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Many ambitious people don't stay aware of how their time is spent.
Track the time you spend on work and personal tasks. For extra clarity, assign an hourly rate to your time based on the salary you would like to make. Calculate the cash value of hours spent on things that get you closer to your goals vs. the hours spent on distractions, personal business, or dead-end activities.
Can you contact the people you most want to influence?
Growing your email list is crucial to building your following. Invest in an e-mail management tool and take full advantage of the features they offer. Make daily assessments. And if your numbers do not show ongoing growth and engagement, you are not connecting with the right crowd.
Can your community reach you and interact directly with you? Collaborators and followers value the chance to engage and share information. Also, you have to know who they are.
Measure how strong is your presence in the communication channels that your colleagues and crowd prefer--e-mail, Twitter, Instagram, networking events, etc.
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Normally we are tied up in the unessential, the trivial, small demands that take up our time and energy.
We need to prioritize the essential, the important, the things that really matter in life, like family, relationships, meaningful work, and what we love to do.
Let go of the things that are limiting you:
The email experiment works as follows:
According to a 2018 survey, the average creative professional spends 5.6 hours per day checking email.
Once you make up your mind to make the mail app less accessible, it is much easier to give up email. Leave the phone outside the bedroom to help build resilience to the email habit.
Most emails are of little value. We often remember the extraordinary, like the once-in-a-lifetime invitation, but not the ordinary - that possibly only three percent of emails are worth reading.
You can't be in constant motion and be at your best. You need to know when to take your foot off the gas and just rest a little.
Ironically slowing down can also mean we get m...
Too much physical and mental clutter is not good for us.
Streamline and declutter regularly. If you don't need it or it doesn't serve a positive purpose, eject it.
Pareto's 80/20 rule states that in any particular pursuit that we undertake, approximately 80 percent of the results may come from just 20 percent of our efforts.
If we identify and focus on the 20 percent that really matters we are more likely to live a simpler life more on our own terms.