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5 Quick Productivity Tips for Solopreneurs
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Okay, I promised quick tips, so let’s get started.
1. Time blocking
Colorful calendar = going on autopilot
Spend 30 minutes on weekends planning your next week. Timeblocking keeps you on top of your professional engagements, personal responsibilities, and fun so you don't have to spend time midday wondering what to do.
Here’s what a time-blocked day looks like:
2. Distraction-free environment
On average, Americans check their phones 144 times a day. Wow, that's a lot! Sure, you’re just “checking emails” or “checking
Put your phone in do not disturb mode and keep it away from you.
You’re not a multi-threaded CPU.
Context-switching is hard on your brain. According to researchers, it can eat up 20%-80% of your productivity. This invisible (cognitive-)tax can be responsible for not meeting deadlines, feeling like an imposter, and being tired af.
Focus on one specific project or type of work for at least half of your workday.
4. 2-minute rule
Your brain is excellent at processing information but terrible at storing it.
That’s why you should always make to-do lists. However, scheduling a tiny task takes the same amount of time as scheduling a big task. If something takes less than ~2 minutes, it’s better to do it on the spot.
This helps you manage your time and the quick win gives you some extra boost.
5. Hell yeah, or no
This is the one I've been using the most recently.
In the past, I was always busy because I thought saying yes to everything would get me ahead. As a result, I've never gotten around to working on my own projects, exercising daily, or simply spending enough time with loved-ones. It's a fast track to burnout.
Now, my default answer to new tasks or engagements is no. My productivity went up a lot after this.
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