AF1 modified.
Terry Basic scanning
Tobba The Bounce
Tommy (Added Mar 5) DIT
tomcal FVP
vegheadjones FAF or The Bounce
I #8217;ve received only one idea for a prize so far, but as it would cost me far too much in the way of time to produce unfortunately I #8217;ve had to rule it out.
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WednesdayMar012017
The Lenten Challenge Starts
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 0:01
We #8217;re off! Or least those on the same or earlier time zones as me are. The rest of the world will have to wait for a few hours.
I made a last minute decision to use FVP rather than anything else. I may live to regret that, but I can #8217;t change it until the end of the challenge. So if it doesn #8217;t work out, I #8217;m stuck with it.
This is the original FVP, not the fast version.
Good luck to everyone who is taking part, whether they #8217;ve announced the fact or not.
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TuesdayFeb282017
Ready for the Start?
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:34
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the start of my challenge to myself, and anyone who wants to join me, of sticking to the same time management system for the whole of Lent.
I #8217;ve decided not to use The Bounce because I don #8217;t want this to be a test of a specific system, but of what happens when one consistently uses the same #8220;catch-all #8221; system over a period of time.
So instead I am going to use the most basic #8220;catch-all #8221; system, which consists of nothing more than repeatedly scanning the list from beginning to end, taking action on any task which stands out as being ready to be done.
Those who want to join me in the challenge can use whatever system they like - or none at all.
I started using the system yesterday so that I #8217;d be up and running for the start tomorrow. I copied over the list I was using with The Bounce into a new notebook. There were 113 tasks on the list.
Note that there is a certain amount of disagreement about when exactly Lent ends. For the purposes of this challenge only I am including Good Friday (April 14), but not Holy Saturday (April 15).
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ThursdayFeb232017
What to give up for Lent?
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 16:39
Lent starts next Wednesday (March 1st).
Each year for Lent I give up something different. One year I gave up alcohol (never again!), another caffeine (even worse!) and one year I gave up swearing even under my breath (every time I swore I gave pound;1 to charity - it cost me a fortune!).
This year I have decided to give up changing time management systems.
So whichever system I am using when I go to bed on February 28th will be the only one I will use until I go to bed on April 14th. I don #8217;t know which it will be, but the one I am currently using is The Bounce - see here.
Anyone want to join me in this? You can use whatever system you like - or none. The only rule is that whatever you choose, you can #8217;t change it until the end.
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WednesdayFeb152017
This One!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 18:38
Here #8217;s the answer to the question I posed in my previous post.
It #8217;s the method described at http://markforster.squarespace.com/forum/post/2006818#post2070863
I hope I didn #8217;t mislead people too much by saying it wasn #8217;t one of the Autofocus systems. I don #8217;t think of it as an Autofocus system and it doesn #8217;t bear an official AF series number, but I see it was originally part of a discussion on possible AF variations. The name I usually give this to myself is The Bounce for reasons which are obvious if you read the instructions. I keep track of the direction I am going in by using a caret or upside down caret in place of a dot when selecting a task.
I had it in mind that I had written more about this somewhere, but for the life of me I can #8217;t find it. Kudos to anyone who can find some other references.
And it #8217;s still working really well with 68 active tasks on my current list.
Pages are not relevant to the actual mechanics of the method, but they are useful to see what sort of spread the system gives. I #8217;m using a standard Moleskine notebook with 31 lines to the page. I started with a fresh list so only this method has been used on it.
Active tasks per page:
Page 1 0
Page 2 0
Page 3 0
Page 4 5
Page 5 13
Page 6 2
Page 7 9
Page 8 11 (including this one)
Page 9 20
Page 10 8 (out of 8)
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TuesdayFeb142017
Guess which?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 15:26
For the last few days I #8217;ve been resurrecting an old method and getting really good results from it. I know some of you like playing the detective, so here are some clues. Can you identify the method?
It uses a full #8220;catch-all #8221; list
It #8217;s not one of the Autofocus, Superfocus, FV, or FVP based methods
Any task can be accessed immediately
It does not use any form of random selection
There is no pre-selection - only one task is selected at a time.
New tasks can be added at any time
There is no #8220;dismissal #8221; of tasks
Unfinished and recurrent tasks are re-entered immediately
Selection is fast and easy
It is very responsive to circumstances, time of day, etc
No need to have separate lists for work, office, home, etc.
The list is treated as one whole - no pages involved.
I #8217;ve never really given this method a fair trial in the past. I think this is because I #8217;ve made the mistake of starting it on an already long list. This time I started with a list of only ten tasks and let the list grow of its own accord. At the moment my list is 69 tasks long and the method is still working well.
