Why Task Completion is a Terrible Way to Measure Productivity

The First Reason Task Completion is a Terrible Way to Measure Productivity

Task Completion is a Terrible Way to Measure Productivity
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Limit Yourself 5 Projects

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How to Prioritize Your Projects

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  • High strategic value: write an ebook to generate leads for your products and services.
  • Low strategic value: updating favicons on a website so your branding is consistent
  • High economic value: writing a sales page for a product or service that brings in $1000.00 per sale
  • Low economic value: revising the layout and design of your website

How to Prioritize Your Tasks

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One non-negotiable task that must be completed every week

One way to make sure you get your most important work done is to have a non-negotiable task.

  • Because what you don’t schedule doesn’t get done, you should set aside time on your calendar for this task
  • Schedule more time than you think you need because building in buffers will keep you on track. Sometimes all it takes is an extra 15 minutes.
  • Be a time realist: The antidote to cramming your to-do list is to be a time realist — that is, really looking at a task and breaking down how long it will take” says Madeline Dore in her book, I Didn’t Do The Thing Today

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