Learn why a clear start and end time is necessary for your day and how to establish it. Learn how to avoid working as long as it takes to get something done by giving yourself a hard stop time.
- Would you be surprised if I told you…that pride actually creates a lack of focus?…What I mean by this is when I hear people…who pride themselves on their ability to work…as long as it takes to get the job done.…It means that they're a hard worker,…but this lack of an end point…actually creates interruptions.…It creates sloppy focus and allows for…lots of little distractions to enter into the day.…On the other side, if you limit the hours that you work,…it will actually force you to be more focused.…
I work with a business owner,…who when we first started,…was working over 60 hours a week.…Now, she works under 20 hours a week,…is more productive than she's ever been,…and more happy as well.…The way that we're going to accomplish this…is by thinking about your work day like a race.…In a race there's a clear start line and finish line.…In your day, we also want to have a clear…starting time and finishing time.…
This creates a clear boundary…where you know you have to operate…within these hours and be as productive…
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- Maintaining focus for longer periods of time
- Using your calendar to preserve focus
- Building a mental firewall
- Establishing expectations and boundaries
- Making time for others
- Avoiding distractions in a digital world
- Improving your workspace