I'm just now realizing that for me, one of the most important things I can do is to learn how to make myself do regular stuff faster. I realized that i spend so much of my day doing the little stuff - reading emails, writing articles or blog posts, or doing that kind of thing, that I barely have time for generating new leads, new websites, and generally just making my sites "bigger and better".
So in that vein, I'm learning to speed read. It's a big help to everything - reading emails, reading blogs, doing research, and I think it's making me a more clear and precise writer too. Today is my two-week mark of teaching myself this skill and practicing, which was the inspiration for this post. I went from 482 WPM two weeks ago to 690 WPM this week. I checked it at Free Online Speed Reading Test .
I noticed that by using some of the techniques I've picked up, I've been able to add about 45 minutes to an hour to my day, every day. Very worthwhile IMO, even if my jump in reading speed was relatively small.