Steve Jobs once said: “You need to work not 90 hours a week, but with your head.” The founder of Apple, of course, was a little cunning (his subordinates were just the champions in processing), but he formulated the idea as a whole correctly – it really makes sense for us to reconsider our views on the organization of work. But how exactly? Here are some helpful tips on the topic!
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1. Take at least 10 minutes to plan.
If you find yourself having problems with productivity, plan first. The main thing is “without fanaticism”: don’t make yourself a State Planning Committee. Allocate 10-15 minutes to work plans – this will be enough.
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What exactly should you do?
- Look at things from a bird’s eye view.
- Think about the actual goals and identify the ones you want to solve first.
- Write down all the tasks you want to do today.
2. Relate goals and objectives (“weighting method”)
Here’s how it works:
Look at all the tasks you need to complete and evaluate each of them for their importance to you. Namely – measure the importance of the task in terms of “price” and reward (what it will give you).
Price is the effort and resources to complete a task (time, money, health, etc.). The reward is how close the task will get you to achieving the final goal.
Here are some clarifications:
Low price + Big reward
Do this first and foremost – it’s easy to deal with them, and their decision motivates you – because you become noticeably closer to your cherished goal.
High price + Great reward
Split big tasks into smaller ones – ones that can be done in less than an hour.
Low Price + Modest Reward
Such things should be done last. When you have time, or when you want to take a break and distract from more serious matters, take 10-15 minutes and deal with the “trifle”. An example of such a task is checking email for new emails.
High price + Modest reward
Think again – is it worth it to do such things? If so, look for ways to reduce the “costs” when working with them, because in the current state of affairs, doing them is very unprofitable (from the point of view of effective work, of course).
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3. Think about deadlines
After studying the actual tasks, you will immediately get a perfectly clear picture of what exactly is worth doing. Great … but in life, you rarely get to always prioritize yourself. Most often, other people do it for us – bosses, relatives, etc.
What to do?
There is nothing you can do – you will have to add deadlines to your list of tasks and revise it taking them into account.
The Weights Method is the perfect way to figure out exactly what you need to do right now. And when you clearly know what to do now and in the future, the work really gets done 10 times faster! Spend 10 minutes a day to work with the “scales” – and the results will certainly not be long in coming!