Ready Steady Tomato – STP033

Episode 33 –  We go on a journey from modern day Manchester to 1980’s Rome, and learn how you can solve YOUR procrastination problems.

Some of the USEFUL stuff in there is:

  • Who on earth is Bradley Griffin
  • Why is he in Starbucks? (The clue is that the episode is about procrastination)
  • What that’s got to do with 1980’s Italy
  • How a student there had some problems, and why it matters to you how he solved them
  • The Pomodoro Technique
  • An introduction video from Cirillo Company 
  • The basic steps:
    • Step 1 – Get the tools: a timer, a piece of paper, and a pencil
    • Step 2 – Turn off distractions, and be clear on what piece of work you’re going to do
    • Step 3–  Set the timer for 25 minutes
    • Step 4 – Start working, really focus, and just work. During the 25 minutes, if something comes up that could distract you, make a note of it on the piece of paper, and carry on working
    • Step 5 – When the timer goes off, step away from your work
  • Find out more from Cirillo Company on the technique
  • What Lisa and I think about it
  • The more advanced elements
  • The original book – link to purchase the original is here
  • A cool You Tube video by Francesco D’Alessio on aps you can use
  • If I’m not somewhere that I can use a ‘tomato timer’, my go-to Pomodoro App is Tide
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