Taking Your Time - Time Hacks, Tips, and Principles

Jacques Fu

Taking your time is a podcast series hosted by Jacques Fu, author of Time Hacks. You will learn tips and strategies of practical time management and discover what it means to make the most out of the moments you have. In this show, we also seek to explore the feeling and reality of never having enough time. Jacques's books, and businesses he's co-founded have been featured in news outlets such as Spectrum News, the Orlando Sentinel, and Inc Magazine, Forbes, and USA Today. Jacques will draw from his experiences balancing home and work life as well as interview guests from all walks of life that have had unique and impactful results on their schedules.

Mason Dorner on marketing at Disney, Stax, Ascenditt and winning by doing lessKen Laroe - Eco-entrepreneurship and racing against the climate crisisDr. Laura Gallaher - NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster and Scheduling PressureMarc Statz - 30 day challenge in Thailand with no resources10 helpful products under $20 bucks that save you timeSeven ways to get things done faster at a different time3 simple Stoic practices that will help you take control of your time and make your life betterFour tactical ways to achieve inbox zero and peace of mind
In today's episode, we're going to get extremely tactical and talk about how to achieve inbox zero, an empty inbox, which is a concept first pioneered by Merlin Mann. Welcome to the taking your time podcast. Hello time hackers today, we're going to get tactical and practical with our inboxes. And there is a term for this it's called inbox zero. And it was this idea that came about the mid two thousands by this. Guy named Merlin Mann. And back in the mid two thousands, it was a problem, but it wasn't nearly as much of a problem as it is today. There's really no traffic cop when it comes to email. So there's no cost for spammers or marketers or anyone to really send as much email as they can to achieve their goals. There's really nothing. You know, Prevent chain emails. There's some spam technology. Out there, but of course. Spammers get more sophisticated. What we're going to do today is really talk about four different ways that you can tackle this problem of getting to inbox zero. And it's really about making sure that this becomes a daily practice. It's actually very reasonable to do. It seems really hard. And you might need to do a little bit of what I call email bankruptcy. And I'll talk about that, but it is manageable. You have to set aside time every single day, but there's four things. That you can do, and we'll go over each of those four things here in the podcast today. Before we go into that, I think it's important to understand that. The ability to have a high velocity with your email. And that means in and out doesn't necessarily correlate to greater productivity. In fact, slack did some research and it showed that 53% of what they call hyper connectors that are those that are receiving 50 to a hundred emails a day. They find access to information. Challenging. But here's the crazy part. They find it challenging at a 10% higher rate. Than moderate email users. That means they get more email than their counterparts, but they find it more difficult to get information. This correlation is not always causation, but I think there is some logic here in that getting more email doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to make it easier for you to get access to the communication that you want. It may not even be an email. You may need to find some other channel to get that piece of information you're looking for.
Aug 31 2021
14 mins
Anna Eskamani - A State Representative's perspective on time management and making government more efficient for constituents.
Today, we're going to talk to Anna Eskamani, State Representative for District 47 of the Florida legislature and learn what it means to run a campaign while keeping a full-time job and how your government can save time for its citizens at scale. Anna is a bold fighter for Florida families and every day people. Born and raised in Orlando, she’s the daughter of working class immigrants who came to this country in search of the American Dream. Anna went to public schools in Orange County and then to the University of Central Florida where she earned dual degrees as an undergrad and graduate student. She is now getting her PhD in Public Affairs, works in the nonprofit sector, and is proud to be the State House Representative for District 47 in the Florida Legislature. A bridge builder, Anna ran for office for the first time in 2018, flipping her legislative seat and making history as the first Iranian-American elected to any public office in Florida. In 2020 she won her re-election by an overwhelming majority and has been championing critical issues like economic justice, environmental protection, equality for all, funding for public schools and support of arts and culture. She's been a leading voice in carrying Florida through the COVID19 pandemic too, using her own salary to help families in need. A track record of kind sacrifice, endless hard work, and iron-clad values, Anna is known across the state and nation as a leader who is unbothered, unbossed, and committed to the people of Florida.
Aug 24 2021
30 mins
Jenell Pizarro - A diversity pioneer's perspective on making time for roller derby and coding.Time is not the enemy but it can be your allyChris Brown - Making the Times Square Ball and how to always finish a show on timeKirill Goryunov - How to turn fans into shareholders and why you should do time management experimentsBring your kid to podcast day3 key phrases that will create more time in your weekJason Byrne of Echelon Fitness on smarter workouts and defensive schedulingRajiv Menon on your win book and time tracking gamificationDone is way better than perfect: How to finally achieve those challenging goalsDennis Mortensen on a time-saving scheduling AI born from a list of hateCan we get by on less sleep?