You know the day is going to be rough when your to-do list has more items than the parts list for Elon Musk’s reusable space shuttle.
We’ve all felt it: the slow, crushing sensation of being overwhelmed. Despite wanting to focus on the most important aspects of our day (developing new ideas, engaging with customers, and planning and executing growth strategies), there are always tasks that end up miring us in busywork.
For general productivity, I like to use a modified version of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” model to manage my tasks. Once I’ve completed what can be done in less than two minutes, I delegate the task, archive it, or assign it for a follow-up at the proper time.
This system alone saves me a hell of a lot of time each week, but I’m always on the lookout for tools I can use to supercharge my productivity on tasks that still require my attention.
These three tools save me a few hours each week, giving me more time to relax, go for a run, and catch up with friends: Read More