Do You Want to Get More Done in Less Time

 

The most successful people on the planet are so
for one main reason: They get more done, in less time, 
with less personal effort, and greater leverage of others.

Bill Gates has the same amount of hours in a day as you.
He has 50,000 odd people doing work for him, buying
into his vision and getting more done than Bill could
in one decade, in a single day.

So how can you get more done in less time? How can you
get what you want by actually working less yourself?

Here is the blueprint that successful people use, whether 
consciously or otherwise, to get more done in less time:

1. Know what your time is worth

If you don't know, in pounds and pence, what each working
hour is worth to you, it's hard to know what to do yourself
and what others should be doing.

Your IGT – Income generating Time – is your personal value 
per hour of worked time. Divide your total monthly income
by the amount of hours you work for that income, and you 
have your IGT per hour, which leads us nicely to point 2:

2. Only do the most valuable tasks yourself

If you are doing admin, surfing, Facebook etc and it is 
bringing in less than your hourly IGT – you are actually 
getting poorer by the minute. Unless the task at hand is,
or has the potential to be worth  m o r e  than your current
IGT – outsource it or you'll financially drown. Point 3:

3. Leverage first, do second

The best leaders task their team before they get bogged down 
in the day-to-day doing. Stick a post it note on your computer
that says 'Leverage First or Die' 😉 – and ensure that at the 
start of every working day you task out to your team and outsourcers
all your non IGT work  f i r s t – you can normally finish your day 
between 11am and 1pm doing this

4. Eat the Elephant

Those big ugly monster tasks can overwhelm us into delusion
and procrastination. Eat that Elephant one step at a time,
and when you are doing, or you are outsourcing, chunk the 
monster Elephant tasks into nice tasty bite size pieces

5. Prioritise & Question each task

Is what you are doing now not only high IGT – but the  s i n g l e  
most important task you should be doing now? If not bump it 
down the list: this takes discipline and honesty

6. Kaizen/Canei

Constant and never ending improvement ensures you constantly 
move forward in an ever changing world. Clive Woodward, when 
he took over the management of the England Rugby team, didn't
look for wholesale large scale changes, but 1% improvement in 
every facet of the game. 1-5% improvement in every area of your
personal game compounds to 1000% improvement.

How? Read. Listen to audio. Surround yourself with people 
better than you. Train yourself. Go on courses. Follow experts.
Analyse things. Question things. Observe and be aware.

7. Test everything

In marketing, the most successful are often those who test 
responses the most – they observe their collateral and are 
continually looking to improve on each area of their advert – 
the title, the call to action, the copy, the imagery and so on.

They are prepared to try new things, because they may just 
stumble on the most successful revolutionary strategy – 
and they often find it by accident. In your quest for constant
improvement, test everything and monitor your success rate.

Now here's a test: Action step

Work out your IGT and keep a 'worklog' for the next week. 
Monitor honestly and exactly every 30 mins where you spend 
your time. After one week review it and just remove the 
least productive 10% only to your most productive tasks – 
and see the magic happen 😉

Have fun with it, and keep your eye out for more

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