hello friends welcome to our productive

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you in this video I'm going to taking

about the summary of the book

procrastinate on purpose by author Rory

Vaden author's message number one the

most successful people never complain

about being busy do you ever feel

overwhelmed with the demands on your

time if you do you're not alone research

shows that the time we spend on routine

tasks like getting dressed household

chores and eating can take five hours

according to a Newsweek report simply

trying to find our belongings take 60

minutes of the day add in a full time

job and it's a wonder we get it all done

so how can we manage our time better

surprisingly the first step is to quit

complaining about how much you have to

do for many of us this is difficult Rory

Vaden for example used to take pride in

telling people how busy his life was

when they asked he would sigh and

explain how much he had to do of course

he was busy

research finds that the average

executive now receives a staggering 116

emails a day as the co-founder of a

global consulting practice Hayden's

inbox was always brimming with demands

on his time nonetheless looking back he

believes he crafted this image of being

busy because it made him feel important

after talking to highly successful

people who maximize their productive

hours known as multipliers he realized

that these high achievers never complain

about how packed their schedules are

Vaden asked one of these multipliers why

they weren't as busy as he was she

replied that it wasn't that she didn't

have a lot to do she just felt there was

no point complaining about the demands

on her time that would be a waste of

valuable mental energy instead of

worrying about her to-do list she gets

on with it after spending some time with

these prolific multipliers Vaden noticed

that accepting their packed agendas gave

them a more peaceful frame of mind they

might have been busy but they didn't

seem stressed

instead the multipliers took

responsibility for their own lives and

steered clear of a victim mentality you

can follow suit by remembering that you

made the commitments that make demands

on your time by taking ownership of

these commitments you'll empower

yourself to find a solution to your

overloaded schedule you are not a victim

of your responsibilities and you are not

too busy to take care of them

author's message number two multipliers

eliminate rather than add tasks to their

schedule conventional wisdom tells us

that less is more

nonetheless when trying to become more

successful we tend to think about what

we can add to our lives to boost our

achievements we adopt a clever new

strategy for example or add that

productivity boosting step to our

morning routine but the truth is that

adding to your to-do list won't multiply

your time or your success in fact

path to productivity lies in eliminating

activities from your life of course this

might be easier said than done

why because human nature craves the

satisfaction of achievement thus we

often engage in trivial activities

simply to reassure ourselves that we've

accomplished something this explains the

common yet pointless practice of

completing a random activity and then

adding it to our to-do list simply so we

can mark it as done however the most

productive among us are constantly

asking ourselves which tasks we can

eliminate multipliers don't focus on

activities but on results they know that

success is not about the number of tasks

you finish but about how significant

those tasks are begin multiplying your

own time by going through everything you

do in a day with an elimination mindset

if you're struggling here are a couple

of notorious time wasters just waiting

for the shove first eliminate television

the typical American watches over 34

hours of TV a week that's almost as much

time as a nine-to-five job

add up all those hours and you'll find

that the average person spends a full

nine years of their life in front of the

box so unless you've already eliminated

this unnecessary distraction you can't

come in to work complaining that you're

too busy second eliminate some meetings

from your working day a survey by

salary.com found that a whopping forty

seven percent of respondents believe

meetings are their largest time waster

next time you receive a meeting invite

ask yourself two key questions do I

really have to know what will be shared

in this meeting and will I be called on

to make decisions in this meeting if the

answer to both is no then eliminate that

pesky time waster from your schedule

authors message number three multipliers

invest money to make time do you think

like a wealthy person or like an average

person you can find out by conducting

the following simple thought experiment

when deciding whether to buy a

five-dollar coffee what do you think

about the average person only considers

whether they have five dollars in their

pocket to spend although this approach

might initially seem sensible the

wealthy person thinks bigger instead

they consider that if they spend this

five dollars now that's money they can't

invest in something else in other words

having a wealthy mindset means having an

investment mindset crucially multipliers

make time for themselves the same way

that wealthy people make money with an

investment mindset let's take a look at

how investment begins both time and

money if you didn't spend the five

dollars on coffee today you could invest

that money at a moderate interest rate

of say 8% and thanks to the magic of

compound interest in 30 years that $5

will become 30 dollars

thus a wealthy person understands that

the true cost of that coffee is 35

dollars the $5 today and the missed

opportunity to make $30 in the future

would you really spend that much money

on coffee multipliers understand that

kenney investments can also generate

time and money for example think of all

the hours you spend repeating the same

task this could be sending out the same

email to multiple customers or

re-entering information into a database

how much time could you save by

automating all these repetitive

processes probably a whole lot sadly

many businesses don't have an investment

mindset

as a management consultant the author

has heard countless executives say they

would love to use more automation but

they can't afford it this reluctance

might seem reasonable but the truth is

that businesses can't afford not to

invest in automation

just like the future $30 you forgo if

you buy that coffee today the hidden

cost of not investing your money in

automation is squandering your time

tomorrow so don't waste any more of your

future time instead give yourself

permission to automate today author's

message number four save time and money

by delegating tasks some things in life

just need to get done if you've got a

task that can't be eliminated or

automated then it's important enough to

receive human attention but if you're a

time poor worker don't panic you might

just be able to delegate it instead

consider everything you do daily from

house work to spreadsheet updates now

ask yourself could someone else do this

for me for most tasks the answer is

probably yes so why don't more of us

save time by delegating all too often we

worry that the other person won't meet

our exacting standards or complete the

work on time and soon enough we start

telling ourselves the same old story

it's quicker if I do it but this

probably isn't true let's imagine for

example that you spend five minutes of

each working day completing a particular

task once you decide to delegate that

