Today, I want to talk about why you should batch your activities to be more productive.
Let’s be honest with each other for a minute.
You have a lot going on in your life.
You think so anyway.
The truth is everyone has the same amount of time in a day.
Tick tock…tick tock…tick tock.
Time never stops.
Everyone is busy, yet few people are truly productive.
Because most people really don’t know how to manage their time effectively.
Or, they don’t have the desire to do so.
I can’t speak for you, but I’m always looking for ways to be more productive in my life.
I strive to be efficient and keep the main thing the main thing.
I want to be productive.
Most entrepreneurs do.
After all, we don’t get paid by the hour.
We get paid to produce.
No production, no money!
As a result, I’m always looking for ways to improve my time management.
I make to do lists…
I use a day planner…
I schedule my day by the hour….
I set priorities…
All of those things work, but there is one thing that I do that gives me the best return on my time investment.
What is that you might ask?
I batch my activities.
I batch my activities and do similar tasks at one time.
Here are a few examples:
When I shoot videos, I do a week’s worth of videos in one day.
Same thing with my podcasts…
I’ll make 10 or more podcasts in one day.
And my blog posts…
I like to write 3-4 posts in a day, enough to last the entire week.
When I do editing, I do all my editing at one time.
When I make calls, I do all my calls one day a week.
Simply put, I batch my activities whenever I can.
This saves me a lot of time.
Rather than bouncing around from task to task, I focus on one “group” of things at a time.
I do an entire week’s worth of a specific activity at one time.
For me, it works wonders.
Here is what I suggest you do so you can be more productive.
Make a list of all the routine tasks you do each week.
Put some thought into this list and write down everything you can think of.
Odds are, some of these things are things you do daily.
Take your list and put a * next to the items that you can batch.
Starting next week, batch your activities.
It will be weird at first.
But, I can assure you it will have a positive effect on your life.
You will quickly discover how much more you can get done each day, and how much more efficient you can be by following this simple method.
It’s not rocket science.
It’s just a hidden secret of people who are really good at managing their time.
Let me know how it goes.
I think you will be very happy with your results.