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The Secret to Time Management & Productivity

Updated: Jun 24, 2021


I've been there. For years, I woke up with a large To Do list that I put things off and only completed the easy, small tasks I thought I could do that day. It got me nowhere. That's when I discovered this framework for productivity, and I want to share it with you.

The truth is, it's not your fault!

It seems now more than ever, we are expected to have so much productivity and be great at time management and project management, but no one helps you figure out a system to do all of this. The time management training world is full of so much noise on how to be more productive. It's nearly impossible to decode the steps to an effective strategy that works for you without someone guiding you all the way through the process to setup the right systems that work for you.

You see, the problem that so many people just like you struggle with is creating systems and strategies that work with your specific way of work and life.

I’ve spent years helping busy professionals up their productivity game by putting into place powerful strategies and methods that fit with their way of working.

The thing with time management and productivity is that you must develop, refine, and master systems that work with the way you work. This allows you to easily stick to the strategies that help you easily manage your time and tasks consistently.

But it really comes down to 3 Strategic Steps:

1. Prioritization

If you don't have your prioritized clearly defined, how can you reach your goals?

Determine your priorities and decide what's important in your life to help you reach your goals.

It goes without saying that you must have goals, but that's a bigger picture than what I'm talking about right now. This is about the secret to time management and productivity.

If you don't prioritize what's important in your life, work or personal, then you won't focus on the tasks that will get you one step closer to achieving the goals you've set.

2. Maximize Your Efforts

This may seem like I'm saying that you need to "be productive," but this is more about how to specifically get your efforts in align with your goals.

Establishing your weekly and daily tasks to align with your values will help you reach your goals faster. Maximize your efforts by eliminating time wasters. Many of us procrastinate because we see a large To Do list and, as they say, "cannot see the forest through the trees."

By breaking down your goals and priorities into weekly and daily tasks, you will make progress. That progress will give you a sense of accomplishment, which will fuel your fire to continue working in this manner - and will help you stop procrastinating.

3. Systems and Methods

You must have systems and methods in place, including tools to help you, or things will get lost - and so will you.

Systems can be as simple as a pad of paper that keeps your To Do list. IF, and ONLY IF, you use that pad and paper will that be an effective method.

These days, there are so many tools like Microsoft Office, Google Suite, apps for your phone, etc. that you can now select the best systems and tools for the way you work. There is no "one size fits all" method.

The key is to find what works for you and stick with it. If you do not have a system in place, overwhelm can set in - and that's where procrastination and frustration come into play.


Take the next step and Jumpstart Your Productivity today!


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