task you will also devote 150 minutes of

your time to teach someone how to do it

why 150 minutes well business school

experts advise that for every minute a

task takes you to finish you should

invest 30 minutes in training another

person to complete it this is known as

the 30 X rule

at this point you might think it really

would be quicker to do the task yourself

but now consider that the time you spent

on that five minute task works out as

one thousand two hundred and fifty

minutes in a 250 day work here so even

if you spend 150 minutes on teaching

you'll still save yourself one thousand

one hundred minutes annually many people

believe they can't afford to delegate

after all no one's going to work for

free but before you make that decision

remember that time is money too if for

example you earn an annual salary of one

hundred thousand dollars a year that's a

$40 hourly rate thus delegating those

1,100 minutes will free up more of your

time to spend it earning money instead

and provided the other person's hourly

rate is lower than yours

you'll still turn a profit so don't try

to do everything yourself use another

pair of hens to multiply your time

authors message number five waiting

until the last minute can save you time

visit a lake at sunset and you may find

a fisherman there with a line of freshly

caught fish but take a look during the

mid-morning and you won't see him

catching any fish no matter how long he

stands there why because fish bite at

dusk and dawn not at 11 a.m.

this shows that success is not just

about taking action or how long you

spend doing something in life just as in

fishing it's also about waiting for the

right moment with this in mind give

yourself permission to procrastinate but

before you start watching TV instead of

going to the gym let's clarify a few

things

the procrastination we're talking about

here isn't putting off something you

should be doing because you don't want

to instead we're talking about having

the patience to wait until the optimal

time to act and as every multiplier

knows patience can save you a lot of

time let's consider a business owner who

likes to get through her monthly to-do

list as quickly as possible when an

order comes in for a product that's due

in a fortnight

she'll pack it up as soon as she's off

the phone with the customer but what if

that customer calls back to change or

cancel their order in this scenario she

would cost herself time and possibly

money by unboxing everything and

starting all over again in contrast if

she patiently waited until the day

before delivery she could have taken the

alterations into account and saved

herself precious minutes this story

highlights the key reason why patience

is so important it allows you to adapt

to unpredictable changes whether that's

a change in the weather the stock market

or a customer's requirements in our

fast-paced modern world things tend to

change at breakneck speed so don't be

scared of a little procrastination and

have the patience to wait and see

author's message number six multipliers

focus all their concentration on their

priorities during the harvest season

a farmer works a staggering 18 hours a

day getting ill tired or taking a career

break isn't an option she has only a

short window in which to pick her crops

and secure her livelihood for the rest

of the year the rest of us can learn

something from the harvesting farmer

sometimes your only option is to focus

all your energy on the task at hand so

far we've learned how to multiply your

time by eliminating automating

delegating and procrastinating but if

you can't do any of those things then

the task must become your priority when

it comes to priorities the best way to

deal with them is to give them your full

attention

in a hectic world this isn't always a

simple task but tellingly the world's

best multipliers use certain tools to

help them focus research by the authors

consulting company discovered that less

than 10 percent of people report using a

comprehensive written plan for

allocating their time each week however

a whopping 85% of multipliers to use the

sort of schedule

why because multipliers understand how

damaging distractions can be to

achieving their priorities so they

exclude them from their rigorous agenda

however making a schedule and sticking

to it isn't enough when you sit down to

concentrate on your priority you need to

bring your whole mind not just your body

to the table too often our minds wander

instead of focusing on the task in front

of us

let what you're working on completely

absorb your attention only by fully

concentrating can you truly make

something your priority lastly remember

that you can only have one priority at a

time by its very definition a priority

is something that comes before

everything else so don't start thinking

about your family when you sit down to

concentrate on a business problem

although both these things might be your

priorities when you sit down to

concentrate on something it should be

your primary focus otherwise it's not

really a priority at all author's

message number seven great time

management should be a priority for

organizations - how much time are you

and your colleagues wasting in the

workplace it might be a lot more than

you think

a survey of 10,000 people conducted by

the author's consultancy found that the

average respondent wastes 2.0 nine hours

on irrelevant activities a day these

shocking statistics prove that time

management shouldn't just be a personal

aspiration but a commercial imperative

let's calculate how much all that wasted

time costs businesses across the United

States the average American for example

makes thirty nine thousand seven hundred

and ninety

five dollars annually which equates to

around a $19 hourly wage so those two

point zero nine hours add up to a ten

thousand three hundred and ninety six

dollar cost for employers every year and

that's just for one employee but despite

the high price of wasted time companies

are often more interested in saving

dollars instead most businesses would

never operate without setting budgets

keeping tabs on their expenses or

reviewing their financial statements in

contrast most businesses have no formal

strategy at all for tackling the

question of what's wasting company time

this failure to recognize time as a

valuable finite resource is a huge

problem for organizations after all your

company can always recouped lost dollars

but time once spent is gone forever

luckily there is a solution your company

needs to start thinking like a

multiplier and so does every one of its

employees this sea change might not be

easy but just think of the benefits

imagine a workplace where every

pointless task is eliminated and

activities are delegated to the person

with the right set of skills in this

type of business

each team knows when to take action and

when to be patient and individuals focus

on their current priority without

distractions wouldn't that be a

productive and profitable place to work

if you think so then start making it

happen by being the change you want to

see and procrastinating on purpose boost

your own results and it won't be long

before your colleagues start following

your example the key message in these

book is individuals and organizations

are wasting their precious time every

single day resulting in huge financial

and productivity costs regain control of

your daily schedule by carefully

evaluating your daily activities and

determine what can be eliminated what

can be delegated and what should become

a current or future priority don't

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