How To Achieve More In Less Time?

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I hold 1 intent throughout the day.

What you focus on expands. Focus on 1 goal throughout the day, you attract what's needed to make the goal a reality. Instead of wheel-spinning activity I am more likely to move into effective acts, when I hold my intent.

How do you achieve more in less time?

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  • I find it very useful to break my goals down in to each small task. At the end of the day, when I review what I have done and setting my schedule for the next day, I am amazed at how much I had accomplished.

    Most of the time I end up with extra time at the end of the day because my tasks end up taking less time than I originally set for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      I like this approach.

      Drilling down goals creates order in your mind. Not too much to tackle at once.

      Thanks for sharing with us.

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    • Profile picture of the author chrisjenva
      Originally Posted by killerstarmarketing View Post

      I find it very useful to break my goals down in to each small task. At the end of the day, when I review what I have done and setting my schedule for the next day, I am amazed at how much I had accomplished.

      Most of the time I end up with extra time at the end of the day because my tasks end up taking less time than I originally set for them.

      This method works the best for me as well. I just find it much easier to get things done when my day is already set when I wake up. Feels great at the end of the day when you have checked everything off your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I make a list of the tasks I need to do each day. I do this the day before as I suffer from insomnia (among other things) and can often do stuff during the night.
    I prioritise my list so if I don't get everything done, at least I did the most important tasks for that day.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Making the list the day before makes sense Laurence. You can get to it is insomnia - or inspiration - hits you during the night.

      Thanks for sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Thanks Ryan. I have done it this way since I started working online. It works well for me most of the time. Like anything, you do get the odd day when things don't go as planned but I usually allow extra time for jobs anyway due to a roller coaster of health problems. The list helps me retain my sanity and helps my lousy memory too.
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  • Profile picture of the author karljimm
    umm maybe for me is paretto law 80 - 20, doing what give impact most
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    • Profile picture of the author primoquest
      Hey Ryan,
      I know this is going to sound a bit unorthodox because it goes against some of the methods taught by many IMers over the past year, but I have totally pulled away from Facebook and posting and hanging out so much in public forums.

      I've also limited which emails I will open at the start of the day. Since I have made these small changes in my daily routines, I've had more focus and have gotten a lot more productive.

      Of course, once my product is closer to launch I might consider doing more networking, but it will only be a small portion of my focus and marketing strategy.

      Thanks for starting this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Writing down what I intend to do gets me to do a lot more than when I do not. This is one thing I want to focus on each day so that I can fully attain my goals as planned.
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  • Profile picture of the author webworm
    Yeah it is true.For the better result and success focus on a point only along with the beauty of surrounding.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
      The last thing that I do before going to sleep is to write down what I want done the next day. This is not a new technique and it seems cliche to say but it works.

      The act of writing, pen in hand, of 3 things you want done will give your subsconscious creative avenues of expression while you're sleeping. The next day, check your list again, and away you go.
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  • Profile picture of the author creaver1
    It is interesting that nearly everybody responded in a way that is similar to the more than 100 years-old story of Charles Schwab and Ivy Lee. I am a big believer in that method too.

    If you haven't heard the story, here is one link:

    The Six Things Most Important Things I Must Do Tomorrow : eConsultant

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    • Profile picture of the author derekd
      For me, it's not just writing down what to do today or tomorrow, but writing down all the ideas and things that would distract me from what I'm focusing on in the moment.

      That way my mind is clear to focus on what is a current priority without forgetting about what can be taken care of later in the week, next month, or even at some far off distant point.

      For instance, if I'm working on a project and I get a great idea of a way to market it, but I'm not at that point in development yet, I just write it down instead of getting all distracted by it and getting off task from what is currently much more important.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjcreation
    I find that I achieve more when I'm busier, because then everything starts to feel like a priority. When making money working from home through Internet marketing, it's easy to become sidetracked. When I have a number of projects that need to be completed at the same time, I make lists and schedules. That way, I know what I should be doing at any given time, and everything gets done.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    It feels good that I have always accomplished my own tasks every single day. I simply organize my activities for today and the upcoming days, and always fulfilling them no matter what. It's all in the attitude and discipline of a Warrior, just go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Dan buddy, great to see you Thanks for replying and enjoy your day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    I always go by the things to do list and prioritize them. That has worked for me over the years and it still does, maybe should learn more tips in the new year to make it better.
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  • Profile picture of the author synergyxtr
    I try to multi task and having multiple monitors realy helps a lot in multi tasking computer work
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  • Profile picture of the author FreshPLR
    Leveraging your time in e commerce is always a challenge but there are ways of coming out on top. Delegation and outsourcing are two ways of making better use of time.

