Master Your Minutes: The Ultimate Guide to Prioritizing Your Time with The Unlimited Template!
How to Prioritize Your Time
- This seems hard because we believe what we are doing is High-Value work and no one says, oh let me do the thing that will help my startup the least.
- This is an exercise you need to do and monitor your work week over week and compare that with KPIs and how it affected them.
- Start by creating a running google docs and add the table below and add the tasks you need to do.
- For example, if your goal for next week is to get 5 new paying customers add that to the table among other things.
- Then in the Impact Column Score them by High, Medium & Low in terms of how much impact it will bring to business.
Impact Weekly Goals
The Complexity of a task and How Long it will take complete
Easy (10 - 7) = Less than a day
Medium (6 - 4) = Days to complete
Hard (1- 3) = Might NOT complete in a Week
Start Scoring By Easy, Medium & Hard in the Complexity Column.
Complexity of task
- Focus on High/Easy and High/Medium
- Avoid Low/Hard and Low/Medium
- Don’t Do Too Many Things at once.
Write weekly updates
On the running doc when you do weekly reviews of your tasks
- Look at your Primary KPIs, what were your (Actual Numbers Vs Goals Numbers)
- What was your biggest obstacle to growth?
- Task that were accomplished + and how much Impact did it had
- What are your Biggest Learnings
Once in awhile review your weekly updates and see
- If you are learning fast enough?
- Predicting Impact Well?
- Did low-value work and fake progress creep in?
- Consistent blockers to growth?
- Completing tasks in a timely manner
- If the task is too complex and you are doing this constantly, you need to learn how to break down your tasks into medium and easy tasks.