Today I’m off to California to watch my little bro get hitched, so Halley is here to help get your work day in line!
Facebook. Twitter. Facebook group. LinkedIn. Email. Twitter. Facebook. The day feels chock full of endless to-do’s.
I often delude myself into thinking I’m avalanche-busy, but when I use this nifty worksheet I realize I’m wasting time, MOUNTAINS of time. Time I could be using to pester my cat or drinking gin at 1pm or going outside to look at clouds. IMPORTANT STUFF.
Once you match up your intentions with your actual actions your productivity SKYROCKETS. It makes NASA jealous.
So here’s the experiment – how would your work day change if you wrote down your plans vs your actions?
All it takes is this printout I made for you and a pen/pencil (old school!) or copy/paste -whatever floats your metaphorical fishing boat (because I picture you as a Maine lobster fisherman).
Here’s how this works:
Download the PDF, print it, and fill out what you ‘need’ to get done today and tomorrow.
Then fill out EVERY SINGLE thing you’re doing/thinking
Need to do today:
Opened up Gmail
Thought about watching Seinfeld reruns
Answered one email
Watched all of Season 8 Seinfeld
Checked Facebook every 5 minutes
Looked at ebook document
Kept looking at ebook document
Set laptop on fire
And so on. It’s important to note when you wanna do something else without guilt. It helps just to notice.
Need accountability? Tweet me your blow-by-blow day tomorrow. I’ll keep you honest.
DOUBLE CHALLENGE – plan to only work 4 hours a day. Science let me in on a secret – we’re only capable of real tough cranium work for 4 hours tops.
Experiment for a week with this worksheet and focusing on only working 4 hours tops.
I bet your alcoholic cat will thank you.
Halley Gray is a marketing strategist at Evolve & Succeed. She works with online superstars like Michelle Ward, Tiffany Han, Lola Falk, and others to get them sold out, booked out, and booming in business. Wanna take over the (digital) world? Join her free FB group – Evolve’s Internet Domination Club!