Do you want to know how you can get more done in a week and work less? Troy Hazard—speaker, business owner, and business consultant for over 20 years—tells you how to focus, organize, and take control of your time in his recent blog post, "Getting the Most Out of Your Day." Discover his series of habits to get the job done in the article below.
I am often asked about how I get so much done in such a short period of time, so I only have to work 3 days a week. It’s not rocket science; it’s just a series of habits that I follow everyday.
The "Can Do" List
First up, I spend 20-30 minutes organizing my head. I make three lists: things I can change, things I have changed, and things I can’t change. Then, I am focused on only working on the things I can change that day. This is not a "to do" list—this is a "can do" list.
Then I typically spend about 30 minutes on personal development, watching videos or reading articles—anything to improve myself.
For the rest of the day, I block things into 15-minute work intervals. I choose 15 minutes because I have a firm belief that if you can get it done in 30 minutes, you could probably get it done in 15 minutes if you focus.
That doesn’t mean that I only work on a project for 15 minutes. It just means that I challenge myself, so it becomes a kind of a "race" to get things done on time.
Now, you might think that blocking your day into 15 minutes sounds like a lot of work. Surprisingly, I can chunk down my day in about 5 minutes, and that sets the pace for the rest of the day.
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