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Master Time Management, Boost Productivity, & Overcome Procrastination with the Pomodoro Technique

teacher avatar Arman Chowdhury, Confidence thru Communication

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      1:10

    • 2.

      What is the Pomodoro Technique?

      0:56

    • 3.

      The Importance of a Clarified Task

      1:28

    • 4.

      The Importance of a Timer

      1:25

    • 5.

      25-5 Rule

      1:00

    • 6.

      Adjust after Reps

      1:11

    • 7.

      Find your Numbers

      1:44

    • 8.

      Final Project

      2:14

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About This Class

Are you currently struggling with productivity? If so, then you definitely want to learn more about the Pomodoro technique.

The Pomodoro technique is a proven framework in order to boost your productivity by factoring in work along with rest.

In this beginner's class on the Pomodoro technique, you will learn:

  • What exactly is the Pomodoro technique?
  • The importance of having a clarified task
  • Why the timer is your best friend.
  • The 25-5 rule.
  • along with plenty of other topics that you are not aware of before.

At the end of this class, you will be given a final project that will allow you to break through your procrastination and complete the activity.

Since this is a beginner's class on the Pomodoro technique, you don't need any prior knowledge on the topic to understand the material in the class.

If you are ready to improve your productivity, then I look forward to seeing you inside.

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Arman Chowdhury

Confidence thru Communication

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Hello, I'm Arman Chowdhury. I am an engineer, public speaker, and writer who currently owns the company, ArmaniTalks. The ArmaniTalks company aims to help engineers and entrepreneurs improve their communication skills so they can express themselves with clarity and confidence. 

 

A few of the core communication skills covered include public speaking, storytelling, social skills, emotional intelligence, and creativity.

 

Throughout my career, I have served in the hard skills fields of aerospace engineering, electrical engineering & systems design. Some of my experience with soft skills include serving as the External Vice President of my Toastmasters club, former communications chair of the Tampa BNI chapter, and publishing... See full profile

