Overcoming The 5 Biggest Productivity Drains - Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Overcoming The 5 Biggest Productivity Drains

Apr 2, 2018 | Podcast

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Episode Brief Description

As entrepreneurs, our time is literally money.  In this episode, we introduce 5 of the biggest productivity drains and provide your strategies to overcome them.

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Key Insights & Timestamps

  • [00:52] – Welcome
  • [04:14] – Multitasking
  • [09:03] – Choose a maximum of 3 things you’re “doing”
  • [11:03] – Time Blocking
  • [14:30] – Handeling distractions
  • [17:01] – Increase focus and productivity by impementing limits – ie checking email only twice daily, at specified times
  • [23:01] – Keeping track and developing a working system for you
  • [25:06] – Planning work in advance
  • [26:43] – Staying accountable
  • [43:19] – Identify the most important tasks, make use of tools and outsource when able
  • [43:48] – Your Homework
  • [45:49] – Tom’s Bookshelf

Your Homework

Which of these drains is keeping you from getting more done? Check out our old post about creating a Kanban board!

Ariana’s Homework: Implement steps and proccess to overcome productivty drains and leave a comment listing your number 1 drain and 1 action you will use to improve.

Tom’s Homework: Choose 1 goal for the next 90 days and the top 3 key actions you will take to reach that goal.

Tom’s Bookshelf

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Key Insights

  • Multitasking
  • Adressing Distractions and finding your best workspace.
  • You can’t keep track of everything, but you can create a system that works for you.
  • Taking time to plan your work will avoid you feeling lost.
  • Working with value.

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