It’s not about the tasks. It’s about focus. (Productivity Tip #1)
I’ve found that it’s helpful to move away from the task-centered approach to getting things done, and move toward a focus-approached method. Rather than listing out all the million and one tasks I need to get done, I simply divide up my week into daily focuses.
Each day gets a focus and it’s repeated every week on the same day. As a startup founder, the single most important focus is the product (I focus on this every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Monetization, Distribution & Engagement fill my Tues and Thurs.).
Once I know the focus of the day, I work backwards. What are the top three desired outcomes for that day? And then I list projects and tasks that take about 1/2 hour to a few hours each. Tasks then keep me focused on meeting the goals for the day.
Want to get some serious and meaningful stuff done?
Create a weekly schedule with a daily focus, and then center all your activity around that focus.