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3 Perfect Productivity Tips From Erin Falconer

Bestselling author Erin Falconer went from have seven dollars in her back account to running two digital startups and hosting and producing a widely listened to podcast. In her book “How To Get Sh*t Done,” Erin discusses the many barriers that prevent people, especially women, from living their most productive lives. In an incredibly illuminating interview with Maria Menounos, she shared the following three AMAZING tips below.

Focus Your Work On Three Buckets

Erin says that if we truly want to achieve our deepest goals, we need to zero in on three distinct “buckets” that can get us to where we need to be. Just focus on those three major goals. Where most of your energy should be spent are those three big things at any one time! The best way to track whether or not you’re actually focusing on completing these goals is to create a time journal, and diligently track every minute you’re spending during one week. At the end of the week, see how much of your time went into achieving the goals in you three buckets list, and re-evaluate from there.

YOU Train People To Treat You How They Treat You

This is very, very important. You train people how to treat you. So when you’re responding to an email within one second, every time, or if people are asking you things that aren’t really in your purview, but you’re like, ‘but, I can find out!’ You’ve just trained this person that it’s OK to come to you with things. On a one off, that might not be so bad. But if you do that with great regularity, no you’re getting dozens of emails. It’s not they’re fault they’re emailing you, it’s yours! You email, I’ll respond, and I’ll do it within five minutes. YOU’VE set that expectations. That’s in your control, that’s your responsibility.

Try These Apps

In her book “How To Get Sh*t Done,” Erin makes a list of amazing apps that have changed her life. Below is a list of ten great apps that will change the way you approach and work and productivity, with links! Check it out.

  1. Instapaper
  2. Microsoft OneNote
  3. SmartTime
  4. Microsoft CloudOn
  5. Box
  6. SpringPad
  7. OmniFocus
  8. Wunderlist 2
  9. Google QuickOffice Pro HD
  10. Square

Have your own time management tips that can help during the pandemic? Comment them down below, and make sure to watch Better Together w/ Maria Menounos everyday on YouTube and Apple Podcasts!

Jeff Graham

Jeff Graham

Jeffrey C. Graham is a writer, host, and producer living in Los Angeles, California. You’ve seen (or heard) his work on Sirius XM, AfterBuzz TV, and Earwolf, among other outlets. Jeff thinks of himself “intellectual,” but he’s a voracious fan of The Bachelor franchise, so perhaps not?

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