Have you ever worked all day only to feel like you got nothing done at the end of the day?
I certainly have, and it SUCKS. Days like that leave me feeling like a failure.
If I’m honest, being productive has been one of my biggest obstacles these past few months.
Can you relate?
This past week I spent 3 days at the Zone Event in Palm Springs. To say it was amazing is an understatement....
Picture of me with billionaire Jesse Itzler!
I learned a ton, but my biggest takeaway was how to be more productive.
Never again will I spend all day "working" but getting nothing done.
Here is how I’m doing this.
- Every night I write down everything I need to do the next day.
- I choose the top 2-4 things I MUST do no matter what, and I make peace that everything else would be ok to linger till the next day. The number varies between 2-4 depending on how many meetings I have booked.
- I fill in my hourly schedule with my booked meetings.
- THEN, this is the new part, I fill in the remaining open time with blocks to do the 2-4 “must do” activities that day.
I’m using a Mini Day Designer planner (and have been all year) which is PERFECT for this type of planning. In 2018, I’m using the Special Edition Desire Map Daily Planner, which is also designed perfectly for this system.
That’s it! This simple shift of TIME BLOCKING my must do activities has completely transformed my productivity the past 2 days. I’m a HUGE fan.
P.S. Imagine if you could end each day feeling complete, accomplished, and productive? That's my new normal. Will you try time blocking? Reply to let me know.