Setting Goals and Productivity and Technology News of the Week - January 4 2021

Goals! Episode—What Are Your Goals?

This week, we discuss goals planning for the new year, in light of the changing circumstances. What are your goals for 2021?

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In this Cast | Goals! Episode—What Are Your Goals?

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Derek Reinhard

Productivity in practice seems to be where everyone looks this time of year. Books are great, tools are great, resolving to actually do what is important is where we fall down so often. Derek has been working personal and organizational productivity practices since the ‘80’s. He spent 20 years in the United States Air Force as a pilot and an operations planner. He is certified in Knowledge Management and a PMP (Project Management Professional). Recently retired from federal service, he has written two brief “how to” books on using GTD with the Bullet Journal and with Goalscape.

Frank Buck, EdD

Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of paper and digital information in their lives. Frank Buck makes organization easy so you can increase productivity, decrease stress, and enjoy life. Global Gurus ranked Frank #1 in the world in the “Time Management” category for 2019 and 2020. His career path took him from band director to principal to central office administrator and now to productivity coach and speaker.

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This Week’s Theme… Goals! Episode—What Are Our/Your Goals? Goal Planning

Stories of the Week

New Tools of the Week

Augusto and I come across many personal productivity tools and services each week. In this segment, New Tools of the Week, we each bring you a tool we think you might like.

New Tool 1 (Ray)


New Tool 2 (Augusto)

Among Us

New Tool 3 (Derek)

Evony (for fun)


New Tool4 (Frank)



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