Whew time really flies when you’re deeply engrossed with what you do! Three days and I forgot to update this blog : ( Lot’s of projects that I have to work on. I’m really excited to share what I’ve been busy with. It’s really nothing fancy but I hope you’ll find these things interesting J Aside from personal projects, I’m also working on clients’ stuff.
While enduring the daily freelance grind, I’m figuring out real productivity lessons here. Some of these are the following:
- Focus on four or less projects in a day. Any number more than four, will surely burn you to hell. Right now, I’m working on six websites, five content marketing projects, and two personal projects (GiveIt100 Challenge and FB Writing challenge). That’s really harsh since I work alone most of the time.
- Define a clear goal. Determine what you really want to happen and when you like it to materialize. One of my goals is to set-up Blog A before the end of March.
- Turn that Goal into Daily Affirmation. Since you have a clear goal in mind, focus now on sticking to it by turning that goal into a daily affirmation. You can recast that goal into a more optimistic sentence like “I am having a blog that I can be proud of before the end of March.” Inspiring isn’t it?
- Focus directly on tasks that will really lead you in accomplishing your goals. I was facing a dilemma between setting up social media accounts for the blog or working on the widgets of the website. I realized that I can delegate the social media work to my workmate and focus on tweaking the website which will directly contribute to my goal.
- Affirm that you’ve done something. Have you ever felt that feeling of being so engrossed with a project that you forget other projects queued in your to-do list? That always happens to me. This is why I need to draw a clear mark on what to accomplish in a certain period of time. After finishing a task, I need to affirm or confirm that it’s over to subconsciously tell myself to move on to another task. I’m using a productivity tool called iDoneThis , a web tool that you can use to count the task that you accomplished in a day. After finishing a task, login to their website and type in the task you accomplished. You can also keep the iDoneThis tab open in your browser so you need not to log in over and over. The tool is also awesome as a collaboration tool.
So that’s the daily productivity system that I’m trying to maintain. It’s really effective since it gives me a clear cut view of what I do and what I accomplish. Would love to know your own productivity hack. Comment it below :D
Day 7 of 100 Days Challenge – March 2
March 2 was a Sunday so I wasn’t so productive. However, I managed to work on several task:
- Banner placement for affiliate programs
- Research for my upcoming e-book :p
- Website check for a client
- Meditated! (finally!)
- Brainstormed for a startup service that I’d like to work on.
If I have enough money to hire people, I can surely launch my startup online service in two months. It would be awesome for social media marketers who would like to automate their campaign without sacrificing the quality of work. If you know someone who might be interested in financing an idea, let me know : D
Day 8 of 100 Days Challenge – March 3
I’m starting to connect with my online influencers. It’s a great experience every time they respond to my emails. I would surely share their responses once I sealed one interview with them. :D I also did some blog tweaking.
Day 9 of 100 Days Challenge – March 4
March 4 was more like a contemplation day for me. I reviewed my financial health and planned things out for my websites. I also did a lot of reading for the content marketing plan for a client. My girlfriend and I went to Department of Labors to settle some employment issue. Crap! It’s really so traumatic being employed nowadays. I tweaked the website again and sent an interview question to a startup company. Hopefully, they would email me back. Bye. End of the day.