How to be “10X More Productive” even if you are not good at it.
What is Productivity?
Quality of being productive. That said, it means “How effectively and efficiently a person completes a task and in what time frame”.
- l Most People struggle with “Productivity” but in reality, they should not
- l School and college completely failed in teaching us how to be more productive
- l I struggled with it as well
- l I eventually overcame it. So, what I did do?
- l Over the past 9 years, I have read more than 57 books and invested about 677 hours and enrolled in 7+ courses on productivity
- l The result? I have seen 10x and amazing results
- l I distilled what I learned into 2 simple frameworks and other 27 important tips and you are getting it for “free” because I want none of you should have to struggle the way how I struggled back then
- l Master it and you will 10x your career
Want to know a secret
So, if you are struggling with productivity - Here is an easy and quick framework/tips that will help you master productivity.
Framework 1: (3-3-3 Method)
The First 3: (3 hours on your most important task/project)
- 1. Spend about 3 hours of deep work on your most important task/project.
- 2. Why 3 hours? Because 3-4 hours of deep/focused work is our cognitive limit.
- 3. For best results, complete them during your highest state of energy (Probable in the morning for most) and when you are creative.
- 4. Eliminate distractions.
The Second 3: (3 shorter tasks)
- 1. Execute 3 shorter tasks.
- 2. These are urgent to-do’s (Example - for a business person/principal- calls, meetings, providing feedback, smaller work tasks).
- 3. Schedule time
The Third 3: (3 maintenance activities)
- 1. Complete 3 maintenance activities (Example- cleaning, exercising, meditating and doing a journal, etc).
- 2. These activities will help you make your life move forward smoothly.
- 3. Schedule time for maintenance.
- l 3 hours on your most important tasks
- l 3 shorter tasks
- l 3 maintenance activities
Why does it work?
- l Simple to use
- l Takes seconds to implement it
- l Helps you to be 10X more productive
- l Ask “Do I need this?” (If no, delete/eliminate it)
- l If yes, ask “Does this require creativity?” (If no, automate it)
- l If yes, ask “Am I the best person for this?” (If no, delegate it)
- l If yes, do it!
Discover 27 more secrets/tips that will make you 10X more productive:
- The best productivity hack is the elimination
- Focus on 1 thing at a time and don’t multitask
- Find out your peak state of energy (morning for most) and time block 3-4 hours during that period of deep work
- If there is something you want to do later, do it now because there is no later
- Eliminate the gap between waking up and working
- Have one high priority task
- Starting is the hardest part - lean into the resistance and just start
- Time management is not real, there is only self-management
- Know when you are most creative and plan your day/week accordingly
- Follow 80/20 rule (80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts)
- Plan each day the night before
- Plan your week each Sunday
- Plan your month on the first day of the month
- Focus on “not to do” list
- Keep your “to do list” (Probably 3 to 5 very important tasks every day)
- Depth/quality of work is more important than the number of hours you worked
- Put your phone on airplane mode or in another room
- Complete your most important tasks first
- Have an easy and short but powerful morning routine
- Learn to say “NO”
- Prioritize your priorities
- Know when/what/how to automate, delegate
- Take a break (every 90 minutes)
- Hack your dopamine and optimize your sleep
- Go for a daily walk
- Don’t let your emotions control your work (Remember - You have to control your emotions; it’s not you are being controlled by it)
- Wake up early and don’t take any meetings/calls until noon if you are a business person, principal, CEO etc.
Congratulations! You saved about 677 hours and also saved hundreds/thousands of dollars on Productivity.
Now, you have discovered 2 frameworks and 27 important tips on productivity, use them every single day.
“Start Growing and become 10X more productive”!