Productivity

10X Your Productivity Without Giving Up Netflix

You really can be productive and still do the things you want to do while building a business you love. It’s not just a myth. Want to catch up on your favorite Netflix series? Meet a friend for coffee or read that book that you bought months ago? The secret to 10X your productivity lies in getting hyper-focused while planning your day in 10-minute increments.
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Sounds a little drastic, but it isn’t difficult once you get into the habit of doing it. The secret is to use the 100 block system.
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The 100 Block System

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On average, we have approximately 1000 minutes a day to use.
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How do you use yours?

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Think about everything you want to do in a day. Make a list of the time you’d like to spend on your business. The time needed for client work. The time you’d like to spend with your family time. Schedule in time to watch your favorite series on Netflix. Even the amount of time it takes to cook a meal. Anything you can think of that you want to do in a day should be allocated to a block or 6. 
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Each block is equal to 10 minutes, so 2 blocks are equivalent to 20 minutes.
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1000 block print example

You can click on the image if you’d like to print it.  

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How much can you get done in 20 minutes? Is it easier to map out 10 minutes of meditation now that you can see it?
How many books can you read in a year if you take 20 minutes a day to read? The average book takes between 83 – 100 minutes to read. So using this system, you could easily read a book a week.
52 books a year.

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Imagine how productive you could be with the other 980 minutes a day in just one week.

1000 block example

The example in the image is a neat version of what I actually do. I like to create a grid in a book and highlight my blocks according to what I want to do each day. I add all my appointments, drop in blocks for running, cooking and catching up on Netflix or whatever is needed for that day.
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Doing it this way also allows me to look back at what I have been spending my time on. I can then decide if I am happy with my schedule or if something needs to change. I also set up non-negotiable blocks for the things that are important to me and help me reach my BIG goals.
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Along with the 100 block system, I include the 90/90/1 rule daily and focus bubbles for the tasks that need to be distraction free.
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90/90/1

The 90/90/1 rule is one of the best systems to implement with this 100 block system. For the next 90 days, use the first 90 minutes or 9 blocks, of your day to do the one thing that moves the needle in your business. Starting with this will ensure that you always make time to work on your business and not just in your business. 
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Focus Bubbles

Create tight bubbles of total focus to get tasks completed in the allocated time frames. Parkinson’s Law states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. So if you know you only have 30 minutes in which to do something, it’s a lot easier to use a focus bubble to get things done and ignore distractions. This prevents a 30-minute task from turning into a 90-minute task.
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As Jim Rohn says: “Either you run the day or the day runs you”. Ultimately though, the choice is yours. Choose to run the day!
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How are you going to use the 100 block system to increase your productivity?
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