Part 2

Do Better

Develop better habits & increase your productivity with lessons inspired by Why We Do What We Do, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself & Elastic Habits.

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Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Week 4


Lesson 10

Lesson 11

The Most Powerful Productivity Trick

Lesson 12

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  Lesson 11

The Most Powerful Productivity Trick

Insight inspired by The ONE Thing (Gary Keller)

“Most people think there’s never enough time to be successful, but there is when you block it. Time blocking is a very results-oriented way of viewing and using time. It’s a way of making sure that what has to be done gets done. Alexander Graham Bell said, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Time blocking harnesses your energy and centers it on your most important work. It’s productivity’s greatest power tool.”

The most powerful productivity trick in the world really isn’t a trick at all. It’s simply a method for making the most out of every moment you have. Instead of viewing your time as cheap and expendable, time blocking allows you to value your time appropriately and leverage it for the greatest impact possible.

The way time blocking works is either using a physical calendar or a digital one, you lay out the waking hours of your day and block out specific tasks, activities, and meetings for each block of time. The idea is to be intentional with every single block of time you have every day.

Here’s an example of how a morning of time-blocking could look:

7:00AM – Make coffee and read

7:30AM-8:00AM – Go for 1-mile run

8:00-8:30AM – Commute

8:30-10:00AM – Deep work on most important projects

10:00-10:15AM – Check email and respond to messages

10:15-11:00AM – Team meeting

11:00AM-12:00PM – Lunch

When you plan for it, you tend to use that time more wisely, and time-blocking is one of the best ways to plan your time.

Goal of the Week

Protect your time and invest it in the areas that matter the most to you.

  Quote of the Week

“You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.”


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