#114: A Great Tool to Make Time Your Ally

Learn how a tomato and 25 minutes gets you into flow every time.


In this episode Cara talks about a powerful tool called The Pomodoro Technique also know as the Tomato Timer. (fun, isn’t it?). She explains how it has been a game changer in her life. In short, it’s helped her make time her ally and not her enemy. In other words, she’s learned to work with time, not against it. Furthermore and most importantly, she talks about how this simple productivity tool gets her into Flow. Listen for more. Here’s the gist.

The process underlying the Pomodoro Technique consists of the following steps:

  1. Choose a task you’d like to get done. 
  2. Set the Pomodoro Timer (or your phone timer) for 25 minutes. 
  3. Work on the task until the bell rings.
  4. Take a 5 minute break (yes take it, stand, stretch, get some water)
  5. Begin again. 
  6. Every 4 pomodoros (or 25 minute increments) take a longer break for at least 20 minutes.

However, here’s the challenge. When you are in a pomodoro (or a 25 minute increment) you are only focusing on your clearly stated task. That’s it. No cheating. The phone is off. Your social media is shut down. You are in it. Totally and fiercely focused. 

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Fransisco Cirillo – Creator of The Pomodoro Technique

Benefits of The Pomodoro Technique


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Cara Bradley - Motivational Speaker and Author

Cara Bradley

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Cara Bradley is a former pro skater and currently a world renown motivational speaker. Cara works with busy people just like you to work and play in FLOW so that they can achieve their peak performance.

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