At Affiliate Summit West 2014, I had the pleasure of presenting on a panel with several of my longtime industry peers. Shannon Weidemann of Marketingelf, Deb Carney of Team Loxly, Scott Jangro of Shareist and I have each been working from a home office for an extended period of time and our session was the chance for attendees to ask us questions about making the transition themselves or how we had tackled certain hurdles.
We answered a lot of questions about motivation and productivity, and then someone asked me to talk about one of my most favorite lifehacks that I had mentioned in a previous talk at Affiliate Summit East 2013.
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Back in 2012, I was struggling with my own productivity. I had hit what I would call a plateau with my then project management software…managing the software had started to take up far too much of my time. Time I could have been working more. Billable time. It was incredibly frustrating and I was having a hard time finding a better solution. Then I received a very timely email from AppSumo’s Neville Medhora with an absolutely brilliant lifehack.
It consists of a pen and a legal pad. That’s it.
Seriously, it’s just that easy and for me, it’s been a complete gamechanger. Watch his explanation video below and give it a try yourself.
After all, if I spent two hours every day on Facebook, over the course of a year that works out to 730 hours. This is more than 30 FULL DAYS, around the clock. I can definitely think of things I’d rather do for a month every year, can’t you?