#1 Technique To Get More Stuff Done In A Day
Yesterday afternoon, I was on a scheduled client call to get an update on the progress he has made and to find out if any of the latest strategies we’ve implemented needed tweaking.
However, unfortunately he said he hasn’t had the time to get all of them in place because he has been too busy.
Now, I can look at this as a good thing as it shows the strategies we’ve put in place are working but because I know his business has so much more potential to grow it was a bit frustrating.
So instead of giving him more strategies to implement, I decided to tell him about the one technique that helps you to…
Implement Everything You Want In A Day Without Getting Overwhelmed Or Feeling Burnt Out…
It is the exact technique we use ourselves in our business and to be honest it is by far the best technique we’ve ever used to overcome time-management problems.
And with one of the biggest excuses I hear from business owners that they don’t have ‘time’.
I thought I would share this technique with everyone in this weeks blog post so you can no longer use this as an ‘excuse’ for getting your business to where you want it to be.
Ok, so they’re 4 reasons why this technique works so well.
1. Allows you to work WITH time and not against it
2. Eliminates Burnout
3. Helps to manage distractions
4. Creates a better work / life balance
So with that said, lets show you…
How This Technique Works
1. Choose A Task You’d Like To Get Done
It can be something big, something small, something you’ve been putting off for a million years. It doesn’t matter.
What matters is that it’s something which deserves your full, undivided attention.
2. Set Yourself A Time Of 25 Minutes
This is important.
It’s how you eliminate burnout from your day.
Make a small promise to yourself. Something like “I will give my undivided attention for the next 25 minutes to this task and I will not interrupt myself at any point.”
It’s only 25 minutes at the end of the day and I don’t care what business you run, ANYONE can concentrate on a single task for 25 minutes.
3. Work On The Task Until 25 Minutes Is Up
Immerse yourself in the task.
Too often for us business owners something else springs to our minds while doing a task and we stop want we are doing to contemplate it. Fight the urge to do this. It can be difficult at the start but it gets easier.
So whatever you do, don’t stop and do it. Just write it down on a piece of paper so you don’t forget it if you think it is that important.
4. When The Time Is Up, Check It Off On A Piece Of Paper
Congratulations! You’ve finished a task without any interruptions whatsoever.
Now, out a tick or cross the task out on a piece of paper as studies show when you check something or cross something out, it gives you a self of accomplishment.
5. Take A Well Earned Break
Yep, reward yourself with a well earned break.
Breathe, grab a cup of coffee, go for a short walk, meditate (if that’s your thing) or just do something that you find relaxing but whatever it is, make sure it is not work-related.
6. Every 4 25 Minute Sessions, Take A Longer Break
Once you’ve done this 4 times, you can take a longer break. 20 or 20 minutes is what I normally take.
It helps to give your brain a rest and time to absorb new information before the next round of tasks.
So that is it.
Over the years I’ve tried a multitude of different techniques but this strategy is by far the most effective way I’ve found of getting the most out of your day.
So all that I think is left to say is…
Now It’s Your Turn! GET TO WORK!
Use your phone as a timer or if you have one of those egg timers which ticks, then use that. It helps make you work quicker as you can hear the time passing.
I hope you found this post helpful, let me know what you think and share your experience of using this technique in the comments below so others can see and hopefully persuade them to give it a go as well.
Keep Learning, Keep Selling, Keep Growing.
P.S. I wrote this post in 25 Minutes. So apologies if there’s any spelling or grammar mistakes 🙂
So now go see what task you can complete in 25 minutes.