There’s no time like the present to clue you in.
My exhaustive spare-no-expense research into the habits of successful leaders uncovered a fascinating way they track their time.
Yeah, I know… I’d be better off actually doing the successful habits instead of researching them, but it’s a sacrifice I’m happy to make in order to get this valuable (and timely) information in your hands.
For the longest time, I thought successful people were masters of spending time wisely, and that was that.
Apparently, though, many of them take running out of time super-seriously.
Here’s their secret.
Remember how the strategic use of “time blocking” was success habit #6?
(Sure, you do! Sorry I brought it up.)
Well, a number of successful people do much more than time block.
They also break up time blocks into chunks of 33 minutes, 33 seconds and start counting it down.
This is usually right after they “google” the word timer and click on one of the electronic versions that pop up.
How simple can you get?
But it works.
There must be a special magic in setting the timer at exactly 33:33.
Many high achievers say this productivity tactic amplifies focus and also gives them a full 30 minutes to stay on task while building in 3:33 upfront to grab a coffee, check in with the Lions latest injury report, or zip off a speedy-kwik text.
(In other words, there’s planned goof-off time from the very first second. I like it! It’s like eating dessert first!)
Anyway, I’m glad I was able to give you this worthwhile tip today.
And I know what you’re whispering to yourself —
“It’s about time!”
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