Time management is the biggest struggle I constantly hear across any professional, young or mature that I talk to.
Have you ever noticed when you are deep in thought making great progress on a project and someone comes over to ask you a question and snaps you out of the flow zone, how hard it is to get back refocused?
There is a cost for task switching.
- It takes up to 15 minutes to fully refocus your brain from one task to another.
- World Class performers in any discipline say a minimum of 90 minutes (up to 3 hours) is what you need into truly dig into any task at a professional level.
- You can only truly focus on three big tasks per day and make any meaningful progress. Accept it and work with it!
Think back, when was the last time you were truly engaged in something where you made meaningful progress? How long were focused on it?
You might say “but I have 10-15 things I need to get done everyday, that doesn’t work for me.”
I would say, what if you knew if you truly focused on your biggest three priorities and crushed them, spending more time on them, is it possible, the rest may take care of themselves?
In his book, The One Thing, Gary Keller shares how he grew his commercial real estate business exponentially through this method.
How do I know it works?
In addition to me, where it has made a huge impact on my time and energy management, I have recommended it to many other people I mentor and it has had the same effect.
Are you up for the challenge? For those who do, I would love to hear how it impacts your life.
The kick in the pants you need. Sign-up for a better start to your work day.