My favourite time management trick - the Pomodoro System
I have previously blogged about the Pomodoro system. It is simple. Set the timer for 25 minutes and work all out on the task at hand. No emails or calls. No one is offended if my door is closed for 25 minutes or if I do not get back to them for 25 minutes.
A friend asked me what tricks I might have to make the Pomodoro system work better. He was simply not getting enough Pomodoro's done for the time lapsed. On paper it seems you can do 2 per hour and have a 5 minute break every 25 minutes. In practise, I have never been able to do this for more than a couple of hours.
Doing 8 pomodoros in a 10 hour day is tough. Some ideas:
These last 2 things remind me of the routine chess masters do. A chess master friend, AJ Steigman emailed me the link.
Good luck with your Pomodoros.
I always love marketing. KW record had an article that confirms that startups that focus on marketing win. I also did another Linkedin Post on "Excuses to Market".