Let’s face it we all want more time in our life to get more done, be more, do more and have more.
The thing is, we are all given the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else.
So why is it then that some people are just so much more efficient at squeezing more out of every moment of every day?
Well they have a few secrets up their sleeve that you should know about.
Until some genius figures out how to give us more time and charges a fortune for it, I’m going to help you make the most of the time you have at your disposal right now.
Below you will find 24 great strategies you can employ today to save you more time – if you implement them, of course.
Plus you will also be able to download a Daily Productivity Checklist to start using today.
24 Ways To Become Highly Productive
- Get up an hour earlier.
- Use Sunday evening for planning the week.
- Say no. (the power of constraints). Ignore. Focus only on the thing you’re looking to achieve.
- Get a cleaner and stop spending your precious hours on this task each week (your time is worth a lot more)
- Turn off your emails on your phone
- Use a simple to-do-list like TeuxDeux and only put THREE things on it to get done each day
- Plan your day according to the most important, biggest task, not the smallest and easiest.
- Avoid meetings at all cost. If you have to go have one specific outcome in mind
- Know what the next step is at the end of every conversation
- Use Leechblock (Firefox Extension) or Nanny (Google Chrome) to block out times when you can’t access social media and other distracting sites
- Set a timer to go off at 30 minute intervals to focus on one activity and take a short 1 minute break to refocus
- Take a proper break after 2 hours for 10-20 minutes and dance to your fave song, do some pushups, get out in the fresh air
- Ask yourself “is what I’m doing right now getting me closer to what I want to achieve.
- Know what you’re looking to achieve – what does finished look like?
- If you don’t know how to figure out 13 or 14 join the Project Program with me and Matt starting 17 October
- Keep an idea book to dump your distractions in, and come back to them a week later
- Keep a journal of WHAT you have achieved – either in a notebook or I recommend online journal Penzu
- Work out what is important and what isn’t
- Stop procrastinating and just fucking do it!
- Throw out the TV – literally bury it in your back garden
- Turn off the internet. If you’re writing or creating go to a coffee shop that has no internet
- Outsource – get help using oDesk and Elance, and have someone else design your blog in 2 days instead of you taking 3 weeks
- Don’t say should, say “I will”. Think like Yoda `There is no try, there is only do or do not’
- Don’t answer the phone. Literally. If it’s important they’ll leave a message
Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist
This highly valuable piece of paper that Matt and I put together will make you more productive in one day – trust us.
Keep it on your desk. It’s a daily checklist that will help you get your derriere into gear right now.