Make Time Tactics

Make Time Tactics

The author shares main four key ideas for 'Make Time'.

  1. HIGHLIGHT
  2. LASER
  3. ENERGIZE
  4. REFLECT

In this book, the author shares more than 80 tactics for all the ideas and tells us to choose those that fitted you the most by try those tactics in your daily life.

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Make Time

Make Time

by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

MORE IDEAS FROM THE BOOK

ENERGIZE

Use your body to recharge your brain.

If you live a little more like a prehistoric human, you will enhance your mental and physical energy.

Some tactics

#61 Exercise every day (Don't Be a Hero)

#67 Stay Hungry: Skip the Breakfast

#72 Take a caffeine Nap

#77 Get Woodsy: Get some times in the woods (or close to nature)

#78 Trick yourself into Meditating: Just take a moment and feel your breaths and count them.

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HIGHLIGHT

If you set a single intention at the start of each day, then you will be more satisfied at end of the day after completing that task.

Focusing on a daily highlight stops the tug-of-war between Infinity Pool Distractions and the demands of Busy Bandwagon.

It creates a 3rd path: Being intentional and focused about how you spend your day.

A Highlight should be bigger than a task but smaller than a major project.

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Busy Bangwagon & Infinite Pools

Busy Bandwagon: This is the illusion of endless tasks.

Infinity Pools: Apps and other sources of endless (or infinity) replenishing contents. These are the endless distractions.

These days 'BUSY' is just like a 'Badge of Honour'

We are just trying to squeeze productivity into every minute of the day and forget to live more intentionally.

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REFLECT

Adjust and Improve your system.

Take note of those tactics that are working for you and those that aren't.

Establish your own 'Make Time' System

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JAKE KNAPP

“Perfection is a distraction—another shiny object taking your attention away from your real priorities.”

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howard thurman

"Do not ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have came alive."

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JAKE KNAPP

“Shifting your focus to something that your mind perceives as a doable, completable task will create a real increase in positive energy, direction, and motivation.”

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Jake Knapp

"You only waste time if you’re not intentional about how you spend it.”

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#18 Log out - from all the social media sites, uncheck the 'remember me', reset the password to a strong one(like - gh#?56&95/g$), and write it down physically.

#19 Nix Notifications

#23 Skip the Morning Check-in

#24 Block Distraction Kryptonite: The weak point of you which can't resist (just like Kryptonite is the weak point of Superman).

#38 Be Slow to Response

# 51 Play a Laser Sound Track - a favorite soundtrack of you - will help to get into focus easily.

# 55 Make a Random Question List.

 

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cesare pavese

"We don't remember every day, we remember moments."

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LASER

If you create barriers around Busy Bandwagon and Infinity pools, then you will focus your attention like a laser beam.

"When distractions are hard to access, you don't have to worry about willpower, you can channel your energy into valuing time instead of wasting it."

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3 types of HIGHLIGHTs

  1. Urgency: "What's the pressing thing I need to do today?"
  2. Satisfaction: "At the end of the day what would give me more satisfaction?"
  3. Joy: "When I reflect on my day, what experience will give me more joy?"

Some highlight tactics -

#1 Write it down

#8 Schedule your highlight

#14 Become a morning person / #15 Night-time is highlight-time.

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RELATED IDEAS

The "Make Time" Framework

Make Time is a framework that can help you create more time for the things you find important, in 4 steps, repeated every day:

  1. Highlight: Pick a single activity to prioritize in your schedule.
  2. Laser: Use certain tactics to stay laser-focused on your priority.
  3. Energize: Charge your battery with exercise, food, sleep and quiet time.
  4. Reflect: Adjust and improve your system.

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Make Time

Make Time

by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

“Most people have no clue what they are doing with their time but still complain that they don’t have enough.”

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

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