Episode 13: How to be Tactically Lazy and get more done in less time
Let's talk about Tactical Laziness.
Welcome to the Self-Performance-Strategies (S-P-S) Podcast
"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."
― Bill Gates
I love making things simpler.
Finding ways to do less work while improving results.
It is an art and a skill.
I often use the 3 D's to help when work comes my way.
Do, Drop, or Delegate.
I have talked about this system before
But it is essential to use to stay focused on high-dollar and high-value activities daily.
Many of the business owners I speak with struggle with this.
They spend their days drowning in low-value work.
It causes a lot of frustration and stress.
Lazy systems can help you feel less frustrated and stressed.
Have you ever asked yourself this question:
Where can I do less work but improve my results?
If you have, you may already be Tactically lazy.
Here are 6 of the best "lazy" systems to help you do more in less time:
1. The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method
The GTD overview is based on five principles:
By clarifying your work and using the GTD pipeline, you can effectively prioritize your tasks and keep track of how you're spending time.
2. The Pomodoro Technique
You know this one, right?
You work in 25-minute bursts, spaced by 5-minute breaks.
On the 5th pass, you have a 15-30 minute rest.
You can alter the bursts.
I like going for 30 mins and doing 3 passes.
Sprint - rest - sprint works like magic.
3. Task Batching
This process is effective because you use single-tasking, not multitasking.
Your brain loves to work like this.
When you use task batching, you group similar tasks and eliminate the strain on your brain.
Maximize your productivity and keep your brain happy.
4. Eat the Frog
Eat the Frog is getting the most challenging task done as soon as possible.
While the task is usually the most important, it doesn't have to be; the main point is that it's the task you dread most.
Start big and build momentum.
5. Most Important Tasks (MITs)
A Most Important Task (MIT) is a single task that will take no more than one day to complete.
Now, I use this system when I focus on one project all day.
A daily sprint helping me complete a project or piece of work in under 24 hours.
Journaling done well is a superpower.
Use your journal to plan your week, review days, and build plans.
Spending an hour on Sunday planning your week can save you hours, and it gives direction.
For me, it is the ultimate "lazy" system.
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