About This Episode

This episode is a little bit unique in that it’s a solo episode and I dig deep to answer a question I get asked a ton. Based on personal experience, working with several entrepreneurs and having interviewed over 40 entrepreneurs for this podcast, I share the top 5 productivity hacks I’ve learned in the last few years.

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I’m not getting enough done every day in my business. What are your best productivity hacks?

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” Warren Buffett

Key Points:

  1. Be aware of how you spend your time
    1. Set up RescueTime on your computer (or journal)
    2. Start your day off in a proactive manner
    3. Start your day off with a morning routine (Listen to interview w/ Hal Elrod)
  2. Be intentional with your time
    1. Plan each day out, each week and each month
    2. Top 3 focuses for each day
    3. Learn to say “no” and focus on doing less
      1. The One Thing by Gary Keller
      2. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
    4. Use a scheduling app like ScheduleOnce
    5. 5 Ways To Increase Productivity In A World Full Of Distractions
  3. Limit distractions (turn off phone and computer notifications)
    1. Stop checking your email so much (Check out mxHero)
    2. Headphone trick: Use Focus@Work
  4. Take breaks (use the Pomodoro technique)
    1. 3 on and then a 15-30 minute break
    2. Use the Pomodoro app
  5. Do a health check
    1. Diet, sleep and exercise
    2. Know how to reenergize
    3. 7 Sleep Hacks

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