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In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to challenge you to work only four hours per day for one week.
“Success is actually a short race, a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.”
“It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.”
Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
The Take Action Today segment of the show will help you brainstorm on that one thing you can do to make any area of your life or career extraordinary.
In today’s episode, I am going to challenge you to work just four hours a day for one week and show you a step-by-step process for how to focus on the one thing that matters most. You can apply these steps in your career and life if you really focus on doing so. Doing this has forced me to focus on the most important things that I have needed to accomplish and make them super successful or extraordinary.
In this session, I will go into detail on the steps you can take to work less yet accomplish more:
- Review your tasks at night and come up with your Most Important Tasks or MITs for the following day.
- Review your MITs first thing in the morning and delegate whatever you can.
- For the next 15 minutes, take a glance at your e-mail and answer anything urgent.
- Work on your MIT #1 for 45 minutes.
- Take a five-minute break.
- Repeat this process with MITs #2 and #3, taking a five-minute break in between.
- Spend the last 15 minutes answering e-mail or making any phone calls.
Books Mentioned on the Show:
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller
Resources and links mentioned in this session include:
Chicago Goal-Setting Workshop
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Did you take the four-hours-a-day challenge?
I would love to hear any questions you might have or stories you might share on how you have applied these steps for working just four hours a day.
Please leave your comments or questions in the section below.
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success