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TuesdayFeb072017
Natural Selection Changes the Emphasis
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 16:48
One of the things that is coming out in the comments to yesterday #8217;s post on The Natural Selection of Tasks is that the commenters are still thinking in terms of getting everything on the list done. But the whole point of Natural Selection is that you don #8217;t get everything done or even aim to get everything done. You allow tasks and projects to find their own level.
The difference could be summarised as:
A comprehensive list of everything that needs to be done, OR
A wide-ranging list of everything that you might do
In the case of 1, the aim is to do everything on the list as quickly as possible whether you want to or not.
In the case of 2, the aim is to whittle the list down to what you are actually ready and motivated to do.
It should be obvious that there will be one major difference between how these two lists get actioned. In the case of 1, you will be continually struggling against procrastination. In the case of 2, procrastination will be virtually non-existent.
In the absence of procrastination, the speed of work will be much greater. Therefore in theory you will get much more work done in the case of 2 than you would in the case of 1.
In practice, I have found this to be so. I have powered through mountains of work in the last few days, including stuff which I have been stuck over for weeks (even months in a few cases).
I know that my experience of a system doesn #8217;t necessarily correspond to somone else #8217;s experience, so this may not be for everyone. But I do encourage you to have a go However make sure that you have first taken on board what I said at the end of yesterday #8217;s article:
#8230;the difference is not so much in the method as in the mental attitude that goes with it. It rsquo;s a matter of learning to trust that your subconscious mind is quite capable of sorting through your tangled priorities without any interference from your conscious mind. In fact it does a much better job on its own.
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MondayFeb062017
The Natural Selection of Tasks
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:10
When I first started developing Autofocus one of the ideas that was at the foundation of what I was trying to achieve was the natural selection of tasks. By this I meant that I wanted to find a method that would free our minds to naturally focus on what was important to us and leave the rest.
This never quite worked out with Autofocus or its successors. Recently I been spending quite a bit of time trying to work out what I was doing wrong.
Here are some of the conclusions I #8217;ve come to:
We should consciously interfere with this natural selection process as little as possible.
We need to rid ourselves of all ideas that we #8220;should #8221; be doing this, that or the other task.
If we don #8217;t get round to doing a task, that #8217;s a sign that we should let it die.
A prerequisite for natural selection is a large seed-bed of possibilities. This would imply that we should use a #8220;catch-all #8221; list and add every fleeting idea to it.
We should rid ourselves of the idea that putting a task on the list implies any commitment to doing it. It does however imply a commitment to keeping it under consideration for as long as it remains on the list.
There is no such thing as procrastination. What we call #8220;procrastination #8221; is just our minds working through the selection process.
A method of weeding out tasks which are showing no sign of getting done is required. This implies no condemnation - it is purely housekeeping to keep the list manageable.
Our method of working the list should put no pressure on us to do any particular task or tasks.
If you compare the above list with Autofocus you can see exactly why Autofocus ultimately failed to provide a long-term satisfactory answer.
The solution is not to make Autofocus more complicated or effective. It is to radically simplify it and remove even the faintest suspicion of compulsion from every part of it.
Current Method
What I have been working with over the last few days is a #8220;Catch-all #8221; list to which I add everything that I think of. I scan it continuously as one list from one end to the other, taking action on tasks that stand out and re-entering recurring and unfinished tasks.
At the end of the day (or beginning of the next) I remove pages on which there has been no movement during the day. This purely a housekeeping matter to keep the list manageable. It #8217;s not a penalty or #8220;dismissal #8221;.
This is proving extremely effective. I #8217;m getting a vast amount of work done without any of the usual heartache (or brainache) about what I should be doing.
Conclusion
As you will realise if you #8217;ve been around my website for a bit, there #8217;s nothing new about any part of this. In fact the difference is not so much in the method as in the mental attitude that goes with it. It #8217;s a matter of learning to trust that your subconscious mind is quite capable of sorting through your tangled priorities without any interference from your conscious mind. In fact it does a much better job on its own.
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MondayJan092017
Flexible Autofocus
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:15
In my post Systematic, Fast and Flexible I said that FVP was systematic and flexible but not fast. Accordingly I spent a bit of time developing a variation on FVP called Fast FVP. Those readers who have tried it out have generally speaking found it works well.
However in the post I also said that Autofocus (AF1) was systematic and fast but not flexible. So I #8217;ve now been looking at how I can produce Flexible Autofocus. I #8217;ve been trying this out over the last few days and actually prefer it to Fast FVP.
