You've scheduled the time to focus on a project. In the 5-15 minutes before you begin, use these preparation tips below to make it the most productive hour of your day.
“I'm getting together with Chris. and we're going to work on our reviews.”
“I have a Zoom call with Jane to purge our closets.”
“Some friends and I are meeting on the phone in the mornings to walk and catch up.”
Do these sound like fun? Or do they sound like work?
Consider that they could be both. Work and fun can co-exist - even complement each other - in the world of Social Accountability. Social Accountability is not part of an alternate universe; it’s right here, available for everyone now. In fact, you’ve probably used this productivity hack yourself.
Think of it as a Study Hall for Grown-Ups
Take a look at how Brandon Lee recently changed how he completed his important tasks using social accountability, exclusively.
Expanded simple answer:
Everything that my “responsible adult”-self wants to do, I don’t do it on my own, I find a friend to do it with, calendar it, and that’s it.”
(Read Brandon’s article, I'm a master procrastinator, and I finally found THE fix for unprecedented productivity, and learn how to set up your “Study Hall.” )
Once you lose the guilt about “work+fun,” Social Accountability can work!
And if it works for you, use it - or “over-use” it , like Brandon does.
Test your use of Social Accountability at our next Community Power Hour!
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Janice plado dalager
Founder of Janice Your VA and advocate of workflow and lifestyle design. I write about making peace with "productivity" by making peace with yourself.