Do you wish you had more energy and time to get everything done that matters to you? Do you wonder how to increase focus in everything you do?
Dustin Stout, co-founder of Warfare Plugins, a blogger, and entrepreneur, struggles with these very issues and shares 5 tips to increase your focus, productivity, and energy.
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
- Hear Dustin’s story of faith
- Learn 5 simple tips to increase your productivity
- Discover how to get more done without killing yourself
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5 PRODUCTIVITY TIPS TO INCREASE FOCUS
#1: Use a good to do list system
Dustin recommends using ToDoist. Find a system that works for you.
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#2: Use the Pomodoro Technique to increase energy, focus and protect your eyes
The 20-20-20 rule is something many optometrists encourage as a way to preserve our eye health, but it also has tremendous benefits for energy.
Learn more about the Pomodoro Technique here.
Here’s a link to the study on the 20-20-20 rule.
#3: Limit how long you’re going to work
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Andy Traub discussed the importance of discussing with your spouse when you’re going to stop working in episode 016.
#4: Decide how much time you’ll give to each project
The Focus Booster app is a great tool for helping you implement the Pomodoro Technique and track your time.
#5: Communicate with your wife about your need for privacy, if you work at home
Time Stamp Show Notes
1:53 – About Dustin
3:36 – Dustin’s faith journey
9:43 – Balance in work and life
10:33 – Dustin’s businesses
12:35 – How do you keep the balance – todoist
20:15 – How do you get everything done that you set out to do
20:55 – Pomodoro technique – Method of working 25 minute intervals
23:20 – Working 25 minutes and then taking breaks
24:25 – Creating just a work zone without any distractions
27:35 – How to give attention to many different jobs
34:48 – What about the projects that take longer then 25 minutes
43:10 – How to contact Dustin – dustn.tv
44:01 – Closing prayer