“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
There are thousands of apps, email plugins, Chrome extensions, and software tools for improving productivity. It can be baffling to pick a system adapted to your schedule, workflow, and needs.
Still, there are a few irreducible facts about productivity:
- There are very few hours in the workday.
- There are even fewer super-productive hours in the workday – maybe just two.
- To-dos are almost useless until they’re scheduled on your calendar.
- There is no such thing as an automatic productivity system. To get stuff done, you will always need to manually manage to-dos, your schedule, and your priorities. Account for that.
- Simplicity rules everything, including productivity systems.
A recent post titled “Peter Drucker: How to (Actually) Manage Your Time” focuses on the fact that execution starts by mastering your time.
As Drucker said, “Effective knowledge workers, in my observation, do not start with their tasks. They start with their time.”
Read the post here. It’s worth your, well, time.