If you’re easily distracted like me, simplify.
I call this 333 productivity after 333 beer in Vietnam 🙂
- Max 3 goals per time period (2 goals = better, 1 = best)
- Max 3 tasks per day (2 tasks = better, 1 = best)
- Max 3 time blocks per day (2 time blocks = better, 1 = best)
Focus is your biggest asset as a solopreneur, distraction your biggest enemy. Limits focus, so set yours!
3 goals. Keep them on your wall, screens and daily review. No more than 3 goals per year, quarter and week.
3 tasks. What task(s) completed today would make you feel good tired?
3 time blocks. Does your calendar reflect your priorities? As a creative do you have at least one “making” block per day?
More than 3 and I’m running in circles…
Less than 3 and I’m getting somewhere…
As a kid, my friend’s father would often say: “You can only do 3 things well at one time.”*
I agree. There’s a magic to 3.
p.s. check out my 600-word summary of popular productivity books here: Doing First Things First
* he meant school, sports and faith… and thus, no girlfriend 😆