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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


023 – Getting Done While Still Having Fun: Holiday and New Year Productivity Planning – ProductivityCast

The winter holidays season is upon us and soon the new year! And, there’s no time like the present to start planning for the upcoming holidays and new year. To reduce distress and increase the opportunities to enjoy and celebrate time with family, friends and work colleagues during this season, good planning (and execution) is vital. What do you do to prepare for the holidays and new year? In this cast, the ProductivityCast team converses about strategies to squeeze more out of your time and resources during the holidays season. You’ll learn about Art Gelwick’s phrase for the celebration season, “getting done while still having fun.” What are your holidays and new year planning routines? Share them in the comments, comment on this cast on our ProductivityCast Facebook Page, or contact us to let us know! And, thanks for listening!

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In this Cast | Holiday and New Year Productivity Planning

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes | Holiday and New Year Productivity Planning

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Holiday Budget Planner (Excel template)

Deep Work by Cal Newport

AndroidWear smartwatches

Apple Watch

Time demands - also in Francis Wade’s book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity



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