Pareto’s law :80% of profits comes from 20% of decisions. Be efficient and effective
As an entrepreneur, freelancer, business manager, the 24 hours of a working day are often not enough to achieve everything you should be doing. Even if the second remains incompressible, there are ways to optimize your working time to both increase your productivity and enjoy your partner, your friends, your family. This article highlights 5 practices to optimize your working time.
VISUALISATION : feel the success
Visualize your future success and try to intensely feel the positive emotions associated with it. This should be a daily practice because experiencing future success keeps the urgency of the situation alive. Having a goal that is both clear and ubiquitous gives a framework: you know why you wake up and what you aspire to! Take the time to handwrite your goal to keep it in your mind! Make it a commitment to yourself!
EISENHAUER MATRIX : Prioritize
A 24-hour day is actually more than enough to both successfully meet your goals and enjoy your favorite hobbies. It’s all about organization and prioritization! You need to visualize and organize your week. The second point is to organize your daily tasks according to urgency and importance. The Eisenhauer matrix allows this organization. It is simple and reproducible. I would add a point: For each day, give yourself a chief aim to keep like: “if I only have to do one thing today, this will be it”! Ah yes and all tasks under three minutes must be done RIGHT NOW.
MANAGE DEADLINES : Put yourself in difficulty
Deadlines are a powerful tool if used correctly! Most often when we create deadlines, we work more when we have spent half the time allocated to this task. I propose to evaluate the working time and to impose shorter deadlines. This will force your brain to come up with solutions that ease and fluency cannot bring to light! This voluntary difficulty is part of a larger process: the Hard way, the constant search for challenges in order to improve yourself, to move forward, to always go further!
LONG LIFE LEARNER : Don’t restrict yourself
Curiosity is a fundamental element modern entrepreneur’s life: It will open up perspectives and allow you to experiment with different paradigms. Curiosity is the fundamental element of long life learning. This self-discipline and this regular practice of seeking knowledge, new skills, new opportunities is fundamental in this moving world! It is necessary for you to always be as close as possible to innovations which most often facilitate processes and save you time. Don’t close yourself to other fields, more and more specialties are clashing: therefore it is now possible to perform surgery using a robot. Tomorrow it may be in the Metaverse that the surgeon will perform this act!
KEEP ACCOUNTABLE : Keep the goal alive
Motivation is fluctuating in all of us: There is no one who keeps motivation intact and constant. Therefore, it is good at the throw itself into the adventure but that little by little it dies out: Those who only compete on this to reach the end find themselves helpless and can stagnate and wasting precious time! Visualization is projecting yourself, keeping the goal accountable is reframing what is happening now and integrating it into a whole goal-bound process! “How to make what I’m doing here a step closer to my goal?” is a question you have to ask yourself continually. A more personal way is to opt for a mentor, someone of value whom you can trust: A good man likes to receive advice while a mediocre man does not like to be guided.
It is up to you to manage your time. Don’t forget that a second wasted is lost forever, so use it as wisely as possible to build your own success!