Forget multitasking and long hours. Stever Robbins says the best way to increase personal productivity is to work faster, look for parallel opportunities.Then there is the whole idea of working longer hours either to make more money or to accomplish all we have on our plate.Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact he phrase touches on an individual’s emotional and intellectual desire to “have it all,” but doesn’t really tell anyone
- Planning is an essential component when it comes to getting things done and should not be skipped.
- Take time at the end, or the start of the day, to plan out the specifics of what must be done and the time parameters.
- Life needs wiggle room, so don’t castigate yourself if it takes time to get good at organizing your time.
“The lesson is to put your phone down and other distractions in front of your big task and completely devote yourself to it for the amount of time you’ve budgeted.”