Here #8217;s how it works:
1. It uses exactly the same rules as AF1 except for the following.
2. When you finish scanning a page, you no longer proceed automatically to the next page and repeat the page scanning procedure. Instead, you scan forward ignoring the page structure until you come to a task that stands out as ready to be done. You may skip over several pages before this happens.
3. Once you have done the task that stood out, you are #8220;trapped #8221; on its page. You have to carry out the full page scanning procedure on that page in order to be released from it. Once you have been released, you repeat rule 2.
4. AF1 #8217;s dismissal rules obviously wouldn #8217;t work with this. I don #8217;t see much point in trying to work out a different form of dismissal, so there is no dismissal in this method.
I #8217;m so far very satisfied with how this works. We #8217;ll see how well it stands up in the long term. But there is one challenge yet to come:
The Systematic Next Hour
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FridayJan062017
Fast FVP - An Example
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:15
My description of Fast FVP seems not to have been as clear as it should have been. This is a pity as it is actually an extremely good system - and the one which I am currently using myself.
I think an example of how it works would be helpful.
So here is an imaginary list and I #8217;ll go through step-by-step how one would action it using Fast FVP. The list is not in any sort of order, and it #8217;s a mixture of work and leisure items with a range of tasks from large projects to trivial routine actions. To keep it simple I #8217;ve not added any new tasks while the example is being worked.
● Email Read Magazine Read #8220;War and Peace #8221; Call Joe re Relocation Project Write Staff Reports Tidy Desk Buy Birthday Present for C Blog Post Charge Phone Convene New Branch Guidance Committee Approve Advertising Drafts Expenses Claim Journal Facebook Twitter
You began by dotting the first task. You now ask yourself whether you are ready to do it now. The answer is #8220;Yes #8221;. You work on it, delete it and re-enter at the end as it is a recurring task. You dot the new first task.
● Email● Read Magazine Read #8220;War and Peace #8221; Call Joe re Relocation Project Write Staff Reports Tidy Desk Buy Birthday Present for C Blog Post Charge Phone Convene New Branch Guidance Committee Approve Advertising Drafts Expenses Claim Journal Facebook Twitter Email
You ask yourself whether you are ready to do it now. The answer is #8220;No #8221;, so you ask yourself the second question which is #8220;What do I want to do more than Read Magazine #8221;? You scan down and dot #8220;Call Joe re Relocation Project #8221;. You #8217;re not ready to do it now, so continue scanning. You want to do #8220;Charge Phone #8221; more than call Joe so you dot that. You are ready to do that now, so action that.
● Email● Read Magazine Read #8220;War and Peace #8221;● Call Joe re Relocation Project Write Staff Reports Tidy Desk Buy Birthday Present for C Blog Post● Charge Phone Convene New Branch Guidance Committee Approve Advertising Drafts Expenses Claim Journal Facebook Twitter Email Charge Phone
Now you go back to #8220;Call Joe re Relocation Project #8221; and ask yourself whether you are ready to do it now. The answer is still #8220;No #8221;, so exactly as in FVP you continue scanning from the last task you have done, i.e. #8220;Charge Phone #8221;. You scan down the list and decide you want to do #8220;Facebook #8221; more than call Joe. You are ready to do that now so action that.
● Email● Read Magazine Read #8220;War and Peace #8221;● Call Joe re Relocation Project Write Staff Reports Tidy Desk Buy Birthday Present for C Blog Post● Charge Phone Convene New Branch Guidance Committee Approve Advertising Drafts Expenses Claim Journal● Facebook Twitter Email Charge Phone Facebook
Now you go back to #8220;Call Joe re Relocation Project #8221; again and ask yourself whether you are ready to do it now. The answer now is #8220;Yes #8221;. So do it. It #8217;s not a recurring task so don #8217;t re-enter it.● Email● Read Magazine Read #8220;War and Peace #8221;● Call Joe re Relocation Project Write Staff Reports Tidy Desk Buy Birthday Present for C Blog Post● Charge Phone Convene New Branch Guidance Committee Approve Advertising Drafts Expenses Claim Journal● Facebook Twitter Email Charge Phone Facebook
You now go back to #8220;Read Magazine #8221; and ask yourself whether you are ready to do it now. The answer is still #8220;No #8221;.
What is the next step?
When you #8217;ve answered this question, scroll down the page and you will come to the correct answer.
Answer:
Ask #8220;What do I want to do more than Read Magazine? #8221; and scan down the page from the task you have just done, i.e. #8220;Call Joe re Relocation Project #8221;.
Did you get it right? If not, read the instructions again, write out the example and go through the process step-by-step.