    Whether it is for content creation or building traffic, to be successful long-term means we need to share out the tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    Multi tasking -

    I put the laundry in and then sit down to work
    While I am waiting for an email or other contact, I cook or do the dishes
    When I sit down to knit I listen to a book on audio

    It all works as long as I don't stumble across several other things that need to be done before I get back to my desk
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  • Profile picture of the author Viramara
    writing to do list to focus, and most importantly, series of actions to manifest the to do list....
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  • Profile picture of the author vvsingh
    Put aside all distractions, make a plan for a day and keep working on it till it completes. By doing this I push my horizon every day in terms of efficiency.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandy christine1
    You need better time management. You’re looking for time saving tips. Whether you’re in a huge organization, a team of 30, or a solo practitioner, it’s fairly guaranteed that you’ve got more work to do than you have time to complete it. Further, the effort it takes to keep up with people in social media and do it like a human being takes some time.There are many opportunities in a given day when people will ask for some of your time, or distractions will snatch a bit away, or idle time will shift from being a refreshing pause into being a wallowing gap in what you’re doing. Time is the one variable you can work with more than any of the others.
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    • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
      Maybe I'm just wired differently...

      I found the best way for me to get a lot done is to make a lot of things that need doing very easy to do. I don't 'focus' on anything at all, just make every project that needs doing really easy to accomplish. That way, I get a lot done and don't miss out on opportunities.

      I learned how to do this when I got my Iphone and started working on my novel on it. Before the Iphone, 'novel writing' was 'sit down, get in the mood, get in the mood, think about it, think about it, write stuff...' and I'd write really well for about 2 days and then work would get in the way, or school, or friends or whatever.

      With the Iphone, it's 'hmm, I have 3 minutes I'm standing in line *type type type*, hmm, I have 20 minutes on the bus, (I deliberately don't drive because of this. *type type type* Hmm, I have 3 minutes at the gas station *type type type* Whadda ya know, I have a chapter and a half done already! Oh, I'm stuck? I have 3 minutes standing at the bus stop to think about where I'm stuck and get unstuck.

      I've been applying that to business too. Instead of trying to 'focus', I'll just look for things that 'click' with what I'm trying to do, and make them easy to do. I was sitting at school today and was like "I should work on Fiverr, I should work on Fiverr, nothing, nothing, nothing." Then I decided "I'm not going to go work on Fiverr, I'm just going to find a room I can work on Fiverr *in* I got off the couch I was at, found a room I could record vids in, and by the end of the night, I had a Fiverr vid up and a random business venture with some guy that I wouldn't have met otherwise.

      Telling me to 'focus' is like telling me to do a headstand. Not fun, not effective, and not going to get me anywhere. My brain'll already 'focus' naturally if I just let it have space to do so and don't force it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElliotBerg
    I am a big time procrastinator and it's my personal experience that if I avoid distractions and stop procrastinating then my output suddenly doubles. I have noticed that if I set a timer as the deadline for any given task ( the deadline must be attainable else it puts unnecessary pressure ), then I am able to do the task at an unbelievable pace and the end result is extremely satisfactory. Over a period of time I have realized that we must first understand our distractions and thoughts which make us procrastinate, once this is done then half the work is done, thereafter all you need to do is do some brain programming and altering of thought process. I have tried this in the past and have noticed improvement in my performance.
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    • Profile picture of the author tedw
      Originally Posted by peerless2acme View Post

      I am a big time procrastinator and it's my personal experience that if I avoid distractions and stop procrastinating then my output suddenly doubles. I have noticed that if I set a timer as the deadline for any given task ( the deadline must be attainable else it puts unnecessary pressure ), then I am able to do the task at an unbelievable pace and the end result is extremely satisfactory. Over a period of time I have realized that we must first understand our distractions and thoughts which make us procrastinate, once this is done then half the work is done, thereafter all you need to do is do some brain programming and altering of thought process. I have tried this in the past and have noticed improvement in my performance.
      That is an excellent point because how often do you find that if you're not making yourself accountable or don't have a given/self-imposed deadline then the reasons for doing something seem to diminish.

      Curious to know what helped you work out what made you procrastinate?
      Cheers, from another procrastinator!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Achieve more in less time by being strategic and consult or modeling experts, perhaps.
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    • Profile picture of the author guy99
      You can achieve more in less time by using your brain at perfect place...
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    It sounds stupid but honestly lists help keep me on target and motivated, if I don't have a list to work through I will get distracted sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovebeingdaddy
    I try to focus on what I need to achieve in my personal life, business and misc. concentrating on a weighted percentage per day. IE: If my family is gone for the day or I have more alone time in a given day my focus will increase on my business that day because I know in the long run it will help increase my family time.
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  • Profile picture of the author 11811
    Although I don't always take this approach - what I like to do is knock out the stuff I don't want to do first thing in the morning. It feels so good to get those things taken care of first and not have it hanging over you.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottsmith21
    .....GREAT ADVICE
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  • Profile picture of the author vince wicks
    To save time, you can just write down what you do during a day (do it for a week) and then just knock off what is not really important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lin Raj
    I know it is very useful tip as i am using the trick.But thanks for sharing it here.
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  • Profile picture of the author mollydavitt
    Breaking down your task into smaller ones and focus on one task at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daverio
    Disciplining your self to achieve your daily task to concentrate on them to finish them on them is very much important. So on the next day you can start another one and have a free time as plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Salesforce
    Yap!chopping your action plan to small segments and doing it in a disciplined manner on a daily basis places one in a better position to achieve the quickly.
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