Do you find that there aren't enough hours in the day? You never seem to get enough done, and when you do somehow there is always a lot more stuff to do. Is it just me or when you have been working hard all day you aren't even quite sure what you have done? Also it is nearly Christmas again, how is that even possible?
There is a massive difference between being busy and being productive. Most of us spend time being busy and forcing ourselves to work harder, yet we are not being half as productive as we could be.
There is also this weird concept of “saving time” like it is some sort of commodity that we can store and somehow cash in at the end of the week. There is no such thing as time management as time is a constant. The only thing you can manage is yourself.
In this talk I am going to be going over several proven techniques and strategies that are going to help you become more motivated, less stressed and a much more productive.
Like with all the talks I give, the information is going to be highly relevant, practical and easy to incorporate into your own life. It is going to be a no frills approach to getting things done, not some wishy washy “if you can dream it you can achieve it” nonsense. Please do not expect any positivity from this talk!
This talk is suitable for people who are in business and those with a regular job. All the techniques work in both environments.
In this talk you are going to learn the following;
The main reasons you waste time
Why goal setting is b******s
Why the search for passion and inspiration will send you crazy
How to effectively use a calendar
How to break down jobs and tasks
How to massively reduce your stress levels
How to ensure everything gets done and on time
The correct way to use a do a to do list
How to get your brain into the most productive state
The main causes of procrastination and how to overcome them
How to incorporate fun and leisure into your life
How to say no to people and things
The truth about motivation
Here is some feedback from people who attended this talk in November 2013;
Natalie "A great talk, thank you Matt. I always used to write down everything I had to get done as I have a terrible memory but I'd be overwhelmed as my expectations were unrealistic and I'd feel swamped. Now I have been allocating a manageable number of tasks to each day of the week and practicing taking small breaks at regular intervals (and drinking water!) I have been much more productive and have unsubscribed to all of the nonsense emails which used to pop into my inbox and distract me. Really looking forward to Interesting Talks in 2014!"
Leanne Ford "Would recommend this to anyone who struggles to get everything done they want to. By putting into practice some of Matt's ideas, I felt more relaxed and calm about what I had to achieve during a packed day today. In essence, got everything out of my head and onto paper and then wrote a schedule for when everything needed to be done. Had a community event and two photoshoots. Planning in advance is actually really liberating. Now, to advance these new found skills!"
Simon Patrick "Always like Matt presenting. To the point, honest, blunt, pragmatic and always funny."
Beverley "Funny, honest, excellent presentation. We can all improve our productivity. Well done Matt!"
Stephen Dexter "Brilliant. Best practices for managing your time better. In action already!!"
Gary N "Great event. Have been busy getting started with various first stage tasks already!"
Everything in this talk is going to be about taking a practical approach towards your work and life. This is NOT about asking the universe for stuff, positive thinking or manifesting things in your life. This is about how to achieve real results in your life and making the best use of your time.
Matt is the founder and host of Interesting Talks. He is a therapist seeing several clients per week and a therapy trainer and in the New Year he will be running practitioner courses.
Matt is also involved with several other projects including running The Interesting Business Club, a monthly networking event. Matt also interviews several people a week about business. He is also involved in a number of web projects and the production of digital products.
Matt’s only real skill is that of getting stuff done. He has an incredibly practical approach towards projects and his work. He manages to run one of the largest meetup groups in the world and be a successful therapist whilst still being incredibly lazy and seemingly unmotivated. Along with all the projects he is involved with, Matt is an incredibly relaxed and fun loving person with a great social life.