Two Hacks that Boosted My Productivity
Two of the biggest productivity enhancements I made to my business is when I implemented time-blocking and batching into my weekly schedule. I used to have meetings available on all days and I would record my podcasts three days a week (or maybe it was two, I can’t remember!).
I would be so overwhelmed from going back and forth. I’d go from interview to meeting, to having to do highly technical back end work, to designing a simple image in Canva. It got to the point where it exhausted my brain on a whole other level… To the point where I’m not sure I’ll ever be as sharp as I used to be.
A New Schedule
When I realized how tired I was, I knew I had to figure out what I needed to do to create a schedule that better suited my needs. What I ended up doing was moving all my meetings to Monday and Wednesday to boost my productivity. I started this at a time I had 30 clients, so I needed to have more than just one day a week availability.
This left Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays open for work. Thursday mornings I would have podcast interviews. In the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, I would work on client work. I would batch like items with like (Canva design creation, writing, funnels, etc). This is how I worked for a very long time. This schedule allowed me to increase my productivity.
To add to it, I created a time-blocking schedule. This means you create blocks of time that contain certain tasks, client work, things to do, gym sessions to attend, or yoga classes to go to. It’s all blocked out so you know what to do every minute of the day, effectively.
For a lot of people, this sounds horrifying. I can totally understand that. I used to be one of those people. But once I started to listen to the schedule (though it is difficult and I struggle a lot), it’s still one of the best things I did for my business. It boosted my productivity to another level. I highly suggest you do it too.
This is how I hacked my productivity. How will you hack yours?