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Text expansion - stop typing the same things over and over

Lesson 18 from: Make More Time in Your Day: Become a Speed Demon

Jonathan Levi

Text expansion - stop typing the same things over and over

Lesson 18 from: Make More Time in Your Day: Become a Speed Demon

Jonathan Levi

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Lesson Info

18. Text expansion - stop typing the same things over and over

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introductions & Foundations

1

Class Introduction: Structure & how to succeed

03:57
2

Why do things quicker

05:14
3

Where most people spend (or waste) their time

04:48
4

Quiz: Chapter 1

Chapter 2:General Principles & Theories For Hacking Productivity

5

The power of preparation

03:11
6

Having clear priorities & goals - and making them "SMART"

07:38
7

Organizing priorities with the Priority Star Exercise

09:19
8

Setting deadlines & and making them real

04:18
9

The Pareto Principle - our secret to being effective

03:57
10

The "Bad" kind of multitasking, avoiding distractions, and meditation

07:43
11

Batching similar tasks

03:48
12

The "Good" kind of multitasking & the wheel of life

04:26
13

Planning for structured rest periods

05:57
14

Using small chunks of wasted time effectively

04:16
15

Quiz - Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Speeding Up & Automating Computer Work

16

Just how much time are you wasting on your computer?

06:44
17

Automating meeting scheduling

04:56
18

Text expansion - stop typing the same things over and over

04:24
19

Speaking is faster than typing - and clicking

05:33
20

Using custom gestures to speed up common tasks

03:43
21

Launchers - act without doing

06:02
22

Wasting less time reading and sorting through email

03:41
23

Automating simple, repetitive tasks effectively across the web

05:03
24

Watching lectures, videos, and podcasts faster

04:48
25

Quiz: Chapter 3

Chapter 4:Speeding Up Health & Fitness

26

Getting fit in fewer hours

04:10
27

Spend less time cooking

04:02
28

Sleeping less and feeling better

06:00
29

Quiz - Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Automating Your Finances

30

Monitoring your finances automatically

04:30
31

Paying bills automatically

05:29
32

Quiz - Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Delegation, Communication, & Saying No

33

Some things just aren_t worth your time

11:21
34

Thoughts & tips on "outsourcing"

06:18
35

Speeding up decisions

09:14
36

Speeding up communication

05:12
37

Splitting Time Into “Maker” and “Manager” Days

05:06
38

Quiz - Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Conclusion

39

What we've learned, conclusion, and congratulations

02:51

Final Quiz

40

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Text expansion - stop typing the same things over and over

Hi there, you know, as I mentioned before, I often like to use the same friendly apology warning that, you know, I know my automatic meeting scheduling tool is pretty impersonal, but I use that so often that it can get really, really repetitive and in my mind, anything that is repetitive is an opportunity of course for automation. Now, if you think about it, you actually spend a lot of your time. I think it would be very surprised how much of your time you spend doing and typing the same thing over and over. And that maybe your email address to log into a website and maybe your phone number, your address or even larger blocks of text typing the same thing over and over again is a huge, huge waste of time. And so I've become a big proponent of using a system or a tool called text expansion and it's something that's available on many different operating systems and I know it's baked into your iphone mac ipad and even your android devices. The basic idea is that you create predetermined s...

hortcuts that will automatically expand, hence the name. Text expansion when you type them. Now, personally, since I use a Mac and ICloud, those are automatically sync to my ipad, my iphone and all my other IOS devices which saves me a ton of time, but you can also import and export them from your android devices. Windows devices and use different kinds of auto corrections, basically the way it works is you're teaching the dictionary to auto correct. We all have auto correct and we all laugh about how much auto correct drives us crazy on our android or iphone. You're teaching the auto correct? Auto correct specific things. So to show you guys some examples and we're going to have to blur these out. So I don't give away too much personal information, you know those million times a day that you type your email to log into all your different accounts. Well for me I just type html and then when I hit space it goes, when you type in your phone number, I type that and it just goes and I have different phone numbers so that just goes, but what about longer things that you need to type? Well for example, D D L Kaz, we'll share that hole and we'll have to blur out the link there. We'll share that whole link. I know it's a bit personal but because I'm based in Israel it can be really tricky to find times to work. What's nice about these is that they work in all different kinds of applications. So you can see I can go into this one and share this long block of text which is all about the chunking worksheet and it's a common problem that people have or area of confusion and I have tons of these, I have them for personal stuff such as M S R and D. Hey I haven't seen you in awhile. No good. Let's hang out one of you free. I even have them in other languages. So if I do this gotta get used to the keyboard here. It will automatically punch in my email and they're really, really easy to set up. All you need to do is go to your keyboard area in settings if you're on a Mac and go right in here under text and you can add a new one and you can see that I have many, many, many, many many of these. And even for simple simple things. For example, genius network, I got tired of sharing and finding the way to do that, registered trademark or for my spouse's name. I type L I. M and it doesn't auto correct anymore. Bank details. You can see that I have a lot of these and since you are master class students, I have shared with you a suggestion of the things that you can do. I even have ones for, you know, when you're kind of fed up with someone and you don't really want to deal with writing those polite responses. You can just write G, whoops, G. G. And it will go, sorry, you can't really chat right now. I gotta run, I hope you guys enjoyed that. They're really, really simple to set up and if your ICloud account is working properly, they will sink otherwise on android or Linux or windows, you can download them and upload them to other services to synchronize them. I highly recommend that you check them out and play with them and enjoy them because they will save you quite a bit of time.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Course Syllabus
The Wheel of Life Worksheet
The Priority Star Worksheet