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Jay Miller is a System Administrator, Pastor, Developer, and Podcaster.  Jay started the Productivity in Tech Community hoping to help people in the tech industry find ways to be more productive. He’s also host the Productivity in Tech Podcast.


Key Takeaways

  • In the military and some large command-and-control companies, you’re just supposed to do what you’re told.
    • In small business, you don’t know exactly what you’re supposed to be doing and how to prioritize.
  • Prioritize your day using the Eisenhower matrix.
    • Is this going to break today? (Urgency)
    • Is this going to break soon and get me fired? (Importance)
    • Instead of working on all the little unimportant / non-urgent things and not get anything done, get prioritized.
  • Not everyone’s priorities are in alignment.
    • Their fire may be like a struck match and yours is like a building on fire.
    • Have a conversation about the combined priorities and let everyone know what they are.
  • Your heath, personal goals and dreams are never someone else’s priority. You need to focus on prioritize time for yourself.
  • A good system is something you don’t have to worry about. It just works.
  • If you yes to everyone and everything, you’re not allowing people to develop their own productivity systems.
  • Delegate repetitive tasks and focus on higher-level priorities.
  • Get in the zone and enjoy what you’re doing.
  • Make sure you’re focusing on being productive, not being busy.
  • Focus on the one thing that is the most important today. Don’t spend too much time worrying about the future.
  • You are already productive, now start optimizing.


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