How to shave 10 hours off your work week!



#010: How to Shave 10 Hours Off Your Work Week [Podcast]



In this podcast episode, I talk practical ways to restore margin in your life and, specifically, how to shave ten hours off your work week.


This is something I am personally having to re-apply to my own life. In this episode I share some of my current challenges.

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Episode Outline

If you are intentional, I believe you can shave at least ten hours—maybe more—off your work week. That is forty hours or one week a month. Even if I am only have right, it’s still an enormous amount of time.

Here are seven strategies to get you started:

  1. Limit your time online.
  2. Plan your day in advance.
    • Quadrant 1 Tasks: Urgent and Important
    • Quadrant 2 Tasks: Important But Not Urgent
    • Quadrant 3 Tasks: Urgent But Not Important
    • Quadrant 4 Tasks: Neither Urgent Nor Important
  3. Touch e-mails once and only once.
  4. Triage your calendar.
  5. Schedule time in the alone zone.
  6. Use batch processing.
  7. Use e-mail templates to say “no.”

Listener Questions

  1. Question #1: Jane Graham asked, “How can my husband, who is a busy public high school principal, cut back?”
  2. Question #2: Jen McDonough asked, “What’s the best way to get started with a virtual assistant?”
  3. Question #3: Kurt Feldner asked, “How can I use crowd-sourcing to save time?”
  4. Question #4: Lessa Barnes asked, “How can I delegate in a way that doesn’t end up costing me more time than if I had done it myself”

Next week, I will be talking about “The Secret Power of Naps.” If you have a question about that topic, please leave me a voice mail. I’d love to hear from you.

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Show Transcript

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