252: How to Structure Your Day for Success
The choices that you make about how you structure your day, what you spend your time on, the order that you do things in, has a very direct effect on how productive you are able to be and, as a consequence, how successful you are able to be.
Today I am going through the details of how I structure my day, and specifically how I do so today versus earlier in my life when I was less productive. It’s the little choices that I make throughout the day that, individually don’t seem like much, but add up to a large advantage,
For instance, most people listen to pump-up music or something like that when they’re working out, but I listen to educational material. This simple choice ensures that I get an additional 30-90 minutes of education every single day, and over time, that adds up to far more knowledge.
That is just one of the examples of how I make consciously and very purposeful choices to make sure I am able to get the most out of every day. Learn the rest of them on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!
- Use a calendar. Too many people don’t even take that step
- Making a practice of putting everything in your calendar will help you get them done
- Put anything in a calendar that you really want to make sure happens
- Give yourself an “impossible,” or difficult, deadline for projects that you want to make happen
- Use video conferencing if you work with people remotely
- Write down your goals. This gives you a far better chance of accomplishing
- Consider a personal assistant, depending on where you are in your career and if it makes sense
- Understand exactly the value of your time to make a smart decision about paying for people to help you
- Do multiple things at the same time, like learning while exercising
- Consider using Binaural beats if you need to really focus for a bit
- Build a team to help you
- If you don’t have a lot of money, look to trade services
- In terms of getting organized, eliminating, and then delegate
- If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room
- Put yourself in an environment of people who will push you and make you grow