Not all one hours are equal

November 13, 2019 No Comments

When you work on a task that you enjoy doing or are more skilled on, it is easy to enter a flow state (full concentration) and focus on the work; while you remain oblivious to happenings around you, thus facing less or no distraction.

The opposite is the case when you work on a task that you are less skilled on or something you really do not enjoy doing. You are more likely to be aware of all the distractions and even suffer anxiety, thus being unable to get much done.

In the first instance, you would get more done within a given time (say 1 hour) compared to how much you would be able to do in the 2nd instance given the same 1 hour.

In instances like these, as a creative, you should delegate jobs you don’t enjoy doing and as an employer, it is important to match your employees with the type of work they know how to do well in order to improve performance and output.

However, there are times you might need to challenge yourself to learn new things and also increase your work rate. But bear in mind that even when you do this, make it a gradual process so that you don’t push yourself too hard.

From the foregoing, you can see that how much you get done within one hour varies from one task to another depending on your level of skill at such task.

This knowledge should be useful when planning your next to-do list.

Free up space with my Declutter challenge

September 2, 2019 5 Comments

I am so excited to start this month with a declutter challenge. Let’s dive in.

It is an old saying that ‘less is more’. This translates to many meanings depending on the angle from which you look at it.

When less is more means the less you look, the more you see.

Also, less is more may mean the less you talk, the more you learn.

Less is more sometimes equal to the less you spend, the more you save.

AND when less is more translates to the less you have, the more you become.

The last instance has a more elaborate meaning which is, the lesser you have to deal with, the more you are able to be what you wish to become.

Why declutter?

The above analysis sums up the meaning of declutter for the purpose of this challenge. I want us to free up space both physical and non physical  to allow room for more productive tasks, more useful items and beautiful emotions.

This challenge will run for 7 days (one week) and it never expires. This means that it starts for you anytime you sign up for it.

The focus declutter areas are

  1. Mailbox
  2. Facebook & phone book
  3. Workspace
  4. Wardrobe
  5. Livingroom
  6. Kitchen
  7. The 7th area will be revealed shortly and it’s the most important.

You will have one day to complete each declutter area.

How to participate

  1. Sign up HERE to enter the challenge
  2. You will receive 1 email everyday from 24 hours after you sign up with instructions on how to declutter the focus area(s) for that day
  3. You will have up to 24 hours to complete the challenge for each day
  4. The hashtag for this challenge is #thedonetribe, do make use of it in your social media posts especially on Twitter and Instagram for a fat chance to be retweeted/reposted.

Do you crave more space to improve your productivity? CLICK THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE TODAY!