Tips on productivity from successful entrepreneurs
Even in the recent past, boys wanted to become travelers and generals, and now, sorry, starting. And nothing bad or amazing here. Nowadays, when all geographic discoveries have already been made, and the war has ceased to be a certificate of honor, it is much better to create new things and ideas. Especially if they bring more and good income.
Therefore, we want to acquaint all future and start-up with the secrets of the most successful people in this area. This article was based on the answers of famous persons of Internet entrepreneurship to the QUORA Question: "What is your secret productivity?"
Rule "No meetings on Wednesdays"
Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook Coordinator and one of the developers of the popular ASANA project management service, suggests that in his team there is a rule to leave one day per week free from all meetings, meetings and discussions.
As a result, we get a continuous work space for a whole day, which ultimately turns out to be the most productive day of the week. Dustin Moskovitz
Use intelligent maps
Although the first schemes of associative connections arose almost in ancient Greece, yet in modern their form, intelligent cards became popular thanks to the British writer and psychologist Tony Buzan. Now this method of presenting information and finding solutions is widely used in all areas. For example, Paul Klipp, the creator of LUNAR Logic, every Monday paints a new card with tasks for a week, and then spends a few minutes daily for its update. To do this, he uses the MindMeister service.COM, resulting from approximately such a scheme.
Try the "tomato" technique
Following the great popularity of interval training in sports similar method of organizing time, comes to offices. The essence of the "tomato" technique is that you share your working day for 25-minute segments, during which without distraction do your direct responsibilities. These working intervals are divided by 5-minute recreation gaps, during which you can relax. Paul Klipp applies this technique, and it really helps him.
You might assume that a person is able to make up to 16 such cycles per day. In fact, it is not. I am lucky when it turns out to work two intervals without distract. But in these 50 minutes I have time to do more than the remaining seven hours of my working day, at least in terms of promoting its most important tasks. Paul A. Klipp
Use to control Kanban tasks
The Kanban board is a simple tool for visualizing your current tasks and achieved success. We wrote about this technique in this review and here. The PAUL KLIPP mentioned above uses this method not only to manage its time, but also for organizing work in the team. This is how his working list looks like in the Kanbanflow service.Com.
Outsourcing of small and labor-intensive tasks
When working on any project, there are tasks for which it is impractical to take into the staff of a special employee. Perhaps these tasks you have to solve only once or they are so small, which only distracts you from the main case. In this case, feel free to contact freelance employees and freelancers. Matt Decellers, Founder and Head of William Painter, recommends such sites such as Elance and Fiverr, to search for specialists literally in any area – from programming and before design.
Highlight your main affairs
When you plan to schedule the next day, highlight the three most important things and write them down on the sticker. Decellers recommends adding this sticker directly in front of him so that his presence reminds you of priorities.
Use Rescuetime to find out where your time leaves
Decellers also recommends installing a Rescuetime program on your computer or a corresponding browser extension. With their help, you can track how much time you spend on visiting certain websites and use applications. You can see both daily statistics and analysis of your activities per week. Based on this analysis, the overall assessment of your productivity is derived and tips on its increase.
Come to the office before others
Remco Van Mook, one of the founders of Virtu, recommends appearing at work per hour or two before all the others.
Perhaps first you will not like it too much. But then you will see what you can do for this short time even more than the rest of the day when all employees gather and start distracting you on trifles. Remco Van Mook
Use Pocket to postpone interesting articles for later
Gokul Nath Sridhar, Founder and Likewyss CEO, is a big fan of Pocket. This application will allow you to lose less time on the study of interesting materials found by you in the network. Just save them for reading and you can safely go back to them later: on the way from work, in the evening or on the weekend. Pocket downloads articles on your computer or mobile device, so you will not even need internet.
Remember the rule of two minutes
David Allen In his popular book "Getting Things Done", described this technique, which reads: if the task can be performed less than two minutes, then do it right now. Christian Sutardi, the founder of the LolaBox startup, successfully applies this rule in.
I like this approach to the fact that it is completely natural. You do not need any software or special gadgets for this. You do not need learning and mastering this skill, you can start doing so right from today. Christian Sutardi
And you have your own techniques that help in work? We tell us about them (we will not tell anyone, honestly).