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TuesdayDec272016
How to Do The Same Old Thing
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 0:25
I #8217;ve been working on a simple system to keep myself doing the same old thing(s), and new ones, as mentioned in my previous artice. What I #8217;ve some up with is very simple indeed - almost as simple as you can get - but so far very effective. It #8217;s worked well over the Christmas period when normal routines always get disrupted, with the additional factor that the radio- and chemotherapy has depressed my energy levels.
Basically it #8217;s just a catch-all list which you circulate around from beginning to end over and over again, doing tasks as you feel they are ready to be done. Tasks are entered and re-entered as necessary at the end of the list.
The trouble with a simple scan of the entire list is that it #8217;s only too possible just to skip over the difficult tasks and do only the easy trivial stuff.
To prevent this there is one additional rule:
You can #8217;t pass over more than nine active tasks.
Or to put it another way, if you #8217;ve passed over nine active task you have to do the tenth. However you do get a chance to re-assess the tasks you #8217;ve passed over.
You achieve this as follows:
When you start scanning, count #8220;one, two, three #8230; #8221; as you come to each active task.
If you reach #8220;ten #8221; without having selected a task for action, then reverse direction and count back again #8220;one, two, three #8230; #8221; (Make sure Task 10 counts as #8220;one #8221;, or you #8217;ll go back one task too far).
If you reach #8220;ten #8221; on the reverse scan without having selected a task for action, reverse direction again and as before count each active task as you come to it. But this time if you don #8217;t select a task for action you have to delete it. You continue to delete tasks until you have either taken action on a task or reached #8220;ten #8221; again.
Then start scanning again as in 1.
When you reach the end of the list go directly to the beginning of the list without interrupting your count. Don #8217;t add any new tasks while you #8217;re doing this or you #8217;ll confuse the count if you have to do a reverse count.
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FridayDec232016
The Same Old Thing
Friday, December 23, 2016 at 12:19
Who was it who said that the secret to success in any field is to keep on doing the same thing over and over again? I think I might have said it myself on occasions.
Of course if you keep doing the wrong thing over and over again you are merely carving the wrong thing in stone. The aim is to do the right thing over and over again.
One of the reasons we don #8217;t succeed is because doing the right thing over and over again is boring. Yet it #8217;s essential to any form of success.
Let #8217;s just have a look at some of the ways this works out:
If you exercise at least three times a week, you will get fitter.If you don #8217;t exercise, you won #8217;t get fitter.
If you practise a foreign language every day, you will get better at it.If you don #8217;t practise the language, you won #8217;t get better at it.If you tidy your office every day, you will have a tidy office.If you don #8217;t tidy your office, you won #8217;t have a tidy office.
If you write 1,000 words of your book every day, you will get it finished.If you don #8217;t write your book, you won #8217;t get it finished.
And so on. You could no doubt think of thousands of examples.
As I #8217;ve said many times before, the secret to success in any endeavour is consistent, regular, focused attention.
I say in my book Secrets of Productive People:
Are you someone who #8217;s tried to learn a foreign language and failed? If you are, you belong to the vast majority of people in this country. As a result, do you tell yourself #8220;I #8217;m no good at languages #8221;? If you do, you are fooling yourself. The real reason you failed is not because you are no good at languages, but because you are no good at being consistent.
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WednesdayDec212016
Fast FVP
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 12:25
In Sunday #8217;s post I said that The Final Version Perfected (FVP) was systematic and flexible but not fast. The lack of speed was due to the fact that the scanning algorithm involves often having to repeatedly scan most of the list.
So I set out to find a way of making FVP fast. This would obviously require making some changes to the scanning algorithm. As usual when I #8217;m dealing with problems of this nature, I found that the answer was staring me in the face.
All I had to do was to change the algorithm so that whenever a task is dotted which I am ready to do right now I stop scanning and do it. That #8217;s all there is to it - it #8217;s as simple as that, but the effect on the speed of the system is enormous.
In order to achieve this, the question asked during the scanning becomes a double question:
1) Am I ready to do this now?
If the answer is #8220;yes #8221;, do it.
If the answer is #8220;no #8221;, ask the second question.
2) What do I want to do more than this?
In practice these get abbreviated to:
1) Ready?
2) More?
Apart from this alteration the scanning proceeds exactly as it does in standard FVP. This simple change saves an enormous amount of scanning time.
A word of caution
It seems a bit strange to say this but this system is almost too fast. It #8217;s like trying to ride a thoroughbred racehorse when you #8217;re only used to a pony. I have found that I have a tendency to do so much work with it that I actually end up exhausting myself. So be sure to take plenty of breaks. Good luck!
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