Time is the most valuable and precious resource you have. For most of us, time management and staying productive is a daily trouble we need to cope with.
How is it that we all have the same 24 hours a day, but some people are able to earn billions and billions of dollars and other people make 50 thousand dollars a year? Let’s take the example of Elon Musk, who has insane schedule work and manages to reconcile work, family and public life.
In this post I would like to share with you 3 Elon Musk’s tips for productivity you can use and how that will have a massive impact in your business and life.
Stop using To-Do-Lists. Unexpectedly, yes? But it’s true. 50% of tasks that people put on their lists are never done at all. It’s like a graveyard of important but not urgent things. We’ve all been here, right? It’s much better to work from a calendar. If you want to get something done - put everything in your calendar: from drinking coffee to clients calls.
Time boxing. When you have an insane work schedule you need to plan everything in an advance. For example, Elon Musk’s planner broken into 5 minute slots and getting into one of those openings is difficult work.
Whether it takes 10 minutes or 1 hours. You need to estimate a task duration to understand the real amount of time you need to complete a project. Somebody says, scheduling your entire day, makes you a robot. But unstructured free time can be a destructive thing. Due to Mason Curry’s book Daily Rituals: people with a stable plan are more efficient and less stressful. Decide what part of work you are going to do today and you'll see the productive results.
Doing less, create more. There will always be what to do. Working 24 hours a day doesn’t mean you are productive, it means that you are going to “kill” yourself. Try to end your day when you’re exhausted, not when you’re done, because you are never done. Say no to everything that doesn’t support your immediate goals and allocate other minutes for your health, family, hobbies. Taking a rest refreshes your mind and replenishes your mental resources and increases your creativity.
Try to implement all these tips and you’ll see a huge working progress. Concentrate on things that matter and get you closer to more money, productivity and life you want to live.