I recently read the book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Below are a summary of the key productivity techniques.
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Set the table:
Decide exactly what you want. Clarity is very important. Write out your goals & objectives before you begin.
Setting up Goals with Smart method (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw1ztC6aA04)
Plan every day in advance:
Think on paper. It’s really going to help save five or ten mins in execution.
Apply the 80/20 rule to everything
20% of your activities = 80% of results. Focus mostly on that 20%
Check out Pareto Principle (https://asana.com/resources/pareto-principle-80-20-rule)
The most important tasks & priorities are those that can have the most serious consequences, positive or negative, on your life or work.
Practise creative procrastination
Learn how to prioritize and put off those tasks that are low value.
Use the ABCDE method continually
Before starting work, take some time to organize the task by value & priority. so, you’ll get an idea of what’s the most important one to tackle first. More information here.
Focus on key result areas
Identify & determine those results to get to do your job well and work on them all day.
Law of three
Identify the 3 things you do in your work that account for 90% of contribution & focus on getting them done.
Prepare thoroughly before you begin
Have everything you need at hand before you start.
Take it one oil barrel at a time
Upgrade key skills
The more knowledgeable and skilled you become, easy as to tackle tasks more effectively. You can definitely check out Udemy, Skillshare, or informative Youtube videos.
Leverage your special talents
Do with a full heart on tasks that you’re really skilled in.
Identify key constraints
Determine the bottlenecks or the chock points internal/external
Put the pressure on ourself
Maximize personal power
Identify periods of highest mental & physical energy each day & structure your most important
Motivate yourself into action
Quick wins focus on solutions rather than problems. Always be optimistic and constructing.
Get out of the technological time
Slice & dice the task
Break large complex tasks into bite-sized tasks. Check out this article.
Create large chunks of time
Organize your days around large blocks of time where you can concentrate on them
Develop a sense of urgency Checkout Time management or FOMO (jackelias.com/2019/09/27/is-your-problem-ti..)
Single handle every task
Set clear priorities. Start immediately.