Hey Guys! I just wanted to share with a killer new productivity hack I've been using that has drastically improved my work efficiency and effectiveness! As entrepreneurs, looking to grow our businesses, we are constantly bombarded with new challenges. Our to-do lists are never-ending and sometimes we can get overwhelmed! Adding on the constant distractions of email, social media, and texts, it can often feel like we have accomplished very little actual work in the day. This can be frustrating and often futile.
Fear no more, my friends! I've been using a simple tool to dramatically boost my work productivity. If you are not applying this technique, you are not being as efficient in your work as you could be.
The method, I am referring to, is The Pomodoro Technique. This method, developed by Francesco Cirillo, is a very simple yet effective method of structuring your workday. It cuts large and seemingly unmanageable tasks, that often lead to constant procrastination, to more bitesize, manageable pieces. The simplicity of this method is nothing less than GENIUS!
All you have to do is set a timer for 25 minutes. During this 25 minutes, give 100% of your focus to completing a single task. YES, this means turning off your email and text notifications and also performing the seemingly impossible task of logging out of all your social media. Doing this will give you full focus on the task at hand. Then, when the 25 minutes is up, give yourself a 5-minute break to do whatever you would like. Repeat this process for a total of 4 X 25 minutes sessions and then give yourself a much deserved 20-minute break. Then, rinse and repeat. Best of all, there is a great app that can track all of this for you, it's called Focus. PRICELESS!
I really hope you guys give this simple technique a try and start CRUSHING your Q4 goals more effectively. Feel free to comment and let me know if you find this technique useful or are already currently using it. Besides, I just used it to write this post! Now, time for my 5-minute coffee break :)
Cheers, my friends!
David Goldstrohm is the owner of PL Prominence, an expert listing and PPC optimization service for Amazon sellers.