4 Ways to Get More Done in Less Time…#1 Seems Weird but Isn’t

What’s the secret to getting more done in less time?

The secret lies in taking the path of least resistance, which is exactly how I helped a coaching client cut his work time by 20% and increase his productivity by 30%.

How to get more done in less time
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Whether you like it or not, human beings are wired to take the easy route. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s a survival mechanism ingrained in us from our days as hunter-gatherers.

Overworked and Underperforming? Distractions are Killing You

Do you ever feel like you are working more but getting less done?

Have you ever ended an eight, nine, or ten hour day scratching your head wondering what you accomplished? Or, as a coaching client of mine admitted he’d experienced, you’ve worked a full day and not eliminated one item from your to-do list?

Overworked and Unproductive
The average worker is interrupted every 11 minutes. No wonder so many feel unproductive. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

Don’t worry. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are normal. And that is the problem. You don’t want to be normal. You’re a world changer. You want to get things done.


Have you ever been so exhausted that you just gave up on a goal or dream?

I have.

Child sleeping with exhaustion

If you have, you don’t look back on that time with fondness, do you?

That’s because you know deep down inside that the moment when the exhaustion was at its peak, your goal or dream was within reach. When you let the fatigue become an excuse to give up, you give in to the enemy of your dreams. Call it Resistance. Call it the devil. Call it fear. Whatever it is, when you give in to fatigue, you give up on greatness.

Like a Child

I wrote about this before in a post entitled Childlike Persistence. Young children don’t know how to give up. It’s not in us from birth. If it were, we would never walk, because learning to walk is hard. It’s exhausting. It’s painful. We fail at it thousands of times before we succeed.

As an adult, how many times do you allow yourself to fail thousands of times before you succeed?

You know the story of Thomas Edison…he failed thousands of times before finally inventing the light bulb. It’s a cute story, but do you apply it to your life?

The Worst-Case Scenario

Worst-case scenarios are a waste of time and energy.

Words are powerful. Forget the worst-case scenario.

Can you even imagine the following conversation?

Husband: We should take a vacation.

Wife: Yes we should. Let’s go to Hawaii.

Husband: That sounds great. Worst-case scenario is that we die in a plane crash on the way there.

Or this one…