I can do in an hour what other joe accomplished in 24 hours

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Many of us doing many things at the same time, that make us think that we are more productive. Are you like one of my friend who told me that he is like Windows XP, he do multitasking. But have you ask your self at the end of the day, if you really did what you need to do the whole day? Or you only spend most of your time doing things that are not part of what you want to accomplish that day?

Too many distractions

This is the only one reason why most of us are not productive during the day. There are so many distractions to what we are doing that are not part of our daily tasks. Want to know some of them, here they are:

  • Checking your email from time to time
  • Visiting Facebook From time to time
  • Posting Comments To Facebook from time to time
  • Tweeting
  • Chatting
  • Watching Videos from Youtube
  • Textting
  • Phone Calls
  • You do not really know what you want to accomplish that day
  • Chit Chat With Your Friends, Office Mate, or Colleagues
  • And more distractions

Now try to compute all the time you spend doing all what I mentioned above and you will be surprise that 90% – 99% of your time was wasted. They are the reasons why we are not productive.

Imagine if you eliminate all those distractions, how much work you may completed in the whole day?

So how can we avoid all those distractions and become more productive?

  • Write down your goal – You can start with your 1 year goal then break down into months, weeks, and days.
  • Create a “what do to list?” – You need to write what you want to accomplished weekly or daily.
  • Backtrack– You need to backtrack what you’ve accomplish the other day for you to asses your progress to reach your goal.

That is the 3 most important thing to do for you to be more productive and become successful.

Why you need to write?

Many of us failed to write our goals and what we want to accomplished. The reason why it is important to write your goal and “what to do” is to have a clear direction of what we want to be done. This will help you to monitor your progress.

That’s all folks, I love to hear your comments…  start writing your goals and what to do list now.

10 thoughts on “I can do in an hour what other joe accomplished in 24 hours

  1. Most people get frustrated being that after a month or two they not making any money and give up! There are tons of ways of getting out the on the net!

    I use You tube and produce many videos with great description and then use the caption, in doing this the spiders come through fast and with in hours your on first page of Google. I also use a massive ping software sending pings of my URL.’s to 178 ping sites which has google indexing everything Fast!!

    It takes time and just know tons of resources out there! Don’t give up!!! <:O)

  2. So right, Ed! I am guilty of all of the above and the days
    I put a timer on with my “to-do” list are the most productive
    of all. Makes me “accountable” to the timer : ).

    Works every time.

    Thanks for sharing! Kristie from Georgia

  3. Facebook is like the TIME VAMPIRE of all time. But since our business is maintaining FB contacts, our fanpage etc. Its something I have to open on a daily basis.

  4. Absolutely true! I’m not a fan of “what to do list” before, cos i thought to myself i can remember all the things the i need to do for the day, but it ends up doing nothing cos all my time are being spend checking mails and inquiries and phone calls. But when i started listing my “to do list” for the week i become more productive.
    It’s a wake up call to all those people out there. 🙂

  5. Try A Whiteboard….I write web sites for client plus SEO plus I have my own sites to do. I agree with Ed that you can get distracted and not get a full workload done in a day. I purchased a big dry wipe whiteboard which I have facing me with prioritised work for each day and leave the social stuff until the evening. FB & Twitter are a huge distraction if you let them and wso’s are even worse!! Split your day into two with a 1 hour break in between (it’s funny how you don’t take breaks when you work from home) High prioity work in the morning and low priority in the afternoon and one other habit I have got into and thats making sure whatever work you are doing the next day is on your computer or desk ready to go so you don’t have to think.
    Thanks for the reminder ED, Andy from UK

  6. This is a good post.

    Time management is so essential! Procrastination in the online business world is so easy with distractions around every click. At the end of the day, the Internet is a large part of our life nowadays, and entertainment, adverts and other media is always there to take our mind away from work.

    What I like to do, as suggested by my mentor Alex Jeffreys, is to block out 4, 60 minute sessions a day. In those 60 minutes I turn my phone off, log out of all social media websites, turn my TV off and put my headphones in with a little light music to keep my focused and calm. Then I work, 60 minutes straight – 4 times a day. Doing this method for 1 week, equates to the same amount of work you could do in several months! Believe that!

    Anyways, good informative post. Enjoyed it!

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