Ideas for getting things done...

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  1. Work longer hours
  2. Work faster
  3. Do fewer things but higher payoff tasks
  4. Do things you are better at
  5. Make fewer mistakes
  6. Work as teams with other people
Feel free to add to the list your own ideas....
#ideas #things
  • Profile picture of the author januzcans
    Thank you for sharing. Very informative.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeltaForce
    You are quite welcom januzcans!!
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Yes correct. They are great ideas to get things done in no time, and it may help others get motivated.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Christopnguyen
      From my own experiences one of the most helpful things is to set a list the night before you goto sleep ( be realistic here) and as soon as you wake up you do that list in order. Once you finish one thing on that list you move directly to the next. This makes it so that you don't end up going off on a tangent... which is how most people tend to waste precious time.

      After I started implementing this in my daily routine I found that I began to get many more things done much faster.


      Also from my own personal experience I find that if I run in the morning I tend to work about 1.5x to 2x better throughout the entire day.
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      • Profile picture of the author 11811
        Originally Posted by Christopnguyen View Post

        From my own experiences one of the most helpful things is to set a list the night before you goto sleep ( be realistic here) and as soon as you wake up you do that list in order. Once you finish one thing on that list you move directly to the next. This makes it so that you don't end up going off on a tangent... which is how most people tend to waste precious time.
        I really agree with this, but there's one missing component that you didn't mention, which for me is important - Prioritize! Have to prioritize that list. What's the most important thing to accomplish - top 2 or 3 in a day - down to least important. Of course it doesn't always work out so nice and neat each and every day. But the prioritizing is still important for me.

        Originally Posted by Christopnguyen View Post

        Also from my own personal experience I find that if I run in the morning I tend to work about 1.5x to 2x better throughout the entire day.
        Yep same here!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    I use sticky notes on my desk - as I get each note taken care of, I rip it up and toss it in the trash. I don't know what it is about the action of doing this that is so satisfying, but it works much better for me than a checklist.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElliotBerg
    Remove distractions while work and make sure the environment around you is quite ( good for concentration). I personally like to have a to-do-list, as it helps me to complete more work on a daily basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
    2. Work faster
    This will not always get things done. Doing it faster can lead to something not done. Messy, but you can miss some things when you rush.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Visualize success instead of negatives and failures. When you have inspiration, act on it immediately and take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dyer402
    Add hot pocket. List complete.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
      Anything easier than this list to get things do i hate working long hours.
      Do fewer things but higher payoff tasks sounds good though.
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  • Profile picture of the author SoCalMarketing
    Anybody read "the four hour workweek".? Tim has some great tips in there. Hard for most of us to grasp, I speculate that this due primarily to our default thinking and behaviour. It is beyond our comprehension to begin with that such a concept may be attainable.. "whether you think you are right or wrong... you are correct"
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    • Profile picture of the author Social Expert
      I have read the book, Tim F has shared some good ideas for getting things done fast and from distant....
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  • Profile picture of the author Calvin Cole
    For me I get things done by applying this simple principle "work now, play later" and "no work, no play." It helps a lot to accomplish things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    1. Find a way to not have to also work a 9-5 job
    2. Work efficiently
    3. Stay physically healthy
    4. Take some breaks to recharge the metaphorical battery
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay F
    Get your family involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    Ok this is the big one that has made the biggest difference in my productivity. And that is

    DON"T DO ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE PROJECT YOU ARE WORKING ON

    Say for example you are producing a new information product. The idea is that you work on that one thing, and nothing else until it is complete.

    There are three main reasons I believe this works well.

    1. Things actually get done - Work gets completed and monetised, no more wasted projects.

    2. External Pressure - If you are working on one thing you will at some point face external pressure. Someone will want you to work on something else, there will be some new thing you want to try. But if you stay disciplined you only have one choice. Finish what you are working on now faster.

    3. Focus - Your mind isn't trying to work on a million different things. Your world consists of the work that you are doing right now and nothing else matters.

    I design a list of things that I want to get done. And for each a put a stop point in place. If you are doing a WSO, your stop point might be "list WSO" you hit that stop point and it's on to the next project. But until then you don't work on anything else.

    Sounds simple, but it takes discipline
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  • Profile picture of the author fictionaldamo
    Just keep steppin. I mean I am always scattered and going in many different directions and I am a pretty organized person. I guess that is called multitasking. However, whenever I look back I always see things I accomplished. I must be doing something right but all I do is keep going.

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  • Profile picture of the author Roan
    i think if you set yourself a very short time period to get something done, you will be able to work faster and get more things done. Instead of thinking: "I got all day to do this", think "I only got 2 hours to get this done!". See what happens
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjenva
    I usually try to plan out my day the night before.
    First thing in the morning I drink a bottle of water and take a walk.
    Come back, clean up, and start the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jami Pagan
    you can always start early then procrastinate.....
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  • Profile picture of the author deejones
    Leo Babauta, a "time management guru" many have probably heard of, has a book called Focus. There's a free version and a paid version with more content. I've only read the free version so far, and it has some pretty good advice about focusing on one project at a time, and being more productive by doing less.

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  • Profile picture of the author ZumbaKassel
    Concentrate one thing, everything what you can do under 2 minutes must be done immediately
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Work on something you are passionate about --easiest way to learn and succeed...
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    • Profile picture of the author deejones
      Originally Posted by paul_1 View Post

      Work on something you are passionate about --easiest way to learn and succeed...
      Staying excited goes hand-in-hand with that. I know people who do work on things they should be passionate about, but they lose the passion somewhere along the way. So I think it's important to stay excited.

      Even when you have to do something you're not passionate about, try to find something about it that excites you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fatality
    Make a list of things that you want to accomplish during the day and check them off as you do them. I also like to listen to music while I am working but it may distract some of you. Everyone has there own ways to concentrate and stay motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author aireland
    Very informative, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author alexisnock
    Working long hours is not good for me, I am also trying to avoid this. I want to have everything in balance.
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