Chapter 2
Time management

“Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right things.”

– Peter Drucker

Remove distractions to increase focus

Learn how to spot and dodge common distractions for better focus and productivity.

Examples include a messy desk causing physical clutter, social media notifications leading to digital interruptions, and disruptive individuals such as a chatty colleague or an overly demanding friend.

Simplify with Automation

First, list your weekly repetitive tasks.

Then automate them using apps or your own methods.

Automation saves time for creative and critical work.

Delegate non-essential tasks

You can’t excel in everything.

Avoid learning new skills for one-off tasks.

Focus on your strengths and delegate the rest to experts.

Delegating ensures efficiency and better use of time.

Embrace every step

Days vary — great, good, tough.

Cherish the small wins and tackle challenges. Remember, rest and self-celebration are vital.

Overwhelmed? Rest early. Solutions often appear during downtime.

Understand the Dose-Response Theory

Hard work is crucial for productivity, but too much can be counterproductive.

Beyond a certain point, more work doesn’t mean more results.

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