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Simple Idea to Boost your Productivity

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WizIMS, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. WizIMS

    WizIMS Power Member

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    It's been a long time since I had posted a thread, I'd been really busy lately.. but here you go :)

    ?Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.The sun?s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.? Alexander Graham Bell
    We all want to achieve stuff, and there?s nothing wrong with that. We all want to get more stuff done, so we can move forward and get closer to our goal, and there?s nothing wrong here neither (as long as we?re getting the right stuff done).
    Because we want to achieve more, we believe that doing one thing at a time is a waste of time, so we try to multi-task, and that?s one huge mistake.


    Before getting into single-tasking, I?d like to explain to you why multi-tasking is wrong, and much less productive:

    • Less Focus ? When we switch between tasks, we are not giving each task the time to get it done right because we are not completely focused in it, no matter how small it is.
    • Switching Modes ? When we switch between two different tasks, we also switch our thoughts direction, our brain mode. By doing this over and over again, we are simply wasting time.
    • Less Learning ? When you are simply rushing and ?multi-tasking? and not focusing on each task, it?s very hard to learn anything from it. And that lack of knowledge, will probably cost you time in the future (when doing similar tasks).
    If you?re still not convinced about the importance of single-tasking, please take this small test:


    1. Get 2 peaces of paper, and a timer.
    2. On one peace of paper: Draw a Face, a Cat, and a Dog. Draw them all at the same moment (multi-task). For example, start with the dog?s head, then move to the cat, then to the face, then back to the cat, etc. That?s exactly what you do when you multi-task.
    3. On the other paper: Draw a Face, finish it properly. Then draw a Cat, finish it properly. Then draw a Dog, finish it properly.
    4. Compare the results (both time and quality).




    How to Get Used to Single-task:

    If you are used to multi-tasking, learning to single-task may not be that easy, but it?s not hard neither. I did it, so everyone could. Here are some tips to help you mastering the art of doing one thing at a time.


    1- Become Conscious:


    The most important tip I can give you here, is to actually know that you need to single-task. Whenever you spot yourself multi-tasking, stop that and move to single-tasking mode.

    2- Make it a Routine:


    It doesn?t require a self-discipline or what I call brain-fighting to make this happen. You simple need to get used to it..


    3- Make it Hard to Switch:


    If you want to avoid brain-fighting when urges appear (where you usually loose), simply make it hard for you to get distracted from the task in hand.
    To do that, you can cut off the internet when you are writing a post. You can close all other tabs, and keep the one you need. Make it as hard as possible to switch to other tasks, this way you will not have a hard time resisting when urges appear.

    That?s everything I have on this subject, I hope it helped.


    Thanks for taking the time to read.
     
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  2. Mr Paul

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    Thanks for the time taken to motivate, it's so great, and imagine, you did it on the right time, ON MONDAY!. this week is going to be great. . . thanks Wiz.
     
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  3. LBrown

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    Great analogy with the drawings.

    I just found you subconscious injector on your site. I'm trying it out now... because I'm not focusing properly.
     
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  4. adultBH

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    routines can kill sometimes...
     
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    Agreed. Whoever wants to do this seriously, needs to remember this. Thanks a lot!
     
  6. WizIMS

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    Awesome, PLEASE let me know how u find it:)
     
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    Thanks everyone else for the comments :)
     
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    That sounds interesting...

    But people are different though. Some do better with multitasking; others need to finish one thing before they can focus on another.

    Sometimes I work one thing and I get stuck; like writer's block or something. So I'll go work on something else for an hour or two, then come back to it later, and I'll have a fresh new wave of motivation. Sometimes I just need a little break from something.
     
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    I agree with the message here; it's kinda crazy that the world somehow shifted to thinking that the ability to multi-task is more desirable. I understand some industries need you to be nimble on your feet, and in the end you just need to get the job done (whatever it may be), but you rarely hear of something great coming out of something that someone didn't put their attention to.
     
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    Ohhhhh the irony lol
     
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    a simple way to do this is: close BHW forum. it is true.
     
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    The big pro of multitasking has been overlooked, though; it's that by switching jobs, taking your mind and body of one and moving on to another before geting back, means taking a break. While it doesn't mean resting, you are eventually able to work for much longer and/or you don't get too bored...

    Of course it appears less efficient...
     
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    very motivated and interesting, great post...thnx for sharing
     
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    Those are great tips, I'm always multi-tasking and switch between several things and proyects and at the end nothing is done properly.
     
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    Thanks for your replies people:)
     
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    I'm the multi-tasking guy. Well good to start the week with single tasking :)
     
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    My trick is to utilize the Pomodoro method to reduce multitasking. This increases my focus, increases productivity, and allows me to produce much higher level work.

    Overall it helps me to work smarter and not harder.
     
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    I've been working on this. Time organization is an obsession of mine because I am naturally horrible at it. But no system deals with my biggest problem: waiting. I have to wait for one software to finish before I can do the next step in my task, I have to wait for the dryer to finish before I can put laundry away, I have to wait for the DNS to update before I can build my site. So many of the things I do involve a "waiting" step so I come to BHW or start another task and get sidetracked. Planning the waiting periods gets too complicated too fast but not planning for them means I inevitably waste time even if I choose to do something productive while I wait. Any suggestions?

    BTW, I love the subconscious injector.
     
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    What I do is that in the time that I have to wait for something, I LEARN.. I read BHW or other forums and blogs. I set no specific time for learning, which is important..
    When it comes to reading, you usually don't have to follow, so every minute you read is called "Productive" if you know what I mean.

    And thanks a LOT for your feedback:))
     
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