Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The 33:33 Secret to Greater Productivity

If you get more done every day, you can delight more clients ...

... which gets you more revenue

... which is a delight.

You may think you've heard or read every productivity secret under the sun.

But I'll bet the following "33:33" tactic is not only news to you -- it will also revolutionize your working day.

I know, because I've used it for 5 years, and it never fails to help me get more done, in less time and with less effort.

It truly is powerful. And simple!

So, take it away Sandy Barris from Fast Marketing Plan in this guest posting. I normally write all my own stuff, but Sandy has said it better ...

Thirty-Three Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds.

That’s the magic number I use when I need to focus.

I’d love to tell you that it was my idea, but it comes for the late Eugene Schwartz, one of the world's greatest copywriters, who admits he never had a creative block using this technique.

It works like this: Set an egg timer (or your watch) for 33:33, hit Start, then ... stay seated in front of whatever you have to do at your desk. During that time, concentrate fully on the task at hand. Do not get up from your desk or allow yourself to be distracted by anything.

As soon as the timer goes off -- no matter what you are doing or how deeply engrossed you are -- get up from the desk, walk away, and take a 5-minute break. Get up, walk around, open mail, exercise -- whatever. You give your subconscious mind time to recharge, mull over what you just did, and make new connections.

This is the secret of getting things done: Do what has to be done in short bursts. Stay totally focused on the task at hand for 33 minutes and 33 seconds -- and not a second longer. And see if you don't become more productive, faster.

File this under "Simple. Brilliant."

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