September 17, 2017

The No-Nonsense Productivity Trick

Here is the no-nonsense productivity trick:

  1. Pick a project or task you want to work on
  2. Determine how long you want to work on it
  3. Grab your phone and set up a timer for that long
  4. Start the countdown
  5. Don't work on anything else but that one particular task

This is why you need the no-nonsense productivity trick

For example, you want to work on a project for just one hour. But people are being selfish and demanding your time.

Keep in mind that one hour is only about 4% of your day. That's really not too much to ask for.

That's why when these people bug you, you'll tell them: "Not now, I'll get back to you when I'm not busy." Or just ignore them and shut them out.

If you have a project you want to work on, it's your right to ignore everything else for one hour and work solely on that project.

If you feel you need permission to do that, you have my permission. 

You're allowed to have one hour out of your day out of your life to do what you want. Don't ever let anyone else take that away from you - they can wait.

Because It's Your Time

Spend It How You'd Like



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4 comments on “The No-Nonsense Productivity Trick”

  1. I could have used this today for sure when contacting certain companies such as the phone company & cable service. I thought it would be a simple fix of changing auto-pay by 2 days. (That was it)... 4 hrs later. I finally got what I wanted. So much for my 1 hour.
    I should have stated to them, that this was the only amount of time I had to fix this.

    1. The biggest distractions and productivity killers are people (as harsh as that sounds). So establish boundaries to protect your personal time. Because no one is going to respect your time more than you can.

      Thanks for commenting Rebecca.

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