The month of October is usually my most productive month. In this blog, I share my 5 productivity ‘epiphanies’.
It all happens in Thailand; the first week I organize a writing retreat to help entrepreneurs to write their book in one week and get some writing done myself. The second week I am at the DCBKK conference of successful location independent entrepreneurs in Bangkok. All this inspiration needs to be processed afterwards and that’s why I (and about 30 others) join Chris Reynolds ‘Get Shit Done Live’ productivity sprint in Chiang Mai for the last 2 weeks of October.
1. Join an event
The first productivity hack may be an obvious one: joining an event where you work together with others provides structure, focus and accountability. Both during the writing retreat and GSDL, I feel this massive increase in focus and productivity while being together with like-minded people.
2. Use time differences
The second one is very practical. If you are working on a project that needs stuff from a third party, get it done overnight on a platform like Fiverr.com or Upwork.com. I needed some icons for my website and a small video edit. I sent out the instructions the night before and the next morning the results are in my mailbox, so I can continue the work I needed the items for. Expenses are often only $5-10. Make sure to give clear instructions. Sometimes I hire a few people for the same small test job so that the next time I know who delivers good work with the most effective communication.
3. Record it
If you are like me, the third thing will save you so much time and energy. If you explain something to somebody; record it.