"Extreme Productivity" talk proposal for Ignite Boise 3


Several months ago I managed to grab some tickets to Ignite Boise 2 from a friend. It was the most fun I've had watching a live performance in a while. Half of it was the fast-paced, multi-faceted topics and presenters, and the other half was a jam-packed room full of slightly inebriated, vocal participants. It felt like there was no third wall, and that it was more of a sport than a sit-on-your-hands-and-listen gig. So, as my family eagerly awaits the availability of tickets (attendance is free, but you can get tickets to get in early), I decided to go ahead and submit a talk for Ignite Boise 3 in November. I've been on this planet for a while now, and I've gathered enough interesting techniques for getting the most out of living to fill a 5-minute slot.

Life is short, we should be spending more of it doing what makes us happy!

And this talk will summarize just about everything I've learned about how to do just that. In Extreme Productivity, I hope to introduce the uninitiated into a slew of techniques for increasing enthusiasm (the very core of productive living), outline a mindset that attracts opportunity, and lay down some principles - many backed by scientific research - that will help you get more done in the limited waking hours of our life (and maybe even the non-waking ones!). Here's the one-minute bullet-pointed run down of some of the topics I'll be covering:

  • How to fit more in your head without a lobotomy
  • Increase your waking
  • How to make work suck way less
  • The myth of multi-tasking
  • Introducing multi-purposing
  • The body is a truffle - How to use your body to please your mind
  • How the people around you affect your attitude (and how you can affect their affect on you)


You have got it right on with your proposed points! If I were in the area, I'd be excited to listen to your 5 minutes! Many do not realize the importance of attitude, when it comes to being productive- so when you say enthusiasm is at the core of a productive life, I agree! We can practice all the time management techniques out there, but if we're uninspired or bored with work, we're not going to get as much done in a day!

Hey, thanks for the comment! I'm always happy to meet people who share the same enthusiasm for productivity. So, looks like you might be promoting some productivity videos? Awesome, the best of luck to you! I've been touting some training videos as well, I've learned a lot in the process of creating and promoting them.