I was listening to my favorite mentor the other day and someone asked her how she managed to get so much done. She earns over $1million dollars per month so, as you can imagine, she has a lot of stuff going on. Yet she manages to livestream almost every day and come up with the most up to date information which she shares with her many followers.
She said that the reason why she gets so much more done than most people is that she time blocks. So although I am normally someone who likes to learn but often does not get around to taking action or teaching what I have learnt, I decided to try this out for myself.
OMG – What a difference it is making not only in my business but also in my life. I encourage you to do the same – you will be amazed at how much it helps. The thing about it is that you need to be very strict with yourself about the time you spend on each task.
It changes your perspective on a blogpost when you have already decided in advance how much time you are going to spend researching the topic (especially if it is something you are not very confident about), decide how long you are going to take to create the outline, write it and another timeblock for sharing it to as large a target audience as possible.
Same thing applies to making a video – set a time to complete the research, the script, the filming, the thumbnail, the editing, the keywords and hashtags, the description and the optimization, even the scheduling. Be generous with the time you allocate to each task in the beginning and gradually with practice you can reduce the time spent on them. Just being aware of how long it takes to complete each project seems to speed up the length of time you need to spend on each one. The end result is either time saved that allows you to spend more time with your family or having time to get more done – your choice!
Apparently this timing has been scientifically proven to be effective. Effectivess and efficiency are two of my favourite words! Whenever I am searching for a new product or a training – they are the criteria that I use.
I am someone who is very fond of gadgets and automation so some time ago I bought myself a timer and it has come in very handy for my time blocking activities – which reminds me the reason that I bought it in the first place was so that I could use the Pomodoro method. This is a method which uses 25 minute time blocks with 5 minute intervals (you can google it!) I think this time blocking method combined with a few other little hacks could just be the tipping point in your business as well as mine.
Time-blocking, focus, consistency and persistency play a part in creating a successful business online. If you start with time blocking and focus you can build up the rest by creating new habits and gradually adding them to your daily tasks. Lately I have noticed that many top marketers and business owners block out time to focus on their priority tasks on a daily basis. It seems to be the best way to deal with the overwhelm which we are all having to cope with nowadays because of all the interesting and distracting things that come on our path from the moment we open our eyes each morning. Let’s not even mention Tik Tok Tik Tok TikTok.