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1. Introduction: It distracted mind will turn a 30-minute task into a three-hour one. Are you currently distracted? Do you need a certain framework or time management framework that is, in order to boost your productivity. By names are modulatory. The founder of our money talks, a media company which helps engineers and entrepreneurs improve their soft skills so they can articulate their ideas with clarity and confidence. For you to articulate anything you need to practice. When you're practicing, you want to make sure that you're doing it effectively rather than your mind being all over the place. One way in order to get a lot of work done in a short amount of time is through the Pomodoro Technique. In this beginner's class, you will learn what exactly is the Pomodoro Technique. The items that you will need, the value of work plus rest. And along the end of this class, you'll be given a final project that will allow you to quit procrastinating and get to work if you're ready to learn the Pomodoro Technique. And I look forward to seeing you inside. 2. What is the Pomodoro Technique?: The Pomodoro Technique is a time management framework that is broken down into work plus rest. The reason that this is so important is because a lot of times when you're hearing about time management, the thing that you are predominantly hearing about is work. We're rest is marginalized or it's not even mentioned at all. One Pomodoro rep is broken down into work plus rest. And throughout this class, we're going to be talking about how work and rest. It's dynamic in nature. And sometimes you're working more at, sometimes you're resting more. This dynamic approach. It's much easier to get a lot of work done because you are able to adapt and adjust with your workflow. 3. The Importance of a Clarified Task: The first thing that you need for the Pomodoro Technique is a clarified task. So let's go on with the example that you're an author. You have been procrastinating thus far and your agent is like, Hey, Bucky, we need a manuscript from you asap. I could procrastinating. So at this point, you want to use the Pomodoro technique in order to get through your manuscript. Here's the incorrect way to do it. You start a pomodoro and you have no clue what you should be working on. So as the timer begins, you're over here doing some research. You're working on the manuscript, hopping into proofreading, editing a much more, and you're spinning a lot of plates at once. This is incorrect. The correct way to do the Pomodoro is to say, at this point, I'm just going to focus on writing a rough draft. And once the timer begins, you have the utmost clarity on what you should be doing. So good, very clear in regards to that. If you're going to be working on a task, what is that task that you are working on? Not tasks. Task, find that. And then let's get to the next video. 4. The Importance of a Timer: The next thing that you need is a timer. The timer hold you accountable. Most of the productivity issues that we have is because we don't understand the value of a timer. Here's what this tool does for you. The mind does not like fuzziness at all. And if you allow the mind to be lazy, it's going to be lazy. What the timer does is that it adds a concrete understanding into a blurry field. If you tell someone, Hey, buddy, be productive at, this is a very blurry task. But if you say, Hey buddy, be productive for 25 min, this is still blurry. But it's not as blurry. But if you say, Hey buddy, or be productive for 25 min by writing this manuscript. Now, you have gotten very concrete. The timer helps you turn the blurry into clarity. So use this timer, My friend, you could get one or the one that's on your phone, or you could buy a separate timer that just gets you motivated. It's one of those ones with the nice little dials on it. You can touch it and it just gets you more invested in doing this Pomodoro Technique. 5. 25-5 Rule: A typical Pomodoro is broken down into a 25-minute of work, followed by 5 min of rest. But depending on your personality type, you may try to be sub-optimal with either or. It may be one of those guys. When you're supposed to be working, you're thinking about rest. And when you're supposed to be resting, you're thinking about work. The unique thing with the Pomodoro technique is that it creates a switch in your mind. You want to be very deliberate, especially in the beginning stages, to focus on whatever you are assigned at the moment. If you're working, focus whole-heartedly on the work. And if you're arresting, focus whole-heartedly on the rest by doing a couple of reps of this, you know how to activate the switch in your mind that allows for more productivity in the future. 6. Adjust after Reps: The unique thing with the Pomodoro technique is that it's dynamic in nature. After about three to four reps of doing a 25-minute to five-minutes. You can begin to experiment. And you don't even have to wait three to four reps. Let's say after the first rap, you've done 25 min, then you followed it with five-minutes. For the second rep, You could do a 20 min of work, followed by 10 min of rest. And then for the rep. After that, you do 15 min of work followed by 15 min of rest. It really depends on the task. You're going to see different people throwing out different numbers. But you definitely want to assess the task that you have at hand and then adjust based off of the metrics that you see best-fit. But the standard practice is in the beginning stages, you want to schedule and more work and little rest. And as time starts to pass on by, you schedule and less work and more rest. 7. Find your Numbers: After a while of doing the Pomodoro Technique, eventually, you're going to put your own personality into it. For me. As I've been writing a lot of books with my brand. One thing that I've noticed is that the ideal Pomodoro, the first rep, by the way, is 2 h of work, followed by 30 min of rest. Because when I'm writing this manuscript, I'm getting in this creative groove. And I believe that breaking that creative groove and a 25-minute span is just not good. I like the two-hour mark. And as I'm working, I know that I have somewhat long rest which is 30 min, that's around the corner. So when I'm working, I'm really motivated for me to discover something like this. I needed to put in a lot of reps beforehand to understand this groove. So the more that you're working on a certain task, you could be like, okay, this task, I don't necessarily know if I should be starting off with 25 min. How about I start off with 2 h? You discovered this over time as certain tasks, you're going to say, no, 25 min is perfect for this. So it really becomes task dependent. But at this point, you're shorting to view time management from a completely different lens. You're being more flexible, which are approach rather than being too strict and on flexible. So play around with the different numbers and play around with the different tasks that you are applying those numbers on. 8. Final Project: Congratulations for making it to the end of the class. Now is the time for the final project. I want you to get one task that you have been procrastinating on. Not five, not four, but just one, get highly clarified on that task. Once you've gotten clarified on the task, I want you to complete it. The first pomodoro, you are going to have a 25 min of work followed by 5 min of rest. And then any other Pomodoro that you do after the first one, you can choose the numbers. So let's say your overhear are working on a building at this table for your home office and you're going to spend the weekend building this table in your in your construction site that you built in your garage. The first rep, you do 25 min, followed by 5 min of rest. Let's say for the next rep, You also wanna to 25 min, followed by 5 min of rest. Now, this table is slowly coming into fruition and you need a little bit more rest. So you adjust 15 min of work followed by 15 min of rest. It really depends upon you. But for that first rep, I want you to do 25-minute followed by 5 min of rest. Once you are done with the project that you have assigned for yourself, whatever that task is. I want you to create a report. And within this report, include what is the task that you chose? What were the breakdown of your pomodoros? And once you are complete, How was it like? They did the Pomodoro Technique help you out in your productivity journey? Or was it just busy work? Get as detailed as you possibly can in this report and post it on the final project section right down below. I look forward to reading it. If you enjoyed this beginner's class on Pomodoro, Technique and productivity, a visual checkout or money talks.com for more blogs, videos and podcasts on mindset, public speaking, storytelling and much more. Money talks.com, go on and check it out.