Automation (aka Efficiency Hack #10: How to Supercharge your Efficiency with If This Then That)

This Efficiency Hack is going to be a little longer than normal because I want to tell you a story… If you want to skip to the usual brief overview without my little story then click here: How To Automate Your Internet Based Tasks Before Picture: Anti-Automation OK, so I’m exaggerating a little to call it anti-automation, but here is my true story of someone (well, many people actually) doing things manually to a ridiculous extent and me automating all of that…

Efficiency Hack #7: Use A Smaller Plate

So, through experimenting with the 4-hour body diet and looking at diets and my health in general, there are a couple of things that I’ve done which have helped along the way. One which I told you about last week is using a bottle to make sure I drink enough water. Another, which I wrote about previously is making the decision that if I’m going to be restricting so much what I put into my body, then I may as well make it as good as it can be (A Simple Thought That’s Helping Me Be More Healthy), but another … Read The Full Article …

Efficiency Hack #9: Automation

Why are you wasting your time if you can find a system, tool or robot to do it for you – and perhaps do it even better? Automation is obviously a huge topic. … and the whole point of these efficiency hacks are that they’re supposed to be quick and effective – quick for you AND quick for me to tell you about. So let’s stick to that principle and I’ll tell you more about Automation (pros & cons, theory, creating repeatable systems, how to automate, tools & techniques, resources etc etc etc) later. For now, the hack is just … Read The Full Article …

Efficiency Hack #13: Eat More Green Stuff

Another really easy one… Over the course of a day, check out the color of your food. Not too long ago I shared a very simple thought that’s helping me be more healthy – basically to choose to eat healthier. Well, an easy way to take any thinking out of it is just to look for one color: green. Use this super simple trick to look at what you eat over the course of the day or even better: each time you’re about to consume some food. Is there any green in it? Make sure that there is plenty of … Read The Full Article …

Efficiency Hack #11: Easy Minimalism

So here’s the dilemna… You do like the idea of minimalism and de-cluttering …but… you also like to re-use things and make the most of everything you have …so… you don‘t like getting rid of things when it actually comes to de-cluttering because you see it as a waste if this is you then this stupidly simple efficiency hack is for you. When we moved to the countryside from our big house in London, we had too much stuff to fit into our smaller surroundings. For example we had too many mugs for our little kitchen (did I tell you … Read The Full Article …

Efficiency Hack #8: Time-Boxing

If you want to be really efficient and get things done, then use time-boxing. Set aside a fixed amount of time to work on something and then don’t stray outside of the boundaries. Work in blocks of time like this to recognize the fact that you can’t do everything at once (as Isabelle explains very well with research and guidance on this weeks article on multitasking). If you want a specific and more detailed example of time-boxing then read the article I wrote about the Pomodoro Technique. It’s a great technique to get things done and remove distractions and it … Read The Full Article …